Born in Zimbabwe in 1980, lives and works in Harare.
Misheck Masamvu's work is of a rare expressionist intensity, centred on the corporality of hybrid and disarticulated human creatures. The body is forced into immobile violence: a puppet of flesh and hair, sometimes grotesque, sometimes dramatic, always suffering and powerless.
His work shows a great plastic liberty and demonstrates a complex colourist vision from which Misheck Masamvu designs his spaces.
For the exhibition We are here Pamasonga, he presents a series of drawings playing on voids, tracing and suspension. A sober graphic ensemble that offers a unique counterpoint to his painted works.
Trained at the Kunstakademie in Munich, his career quickly took an international turn with his participation in the Dakar Biennale in 2006 and his particiqption in the Zimbabwean pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 with the National Gallery. In 2016 he participated in the Sao Paulo Biennale. He currently shows his second one man show with Goodman Gallery titled "Hata". Masamvu is the co-founder and co-director of the artist collective Village Unhu in Harare.