Zimbabwean Shona artist Nesbert Mukomberanwa

Nesbert Mukomberanwa

Nesbert Mukomberanwa was born in 1969 in Buhera, central Zimbabwe. In 1987, he 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, where he sometimes also shows works by selected young artists.

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)

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