Kufa Makwavarara

Kufa Makwavarara

South Africa | 1 artworks for sale

Kufa Makwavarara’s talent was first recognised by his teachers at Glen Norah primary school in Harare where he was often caught drawing on the school blackboards. Instead of being punished, he was encouraged to continue with his drawing and won a number of art prizes at both a local and national level during his school years.

An avid gamer, Makwavarara’s paintings are satirical, providing commentary on the socio-political condition of Zimbabwe through the use of caricatures, paraphernalia, ‘traditional’ symbols, and iconography.
Kufa Makwavarara (b. 1983) was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. From 2001 to 2003 he studied at the National Gallery School of Visual Art and Design in Harare and in 2000 began exhibiting with Gallery Delta and the Zimbabwe National Art Gallery. Two of his paintings are in the permanent collection of the Zimbabwe National Gallery as his work can be found in the private collection of the Spanish Embassy.

The artist now resides in Cape Town where he draws inspiration from all that surrounds him, his bright palette and striking use of light melding together to produce vibrant scenes of everyday life.

Selected Exhibitions/Awards:

Group Exhibition 'Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era', at Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

2015 Group Exhibition 'Emergence' at Ebony, Cape Town

Group Exhibition 'Emergence' at Ebony, Cape Town

Group Exhibition 'Summer Exhibition' at The Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe
Group Exhibition Sponsored By The European Union Delegation To The Republic Of Zimbabwe 'From Sound To Form'

Won Second Price In An Exhibition By The E.U Delegation To Zimbabwe “Traditional, Family And Religion

Group Exhibition 'Roots' at The Gallery Delta In Zimbabwe

Won First Prize In An Exhibition By The Embassy Of Germany In Zimbabwe “Walls”