Zimbabwe artists to feature in Venice exhibition

Artists from Zimbabwe will be taking part in the 2013 Venice Biennale, the 55th International Art Exhibition to take place in the Italian city. The exhibition runs from June 1 to November 24 2013.


The Zimbabwean artists whose work will be on display are Portia Zvavahera, Michele Mathison, Rashid Jogee, Voti Thebe, Virginia Chihota. The exhibition is curated by Raphael Chikukwa. Mrs Doreen Sibanda, the Director of the Zimbabwe National Art Gallery has been ‘the driving force behind this initiative’.

The title of the exhibition is ‘Dudziro’ and according to the National Gallery website, it will be about ‘re-examining the visions of religious beliefs in relation to the current global politics that question the status quo of the role of religion in society’.

See here for more information about some of  the artists.