Artist: Manuela Sambo

* 11.03.1964, Luanda /Angola

1986-1993 Student of German and Literature at the University of Leipzig

Works as free-lance translator and interpreter

1994-1996 Theatre pedagogy at the theatre "piccolo"

1997-1999 Head of Arts projects at the Heinrich-Heine Gymnasium / City Council, Cottbus

1994-2000 Language teacher of Portuguese and Spanish at the 'Volkshochschule', Cottbus

Organisation of language study tours to Spain and Portugal

Since 1999 Free-lance as artist (paintings and sculptures)

National and international exhibitions



The female Angolan Buddy Bear wants to express her joy of life, because she lives in harmony with the most dangerous of all jungle creatures: the snake. That means that a harmonious coexistence with other creatures is possible. The lianas are not a problem, on the contrary: our bear accepts the reptile as much as the jungle vegetation as being of her kind, as she has understood, that the seemingly chaotic mix of flora creates and protects life: the flowers. Transferred to human beings, this could be an image of mutual acceptance, tolerance and achievable joy of life.

Manuela Sambo

Sponsor: Botschaft der Republik Angola