1991, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Lives and works between Lisbon, Portugal, and Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jota Mombaça is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work derives from poetry, critical theory, and performance. Their practice is related to anti-colonial critique and gender disobedience. Through performance, visionary fiction, and situational strategies of knowledge production, they intend to rehearse the end of the world as we know it, and the figuration of what comes after we dislodge the Modern-Colonial subject off its podium.
In 2020, Jota Mombaça received the Pernod Ricard Fellowship in Paris and the position as writer in residence at Nottingham Contemporary. Their visual and performative work has been included in collective institutional exhibitions such as the 22nd Sydney Biennial, Nirin (2020); More, More, More, Tank Shanghai (2020); the 46th Salon of Colombian Artists (2019); À Nordeste, Sesc 24 de Maio (2019); the 10th Berlin Biennale, We Don’t Need Another Hero (2018); among others. The work A Gente Combinamos de Não Morrer – Bandeira # 1 has recently been purchased by the Kadist Foundation for its permanent collection.