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Kudzanai Chiurai and Mikhael Subotzky on group exhibition at Fowler Museum of Art UCLA

Video works by Kudzanai Chiurai and Mikhael Subotzky feature on Inheritance: Recent Video Art From Africa, a three-person group show at Fowler Museum of Art at UCLA (17 February – 28 July). Chiurai’s We Live in Silence and Subotzky’s WYE will be screened alongside a work by a Nigerian artist, who similarly raises questions around inherited political, social, and environmental realities. In bringing together these artists, the exhibition seeks to contrast their different viewpoints, specifically in relation to what the work reveals about our future.

Kudzanai Chiurai on exhibition in Germany

A solo exhibition of work by Kudzanai Chiurai is on at the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) in Stuttgart (1 February – 23 March). The exhibition, Chiurai’s first at the institution, features two recent works by the artist. The first, Genesis [Je n’isi isi], is a photographic series in which Chiurai re-enacts scenes from David Livingstone’s explorations, replacing stereotypical European characters with African protagonists. Similarly _We Live in Silence, a film by Chiurai exhibited alongside the photographs, draws on images from contemporary cinema and art, combining these with anthropological archive material in order to create scenes that project an alternative vision of history.

Kudzanai Chiurai’s "Madness & Civilization" at Kalmar Konstmuseum in Sweden

Following its debut at Goodman Gallery Cape Town earlier this year, Kudzanai Chiurai’s solo exhibition Madness and Civilization travels to the Kalmar Konstmuseum in Sweden (20 October – 3 February). Including works in mixed material on paper, photography, film and installation and taking its name from Michel Foucault’s influential 1964 text, Madness and Civilization presents work typical of Chiurai’s method of returning to and rejecting the post-colonial national state and ‘colonial futures’ – a perception which urges Africans to think, speak and act as their colonisers.

Kudzanai Chiurai on 'Now and Then' exhibition series at Zeitz MOCAA

Work by Kudzanai Chiurai and the seventeenth century Italian painter Guercino are currently exhibited side-by-side at Zeitz MOCAA as part of the ongoing exhibition series, titled Now and Then (until  24 September). The series brings artists from different time periods into dialogue with one another, exploring how the past resonates with the present through contrasting mediums, forms and processes. By creating this contrast, viewers are urged to consider the unseen, overlooked and silenced histories that shadow each of their respective contexts.


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  • Genesis [Je n'isi isi]

  • Solo exhibitions

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Madness and Civilization / 2018

    Kudzanai Chiurai / We Live in Silence / 2017

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Harvest of Thorns / 2013

    Kudzanai Chiurai / State of the Nation / 2011

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Communists and Hot Chicken Wings: The Birth of a New Nation / 2010

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Dying to be men / 2009

    Group exhibitions

    Summer Show / 2016

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / 2015

    Surfacing / 2014

    C-16 / 2013

    Editions / 2013

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Summer Show / 2012

    Open End: An Exhibition of Paintings

    Winter Show / Cape Town / 2010

    In Other Words

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    'US' / Curated by Simon Njami & Bettina Malcomess / 2009

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies

    Collections

    Selected Articles and Reviews

    Publications


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  • Videos

    Creation (from Conflict Resolution)

  • Press for Kudzanai Chiurai

    Chiurai Kudzanai / Mail & Guardian / South Africa / 3 July 2015

    No barriers: Top SA artists take over Swedish park Steuart Wright (632.1 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Destiny Man / South Africa / May 2015

    The Art of Politics By Gillian Klawansky (138.7 KB)

    South African Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale: Artists Announced / Art South Africa / South Africa / 17 April 2015

    South African Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale: Artists Announced By Art South Africa (1.1 MB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / City Press / South Africa / 12 April 2015

    Life and Death and Art By Garreth van Niekerk (4.1 MB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Frieze Magazine / New York / 1 May 2014

    Africa’s first mega-museum to open in Cape Town By Sean O’Toole (65.2 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Snapped / South Africa / December 2014

    Kudzanai Chiurai Harvest of Thorns By Snapped (415.2 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / City Press / Johannesburg / 27 July 2014

    Fine china for charity by Percy Mabandu (234.8 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / PhotoNews / Germany / June - July 2014

    Kudzanai Chiurai Revelations (445.5 KB)

    SP-Arte / Folha de S.Paulo / Brazil / 3 April 2015

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Art Southafrica / South Africa / 2 December 2013

    Harvest of Thorns by Tim Leibbrandt (227.9 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Artthrob / South Africa / 16 July - 15 August 2013

    Dying To Be Men by Katharine Jacobs (303.1 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / City Press / Johannesburg / 9 December 2012

    Jesus is a Black Woman by Charl Blignaut (233.2 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / GQ Magazine / South Africa / December 2013

    GQ & A With Kudzanai Chiurai by Siphiwe Mpye (313 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 14 June 2013

    Kudzanai Chiurai considers the nature of violence by Laurice Taitz (217.5 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / City Press / Johannesburg / South Africa / 11 October 2011

    One Man Army by Charl Blignaut (211.8 KB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / Art Magazine / June 2010

    Schwartz, Weiß, und alle Farben by Camilla Péus (1.7 MB)

    Kudzanai Chiurai / One Small Seed / June 2010

    Kudzanai Chiurai on The Black President by Jana du Plessis (1.7 MB)