Kresiah Mukwazhi

Artist in Residency 2019

KRESIAH MUKWAZHI (b. Harare, Zimbabwe, 1992.) Kresiah Mukwazhi is a graduate of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe Visual Art School (known today as the National Gallery School of Visual Art and Design) and the Market Photo Workshop in South Africa. Mukwazhi is a multidisciplinary artist whose artistic practice draws on personal experiences and observations of gender-based violence, exploitation and abuse. She uses women’s undergarments in her practice and makes use of the material’s associative power to reference feelings of objectification and symbolic resistance. Her performative practice is characterized by public perceptions in spaces occupied by women. Recent exhibitions include Bedroom Interview at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, 2018; Not The Usual Suspects at Iziko Museums in Cape Town, 2018 and Legitimate Expectations at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg, 2018. She also recently completed a six week residency at Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam and participated in a Live Art workshop facilitated by the Institute of Creative Arts in Cape Town, both supported by ProHelvetia.

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