Joana Taya

Graphic designer and Painter, born in Lobito, Angola, now living and working in between Lisbon/Portugal and Luanda/Angola.

Been Exhibiting my work in different countries- Angola (Luanda), Norway (Stavanger), China (Shanghai), na Czech Republic (Brno), Germany (Berlin) and Kenya (Nairobi) since 2003.

“My Painting concepts reflect the concept of the mind, human interactions and perceptions. About Individual and common essence and how we perceive ourselves and our surroundings, independently of geographical or historical contexts. It’s about states of being, beyond social codification. About common feelings and a celebration of diversity and highlighting- how we are all unique but at the same time, part of one common organism- the earth.

I express my concepts through portraits and human shapes, mixing abstract motifs, geometrical and organic shapes with different patterns all in a graphic and meticulous way”.

Painting Pillows in the sky with Acrylic Paint on Canvas.



2022- Camões- Centro Cultural Português em Luanda, “Musas” (ANG)

2021- Artsy ELA- Espaço Luanda Arte (Digital)

2020- African Galleries Association & Artsy ELA- Espaço Luanda Arte (Digital)

2020- “Pelos Nossos Olhos”, Abuja Art Week (Digital )

2020- Collective Exhibition- Circle Gallery- “Atlantico”, Nairobi (KE)

2019- Gallery ELA- Espaço Luanda Arte, “Partículas Encantadas” (ANG)

2018- F*cking Globo- Project/ Collective Exhibition, Room 106 (ANG)

Gallery MAAN- Memorial Dr. António Agostinho Neto, Guerreiros do Absurdismo Fantástico (ANG)

Movart Gallery- “O Mundo Colorido da Taya” (ANG)

This Is Not a White Cube- Banco Económico (ANG)

Galeria Tamar Golan (ANG)

1:54 Somerset House, U.K.

Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin (DE)

Curator- JAANGO- Jovens Artistas Angolanos 

Bai Arte- “Arquivo Morto” Centro Cultural Academia BAI (ANG)

Project “Orgulho em ser Angolano”- Cuca (ANG)

Project Palanca (ANG)

 World Expo Shanghai  (ANG Pavilion) (CHINA)

 Sandnes Kulturhus (NO)

Wall Art Sandnes Læringssenter (NO)

Tou Scene (NO)

Illustration CheckPoint Charlie (NO)

Galerie Brno (CZ)

Illustration Høie Apeland (Reklameetasjen, NO)

Sting (NO)

Atelier Brasil (NO)

Soleado (NO)

Banco Equador (S. Tome e Príncepe)

Toyota (ANG)

Cenarius Gallery (ANG)


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