Artists | Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi

2018
Adam Belarouchia
Neo Image Matloga
Sinethemba Twalo
Abdulrazaq Awofeso
Jabu Arnell and Sinethemba Twalo
Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi
Terrence Musekiwa

2016
Tiisetso Molobi
Lazi Mathebula
Pamela Clarkson
Atta Kwami
Mongezi Ncaphayi
Em'kal Eyongakpa

2015
Atef Berredjem
Rehema Chachage
Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Rasoul

2014
Moshekwa Langa
Bernard Akoi-Jackson
Helen Zeru Araya
Admire Kamudzengerere

2013
Ashraf Moneim
Awaad Issa
Lara Bourdin
Zanele Muholi
Louis Boshoff
Ruan Hoffmann
Krishna Luchoomun
Sultana Haukim
Adriaan de Villiers

2012
Koyo Kouoh
Michele Tabor
Viktor Ekpuk
Santu Mofokeng
Mihret Kebede

2011
Hasan and Husain Essop
Nisren Abasher Ahmed
Leo Lefort

2010
Akintunde Akinleye
Akirash
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Ruan Hoffmann
Michael Tsegaye

2009
Adriaan de Villiers
Hadia Gana
Zanele Muholi

2007
Victor Ekpuk
Doreen Southwood
Clifford Charles
Assefa Gebrekidan

2006
Guy Wouete
Thulani Shongwe
Nicholas Hlobo
Doreen Southwood
Odili Donald Odita

2005
Rehab El Sadek

2003
Papisto Boy
John Murray
Isaac Carlos
Rose Kirumira
Dominique Zinkpé

2002
Senzeni Marasela
Tarek Zaki
Kheto Lualuali
Meshac Gaba
Darryl Accone
Nawaal Deane
Henk Rossouw
Rafs Mayet
Louis Mhlanga

2001
Krishna Luchoomun

2000
Moss Mogale
Samson Kambalu
Abrie Fourie
Dominique Fontaine
Ilse Pahl

1999
Saliou Traore
Alassane Drabo
Harry Mutasa
Moshekwa Langa
Jeremy Wafer

1998
Mustafa Maluka

1997
Shepard Mtyshelwa
Liza du Plessis
Allina Ndebele
Greg Streak
Dominic Tshabangu

1996
Stephen Maqashela

1995
Ina van zyl
Progress Matubako

1993
Tito Zungu
Noria Mbabasa
Helen Sebidi
Sue Williamson
David Koloane
Andries Botha
Pat Mautloa

1992
Sandra Kriel
Clifford Charles
Dianse Paulse
Sarah Tabane

Zimbabwe
Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi
Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi

Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi (born. 1992, Zimbabwean)
I grew up drawing things of my own imagination, I started having so much interest in drawing at the age of 7, at first coping drawings of a friend and later had interest in traditional aesthetics trying to over stand natural existence of earth and the ancestral world. While each work is fused with simple printed layers of deferent techniques, works are then enhanced by removing a thin layer of paper as strips in selected areas. My visual language wrestles with the misunderstanding to the existence of natural forces in a space and time. My vernacular introduces a dialogue about present day Zimbabwe, its tradition and culture, hardships and a quality of natural magic that permeates the personal lives of its inhabitants.

I studied at The School of The National Gallery of Zimbabwe 2013 and in 2015 completing the residency at the same school. I started exhibiting with the galleries around Zimbabwe mainly in Harare that includes the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions, Delta Gallery and Tsoko Gallery. In 2015 I participated in a first international show, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London and. PIASA Origins and Trajectories II Art Contemporian Africa et de la Diaspora, France in 2016. I have been working with Dzimbanhete arts interaction in various group shows, workshops and residencies.
In 2017 I have participated in the Thupelo international workshop at Great more studios in Cape Town South Africa for two weeks.

Folktales and Taboos #NL1

The Thami Mnyele Foundation is working on invitation from Chiko Chazunguza from the Dzimbanethe Art Interaction Zimbabwe, CBK Zuidoost Amsterdam, on the continuated project since 2016 "Folktales and Taboos # NL1"; initiated by the dutch artist RaQuel van Haver and former Thami Mnyele foundation resident Admire Kamudzengerere, Zimbabwe.

This project "Folktales and Taboos # NL1" is a research on old ancient folktales and taboos that are imbedded in the culture . This project focusses on research, workshops, discussion and process. The intention of this project came from the fact that RaQuel van Haver and Admire Kamudzengerere worked together in Zimbabwe and felt the urge to collect and write down these ancient, old and most of all important tales before they got lost, for example by a religion such as Christianity. This collaboration means that artist from different kind of back grounds, experiences, culture but also different kind of tales the brought up with can be a mirror for one and other. A mirror to reflect upon ones life, decisions, culture and preferences.

The whole project will be on show in November 2018 in the CBK Zuidoost.

Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.