Kamudzengerere, Admire
Born 1981 in Harare, Zimbabwe
Lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe
Admire Kamudzengerere’s work explores identity, politics and society, often informed by the multifaceted structural and social issues that have marked Zimbabwe’s last decade. Working in various media, he frequently reveals an unequal world in which the powerful ride roughshod over the weak. His monotype self-portraits speak to personal struggles, self-definition, and father-son relationships, but are also pieces of a universal puzzle invoking a unifying human thread—the fil rouge of community and ancestry. An artist with an international exhibition history, in 2013 Kamudzengerere attended the prestigious Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. In 2017, he mounted his first solo exhibition at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, completed the Triangle Residency, New York, and represented Zimbabwe at the 57th Venice Bienniale (2017). He is also a member of the CTG Collective.
Admire Kamudzengerere, Inquiry, 2017, Ink, acrylic, crayon and glue on phone book pages, 111.7 x 61 cm, 44 x 24 in. Courtesy Catinca Tabacaru