Nyandoro, Gareth
Born 1982 in Bikita, Zimbabwe
Lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe
Gareth Nyandoro is noted for his large works on paper, which often spill out of their two-dimensional format and into installations that include paper scraps and objects found in the markets of Harare. The artist’s chief source of inspiration is the daily landscape of the city and its residents, both within the local milieu and the larger cultural panorama of Zimbabwe. Inspired by his training as a printmaker, and derived from etching, the artist’s distinctive technique, Kucheka cheka, is named after the infinitive and present tense declinations of the Shona verb cheka, which means 'to cut'. Recent solo exhibitions include Par Amour du Jeu, Magasins Généraux, Paris (2018); Drawing Africa on the Map, Quetzal Art Centre, Portugal (2018); Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era,Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town (2018); Read All About It, Van Doren Waxter, New York (2018); Stall(s) of Fame, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017); Kaleidoscope, Modern Art Oxford (2016). Nyandoro won the FT/ Oppenheimer Funds Emerging Voices award in 2016 and was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, in 2014-2015.
Gareth Nyandoro, Mazano Auto, 2019, Ink and mixed media on paper, mounted on canvas, 198 x 181.8 cm. Courtesy Tiwani Contemporary

Artists 2016