Selected Works

Kudzanai Chiurai

The Fear of Magic, 2020 Oil on canvas Work: 150 x 120 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

Sorcery, 2020 Oil on canvas Work: 150 x 120 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

A few hours later , 2020 Oil on canvas Work: 150 x 120 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

Untitled XII (Must have Political Content), 2019 Mixed media on Saunders archival cotton rag paper Work: 76 x 57 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

Untitled V (Socialist Politics), 2018 Mixed media on Saunders archival cotton rag paper Work: 110 x 75 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

We Live in Silence IIII, 2017 Pigment ink on Fibre paper Work: 193.5 x 150 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

We Live in Silence VIII, 2017 Pigment ink on Fibre paper Work: 150 x 193.5 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

We Live in Silence XVIII, 2017 Pigment ink on Fibre paper Image: 173.5 x 130 cm Work: 193.5 x 150 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

Genesis [Je n'isi isi] III, 2016 Pigment ink on Fibre paper Work: 142.4 x 152.4 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

Genesis [Je n'isi isi] V, 2016 Pigment inks on premium satin photo paper Work: 145 x 200 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

Moyo II, 2013 UltraChrome Ink on Innova Photo Fiba Image: 100 x 150 cm, Paper: 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

Revelations IV, 2011 Ultra chrome ink on Innova photo fibre paper Image: 120 x 180 cm, Paper: 145 x 200 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

Revelations XI, 2011 Pigment inks on Innova photo fibre paper / Pigment inks on premium satin photo paper / Ultra chrome ink on Innova photo fibre paper 120 x 150 cm / Image: 120 x 180cm, Paper: 145 x 200 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

The Minister of Arts and Culture , 2009 Pigment inks on premium satin photo paper Work: 165 x 122 cm

Kudzanai Chiurai

We Live in Silence (Chapters 1-7), 2017 Single Channel Film 36:46

Kudzanai Chiurai

Moyo, 2013 Single Channel Film 5 min 33 sec

Kudzanai Chiurai

State of The Nation , 2011 Bronze (Edition of 5 + 1 AP) Work: 153 x 120 x 110 cm

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

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

Biography

Kudzanai Chiurai (b. 1981, Zimbabwe) was born one year after Zimbabwe’s emergence from white-ruled Rhodesia. Chiurai incorporates various media into his practice, which is largely focused around cycles of political, economic and social strife present in post-colonial societies.

Chiurai’s artwork confronts viewers with the psychological and physical experience of African metropolises. From large mixed media works and paintings to photography and video, Chiurai tackles some of the most pressing issues facing these environments, such as xenophobia, displacement and inequality.

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, ‘Regarding the Ease of Others’ (2017) at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, ‘Genesis [Je n’isi isi]- We Live in Silence’ at IFA in Stuttgart, Germany and ‘Ubuntu, a Lucid Dream’ (2020) at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Chiurai’s ‘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.

Channel

On 3 October 2019, as part of Goodman Gallery’s London launch, the renowned Carrie Mae Weems was joined in conversation by emerging Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai.

Exhibitions

I've grown roses in this gard...

03 October - 30 October 2019

Acts of Reading / 2019

25 May - 13 July 2019

Kudzanai Chiurai / Madness an...

12 April - 12 May 2018

Kudzanai Chiurai / We Live in...

31 August - 14 October 2017

News

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Posted 03 August 2018

Press

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