Zimbabwean Shona artist Nesbert Mukomberanwa
Nesbert Mukomberanwa

Nesbert was born in 1969 in Buhera, Zimbabwe. In 1987, Nesbert began to study sculpture with his uncle Nicholas Mukomberanwa, one of the most famous and internationally respected artists of the 'Shona sculpture' movement.

By 1989, Nesbert felt ready to begin working alone. He left his apprenticeship and established his own workshop at home in Chitungwiza. There he worked for nearly a decade, developing a distinctive style and gaining international recognition.

In 1998, Nesbert relocated to the tranquillity of the countryside, where he is finally free to concentrate fully on his art. He has created the 'Village Gallery' to display his work. Nesbert also shows works by selected Chitungwiza-based artists in his gallery and gardens. Recent group exhibitions include:

  • Reece Galleries (USA) with Henry Munyaradzi and Nicholas Mukomberanwa amongst others (2005)
  • 'Form versus Content', Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek, Namibia (2004)
  • Group exhibition and solo workshop in Memphis, USA (organised by Matombo Gallery, Harare) (2002, 2003)

This text is copyright (please see statement on our homepage) and is the intellectual property of Guruve Ltd and must not be reproduced without our permission and attribution to www.guruve.com.