Angolan, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active in Belgium from 1987.
Born 8 August 1963, in Luanda, Angola, of Portuguese origin.
Painter, collage artist, installation artist.
Fernando Alvim has lived and worked in Luanda, Brussels and Johannesburg. In Brussels he founded Camouflage, Europe's first centre of contemporary African art, the counterpart of the centre in Johannesburg. His work derives from memory, particularly of the war liberating Angola from colonialism, a war whose horror and misery he lived through. A particular vision of African tradition expresses itself through his painting....