photo print on aluminiumKiluanji Kia Henda (b. 1979, Luanda, Angola) is a conceptual artist who seeks ways to reconcile cultures. His postcolonial practice repeatedly raises the dark history of today’s successful countries whose wealth was built on colonialism. The monument is Kia Henda’s subject of investigation. In Angola, his birth country, many statues of colonizers are still found in public space. Through photography, a medium considered to be documentary, the artist points history in a new direction by placing Angolans on pedestals. Reoccupying the position of power instead of rewriting history, he comes to terms with the trauma of colonization.