EVANS TINASHE MUTENGA

31 PROJECT Evans Tinashe Mutenga artist

Born in 1987 in Zimbabwe, lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Evans Mutenga works with paper not as a simple surface but as a material that he tears, manipulates, inks and coats. He creates almost abstract portraits by playing with the layers of this transformed paper. 

The "Comrade" series is a collection of portraits of comrades, veterans and friends: the mythical characters involved in conflicts that took place in the past are represented here in an almost evanescent way, belonging to a history with which the country is working to reconcile itself.  

A graduate of the National Gallery School of Visual Art and Design's in Harare and the Polytechnic Colleges, Evans Tinashe Mutenga is a member of the Village Unhu collective.

Since 2013 he has exhibited mainly in Zimbabwe with Delta Gallery, Village Unhu and the National Gallery but also in Paris with the 31 PROJECT gallery. 

Between 2016 and 2018 he participated in the FNB Joburg art fair, Investec Cape Town Art Fair and also worked at John Mafuangejo Printing studios in Namibia.

 
 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

EXHIBITIONS

2022

ARCO, 31 PROJECT, Lisbon - PT

Nhimbe, Chitungwiza Artists Collective, Harare – ZI

Village Unhu, ICTAF Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – SA

 

2021

AKAA, 31 PROJECT, Paris – FR

ZVIMHINGAMUPINI / OBSTACLES, solo show, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare – ZI

2020

Small, 31 PROJECT, Paris – FR

When you master yours and you can get out, Village Unhu, Harare ZI

2019

We are here Pamasonga, 31 project, Paris – FR

Sanity is expensive, but madness is for free, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

We move forward by looking back, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

 

2018

Tag, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

Cape Town Art Fair, Cape town – SA

Village Unhu group show – Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

 

2017 

Young Artist Exhibition, Delta Gallery, Harare – ZI

International Conference of African Culture (I.C.A.Z) exhibition, N.G.Z,

Harare – ZI

Line to form, Delta Gallery, Harare – ZI

Summer annual exhibition  – Delta Gallery, Harare – ZI

Link, Gallery Delta, Harare – ZI

I.C.A.C exhibition –N.G.Z Harare – ZI

Heritage annual exhibition – N.G.Z Harare – ZI

FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg – SA

Cape Town Art Fair, Cape town – SA

 

2016

Artist Books, Mojo Gallery, Dubai – UAE

Young Artist Exhibition, Delta Gallery, Harare – ZI

100-100, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

Wild Geese, Harare – ZI

Surface = Drawing, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

Inboxed testimony, John Muafangejo Gallery, Windhoek – NA

1.54 Art Fair London – UK

FNB Joburg art Fair, Johannesburg – SA

 

2015

Young Artist Exhibition, Delta Gallery, Harare – ZI

Dama, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

Soldout, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

Migration, Delta Gallery, Harare – ZI

Orgees, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg – SA

 

2014

Young Artist exhibition, NGZ, Harare – ZI

Young Artist exhibition, Delta Gallery, Harare – ZI

Finding way, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

Umoji,  Kavoh, Harare – ZI

Hope, Hope Gallery, Doon Estate, Harare – ZI

 

 

RESIDENCIES

2017

Artist Residency Studio Award, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

 

2016

John Muafangejo Residency ,Windhoek – NA

 

2014

Dama residency, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

 

2013

NGSVAD resident artist, N.G.Z School of visual Arts and design, Harare – ZI

 

 

AWARDS

2017

National Arts Merits Awards of Zimbabwe (N.A.M.A)

 

2015

Graphic Artistic prize from the Embassy of Switzerland and Delta Gallery, Harare - ZI

WITH 31 PROJECT

EXHIBITIONS

2020

SMALL, group show, Paris - FR

2019

We are here Pamasonga, group show, Paris - FR

FAIRS

2022

ARCO, group show, Lisbon - PT

2021

AKAA, group show, Paris - FR