ADMIRE KAMUDZENGERERE (b. 1981, Zimbabwean) in Zimbababwe Pavilion in Venice until November 26, 2017.
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, intense and indefinable, speak to personal struggle, self-definition, and father-son relationships, but are also pieces of a universal puzzle invoking a unifying human thread—the le rouge of community and ancestry.
Dust I and Dust II, 2017.
Unmasking, 2017 (detail)
An artist with an international exhibition history, in 2013 Kamudzengerere completed the prestigious Rksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam program. In 2017, he mounted his first solo exhibition at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in New York City, completed the Triangle Residency in Brooklyn, New York, represented Zimbabwe at the 57th Venice Biennial, and will be mounting a 2-artist exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. He is a member of the CTG Collective.