Kudzanai-Violet HWAMI

(Gutu, 1993)

 
 

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami è nata a Guti (Zimbabwe) nel 1993. Ha vissuto in Sud Africa e a 17 anni si è trasferita in Inghilterra, dove ha frequentato il Wimbledon College of Art laureandosi in Fine Arts nel 2016. lo stesso anno è stata premiata con il Clyde & Co. Award e ha vinto il premio come giovane attivista dell'anno dell'organizzazione Zimbabwean International Women’s Awards.

Nel 2017 ha presentato la sua prima mostra personale, intitolata If you keep going South, you’ll meet yourself , alla Tyburn Gallery di Londra.

Ha partecipato a diverse esposizioni collettive, tra cui si ricordano: Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d’Art Contemporain, a cura di Céline Kopp and Étienne Bernard, Rennes, Francia (2018); Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, Sud Africa (2018); Vos désirs sont les nôtres, Triangle France, Marsiglia, Francia (2018); Talisman in the Age of Difference, a cura di Yinka Shonibare MBE, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (2018); Ladies by Ladies, Espace Art Absolument, Parigi (2018); Afriques: artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, Fondation Clément, Martinique (2018); Discoloured Margins, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe (2017).

Nel 2019 Hwami ha presentato il suo lavoro al Padiglione dello Zimbabwe della 58esima Biennale di Venezia, e ha allestito la sua prima personale in un'istituzione pubblica, Gasworks, a Londra.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Gasworks, London, UK

2017

If You Keep Going South You'll Meet Yourself, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK

2013

We Made You Nations & Tribes, CornExchange, Manchester, UK

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

African Characters, Osart Gallery, Milan, Italy

2019

I've grown roses in this garden of mine, Goodman Gallery, London, UK

Zimbabwean Pavilion, 58thVenice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2018

Les Ateliers de Rennes - Biennale d'Art Contemporain, curated by Céline Kopp and Étienne Bernard, Rennes, France

Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa

Vos désirs sont les nôtres, Triangle France, Marseille, France

Talisman in the Age of Difference, curated by Yinka Shonibare MBE, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

Ladies by Ladies, Espace Art Absolument, Paris, France

Afriques: artistes d’hier et d'aujourd’hui, Fondation Clément, Martinique Organised in collaboration with Musée Dapper, Paris, France

2017

Discoloured Margins, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

2016

RSA Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Lower Galleries, Edinburgh, UK

Black Blossoms Exhibition, UAL showroom, High Holborn, London, UK

Undergraduate Summer Show, Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK Find The Start, Copeland Gallery, London, UK

It’s a Pleasure [Curated by Jacob Seddon], Greyhound Lane, London, UK

2015

Black History Festival exhibition, Union Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, UK

Drive-Thru, ArtsLav, London, UK

2014

ganda'Nga: weeping clay pot / Guest Project Africa Exhibition, Shonibare Studios, London, UK

2013

Visual Arts & Music Festival / NQ Pop-Up, Shudehill Studios, Manchester, UK

The Art of Football, The National Football Museum, Manchester, UK

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