Kudzanai Chiurai


Gallery News for Kudzanai Chiurai

Kudzanai Chiurai in Cape Town

Kudzanai Chiurai’s Defining the State of a Nation runs at Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion at the V&A Waterfront until 1 February 2015. MOCAA has the largest collection of Kudzanai Chuirai in the world comprising 63 artworks. This major presentation of work by Chuirai—including the re-creation of his entire dOCUMENTA (13) installation from Kassel, Germany, bought by Zeitz MOCAA as an act of preservation—takes place in three parts. Part One ran from 9 to 30 November 2014, Part Two runs from 6 December 2014 to 4 January 2015 and Part Three will run from 10 January to 1 February 2015.

Kudzanai Chiurai Nominated for Discovery Award

Kudzanai Chiurai has been nominated for the 2014 Discovery Award at Rencontres d’Arles by Azu Nwagbogu, founder and director of the African Artist’s Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria. Chiurai’s work will be exhibited along with works by the nine other nominees at the Parc des Ateliers in Arles from 7 – 21 September 2014.

Chiurai Kudzanai Shortlisted For Future Generation Art Prize

Chiurai has been shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize. Established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, the Prize is a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

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.

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Press for Kudzanai Chiurai

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)
  • Solo exhibitions

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Harvest of Thorns

    Kudzanai Chiurai / State of the Nation

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

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Dying to be men

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Dying to be men

    Group exhibitions

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / 2015





    Summer Show

    Open End: An Exhibition of Paintings

    Winter Show / Cape Town

    In Other Words

    Winter Show / Joburg

    'US' / Curated by Simon Njami & Bettina Malcomess

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