Mostaff Muchawaya
(Nyazura - Zimbabwe, 1981)

 

Mostaff Muchawaya è nato nel 1981 a Nyazura, Manicaland, in una zona montuosa a est dello Zimbabwe. Vive e lavora ad Harare. Si è formato presso la National Gallery of Zimbabwe School of Visual Arts and Design dal 2002 al 2003.

Muchawaya fa riferimento alla profonda connessione con le sue esperienze personali e la sua eredità culturale, inscindibili dalla “sua gente” e dal contesto. L'interesse per l'arte è nato quando l'artisa era molto giovane e fabbricava da solo i giochi in argilla o ritraeva i cani della fattoria in cui era cresciuto.

 

Nella sua opera, fa riferimenti continui alla sua formazione rurale. Muchawaya ha preso parte a numerose esposizioni, tra cui ‘Memory / Ndangariro’, una mostra personale presso SMAC Gallery a Cape Town (Sudafrica: 2017); ‘Landmark’ presso Gallery Delta ad Harare (Zimbabwe: 2016); ‘Mharidzo’ e ‘Zimbabwe Meets Italy’ alla National Gallery of Zimbabwe diHarare (Zimbabwe: 2015 and 2018, respectively), ‘My Entire People and Places,’ personale presso Alliance Francaise ad Harare, organizzata in collaborazione con Village Unhu (Zimbabwe: 2013). Le opere di Mostaff Muchawaya erano parte della mostra Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era (2018 – 2019) presso lo ZEITZ MOCAA di Cape Town.


 

MOSTRE PERSONALI

2020

Mostaff Muchawaya – Kwandinobva, SMAC Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa


2018

Mostaff Muchawaya - Zviso Zvangu, SMAC Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

2017

Mostaff Muchawaya - Memory / Ndangarirom, SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2013

My Entire People and Places at Alliance Française, in collaboration with Village Unhu in Harare, Zimbabwe


MOSTRE COLLETTIVE

2022

Shanduko, Osart Gallery, Milan

UNSETTLED, Duende Art Projects, Zwartzusters Monastery, Antwerp, Belgium

2021

In Your Shadow. Masking Realities, SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
 

2020

A Show Of Solidarity, SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2019

Holding Still: Psychology And Portraiture, SMAC GALLERY,Johannesburg, South Africa

2018

Five Bhobh - Painting At The End Of An Era, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa – MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

Zimbabwe Meets Italy at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

2017

X Part III - Group Exhibition, SMAC Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Disclosure - Group Exhibition, SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2016

Landmark, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

Terra IV, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2015

Terra III, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

Mharidzo at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare

2014

Artists in the Stream V at Gallery Delta in Harare, Zimbabwe

2013

100 Hundred at Old Mutual Theatre in Harare, Zimbabwe