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Takudzwa Chandiwana

Born in Harare, Zimbabwe (1998), Takudzwa has lived and studied in Birmingham (UK).

Takudzwa utilises various processes and media such as video, stitch, print, paint and charcoal in her practice, in order to facilitate a constant dynamic of dismantling and a reconstruction of material and form which ultimately creates a space where meaning can be discovered. From the deconstruction of the figure through mark making, creating forms disjoined and unsettled against the mono­chromatic, still yet fleeting presence of the print, to the construction of a physical object that has a material presence and density.


Interwoven within her works are a reflection of personal histories, experiences and her cultural identity in relation to Takudzwa’s relationship with the country she has resided in for a large portion of her life. An interrogation of blackness, femininity, and how they’re seen, defined and validated within white spaces. It’s within these spaces that violence often manifests itself as a key element in displacing black people and what identity means for them. Subsequently, Takudzwa incorporates an ethics of care within her practice as she focuses on healing.


Courtesy of the artist’s website.