Excerpt from Curatorial statemen of the Zeitz MOCAA exhibition, Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era (2018 – 2019)
“…Kamudzengerere uses the mediums of performance, video, installation, painting, and printmaking to address the complex structur-al and socio-cultural issues of his home country.
Through his practice, he is able to challenge preconceptions of identity by responding to personal struggles, such as paternal relationships, masculinity, and ideas of citizenship within the expansive geopolitical landscape. The work, Identity (2012) draws our attention to the performative nature of visa applications and border crossings. As if standing in front of a mirror, Kamudzengerere applies paint to his own face in broad strokes, thus providing an opportunity for us to reflect on constructions of the self in such moments. What makes someone legible to move freely from one place to another; how do these authorizing moments impact our everyday freedoms? …”
Identity, 2012, Single channel video, 14:18 min