EVANS TINASHE MUTENGA

Evans tinashe mutenga 31 project

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

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

Nhimbe, Chitungwiza Artists Collective, Harare – Zimbabwe

Village Unhu, ICTAF Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – South Africa

 

2021

AKAA, 31 PROJECT, Paris – France

ZVIMHINGAMUPINI / OBSTACLES, solo show, Village Unhu,

Harare – Zimbabwe

Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare – Zimbabwe

2020

Small, 31 PROJECT, Paris – France

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

Harare Zimbabwe

2019

We are here Pamasonga, 31 project, Paris – France

Sanity is expensive, but madness is for free, Village Unhu,

Harare – Zimbabwe

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

 

2018

Tag, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

Cape Town Art Fair, Cape town – South Africa

Village Unhu group show – Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

 

2017 

Young Artist Exhibition, Delta Gallery, Harare – Zimbabwe

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

Harare – Zimbabwe

Line to form, Delta Gallery, Harare – Zimbabwe

Summer annual exhibition  – Delta Gallery, Harare – Zimbabwe

Link, Gallery Delta, Harare – Zimbabwe

I.C.A.C exhibition –N.G.Z Harare – Zimbabwe

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

FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg – South Africa

Cape Town Art Fair, Cape town – South Africa

 

2016

Artist Books, Mojo Gallery, Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Young Artist Exhibition, Delta Gallery, Harare – Zimbabwe

100-100, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

Wild Geese, Harare – Zimbabwe

Surface = Drawing, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

Inboxed testimony, John Muafangejo Gallery, Windhoek – Namibia

1.54 Art Fair London – UK

FNB Joburg art Fair, Johannesburg – South Africa

 

2015

Young Artist Exhibition, Delta Gallery, Harare – Zimbabwe

Dama, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

Soldout, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

Migration, Delta Gallery, Harare – Zimbabwe

Orgees, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg – South Africa

 

2014

Young Artist exhibition, NGZ, Harare – Zimbabwe

Young Artist exhibition, Delta Gallery, Harare – Zimbabwe

Finding way, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

Umoji,  Kavoh, Harare – Zimbabwe

Hope, Hope Gallery, Doon Estate, Harare – Zimbabwe

 

 

RESIDENCIES

2017

Artist Residency Studio Award, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

 

2016

John Muafangejo Residency ,Windhoek – Namibia

 

2014

Dama residency, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

 

2013

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

Harare – Zimbabwe

 

 

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 - Zimbabwe

WITH 31 PROJECT

EXHIBITIONS

2020

SMALL, group show

2019

We are here Pamasonga, group show

FAIRS

2021

AKAA, Paris