Hildebrando de Melo


Nzambi (God)

On Display

October 5 – February 1, 2019


Auditorium Gallery, level 1

Nzambi (God) is a traveling exhibition produced by the Mormon Arts Center and curated by Glen Nelson for the second annual Mormon Arts Center festival held in New York City, June 28-30, 2018 at the Italian Academy at Columbia University.  One of the featured artists was Hildebrando de Melo, an internationally known artist from Angola.  His powerful artwork was produced as a result of the first artist’s residency program sponsored by the Mormon Arts Center in the Spring of 2018.

Nzambi (God) explores a personal relationship with God and the influence of the Angolan civil war on his family and in his personal life.

The BYU Harold B. Lee Library is pleased to host Nzambi (God) and to extend the experience of the Mormon Arts Festival to viewers in Utah.


More information about Hildebrando and the 2018 Mormon Arts Festival:

“Ola. Eu sou Hildebrando de Melo”

Deseret News. “Mormon Arts Festival in NYC”

Church News. “NYC Mormon Arts Festival”

“Hildebrando de Melo: Out of Angola”. Mormon Arts Center. Podcast RSS.

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