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Making Africa in Barcelona

Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona presents the acclaimed traveling exhibition Making Africa from 23 March until 28 August. The exhibition focuses on the design accomplishments of the continent without, in the words of Okwui Enwezor, “being obsessed with the usual tropes of recycling, humanitarian design or traditional crafts”. Included are Goodman Gallery artists Kudzanai Chiurai, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Hank Willis Thomas as well as Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse.

Kudzanai Chiurai and Gerald Machona in Zimbabwe

The exhibition Kabbo ka Muwala, featuring the work of Gerald Machona and Kudzanai Chiurai, is a collaboration between Carl von University Oldenburg, National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare, Makerere University in Kampala, and Städtische Galerie Bremen. The exhibition presents works by 20 artists reflecting on narratives of migration, and was conceived as an itinerant project taking place in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Germany, artistically exploring perspectives on the multitude of migration processes in and from southern and eastern Africa primarily through the eyes of artists from these regions. The exhibition runs at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare until 4 April and then tours to the Makerere Art Gallery in Kampala the Städtische Galerie Bremen in Germany.

Various artists at the New Church Museum, Cape Town

Works by Willem Boshoff, Kudzanai Chiurai, David Goldblatt and Sue Williamson are included on the exhibition 50/50, curated by South African art historian Rory Bester at the New Church Museum in Cape Town. Bester has selected works from the museum’s permanent collection and augmented these with loans that reflect on the patterns of repetition and recognition in turning over and overturning of art histories. The exhibition is a collation and juxtaposition of historical and contemporary works, all viewed through a responsive, documentary lens. As these repetitions and recognitions accumulate over time they come to bear on signifiers such as monuments, monumentality and iconoclasm, secrets and lies, the rise and fall of ideas, culture, cultivation, movement and mobility.

Kudzanai Chiurai Documentary in Johannesburg

The feature documentary Black President will be screened at The Bioscope independent cinema in Johannesburg city from 12 to 16 September 2015. The film, directed by musician Mpumelelo Ncata and produced by journalist Anna Teelman, is primarily concerned with the work of Kudzanai Chiurai and, according to the filmmakers’ statement, “question(s) the responsibility of African artists in an ever-more globalised universe, where we maybe find ourselves ‘playing catch up’ to the West as opposed to following our own paths.”
Black President enjoyed a successful world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (aka the Berlinale) this year in February. The African premiere was held at the Durban International Film Festival in June. The film has also been screened at the New Horizons festival in Wroclaw, Poland.


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  • Solo exhibitions

    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

    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

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  • 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)