OPTION DZIKAMAI NYAHUNZVI, Zimbabwe

Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi, photo copyright Patrizia Helene Litty

Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi


BORN 1992, HARARE, ZIMBABWE LIVES AND WORKS IN HARARE, ZIMBABWE

Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi graduated with a Certificate in Visual Arts and Design awarded by Harare Polytechnic College in association with the National Gallery School of Visual Arts and Design in 2015.


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His work focuses on the connection or disconnection of present day Zimbabwe with the symbolism of traditional, ancestral mythology. His very specific visual language introduces a dialogue between the hardships of daily life in Zimbabwe and the quality of natural magic that permeates the personal life of its inhabitants.


Artist Statement


‘Continuity of culture instills true meaning to life but ignorance is planted in the mind and hearts of the people by the often superficial pleasures of modern day which divorce us from the core root of what forms and shapes life, separate us from believes that enable us to see the light every day. Ignoring the ‘Creator of Nature’ himself, we abandon the importance of our culture and the trace of blood line, forgetting our ancestors who fight and protect us in spiritual wars and journeys of our everyday life, my generation is victimized.

It is this very culture that shapes my identity as an individual and forms the basis of my inspiration.’

Selected Exhibitions


MUSEUM SHOWS AND SITE-SPECIFICWORK

2016 Zig Zag Zim, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, curator: Catinca Tabacaru.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & ART FAIRS
2018 Art The Hague, presented by Galerie Sanna, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;

2018 Meeting of the minds, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe; 2
2018 Right at the Equator, The Depart foundation, Malibu, USA California
2017 line and form Gallery delta, Harare Zimbabwe
2017 Link, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
2017 The blind man and the elephant, Tsoko Gallery, Harare Zimbabwe
2016 Zig Zag Zim, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare
2016 PIASA Origins & Trajectories II Art Contemporain African ET de la Diaspora. France
2016 Artists in the stream VII – Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.
2015 Parallels, Hunt Fine Arts, New York, USA, Open Day, Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions, and Curators: Chiko Chazunguza and Catinca Tabacaru.
2015 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (London).
2015 Zimbabwe Annual Heritage (Mharidzo) Exhibition – National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
2015 Summer Exhibition – Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.
2015 D.A.I month of printmaking – Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions, Harare, Zimbabwe.