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b. 1981, Zimbabwe

Kudzanai Chiurai Biography

Kudzanai Chiurai is an internationally acclaimed young artist born in Zimbabwe. He was the first black student to graduate with a BA Fine Art from the University of Pretoria. Born one year after Zimbawe's emergence from white-ruled Rhodesia-Chiurai's early work focused on the political, economic and social strife in his homeland.

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Chiurai has held numerous solo exhibitions since 2003 and has participated in various local and international exhibitions, including Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which acquired Chiurai's work for their collection. His Conflict Resolution series was included in dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel in 2012. His film Iyeza was one of the few African films to be included in the New Frontier shorts programme at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. Chiurai has held numerous solo exhibitions with the Goodman Gallery and has edited three publications with contributions by leading African creatives.

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Kudzanai Chiurai Featured Artworks

Untitled XX (Blood Money: Season One) by Kudzanai Chiurai contemporary artwork
Kudzanai ChiuraiUntitled XX (Blood Money: Season One), 2019Mixed media on Saunders archival cotton rag paper
125 x 100 cm
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Untitled VI (Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong thought) by Kudzanai Chiurai contemporary artwork
Kudzanai ChiuraiUntitled VI (Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong thought), 2018Mixed media on Saunders archival cotton rag paper
110 x 75 cm
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Iyeza by Kudzanai Chiurai contemporary artwork
Kudzanai ChiuraiIyeza, 2011Blu-ray DVD
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We Live in Silence I by Kudzanai Chiurai contemporary artwork
Kudzanai ChiuraiWe Live in Silence I, 2017Pigment ink on fibre paper
150 x 193.5 cm
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Revelations V by Kudzanai Chiurai contemporary artwork
Kudzanai ChiuraiRevelations V, 2011Exhibition print / Pigment inks on premium satin photo paper / Ultra chrome ink on Innova photo fibre paper
145 x 200 cm
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The Black President by Kudzanai Chiurai contemporary artwork
Kudzanai ChiuraiThe Black President, 2009Ultrachrome ink on photofibre paper
150 x 100 cm
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Kudzanai Chiurai Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, I’ve grown roses in this garden of mine at Goodman Gallery, London
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3 October–2 November 2019 Group Exhibition I’ve grown roses in this garden of mine Goodman GalleryLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Acts of Reading at Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
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25 May–13 July 2019 Group Exhibition Acts of Reading Goodman GalleryCape Town

Kudzanai Chiurai Represented By

Goodman Gallery contemporary art gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, Cape Town, London

Kudzanai Chiurai In Related Press

How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? Related Press How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? 3 April 2017, Frieze

Given the current political climate, we here at frieze have been reflecting on the role of art in responding to conflict. With this in mind, we invited a cross-section of artists, curators and writers to answer two deceptively simple questions: ‘How important is art as a form of protest?’ and ‘How effective is it as a conduit of change?’ Responses...

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