Admire Kamudzengerere | Zimbabwe

BIO

Admire Kamudzengerere was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1981, where he still currently lives and works.

Admire’s work explores identity, politics, and society, often informed by the multifaceted structural and social issues that have marked Zimbabwe’s last decade. Working in various media, he frequently reveals an unequal world in which the powerful ride roughshod over the weak. Kamudzengerere was awarded a diploma in Fine Arts in 2003 by the National Gallery School of Visual Arts and Design in Harare. He works in performance, video, installation and painting, as well as various printmaking techniques including monotype, silkscreen and lithographies. 

Admire uses his expressive, experimental practice to capture themes of psychological and political struggle, both with personal references and parallel narratives of society and nation.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Selected solo exhibitions
2019
Inside /out, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York City, NY, USA.

2018
Solo project, Miart, Milan, Italy.

2017
I am gonna…you. Till you run., Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, USA

2014
Antipathy, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2013
Galerie 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2010
Variations in the game, Gallery Delta, Zimbabwe.

Selected group exhibitions

2018

UNKNOWING KNOWNS / KNOWING UNKNOWNS, UNFINISHED Festival, National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, Romania.

Five Bhobh – Painting At the End of an Era, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa.

Dak’Art Biennale, curated by Simon Njami, Dakar, Senegal.

NEW FEELINGS: Transformative Play and Discourse on Photography from a Diasporic Perspective, Center for Contemporary Art & Culture (PNCA), Portland, OR, USA.

2017

Afrotopia, Rencontres de Bamako 11th African Biennale of Photography, curated by Marie-Ann Yemsi, Bamako, Mali.

Deconstructing Boundaries: Exploring Ideas of Belonging, Zimbabwean Pavilion, 57th International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.

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

2016

Zig Zag Zim, The National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2015

RomAfrica Film Festival, Rome, Italy.

2014

Down to Earth, Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2013

Playing Nature, The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Special Projects, Moscow, Russia.

Old & new: A Zimbabwean Italian Tale, Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico “Luigi Pigorini”, Rome, Italy.

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, Gorgan, Iran.

Unleashed: 3 Man Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Color Africa, Munich, Germany.

2010

Harare International Festival of Arts, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

The Fifth Column, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Modern Art of Zimbabwe, The Korea Foundation Cultural Centre, Seoul, Korea.

2009

Zimbabwean Contemporary Arts, Dakar, Senegal.

2008

Between in Line, Avignon University, Avignon, France.

2006

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

2005

Don Quixote, An African perspective, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2004

Seven Contemporary Young Artist, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Young Artist exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

RESIDENCIES

2019

Kulturkontakt Austria Artists-in-Residence Programme, Vienna, Austria.

2017

Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, USA.

2016

Guns and Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2015

CTG: Zimbabwe, CTG Collective in collaboration with Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2014

Thami Mnyele Studios, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2012-13

The Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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