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As an artist born in a family of Shona culture, Chirombo's work is spiritually influenced by spirit mediumship and customs. He seeks to explore this through dreams which are a rich source of inspiration for his art making, using spirituality and emotions to direct him in the search for meaning and guidance. 

BRIEF BACKGROUND:

Based in Grahamstown, South Africa since2007.

Born in Zimbabwe and schooled at Churchill Boys High 1999-2004.

Studied at the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe: 2005

B. Fine Art: Rhodes Uni 2007-2010 (cricket scholarship provided by the late Peter Roebuck & Rhodes)

Pursuing a Master of Arts in Anthropology at Rhodes University. My research focuses on 'Exploring spirit mediated landscape, art and material culture among Shona and Venda artists.'

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2017: Crossing Over, NAF, Grahamstown, SA.

2016: Crossing over; Special projects: Today/Tomorrow; CTAF, CTICC, Cape Town, SA.

2016: Crossing Over, NAF, Grahamstown, SA.

2015: Sacred Spaces, Ism Skism Gallery, Clarens, , SA.

2013: Rising of the Ancestors, NAF, Grahamstown, SA.

2013: Sacred Spaces, Museum Africa, Johannesburg, SA; Rising of the Ancestors! NAF, Grahamstown, SA.

2012: Extended Family, NAF, Grahamstown, SA; Sacred Spaces, Absa KKNK, Oudtshoorn, SA.

2011: Sacred Spaces, NAF, Grahamstown, SA.

2010: Visions, Dreams & Secrets, NAF, Grahamstown, SA

 

Selected Group

2017: A look at the Contemporary SA Art Scene, Theoule sur Mer,France.

2016: Ambassador’s Footprint, Gallery Noko, Port Elizabeth, SA

2016: “I can feel them but I can’t see them,” Vellarus, France

2015: Factor X Discourse, Gallery Noko, Port Elizabeth, SA

2014: Dreaming With Open Eyes, NAF, Grahamstown, SA

2012: The ART Business Contemporary Gallery, Plettenberg, SA

2011: COP17 Climate Train Art Project, Cape Town to Durban, SA (National project); Painting Project Co-ordinator

2009: Contemporary Shona Art, NAF, Grahamstown, SA