I'm a Mozambican author, illustrator and art director living in Stockholm, Sweden. I create narrative experiences through storytelling, be it a book, film or piece of writing.

I have worked as an art director in advertising and film, film designer of backgrounds, puppets and 2D characters, and worked with the director in building the 2D scenes and pacing.

As an author, I write stories and small scripts for other artists as well as illustrating them myself. And as an illustrator, I have worked for The New Yorker, New York Times, The Guardian, TBWA, Ogilvy & Mather, BBDO, GREY, Leo Burnett and many more.

In my spare time I have edited and managed several printed publications, and from 2005–2010 I ran a publisher called Soyfriends. My personal editorial work is focused on African works and artists.

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GRANTS & STIPENDS

2 Year work grant.
Konstnärsnämnden/IASPIS.
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
2015

Travel grant
Norsk Filminstitutt (Norwegian Film Institute)
2015 (March/April)

Stockholms Stads Kulturstipendium Illustrasjon
Culture Stipend in Illustration

Attributed by the Stockholm City Cultural Management Council.
2014

Travel Grant
GRAFILL Oslo.
Tokyo Art Book Fair.
2013

1 Year work grant.
Konstnärsnämnden/IASPIS.
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
2012

International Cultural Exchange (travel grant).
Konstnärsnämnden/IASPIS.
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Tokyo Art Book Fair.
2012

1 year work grant.
The Swedish Authors Fund.
2011

Work grant for the project "KHO".
Norsk Illustrasjonsfond (Norwegian Illustration Fund).
2011

Project stipend — On behalf of artist Mogorosi Motshumi.
The Ulla Fröberg-Cramér foundation & Konstfack.
2009

Travel Stipend.
Norsk Illustrasjonsfond (Norwegian Illustration Fund).
2008

Script-writing and Production grant.
Mozambican Cinema Association & French Cooperation Mozambique.
Grant for making of the film 'O Hóspede', an adaptation of Albert Camus' 'The Host'.
2008

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BLOGS

Tumblr | Instagram

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BOOKS

2012 — Lanterns of Nedzu (In progress)
2011 — Thelytoky (Short-story)
2010 — Museum
2009 — Alamaissa (Short-story)
2008 — The Ogre (Unpublished)
2008 — The Celebration
2006 — Partie de Campagne (Short-story)
2005 — The Blackbird

IN THE WORKS:

The Ogre (Short-story, art by Olle Forslöf).
Lulu (working title) (Short-story, art by Emelie Östergren).
The Crystal Desert (Drones in Dreamtime)
The Golden Peacock
KHO or Khodumodumo

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CO-AUTHORED BOOKS

2012 — Resan Till Världens Farligaste Land
Journey to The World's Most Dangerous Country
Text: Malte Persson
Illustrations & Art Direction: Rui Tenreiro.
Publisher: Bonnier Carlsen.

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WORK AS EDITOR

Forresten #23
Comics Anthology
Co-Editors: Erik Falk, Martin Ernstsen
Norway, 2009.

Utflukt
Picture Editor, Africa Issue.
Norway, 2011.

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WORK AS UNIVERSITY TUTOR

External tutor, Bjarke Stenbæk Kristensen's Master project.
KONSTFACK, Stockholm.
2014

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WORK AS A JURI

Visuelt 2011
Category: Illustration
GRAFILL, Norway.

Gul Kalven 2008
Category: Illustration
Westerdaals School of Communication, Norway.

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WORK IN COLLECTIONS

Norwegian National Library

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EDUCATION

MFA in Storytelling
(Graphic Design & Illustration)
Konstfack
Stockholm, Sweden

BA (Hons) Illustration
Kent Institute of Art & Design (Currently UCCA)
Maidstone, England.

Diploma in Advertising Art Direction
AAA School of Advertising
Johannesburg, South Africa