Imanni Da Silva

Imanni Da Silva is an Angolan artist who is strongly influenced by the feminine form, elegance, beauty and the colourful world that surrounds her. She began her studies at the age of 16 at the Institute of Arts of Luanda, where she trained in several fields of craftsmanship including textiles, engraving and painting. At the age of 21, a "passion for fashion" took over and she decided to attend Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design In London. There, she acquired fresh knowledge in accessories design and textiles which has played an integral role in her creative process, influencing her profoundly, and allowing her to develop a marriage of visual art and couture in her designs.

 

Imanni is a member of the Angolan Plastic Artists Union, UNAP, and she is one of Angola's rising contemporary artists.  In addition to her hands-on career as an artist, Imanni currently serves as an ambassador for the non-governmental organisation VAPA, which targets human rights issues associated with artistic expression. She also works with IRIS, an organization which educates students on tolerance by conducting workshops in universities.