Catinca Tabacaru Gallery Collective

Terrence Musekiwa

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, Kennedy Musekiwa, 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. 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.

Solo exhibitions include Standing on a line, not being on either side (2017) and Coming From Where We Are Going (2019), both at Catinca Tabacaru New York; and A House in A House at hFACTOR in Lagos, Nigeria (2019). In addition, he has been included in exhibitions internationally by public and private institutions in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Mantta, Utrecht, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Tel Aviv, Miami, New York, Mexico City, and Harare. His work has been acquired into the permanent collections of The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Villa Datris Foundation in France, and the US Department of State. In 2022, Musekiwa will represent Zimbabwe in the 59th Venice Biennial, and will be included in the 14th Dakar Biennale.

BORN 1990, CHITUNGWIZA, ZIMBABWE
LIVES AND WORKS BETWEEN HARARE AND BUCHAREST

EDUCATION

2009

Visual Art Studio Degree – School of The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

SOLO AND TWO-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2019

A House in A House, hFACTOR, Lagos Island, Nigeria
Coming From Where We Are Going, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York

2018

The Watchers (with Justin Orvis Steimer), 50 Golborne, London

2017

Standing on a line, not being on either side, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York
The Guardian and The Builder (with Justin Orvis Steimer), CTG Harare

2014

Fearless Whispers, KooVha Creative Hub, Harare, Zimbabwe

MUSEUM & INSTITUTIONAL SHOWS

2022

59th Venice Biennale, Zimbabwe Pavilion; Curator: Fadzai Muchemwa (forthcoming)
Ĩ Ndaffa Forger /Out of the Fire. 14th Dakar Biennale (forthcoming)

2020

re-cyclage/sur-cyclage, Foundation Villa Datris, France

2019

Bêtes de Scène, Foundation Villa Datris, France

2018

Meeting Of The Minds National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; Organizer: Mondrian Foundation & The Netherlands Embassy

2017

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

2016

Network Connected, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo
Zig Zag Zim, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; curator: Catinca Tabacaru

SITE-SPECIFIC OUTDOOR WORKS

2019

Wisdom Giver, Troy, New York (private island)

2016

God of the Ocean, Pool’s Island, Canada (private collection)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

CTG-R: Finland 2019, Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland

2018

CTG-R: ZIMBABWE 2018, CTG Harare, Zimbabwe
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: Part II, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York
Zig Zag Zim: Part I, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York

2015

From Nowhere, Village Unhu, Harare, Zimbabwe
Parallels, Hunt Fine Arts, New York
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

2019

Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland
16 by 16, Lagos, Nigeria
Fountainhead Residency, Miami, USA

2018

CTG-R: Zimbabwe in collaboration with DAI, Harare
Art OMI, New York
Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2017

CTG-R: Zimbabwe in collaboration with DAI, Harare

2016

Tiroche DeLeon Collection Residency, Jaffa, Israel
CTG-R: Newfoundland, Pool’s Island, Canada

2015

CTG-R: Zimbabwe in collaboration with DAI, Harare

COLLECTIONS

Villa Datris Foundation for Contemporary Sculpture
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe
Joel and Sherry Mallin