Kudzanai Chiurai


Kudzanai Chiurai, Iyeza, 2012 (detail) Film still, Courtesy of the artist and the Goodman Gallery
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Kudzanai Chiurai (Zimbabwe, 1981) lives and works in South Africa. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Pretoria.

Regarded as part of the ‘Born Free’ generation in Zimbabwe, in his early work Chiurai focused on the political, economic and social struggles in his homeland. Consequently he began to look at the issues of xenophobia and displacement in Southern Africa, and started to produce films and paintings that dealt with his psychological and physical experience of living in the inner city of Johannesburg.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Kudzanai Chiurai: Iyeza, RISD Museum, Rhode Island, USA
Selections from Revelations, MoCADA, New York, USA
REVELAÇÕES, Kulungwana Gallery, Maputo, Mozambique

2014 – 2015

Defining the State of the Nation, Zeitz MOCAA Pavillion, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

2014

This is not Africa, this is Us, Part I: Kunstahal Rotterdam, Netherlands

2013

Front Page , Mallorca Landings, Spain

2012

The Harvest of Thorns , The Assylem Atelje, Johannesburg, South Africa

2011

State of the Nation , Goodman Gallery project space, Arts on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa

2010

Communists and hot chicken wings: the birth of a new nation , Goodman Gallery project space, Arts on Main, Johannesburg, South Africa

2009

Dying To Be Men , Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2008

Yellow Lines , Obert Contemporary, Johannesburg

2007

Graceland Obert Contemporary, Johannesburg

2005

Y Propaganda , Obert Contemporary, Johannesburg

2004

Correction: The Revolution Will Be Televised , Obert Contemporary, Johannesburg

2003

The revolution will not be televised , Brixton Art Gallery, London, UK

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50 , Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Kabbo Ka Muwala: Migration and Mobillity in Contemporary Art in Southern and Eastern Africa, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Kabbo Ka Muwala: Migration and Mobillity in Contemporary Art in Southern and Eastern Africa, Makerere Art Gallery, Kampala, Uganda
Kabbo Ka Muwala: Migration and Mobillity in Contemporary Art in Southern and Eastern Africa, Städtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

2015

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
What remains is tomorrow, South African Pavilion at the 56th La Biennale di Venizia, Venice, Italy
Dis/Place, MoCADA, New York, USA
The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA

2014

Nevralgies, Galarie Maia Muller, Paris, France
Daegue Biennale, Daegue, South Korea
Arles Discovery Award Exhibition, Arles, France
Surfacing, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
This is not Africa, this is Us, Part II: Art Rotterdam, Netherlands
This is not Africa, this is Us, Part III: West den Haag, Netherlands
The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory Revisited by Contemporary African Artists, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Staging Reality, Lagos Photo Festival, Nigeria
Vision of Africa, Addis Photo festival, Ethiopia
Luminós/C/ity.Ordinary Joy: From the Pigozzi Contemporary African Art Collection, Ethelbert Cooper Gallery, Cambridge, UK

2013 – 2015

Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, Walther Collection, Ulm, Germany

2013 – 2014

Pop Goes the Revolution, New Church, Cape Town, South Africa

2013

LagosPhoto 2013: The Megacity and the Non-City , Art21, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
!Kauru, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa
eMerging: Visual Art and Music in a Post-Hip-Hop Era, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, (MoCADA), New York City borough of Brooklyn, USA
Making Way: Contemporary Art from South Africa and China, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
New Frontier, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, USA
The Beautyful Ones, Nolan Judin Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2012

Video Artprojx, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA
dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany

2011

Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography , Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
über(W)unden – Art in troubled times, Goethe- Institut, Johannesburg, South Africa
Impressions from South Africa , 1965 to Now, Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York, USA
Contemporary African Art, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
mpressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, MoMA, New York, USA

2010

Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
Its greener on the other side, Co-op, Johannesburg, South Africa
In other words, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Photo Ireland festival, Dublin, Ireland
SPace, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
For those that live in it, MU, Netherlands

2009

ParisPhoto Exhibition, Paris, France
Us, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Armory Show, Goodman Gallery, New York, USA
Joburg Art Fair, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Nation State, Goodman Gallery Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa

2008

Melbourne Stencil Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Africa Now, Round Tower, Copenhagen, Denmark
Africa Now, Northern Norway Art Centre, Lofoten, Norway
Africa Now, Tampere Art Museum, Finland

2006

Dak’art, Dakar, Senegal
New Painting, KZNSA, Durban, South Africa

2005

Melrose Art, Obert Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa
Reconciliation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa