About the Artist
Now living in the UK, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami was born in Gutu, Zimbabwe in 1993 and lived in South Africa from the ages of nine to seventeen. Her work reveals a deeply personal vision of Southern African life. Drawing on her experiences of geographical dislocation and displacement, her paintings combine visual fragments from a myriad of sources such as online images and personal photographs, which collapse past and present.
In Focus – Kudzanai-Violet Hwami: When You Need Letters for Your Skin
Filmed on the occasion of the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring new paintings combining visual fragments from a myriad of sources, such as online and archival images, and personal photographs, which collapse past and present.
Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro
Powerful nudes are a point of departure and in this exhibition of new works, Hwami’s first with the gallery, the artist considers existence in a time and space – as much digital as physical – where people are investigating their sexual, spiritual and political identity.