Grace Nyahangare Zimbabwe
Working with mixed media, abstraction and introspection, Zimbabwean-born and based fine artist Grace Nyahangare is tracing a path to her root identity using art. Her works question the erasure and eroding of the Zimbabwean identity, critiquing the loss of self whilst attempting to offer some pathway towards a sense of self.
She conceptualises this tension between loss and longing in terms of “cultural control”, exploring the idea of decolonizing the mind through the creation of new structures and new modes of visual art production. An awardee of a 2017 residency at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, as well as the 2016 Vana Baba Vanhasi Photography Exhibition Award in 2016, Nyahangare’s work is both vulnerable and resonant.
As part of the Full Circle Art Africa programme, Nyahangare will exhibit a series of mixed media works together with fellow Zimbabwean artists as part of ZAC – the Zimbabwe Assemblage Collective.