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First solo exhibition for Kudzanai Chiurai in Zimbabwe

We Need New Names, at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare (9 November – 8 December), is the first solo exhibition for Kudzanai Chiurai in his home country. Tracing the trajectory of Zimbabwe’s social and political changes, the exhibition references different ideological influences that informed the Liberation Movement, from the seeds of Pan-Africanism, the American Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, Nationalism, and Communism. Curated by Candice Allison, the exhibition includes recent and previously unseen work: photographic prints, drawings, oil paintings, video, and installation; alongside paintings from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe’s permanent collection, material from the National Archives, and Chiurai’s own personal archive of propaganda posters and vinyl records.

Chiurai, Kia Henda and Subotzky on traveling exhibition in Brazil

Work by Kudzanai Chiurai, Kiluanji Kia Henda and Mikhael Subotzky is included on a group exhibition, Ex Africa, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (11 October – 30 December). Curated by Alfons Hug, the exhibition features work by various African artists whose work deals with the continent, its peoples’ migration and the diaspora. The works on exhibition include a selection of Chiurai’s Genesis [Je nisi ‘isi] prints, Kia Henda’s Concrete Affection – Zopo Lady video work, as well as a selection of works from Ponte City by Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse. The exhibition will travel to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília, throughout 2018.

Solo retrospective for Kudzanai Chiurai at Zeitz MOCAA

Kudzanai Chiurai’s solo retrospective at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa’s (Zeitz MOCAA) (22 September – 31 March), Regarding the Ease of Others , presents a survey of his expansive oeuvre since 2006, which include posters, sculpture, photography, painting, print and video. Chiurai is one of the most prominent young artists emerging from the African continent, creating work that powerfully interrogates a contemporary African notion of sacrifice, though not enquiring into its necessity. This mini-survey brings together work from Zeitz MOCAA’s own substantial collection with iconic pieces from other major African collections. These include featured drawings and films shown on dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012, which formed part of Chiurai’s series titled Conflict Resolution. The series, Chiurai explains, ‘grapples with the issue of conflict in the contemporary moment in Africa. The spaces within which conflict has been taking place vary to the extent of our own understanding of what defines conflict. Our understanding of resolution is therefore also brought to the fore as we question the validity and nature of force used in our attempts at peace’.

Various artists at the College of Wooster Art Museum

Five Goodman artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan & Husain Essop, Gabrielle Goliath, Haroon Gunn-Salie and Gerald Machona – are included on the College of Wooster Art Museum’s group exhibition After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary South African Art, in Ohio (12 September – 12 November). Curated by Dr. Andrew Hennlich, the exhibition features 14 artists who read the political climate of post-apartheid South Africa through fashion’s embrace of the ‘new’. The artists use fashion to shape narratives of representation, identity, memory, xenophobia, violence in the domestic sphere, and allegories of nationalism. Both individually and collectively, these artists locate fashion as a political language and reinterpret the historical terrain of South Africa after the thrill of apartheid’s end is gone


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  • Genesis

  • Solo exhibitions

    Kudzanai Chiurai / We Live in Silence / 2017

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Harvest of Thorns / 2013

    Kudzanai Chiurai / State of the Nation / 2011

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Communists and Hot Chicken Wings: The Birth of a New Nation / 2010

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Dying to be men / 2009

    Group exhibitions

    Summer Show / 2016

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / 2015

    Surfacing / 2014

    C-16 / 2013

    Editions / 2013

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Summer Show / 2012

    Open End: An Exhibition of Paintings

    Winter Show / Cape Town / 2010

    In Other Words

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    'US' / Curated by Simon Njami & Bettina Malcomess / 2009

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies

    Collections

    Selected Articles and Reviews

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    Creation (from Conflict Resolution)

  • Press for Kudzanai Chiurai

    Chiurai Kudzanai / Mail & Guardian / South Africa / 3 July 2015

    No barriers: Top SA artists take over Swedish park Steuart Wright (632.1 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Destiny Man / South Africa / May 2015

    The Art of Politics By Gillian Klawansky (138.7 KB)

    SP-Arte / Folha de S.Paulo / Brazil / 3 April 2015

    Equal in inequality, Brazil and South Africa lock dialogue in SP-Arte By Silas Marti (769.7 KB)

    South African Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale: Artists Announced / Art South Africa / South Africa / 17 April 2015

    South African Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale: Artists Announced By Art South Africa (1.1 MB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / City Press / South Africa / 12 April 2015

    Life and Death and Art By Garreth van Niekerk (4.1 MB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Frieze Magazine / New York / 1 May 2014

    Africa’s first mega-museum to open in Cape Town By Sean O’Toole (65.2 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Snapped / South Africa / December 2014

    Kudzanai Chiurai Harvest of Thorns By Snapped (415.2 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / City Press / Johannesburg / 27 July 2014

    Fine china for charity by Percy Mabandu (234.8 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / PhotoNews / Germany / June - July 2014

    Kudzanai Chiurai Revelations (445.5 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Art Southafrica / South Africa / 2 December 2013

    Harvest of Thorns by Tim Leibbrandt (227.9 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Artthrob / South Africa / 16 July - 15 August 2013

    Dying To Be Men by Katharine Jacobs (303.1 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / City Press / Johannesburg / 9 December 2012

    Jesus is a Black Woman by Charl Blignaut (233.2 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / GQ Magazine / South Africa / December 2013

    GQ & A With Kudzanai Chiurai by Siphiwe Mpye (313 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 14 June 2013

    Kudzanai Chiurai considers the nature of violence by Laurice Taitz (217.5 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / City Press / Johannesburg / South Africa / 11 October 2011

    One Man Army by Charl Blignaut (211.8 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Art Magazine / June 2010

    Schwartz, Weiß, und alle Farben by Camilla Péus (1.7 MB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / One Small Seed / June 2010

    Kudzanai Chiurai on The Black President by Jana du Plessis (1.7 MB)