Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Terrence Musekiwa

Terrence Musekiwa
Black and White, 2015
Stone, metal, rubber, wire and wood
32 × 16 × 16 in

Terrence Musekiwa
Crown Holder with Spikes, 2015
Stone and metal rake
19 × 7 × 4 in

Terrence Musekiwa
Murimi Manhasi Zim Farmer, 2015
Stone, plastic, metal rake, license plate and rope
31 × 13 × 4 in

Terrence Musekiwa
Empty Belly, 2015
Stone and metal shovel
15 × 9 × 4 in

TERRENCE MUSEKIWA (b. 1990, Zimbabwean)
Terrence Musekiwa comes from a long line of sculptors. He started carving stone at the age of five, at first helping his father and later breaking away from traditional aesthetics. He breaks the divide between traditional and contemporary. While each work begins with the familiar toil of shaping the stone, works are then fu​sed with a myriad of found and industrial objects including chains, plastics, glue, and resin. His visual language wrestles with convention to simultaneously challenge and pay homage to Zimbabwean tradition. His conceptual vernacular introduces a dialogue about present day Zimbabwe, its mechanics, micro and macro trade systems, hardships and a quality of magic that permeates the personal lives of its inhabitants.

He studied at The School of The National Gallery of Zimbabwe (2013) and in 2016 completed the Tiroche DeLeon Collection Residency in Tel Aviv, and the CTG: Newfoundland residency in Canada. His first institutional inclusion came in 2016 with Zig Zag Zim at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. He will have his first solo exhibition at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in 2017.

BORN 1990, CHITUNGWIZA, ZIMBABWE
LIVES AND WORKS IN HARARE, ZIMBABWE

EDUCATION

2009

National Gallery of Zimbabwe Visual Art Studio Degree

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

Fearless Whispers, KooVha Creative Hub, Harare, Zimbabwe

MUSEUM SHOWS AND SITE-SPECIFIC​ WORK

2016

God of the Ocean, Pool’s Island, Canada
Network Connected, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo
Zig Zag Zim, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, curator: Catinca Tabacaru

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Zig Zag Zim, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, USA

2015

Parallels, Hunt Fine Arts, New York, USA
Open Day, Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions, Curators: Chikonzero Chazunguza & Catinca Tabacaru

2011

Young Zimbabwean, Gallery H, Bangkok, Thailand
Art & The City, First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare Paris, Pave d’Orsay, Paris, France
Bukira (Fresh Growth), Mujati, Musekiwa, Dzingai, First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2015

Waste no Waste: Trash Is Treasure (Winner), Harare Italian Embassy

2011

Peace of Art, Youth Art Competition (Finalist), Zimbabwe German Society

2010

Kristin Diehl Prize

RESIDENCIES

2016

Tiroche DeLeon Collection Residency, Jaffa, Israel
CTG: Newfoundland, Canada

2015

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