Rodrigo Mabunda

Artist in Residence 2019
During his stay in Venice from October 17th, unitl November 30th, 2019, Rodrigo Mabunda will be working on a new body of work, inspired by the Venetian surroundings. 
Although Rodrigo has travelled outside Mozambique before, he will be visiting Venice for the first time. We hope that being surrounded by the Venetian art scene as well as the city's cultural life shall provide him with an enormously enriching, stimulating and inspiring working environment, blending both classical and contemporary elements, which will have a significant impact on his work. Since Venice itself could be seen as intrinsically multicultural, this residency will endow the artist with the possibility to enter into close proximity with the global cultural scene and start a dialogue. This will be achieved both directly and indirectly, by engagging with local artists, gallerists and curators, museum visits as well as through exposure to the artistic elements present in every nook and corner of the city of Venice.
AKKA Project is providing Rodrigo with a supportive and nurturing environment in which the artist will be able to work on his own terms, discovering and experimenting, allowing himself to be guided by Venice as a tremendous cultural storehouse.
17 October 2019