Catinca Tabacaru NYC/Harare Collective

Admire Kamudzengerere

Admire Kamudzengerere
Left: Tawanda (We have become many), 2017
silkscreen on monotype
68.5 × 35.5 in

Right:
Tanaka (We have become beautiful), 2017
silkscreen on monotype
70 × 35 in

Admire Kamudzengerere
I an gonna…you. Till you run.
Installation Catinca Tabacaru, NY

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

Admire Kamudzengerere
Open Line, 2017
detail view

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
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
Inquisition, 2017
installation view at Venice Biennale

ADMIRE KAMUDZENGERERE (b. 1981, Harare, Zimbabwe)
Admire Kamudzengerere’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. His monotype self-portraits, intense and indefinable, speak to personal struggle, self-definition, and father-son relationships, but are also pieces of a universal puzzle invoking a unifying human thread—the fil rouge of community and ancestry.

Kamudzengerere completed the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten program in Amsterdam in 2012, and in 2017 mounted his first solo exhibition at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in New York. The same year, he represented Zimbabwe at the 57th Venice Biennial, participated in the Triangle Residency in in New York, and was included in the Bamako Biennial. Most recently Kamudzengerere exhibited at the Portland Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, was awarded the On Demand Prize by Snaporazverein at MiArt in Milan, and was presented at the 13th Dakar Biennale.

In addition to private collections around the world, Kamudzengerere’s work has been acquired into the permanent collections of the Block Museum at Northwestern University, and The Art Institute of Chicago.

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

EDUCATION

2012

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2003

National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Visual Arts Studios, Harare, Zimbabwe

MUSEUMS & BIENNIALS

2018

FIVE BHOBHPAINTING AT THE END OF AN ERA, Zeitz Mocaa, South Africa
Unknowing Knowns, Knowing Unknowns: (UNFINISHED), National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania
Meeting Of The Minds National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; Organizer: Mondrian Foundation & The Netherlands Embassy
The Rebel, 13th Biennial of Contemporary African Art, Dakar, Senegal; Curator: Simon Njami
NEW FEELINGS: Transformative Play and Discourse on Photography from a Diasporic Perspective, Center for Contemporary Art & Culture (PNCA), Portland, USA; Curator: Modou Dieng

2017

Afrotopia, 11th Biennale of African Photography, Bamako, Mali; Curator: Marie-Ann Yamsi
Deconstructing Boundaries: Exploring Ideas of Belonging, 57th Venice Biennial, Zimbabwe Pavilion, Italy; Curator: Raphael Chikukwa

2016

Zig Zag Zim, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; Curator: Catinca Tabacaru

2013

Playing Nature, The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Special Projects), Russia; Curator: Katia Krupennikova

2010

Harare International Festival of Arts, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare
The Fifth Column, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (solo)
Modern Art of Zimbabwe, The Korea Foundation Cultural Centre, Seoul, Korea

SOLO & TWO ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2018

1972 (with Rachel Monosov), Catinca Tabacaru, New York

2017

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

2014

Antipathy, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2013

Galerie 23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010

Variations in the game, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Fear of Change: true scenes and flat screenes, Site131, Dallas, USA

2017

Transcultural Protocol, ThalieLab Art Foundation, Brussels, Belgium; Curator: Nathalie Guiot
Mono|Chrome, Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada

2016

Zig Zag Zim, Catinca Tabacaru, New York

2014

Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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, Gorgan, Iran
Unleashed: 3 Man Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
Color Africa, Munich, Germany

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 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 Arts Association, Brooklyn
CTG-R: Zimbabwe, Harare

2016

Guns and Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015

CTG-R: Zimbabwe, Harare

2014

Thami Mnyele Studios, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2018

On Demand by Snaporazverein, miart, Milan

2017

Northern Trust Purchase Prize, EXPO Chicago

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

The Art Institute of Chicago
Fondation Blachère
Block Museum
National Gallery of Zimbabwe
Dokolo Collection
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
US Embassies
Tiroche Deleon Collection
Beth Rudin Dewoody
Collection Praz-Delavallade

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mason, Brook S., Anti-Frieze Art Fairs Abound in Brooklyn, New York Times, May 5, 2018

Rodney, Seph, The Stories of African Contemporary Art Are Everywhere at the 1-54 Art Fair, HYPERALLERGIC, May 5, 2018

Cowie, Alix-Rose, Rachel Monosov and Admire Kamudzengerere You can’t believe everything you see, WEPRESENT, April 4, 2018

Twersky, Carolyn, Two Artists Rewriting the History of Interracial Marriage in Africa, New York Magazine, March 26, 2018

Furtado, Will, Where Drawing and Performance Meet, Contemporary&, December 8, 2017

Hawbaker, KT, 10 must-see galleries at Expo Chicago, Chicago Tribune, September 13, 2017

Cohen, Alina, Amplifications of Memory, The Nation, May 26, 2017

Lehrer, Adam, ‘Art Points The Way To Empathy’ Zimbabwean Artist Admire Kamudzengerere Reaches A Global Audience, Forbes, March 27, 2017

Le Zimbabwé Voit La Vie En Rose, MIXTE Paris, November 8, 2017

Land for Sale by Admire Kamudzengerere & Rachel Monosov, TEN DAYS IN PARIS, October 11, 2016