Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Terrence Musekiwa

Terrence Musekiwa
Rusero (Sifting Good from Bad), 2016
installation view
Found objects, rubber, cement, oil paint, glue, metal and burlap
69h x 28w x 4d in

Terrence Musekiwa
seeing and seeing yourself B, A, C, and D, 2016
Mixed Media
various sizes, approximately 6 feet

Terrence Musekiwa Germinating, 2016
metal, rope, rubber, glass, glue with oil paint, and found objects
87h x 43w x 10d in

Terrence Musekiwa
Trapped, 2016
wood, metal and found objects
64h x 22w x 13d in

Terrence Musekiwa
Overseers I, II, and III, 2015
carved stone and found materials
various ranging 5 to 8 feet tall

Terrence Musekiwa
Green Mask, 2015
Stone, metal, and plastic
22 × 18 × 5 in

Terrence Musekiwa
Human Insect, 2015
Stone, metal, wood and plastic
7 × 9 × 3 in

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, Seke, Zimbabwe)
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 moving 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 fused 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, politics, micro and macro trade systems, hardships and a quality of magic that permeates the personal lives of its inhabitants.

Musekiwa studied at The School of The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (2013) and completed two art residencies in 2016: Tiroche DeLeon in Tel Aviv, and CTG-R: Newfoundland in Canada with the CTG Collective. In 2018 he will be an Artist In Residence at OMI New York. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, with his first institutional inclusion in 2016 at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

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

EDUCATION

2009

National Gallery of Zimbabwe Visual Art Studio Degree

SOLO AND TWO-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2018

THE WATCHERS, 50 Golborne, London, UK (upcoming)

2017

Standing on a line, not being on either side, Catinca Tabacaru, New York
THE GUARDIAN AND THE BUILDER, Catinca Tabacaru, Harare, Zimbabwe

2014

Fearless Whispers, KooVha Creative Hub, Harare, Zimbabwe

MUSEUM SHOWS AND SITE-SPECIFIC​ WORK

2017

Annual Exhibition of Young Artists, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare
Focus on ICAC, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

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

2018

Folktales and Taboos #NL, Gallery SAANA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Power & Ancestors, WM Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Folktales and Taboos #NL, Galerie 23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017

The Blind Men and The Elephant, Tsoko Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
TERRA NOVA, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York

2016

Zig Zag Zim, Catinca Tabacaru, New York

2015

From Nowhere, Village Unhu, Harare, Zimbabwe
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

2018

Art OMI, New York (upcoming)
Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

COLLECTIONS

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe
Tiroche DeLeon Collection
Richard and Eileen Ekstract