Gareth Nyandoro | Artist Overview

Gareth Nyandoro

b. 1982

Gareth Nyandoro is noted for his large works on paper, which often spill out of their two-dimensional format and into installations that include paper scraps and objects found in the markets of Harare, where he lives and works. The artist’s chief source of inspiration is the daily landscape of the city and its residents, both within the local milieu and the larger cultural panorama of Zimbabwe. Inspired by his training as a printmaker, and derived from etching, the artist’s distinctive technique, Kucheka-cheka, is named after the infinitive and present tense declinations of the Shona verb cheka, which means 'to cut'. Recent exhibitions include I See You, Tiwani Contemporary, Lagos, Nigeria (group - 2022); Suburban Bliss, Althuis Hofland Fine Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo - 2022); Maworks, Van Doren Waxter, New York NY, USA (solo - 2021); Ruwa, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK (solo - 2020); Read All About It, Van Doren Waxter, New York NY, USA (2018); Par Amour du Jeu, Magasins Généraux, Paris, France (2018); Drawing Africa on the Map, Quetzal Art Centre, Vilda de Frades, Portugal (group - 2018); Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa (group - 2018); Stall(s) of Fame, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (solo - 2017); Kaleidoscope, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (group - 2016). Nyandoro won the FT/ OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices award in 2016 and was a resident at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2014-2015.