Rómulo Santa Rita

Angola

"Street artists are the best activists of our time, who do not only please the masses with their works, but also call attention to the actual problems."

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Rómulo Santa Rita

With Portuguese, Angolan, and Mozambican DNA, Rómulo Santa Rita was born in Lisbon in 1980 and devoted his training and career to the audiovisual.

As an autodidact, he moved to Luanda in 2011, where he found the inspiration that helped define his urban interventions as visual expressions of life and thought. These are then materialized through compositions based on alternative materials such as cardboard, books with stains of acrylic paint and gouache, and pieces of magazines and papers, which he carefully selects in accordance with the specific political, social, and cultural topics addressed.

For many years his work remained guarded under the realm of private life.

However, Rómulo has increasingly been affirming himself in the sphere of activism, having recently created works of tremendous impact using the “Paper Street Art” technique.

FROM OUR BLOGUE
Art with Impact: Study visit to the Afro Renaissance exhibition
As part of our "Art with Impact" series, we explore how art can transform perspectives and foster meaningful dialogue. During the "Afro Renaissance" exhibition at Quinta da Fidalga, we had the joy of receiving guided tours from various institutions. One visit in particular stands out: a school that brought three classes - two pre-schoolers and a third grader.
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Brands with Art: Rómulo Santa Rita and the Cosal Group
On the vibrant African contemporary art scene, collaborations between artists and brands have become a powerful way of telling stories and creating meaningful connections. One notable example is the partnership between renowned Angolan artist Rómulo Santa Rita and the Cosal Group, which resulted in the creation of the cover for the book "Superbrands Angola 2023".
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Meet our Women Power
These 12 extraordinary women bring their unique voices to the contemporary art scene, enriching our platform and the art world with their distinct and innovative perspectives. By celebrating their achievements, we join together in promoting a more inclusive and diverse artistic environment, where women's voices are heard, respected and celebrated.
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Cosal x Walter Fernandes: Innovation
At the forefront of innovation and creativity, the COSAL - Comérico e Serviços de Angola group challenged the traditional boundaries of brand activation during the first Afrikanizm exhibition. In a pioneering collaboration with Walter Fernandes, one of the exhibition's featured artists, Cosal transformed one of its most emblematic products - the car - into a canvas of artistic expression. Discover how this union not only redefines the concept of marketing and branding, but also celebrates cultural identity and the power of innovation.
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