Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Admire Kamudzengerere

Admire Kamudzengerere
Open Line, 2017
ink, acrylic, crayon and glue on phone book pages
120 × 218 in

Admire Kamudzengerere
Registrar, 2017
ink, acrylic, crayon and glue on phone book pages
52.75 × 31.5 in

Admire Kamudzengerere
Unmasking, 2017
monotypes on Post-Its
70 × 176 in

Admire Kamudzengerere
Unmasking (detail), 2017, ink on Post-Its

Admire Kamudzengerere
DUST II and I (Diptych), 2017
silkscreen on monotype
35.5 × 26.5 in each

Admire Kamudzengerere
Untitled, 2015
Monotype
25 × 18.5 in

Admire Kamudzengerere
Untitled, 2013
Monotype
25 × 18.5 in

Admire Kamudzengerere
Untitled , 2013
Monotype
25.5 × 18.75 in

ADMIRE KAMUDZENGERERE
Admire Kamudzengerere’s work explores identity, politics, ​and society, often informed by the multifaceted structural and political violence that has marked Zimbabwe’s last decade. His paintings frequently reveal an unequal world in which the powerful ride roughshod over the weak. His self-portraits, intense and undefinable, speak to personal struggle, self-definition and father-son relationships, but also apply more broadly to the theme of contemporary masculinity.

An artist with an international exhibition history, Kamudzengerere was the first Zimbabwean to be invited to the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2012). In 2017, he mounted his first solo exhibition with Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, is completing the Triangle Residency in New York City, and will represent Zimbabwe at the Venice Biennale.

BORN 1981, HARARE, ZIMBABWE
LIVES AND WORKS IN HARARE, ZIMBABWE

EDUCATION

2003

National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Visual Arts Studios

2003

Atelier Gallery Delta, Helen Lieros Atelier Lessons

SOLO AND TWO-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2017

I am gonna…you. Till you run., Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York

MUSEUMS & BIENNIALS​

2017

Transcultural Protocol, 57 Venice Biennale, Zimbabwe Pavillion (Upcoming)
Deconstructing Boundaries: Exploring Ideas of Belonging, 57th Venice Biennial, Zimbabwe Pavilion, Italy, curator: Raphael Chikukwa (upcoming)
Admire Kamudzengerere & Kemang Le Walehulere, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (upcoming)

2016

Zig Zag Zim, The National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe, curator: Catinca Tabacaru

2010

Harare International Festival of Arts, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare
The Fifth Column, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare
Modern Art of Zimbabwe, The Korean Foundation Cultural Centre, Korea

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Mono|Chrome, Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada

2016

Zig Zag Zim, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York

2013

3 Man Show, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
Select Collection, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2012

Past and Present – A Retrospective Insight, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2011

Islamic International Festival of Art, Gogan, Iran
Unleashed: 3 Man Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
Color Africa, Munich, Germany

2009

Zimbabwean Contemporary Arts, Dakar, Senegal

2008

Between in Line, Exhibition Avignon University, France

2006

Rembrandt: An African Response, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2005

Don Quicote, An African perspective, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2004

Seven Contemporary Young Artist, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2003

Young Artist exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

RESIDENCIES

2017

Triangle Residency, Brooklyn, NY

2016

Guns and Rain Residency, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015

CTG: Zimbabwe, in collaboration with Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions, Zimbabwe

2012

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2012

Ministeria van Buitenlandse Zaken – ICE

2011

Hivos Foundation, Artist Mediation and Travel Support

2010

The Fifth Column solo exhibition grant, Culture Fund Zimbabwe

2008

Francophone Exhibition, Second Prize in Drawings, Graphics and Prints
Gallery Delta, First Prize, Post Election Selection in Drawings, Graphics ​and Prints

2007

The Land, Gallery Delta, Paintings Category, Second Prize

2006

Spanish Embassy, First Prize for Best African Perspective, Don Quixote 400th Birthday
Netherlands Embassy, Third Prize for An African Response, Rembrandt 400th Birthday

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Zimbabwe
Dokolo Collection
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
Serge Tiroche
Richard Hamm