Kudzanai Chiurai


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Various artists on Figures & Fictions at the V&A

Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London featured works by some of the most exciting and inventive photographers living and working in South Africa today, including Goodman Gallery artists Jodi Bieber, Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan & Husain Essop, David Goldblatt, Mikhael Subotzky and Nontsikelelo Veleko. The exhibition presented the vibrant and sophisticated photographic culture that has emerged in post-apartheid South Africa. The works that were on display respond to the country’s powerful rethinking of issues of identity across race, gender, class and politics. The photographs depict people within their individual, family and community lives, practicing religious customs, observing social rituals, wearing street fashion or existing on the fringes of society. All the photographers question what it is to be human at this time in South Africa.

The exhibition ran from 12 April to 17 July 2011.

Click Here to view the video From Black and White to Full Colour: a curator’s journey in which curator of Figures & Fictions, Tamar Garb, reflects on her Cape Town upbringing and the forthcoming show.

Various artists at the 12th International Cairo Biennale

Goodman Gallery artists Joël Andrianomearisoa, Kudzanai Chiurai, Marco Cianfanelli, Sam Nhlengethwa, Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse will feature on the 12th International Cairo Biennale in Egypt this December.

Since its inception in 1984, the Cairo Biennale has been considered one of the most important cultural events in the Middle East. Conceived and initially designed to explore contemporary art in the Arab world, the concepts of the successive artistic directors expanded the interest to the global international arena. The biennale is produced by the fine arts sector of the Egyptian ministry of culture, and the exhibition is spread over the entirety of all public spaces managed by the sector.

The 12th International Cairo Biennale runs from 12 December 2010 to 12 February 2011. For more information visit www.cairobiennale.gov.eg.

My Joburg at La Maison Rouge

Various Goodman Gallery artists exhibited on My Joburg at La Maison Rouge in Paris. La Maison Rouge continued their series of exhibitions focusing on the arts scene in major provincial cities. After My Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada), an exhibition presented during the summer 2011, the second of the cities was Johannesburg, South Africa. The exhibition formed part of the South Africa Season 2012/2013 in France, in partnership with the Institut Francais. Exhibiting artists included Jodi Bieber, Candice Breitz, Kudzanai Chiurai, Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Moshekwa Langa, Gerhard Marx, Brett Murray, Sam Nhlengethwa, Tracey Rose, Johannes Segogela, Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse and Sue Williamson. The exhibition ran from 21 June to 22 September 2013.

Various artists at the Walther Collection in Ulm

Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive brings into dialogue various documents from the late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century and recent photographic and video work by contemporary artists engaged with photographic archives, to offer new perspectives on the legacy of anthropological and ethnographic visions of Africa. The exhibition, curated by Tamar Garb, is on view at the Walther Collection in Ulm, Germany until 2015, and features work by Candice Breitz, Kudzanai Chiurai, David Goldblatt, and Sue Williamson. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Steidl.

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Press for Kudzanai Chiurai

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

Harvest of Thorns by Tim Leibbrandt (227.9 KB)

Kudzanai Chiurai / GQ Magazine / South Africa / December 2013

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

Kudzanai Chiurai / City Press / Johannesburg / 9 December 2012

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

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

Dying To Be Men by Katharine Jacobs (303.1 KB)

Kudzanai Chiurai / Art Magazine / June 2010

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

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

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

Kudzanai Chiurai / One Small Seed / June 2010

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

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Harvest of Thorns

    Kudzanai Chiurai / State of the Nation

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Dying to be men

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Dying to be men

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

    Group exhibitions


    C-16: A Group Exhibition



    Summer Show

    Open End: An Exhibition of Paintings

    Winter Show

    In Other Words

    Winter Show

    'US' / Curated by Simon Njami & Bettina Malcomess

  • Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies


    Selected Articles and Reviews


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