“Filipe’s work is very deep, it digs into the heart of the Mozambique culture, politics, ways of living, the country’s natural beauty, costumes, corruption and its monstrosities.”
- Lidija Kostic Khachatourian, AKKA Project Founder.
Filipe Branquinho was born in 1977 in Mozambique and he currently lives and works between Maputo, Mozambique, San Jose’, Costa Rica and Madrid, Spain.
Branquinho is a multi-talented artist, he studied architecture and follows a dual career as a photographer and illustrator.
Brought up in an environment closely connected to Maputo’s journalistic and artistic spheres, Branquinho’s aesthetic combines familiarity with the architecture and the “school” of Mozambican photography; Raised among big names such as Ricardo Rangel, Kok Nam, and José Cabral, Filipe fuses genres like portrait and landscape and proposes a reflection on social issues related to the contemporary reality of Mozambique, its folkways, mythology and urban dynamics.
He’s currently working on a series entitled “Lipiko” in which he uses Mapiko masks from the Maconde tradition and then associates drawing and photography with a strong sense of satire to propose a reflection on aspects and values of contemporary national affairs.
Branquinho’s works have been selected for a number of group and solo exhibitions in Mozambique, Brazil, Portugal, and South Africa. Filipe was one of the selected artists to represent Mozambique at La Biennale di Venezia 2019.