Richard Mudariki

(Seke, 1985)

 

Richard Mudariki (1985), dopo una formazione come archeologo, studia pittura (2000-2007) presso la Delta Gallery, insieme alla mentore Helen Leiros.

Le opere di Richard, dal forte valore narrativo, commentano diversi aspetti della vita in Zimbabwe e, in generale, nel continente africano. 

Le sue mostre personali più recenti comprendono Mubvakure (2019), Gallery Polaris, Parigi; Politics of Painting (2019), 1- 54 Contemporary Art Fair, New York, Mawonero Angu (2018), Barnard Gallery, Città del Capo, e una retrospettiva sui primi anni di lavoro intitolata Mutara Wenguva (TimeLine) presso la Sanlam Art Collection di Johannesburg e Città del Capo. Mudariki ha inoltre preso parte a diverse Piattaforme d’arte internazionali a Londra, Parigi, Città del Capo, Milano e New York. 

Le mostre collettive più recenti includono Artist United (2020), Galerie Polaris, Parigi; African Characters (2020), OSART Gallery, Milano; Five Bhob, Painting at the End of an Era (2019), Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa situato a Città del Capo, un’esposizione itinerante intitolata Centennial: 100 Years of Collecting organizzata dalla Sanlam Art Collection (2019) e Filling the Gap (2019) alla South African National Gallery a Città del Capo. 

Mudariki ha raccontato la sua ricerca artistica in varie occasioni internazionali; di recente, in occasione di 1-54 Contemporary African Art in New York, ha preso parte al palinsesto Without a name: Living and working in between Spaces, e alla tavola rotonda dedicata alla discussione sull’arte contemporanea africana e nel suo ecosistema ad UNESCO, Parigi, come parte del Dipartimento di Discussione Africa. 

 

L’artista vive e lavora a Cape Town, Sud Africa. 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Gore ra, Barnard gallery, Cape Town 

2019

Mubvakure (The one who comes from afar), Galerie Polaris, Paris

2018

Maonero Angu (My Reality II), Barnard Gallery, Newlands, Cape Town

2017

Mutara Wenguva (Time Line), Sanlam Art Collection, Sandton Johannesburg and Belville, Cape Town

2016

Free To Choose, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town

2014

Open Agenda, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa

2012

My Reality, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

Observer & Commentator, ARTCO Gallery, Berlin

2020

African Characters, Osart Gallery, Milan, Italy

Portrait Show, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

2019

The Female Line, SMAC Gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town

2019

Sanlam Portrait Award Top 40, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town

2018

Five Bhobh: Painting at the end of an Era, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town

Sanlam Centenarian Exhibition, Sanlam Art Gallery, Belville, Cape Town

nano1:2, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

2017

nano1:1, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

Perspectives in Paint, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

A Painting Today, STEVENSON Gallery, Cape Town

2016

Dinner Collection, Barnard Gallery, Newlands, Cape Town

Masters, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town

Baclay's L'Atelier Regional Exhibition, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville

2015

Spectra, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town

Claim of the Land, Association for Visual Art, Cape Town

Past and Present: 40 Years, Gallery Delta, Harare

2014

Zimbabwe Annual Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

Dinner Collection, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

Black and White, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town

Still, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town

2013

SPI National Portrait Exhibition, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town

Perpetual Vigilance, Group show, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town

2012

Rendezvous Focus painting 2011/2012, Touring exhibition - University of Cape Town Michaelis Gallery, University of Johannesburg Gallery, North-West University Postchefstroom Gallery, Bloemfontein Museum

2011

At night we dream during the day we see, AVA Gallery, Cape Town

Hope and Despair, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

2010

Amani Arts Festival, Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Follow the Line, First Floor Gallery
FACET, Zimbabwe Now, sponsored by the Germany Embassy, Gallery Delta, Harare
Mother Earth, Gallery Delta, Harare
Reflectionscozw, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mutare
Drawings and Graphics, Gallery Delta, Harare
Insight, solo Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
Live and Direct 2010, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare
Past and Present: 35 Years Gallery Delta, Harare
Roots Art Exhibition with collaboration between Dendera Gallery, Gallery Delta, Harare
Young Artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
2009

FACT Cottco Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe, National Gallery of Zimbabwe
Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
Walls: Competition and Exhibition Sponsored by the Germany Embassy Gallery Delta
Unity Exhibition Sponsored by the European Commission, Gallery Delta, Harare
Ani-mal, Veo Gallery, Cape Town
Naked Men, Solo Exhibition, Café Manhattaman, Cape Town
The Creative Block, Jeanetta Blignaut Art Consultancy, Cape Town
2008

Post Election Selection, sponsored by the Embassy of Spain, Gallery Delta, Harare
Miniature Exhibition 2008, Veo Gallery, Cape Town
Salon 91 Art Exhibition, Salon 91, Cape Town
Enriching Women, an exhibition for the International Women’s Film Festival, Gallery Delta, Harare
Let’s Get Together: an exhibition and competition sponsored by French Embassy, Gallery Delta, Harare
Africa University Annual Festival of Art & Culture: exhibition of Paintings and Graphics, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mutare
Drawings and Graphics, Gallery Delta, Harare
Onai Exhibition, Three Man Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Mutare
The Young artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
2007

The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
The Young Painters Artist’s Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
Drawings and Graphics: An Overview, Gallery Delta, Harare
The Sixth Sense, an exhibition of paintings and graphics, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mutare
Peace Through Unity and Diversity, an exhibition and competition sponsored by the European Commission, Gallery Delta, Harare
The Young Artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
2006

The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
Verandah Gallery Portfolio Exhibition, Verandah Gallery, Emerald Hill, Harare
Manicaland Visual Arts and Craft Association (MANISA) Annual Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mutare
Rembrandt: An African Response, an exhibition and art competition sponsored by Embassy of Netherlands, Gallery Delta, Harare
Our Thoughts, Three Man Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mutare
Don Quixote: An African Perspective, an exhibition sponsored by the Embassy of Spain, Gallery Delta, Harare
2005

African Contemporary Art, Gallery Delta, Harare
Young Artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
2003

IKONS – An Exhibition of Greek, Serbian and Russian Icons for the Greek Cultural Week, Gallery Delta, Harare
The Twenty Seventh Annual Young Artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
2002

Explorations II (Student Work) Gallery Delta, Harare
2001

The Pritt Annual National Schools Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare