We congratulate Thami Mnyele Foundation fellow Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi for his residency at Africa 1:1 LAB, and a group exhibition Africa 1:1 Five African artists at Ca’ Pesaro at Ca' Pesaro - Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna P in Venice.
The Museum welcomes the work of five artists from the African art scene as guest resident artists in Venice during the spring of 2023, where they will interact with the gallery’s history and collections.
The exhibition is the result of a project brought forward by Akka Project , Africa First and Ca’ Pesaro which, in the spirit of the 18th Architecture Biennale, created AFRICA 1:1 LAB, Artists Residency Program, an artist residency project that has brought five young African artists to experience the vibrant Venetian artistic environment and, at the same time, to offer their personal creative contribution to the city, which is preparing for the 18th Architecture Biennale’s Laboratory of the Future, curated by Lesley Lokko.
Through the study of the Gallery’s history, of the original documents and artists’ works in the permanent collection, the five artists-in-residence constructed new dialogues with the city’s visual tradition and with the history of the palazzo on the Grand Canal.
The exhibition is open until 1 October, 2023.
Photo: Option Nyahunzvi 'Black Gondolier' 2023.