EARF FAIR – After Party
Psikhelekedino art exhibition by Mozambican artist Dino Jetha
Date and Time: Saturday, April 13 2019 at 10h30 am (inaguration). Exhibition will be displayed until Saturday, June 1 2019.
Address: Machamba Criativa, Av. Samora Machel no. 468, Maputo
About Dino Jetha
Camordino Mustafa Jethá (Dino Jethá) was born in the neighborhood of São Dâmaso, on the outskirts of Maputo, on November 5, 1977. There he spent his childhood until the insecurity of wartime forced his family to take refuge in the capital. After peace, he returned to Sao Damaso, where he still lives today.
He learned to work with wood with older neighbours at the age of 13. He made pieces he sold to help with household expenses. First, cars and motorbikes, replicating the ones I saw. Then the same motifs enriched with human figures. Finally, new ideas, new themes, responding to requests and suggestions.
If 2003 is an important year in Dino Jethá's career in Mozambique, it is also a milestone internationally. With the support of international organizations and national figures, he participated in the Cultural Industry Exhibition, in the Chamber of Commerce of Washington DC, in the United States of America. The following year, again in Maputo, he presented at the Camões Institute - Portuguese Cultural Center "Christmas in Psikhelekedana", with several creative nativity scenes and a sequence representing "The Birth of the Child Jesus".
Since then, the activity of Dino Jethá has been intense, especially focused on the foreign market that has managed to conquer. Since 2009, he has been a regular guest at the International Folk Art Market, one of the largest exhibitions of handicrafts worldwide, organized annually by the International Folk Art Alliance in the city of Santa Fe, in the United States of America. Seven have already participated in these events.