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Biography

Born 1985 in Zimbabwe, Richard is a full time professional painter who lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied under the mentorship of renowned painters Allen Kupeta in Chitungwiza, and Helen Lieros and Greg Shaw at Gallery Delta in Harare, Zimbabwe. Known for his original modernist paintings full of social commentary on various issue in Africa, he has participated in various major exhibitions in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Berlin, London, Miami, New York and Harare.

He holds a Hon. Bachelor of Arts Degree in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies.

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions (Solo)

2017: Mutara Wenguva (Time Line), Sanlam Art Collection, Sandton Johannesburg and Belville, Cape Town

2016: Free To Choose, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town

2014: Politics of Life, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johans Borman Fine Art, Sandton, Johannesburg

2014: Open Agenda, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa 

2012: My Reality, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa 

Exhibitions (Group)

2017: nano1:1, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

2017: Perspectives in Paint, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

2017: A Painting Today, STEVENSON Gallery, Cape Town

2016: Dinner Collection, Barnard Gallery, Newlands, Cape Town

2016: Masters, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town

2016: Baclay's L'Atelier Regional Exhibition, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville

2015: Spectra, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town

2015: Claim of the Land, Association for Visual Art, Cape Town

2015: Past and Present: 40 Years, Gallery Delta, Harare

2014: Zimbabwe Annual Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

2014: Dinner Collection, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town

2014: Black and White, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town

2014: Still, Johans Borman Fine Art, Newlands, Cape Town 

2013: SPI National Portrait Exhibition, Rust en Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town

2013: Perpetual Vigilance, Group show, Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town     

2012: Rendezvous Focus painting 2011/2012, Touring exhibition - University of Cape Town Michaelis Gallery, University of Johannesburg Gallery, North-West University Postchefstroom Gallery, Bloemfontein Museum.     

2011: At night we dream during the day we see, AVA Gallery, Cape Town.  

2011: Hope and Despair, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare 

 2010: Amani Arts Festival, Khayelitsha, Cape Town

2010: Follow the Line, First Floor Gallery.
2010: FACET, Zimbabwe Now, sponsored by the Germany Embassy, Gallery Delta, Harare
2010: Mother Earth, Gallery Delta, Harare
2010: Reflections.co.zw, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mutare 
2010: Drawings and Graphics, Gallery Delta, Harare,
2010: Insight, solo Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare.
2010: Live and Direct 2010, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, 
2010: Past and Present: 35 Years: Gallery Delta, Harare.
2010: Roots. Art Exhibition with collaboration between Dendera Gallery, Gallery Delta, Harare.
2010: Young Artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare, 
2009: FACT Cottco Art Exhibition, sponsored by the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe, National Gallery of Zimbabwe
2009: Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
2009: Walls: Competition and Exhibition. Sponsored by the Germany Embassy Gallery Delta
2009: Unity Exhibition. Sponsored by the European Commission, Gallery Delta. Harare 
2009: Ani-mal, Veo Gallery, Cape Town
2009: Naked Men, Solo Exhibition, Café Manhattaman, Cape Town 
2009: The Creative Block, Jeanetta Blignaut Art Consultancy, Cape Town
2008: Post Election Selection, sponsored by the Embassy of Spain, Gallery Delta, Harare 2008
2008: Miniature Exhibition 2008, Veo Gallery, Cape Town 
2008: Salon 91 Art Exhibition, Salon 91, Cape Town 
2008: Enriching Women, an exhibition for the International Women’s Film Festival, Gallery Delta, Harare. 
2008: Let’s Get Together: an exhibition and competition sponsored by French Embassy, Gallery Delta, Harare
2008: Africa University Annual Festival of Art & Culture: exhibition of Paintings and Graphics, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mutare
2008: Drawings and Graphics, Gallery Delta, Harare 
2008: Onai Exhibition, Three Man Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Mutare
2008: The Young artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
2007: The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare 
2007: The Young Painters Artist’s Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
2007: Drawings and Graphics: An Overview, Gallery Delta, Harare
2007: The Sixth Sense, an exhibition of paintings and graphics, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mutare
2007: Peace Through Unity and Diversity, an exhibition and competition sponsored by the European Commission, Gallery Delta, Harare
2007: The Young Artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
2006: The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
2006: Verandah Gallery Portfolio Exhibition, Verandah Gallery, Emerald Hill, Harare
2006: Manicaland Visual Arts and Craft Association (MANISA) Annual Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mutare
2006: Rembrandt: An African Response, an exhibition and art competition sponsored by Embassy of Netherlands, Gallery Delta, Harare
2006: Our Thoughts, Three Man Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mutare
2006: Don Quixote: An African Perspective, an exhibition sponsored by the Embassy of Spain, Gallery Delta, Harare
2005: African Contemporary Art, Gallery Delta, Harare. 
2005: Young Artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare. 
2003: IKONS – An Exhibition of Greek, Serbian and Russian Icons for the Greek  Cultural Week, Gallery Delta, Harare
2003: The Twenty Seventh Annual Young Artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
2002: Explorations II (Student Work) Gallery Delta, Harare
2001: The Pritt Annual National Schools Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare. 

