Selected Works

Kudzanai Chiurai
Genesis [Je n'isi isi] XI, 2016
Pigment ink on Fibre paper
Image: 180 x 120 cm / Work: 205 x 140 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
We Live in Silence IIII, 2017
Pigment ink on Fibre paper
Image: 173.5 x 130 cm Work: 193.5 x 150 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Revelations V, 2011
Ultra chrome ink on Innova photo fibre paper
Image: 120 x 180 cm, Paper: 145 x 200 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Moyo III, 2013
Ultrachrome ink on Inova photo fiba paper
Image: 100 x 150 cm Work: 113 x 163 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Creation I, 2012
Ultra chrome ink on Innova photo fibre paper
Image: 100 x 150 cm, Paper: 112 x 163 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
New African Journal, 2019
Oil and mixed media on canvas
Work: 150 x 120 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
October, 2019
Oil and mixed media on canvas
Work: 150 x 120 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
We Live in Silence I, 2017
Pigment ink on Fibre paper
Image: 130 x 173.5 cm Work: 150 x 193.5 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Black Vanguard Resource Centre, 2019
Oil and mixed media on canvas
Work: 150 x 120 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Native Registration II, 2017
Oil on canvas
Work: 220 x 190 x 5 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Untitled (from Conflict Resolution), 2012
Oil on canvas
Work: 220 x 180 x 5 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Untitled (The English Garden), 2013
Oil and enamel on canvas
Work: 222 x 180 x 5 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
The Most Beautiful Boogie man, 2013
Charcoal and pastel on paper
Work: 163 x 125 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Safari Club, 2013
Charcoal and pastel on paper
Work: 163 x 125 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
There is a Miner in my Garden, 2012
Mixed Media on Paper
Work: 160 x 120 cm Frame: 174 x 136 x 4 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Untitled (Skull from Conflict Resolution), 2012
Charcoal on paper
Work: 140 x 100 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Untitled (Crying Woman from Conflict Resolution), 2012
Charcoal on paper
Work: 140 x 100 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
The Invention of Africa II, 2017
Collage and paint on paper
Work: 109 x 79 cm Frame: 123 x 93 x 3.5 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Madness and Civilization (I - XI), 2017
Mixed media on Saunders archival cotton rag paper
Variable dimensions for complete work Individual drawing dimensions: 101 x 66 cm Frame dimensions for individual works: 115 x 80 x 3.5 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Popular Mechanics II , 2010
Linocut
Frame: 231 x 125 x 7 cm Image: 215 x 109 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
The Black President, 2009
Ultrachrome ink on photofiber paper
Work: 150 x 100 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Iyeza, 2011
Blu-ray DVD, Edition of 5 + 1 AP
11'
Kudzanai Chiurai
Genesis [Je n'isi isi] III, 2016
Pigment ink on Fibre paper
Image: 130 x 140 cm / Work: 142.4 x 152.4 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Untitled I (from Conflict Resolution), 2012
Bronze, four pangas, painted kudu horn, tree trunk and sheep skin
Work: 100 x 120 x 100 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Emporium, 2016
Shop front installation comprising of wood trim mannequin; digitally printed cotton cassock; linen; wallpaper; 4 x framed digital prints; laser cut, steel plated, gold shopping trolley; window frames with vinyl trim
Variable Dimensions: 200 x 300 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Leviathan I, II, III, 2016
3 Red wood fishing boats, French polish, fabric, 3 chests containing various cargo
Variable Dimensions Work: 340 x 340 x 60 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
N is for Native, 2017
Mixed media wall hanging, 'Sins of the Father' film
Work: 400 x 600 x 2 cm Installation Variable
Kudzanai Chiurai
What more can one ask for?, 2017
Theodolite, security fence, red earth
Work: 200 x 200 x 200 cm
Kudzanai Chiurai
Land Claims Confessional, 2017
Sound installation, wood, fabric, neon, wallpaper
Work: 220 x 221 x 128 cm

Biography

Kudzanai Chiurai (b. 1981) is an internationally acclaimed young artist born in Zimbabwe. Born one year after Zimbabwe’s emergence from white-ruled Rhodesia, Chiurai’s early work has focused on the political, economic and social strife in his homeland however, his art practice spans a diverse range of media.

From large mixed media works and paintings that tackle some of the most pertinent issues facing Southern Africa such as xenophobia, displacement and black empowerment, Chiurai’s artworks confront viewers with the psychological and physical experience of inner-city environments of African metropolitans, seeing these spaces as the continent’s most cosmopolitan melting pots in which thousands of refugees and asylum-seekers who battle for survival alongside the never-ending swell of newly urbanized denizens. As an increasingly important figure in contemporary African art, Chiurai has expanded his art and activist practice to include photography and video: mediums that enable the artist to address pertinent issues facing his generation of southern Africans.

Chiurai has held numerous solo exhibitions since 2003 and has participated in various local and international exhibitions, such as ‘Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography’ (2011) at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and ‘Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now’ (2011) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Other notable exhibitions include ‘The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited’ curated by Simon Njami at Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt (2014) and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah USA (2015), as well as ‘Art/Afrique, Le nouvel atelier’ (2017) at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and ‘Regarding the Ease of Others’ (2017) at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.

His Conflict Resolution series was exhibited at dOCUMENTA (13) (2012) in Kassel and the 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 Goodman Gallery and has edited four publications with contributions by leading African creatives.

At present, the artist lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe.