At the core of Nástio Mosquito’s work is an intense commitment to the open-ended potential of language, arrived at through deliberate strategies of reinvention. Mosquito makes music, performances, objects, and videos under a range of monikers, such as Nastiá, Saco, Cucumber Slice, and Zura Zuara. Nástio also develops works under the collectives Nastivicious and Bofa da Cara. In 2010, Bofa da Cara produced My African Mind, a stunning video about Western constructions of Africa, with a voiceover that floats along with a dramatic, 1940s-Hollywood-style soundtrack. Mosquito is a founding member of DZZZZ Consulting Services and ZZZZZ Creative Projects and was recently nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014, a major international competition that provides long-term support to emerging artists.