Collections

Museum Of Modern Art: Equatorial Guinea   

The Bruce Campbell Smith Collection 

Frank Kilbourn Art Collection

Pick and Pay 

Coca Cola

Art Fairs

2017: Cape Town Art Fair, CTICC, Cape Town

2016: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London, UK

2016: Also Known As Africa, Paris, France

2015: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London, UK 

2015: START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2015: FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015: 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, Pioneer Works, New York, USA

2015: Cape Town Art Fair, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

2015: SAADA Annual Antiquities, Art and Design Expo, Lookout Hill, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

2014: Cape Town Art Fair, The Pavilion, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

2014:  Politics of Life, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

2013: In the Shadow of the Rainbow, Johans Borman Fine Art, FNB Jo'burg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2012: FNB Jo'burg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

2013: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London, UK.


Publications

J. Melcher (edt) 2016. Richard Mudariki: Muwongorori / The Observor, B. Kuhlen Verlag, Germany

Mabasa, Ignatius (edt) 2015. Mawonero/Umbono: Insights on Art in Zimbabwe, Kerber, Germany

Safia Dickersbach, 2014 . Protocolum, pg 166-168. Dickersbach Kunstverlag, Berlin, Germany

Fay Jackson, Art South Africa Magazine, 2014. Richard Mudariki: Open Agenda – exhibition review, pg 79, Volume 12, Issue 03. Suzette and Brendon Bell-Roberts, Vlaeberg, South Africa   

Omenka Magazine, 2013. Ed Cross: On being a Sculptor, African Art and Developments in the online market, pg 32-34,  Volume 1 Issue 2, Revilo Company Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria

Zach Taljaad, 2014. Still – exhibition catalogue , Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa

Johans Borman and Zach Taljaad, 2013. In The Shadow of the Rainbow – exhibition catalogue, Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town, South Africa

Johans Borman, 2011. Persona - exhibition  catalogue, Cape Town, South Africa

Richard Mudariki, 2011. Contents, Contexts and Creators – An introduction to the contemporary visual arts of Zimbabwe. Unpublished paper presented at the African Arts Institute, Cape Town, South Africa      

2012 Rendezvous Focus Painting Exhibition catalogue, University of Northern Cape, South Africa 


Artist Talks

2015: 

April: Modernism Influence on Contemporary Painting, Richard Mudariki, Penny Siopis, Virginia Mackenny and Kerry Chaloner, Cape Town Art Fair, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Oct: Richard Mudariki in conversation with Marc Stanes, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House, London, UK.


Awards and Recognition

2015: Convergence of Nations Special Mention Prize, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, London, UK

2014: Third Prize, Zimbabwe Annual Heritage, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

2013: Finalist, SPI National Portrait Awards, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, Cape Town                                                                           2010: Award for Painting, ‘Artists in the Stream’, Young Artist Exhibition, sponsored by HIVOS Foundation, Gallery Delta, Harare. 2010: Third Prize (Painting) from the Embassy of Germany and Gallery Delta Foundation, Gallery Delta, Harare.
2009: Special Mention Award from the European Commission in Zimbabwe and Gallery Delta Foundation, Gallery Delta, Harare 
2009: Fourth Consolation Prize for Don Quixote: An African Perspective - art exhibition and competition sponsored by the Embassy of Spain, Gallery Delta Foundation, Harare
2004:Best Visual Artist (Painting), The German Intr Afrika Art Competition, sponsored by the Embassies of Germany and Switzerland, Zimbabwe German Society, Harare
2003: Award of Merit (Drawing) for an art exhibition and competition for the Greek Cultural Week sponsored by the Embassy of Greece and the Hellenics Community in Zimbabwe, Hellenic School, Harare.


Artist Residencies

2016: The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, Florida, USA 

2016: Resident Artist, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town

2010: Resident artist, Good Hope Art Studios, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Workshops

2008: National Mining Museum Exhibition Design Workshop, facilitated by the British Council and the National Mining Museum of Wales, Harare 2008.
2001: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) HIV/AIDS Art Workshop: ‘Men Make A Difference’, National Gallery Of Zimbabwe, Harare.   

Voluntary work

2011-2014: Board Member, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
2010: Mural Artist - Paintings and Decorations for the Greek Cultural Week, Hellenic School, Borrowdale, Harare
2006: Khami World Heritage Site International Youth Volunteer Restoration Camp, supported  by the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ), Association CHAM, United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), French Embassy,  Bulawayo