Gonçalo Mabunda was born on January 1, 1975 in the capital of Mozambique, Maputo. He received his initial skills of working with metal in the studio of the artist Andries Bothar. The art of Gonçalo Mabunda is deeply national by its form and humanistic by its artistic message. In the compositions created by him he preserves the key principles of the image-structure specific to traditional African art, which consist in laconism of the plastic language, the tangibility of the texture, the work saturation with sacred symbols, the maximum expressiveness of the overall sculpture silhouette extending to the grotesque. The oeuvre of Mozambican artist belongs to one of the significant trends of contemporary African art, whose representatives are Moffat Takadiwa, El Anatsui, Mauro Pinto interpreting modern socio-economic realities and political problems of the continent in their compositions.