Admire Kamudzengerere | Harare, Zimbabwe, 1981
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.
Kamudzengerere completed the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten program in Amsterdam (2012). He mounted his first solo exhibition at Catinca Tabacaru New York in 2017, and that same year represented Zimbabwe at the 57th Venice Biennial. His work was included in four additional international Biennials: Moscow (2013), Bamako (2017), Dakar (2018), and Cairo (2019). In the past two years he has been awarded two art fair prizes, the Purchase Prize by Northern Trust at EXPO Chicago (2017), and On Demand Prize by Snaporazverein at MiArt Milan (2018).
In addition to private collections around the world, Kamudzengerere’s work has been acquired into the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Block Museum at Northwestern University, and The Art Institute of Chicago.