About Artist Mito Elias
Born in the archipelago of Cape Verde, Mito Elias studied art in Arco – Lisbon - Portugal. He has lived and worked in the diaspora since 1989, developing an original imagery language consisting of the search for Creole oral traditions and tales, a symbiotic style between wash, writing and multimedia, he has thus named as Mare Calamus. Since 1983 Mito Elias has regularly presented his exhibits, work drawn, painted, written or videographed. He is represented in many an exhibition all over the world, deserving special mention of the following:
Mundial Bank - USA, BNU – Macao, Afro Brazil Museum - São Paulo - Brazil, Regional Government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores, Presidency of the Cape Verde Republic, Embassy of Cape Verde in Lisbon, and Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria, Australia. Elias has lived in Melbourne, Australia since 2013, working as a Visual Arts Tutor at FCAC and developing an arts concept which he has called FANDATA.