Kudzanai Chiurai

Kudzanai Chiurai is a Zimbabwean-born artist, living and working in South Africa. His works fluidly draw from hip-hop, street art, youth culture and graffiti. He explores themes of urban space, exile, xenophobia, and displacement, as well as the constructed nature of African states and the performative guises of leaders. Chiurai has produced several solo exhibitions including State of the Nation (2011) and Communists and Hot Chicken Wings: The Birth of a New Nation (2010) - both at the Goodman Gallery Project Space, Arts on Main, Johannesburg; Dying to Be Men, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2009); and Yellow Lines, Obert Contemporary, Johannesburg (2008). He has also been involved in numerous group exhibitions within South Africa and internationally such as Figures & Fiction: Contemporary South African Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (2011); Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, Museum of Modern Art in New York (2011); Johannesburg Art Fair, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (2009); and Dak'art, Dakar, Senegal (2006). This year he is participating in the prestigious Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany.


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