Admire Kamudzengerere was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1981, where he lives and works.
Kamudzengerere was awarded a diploma in Fine Arts in 2003 by the National Gallery School of Visual Arts and Design in Harare. He works in performance, video, installation and painting, as well as various printmaking techniques including monotype, silkscreen and lithography, and uses his expressive, experimental practice to capture themes of psychological and political struggle, both the personal histories of family and the parallel narratives of society and nation.
Solo exhibitions include I am gonna…you. Till you run., Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, USA (2017); Antipathy, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe (2014); Galerie 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013); and Variations in the game, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe (2010).
Selected group exhibitions include Mono|Chrome, Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada (2017); Zig Zag Zim, The National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe (2016); Down to Earth, Galerie Sanaa, Utrecht, Netherlands (2014); Old & new: A Zimbabwean Italian Tale, Museo Nazionale Preistorico ed Etnografico “Luigi Pigorini”, Rome, Italy (2013); Past and Present – A Retrospective Insight, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe (2012); Modern Art of Zimbabwe, The Korea Foundation Cultural Centre, Seoul, Korea (2010); and Zimbabwean Contemporary Arts, Dakar, Senegal (2009).
The artist has participated in numerous residencies, including the Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY, USA (2017); Guns & Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa (2016); and The Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2012-13).
In 2018, the artist’s solo project for miart won the On Demand Prize for the best presentation within the On Demand section of the fair. He has won awards and fellowships from the Thami Mnyele Foundation in Amsterdam (2014), the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012), the Hivos Foundation (2011), and the Culture Fund Zimbabwe (2010), along with a number of other Zimbabwean organisations and foreign embassies.
His work is included in international collections such as the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Sindika Dokolo Foundation, Angola, Fondation Blachère, France, the Block Museum of Art, USA, and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Kamudzengerere was selected for inclusion in the 2018 Dak’Art Biennale, curated by Simon Njami. In 2017, he participated in Afrotopia, Rencontres de Bamako 11th African Biennale of Photography, curated by Marie-Ann Yemsi. His work formed part of the Zimbabwean Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, a group exhibition entitled Deconstructing Boundaries: Exploring Ideas of Belonging (2017). He has also exhibited at the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, as part of a special project, Playing Nature (2013), as well as having his film Grey Chess screened at the 2015 RomAfrica Film Festival in Rome, Italy.