Wallen Mapondera

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2019

[upcoming] Masters of Fine Art Degree (MA), Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

2007

Certificate in Visual Arts Training, National Gallery School of Visual Arts Studio, Harare, Zimbabwe.

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2018

[upcoming] Artist in Residence, Pro Helvetia Studio, Zurich, Switzerland.

2016

Artist in Residence, in association with the Kuona Trust, Tafaria Castle, Nairobi & Tafaria, Kenya.

Artist in Residence, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2015

National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) for  Two-Dimensional Work, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ), Harare, Zimbabwe.

Artist in Residence, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Artist-in-Residency (AiR) Award Laureate, the Africa Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

2012

First Prize for Drawing and Graphics: Family, Tradition and Religion, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Burlington, Vermont, USA.

2010

First Prize for Drawing and Graphics: FACET – Zimbabwe Now, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Over-all Award for Drawing: Artists in Stream, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2009

Over-all Award: F.A.C.T , National Gallery of Zimbabwe in association with COTCO, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2008

Award of Merit: Enriching Woman, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Award of Merit: Post Election Selection, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2007

Artist in Residence, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2006

Award of Merit for Painting: Graduate Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Award of Merit for Graphics: Graduate Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2018

Emergency Exit, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK.

Samusha weiri Dongo, SMAC Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2017

Tsananguro | Clarifications, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2016

Paint My Tea Pot, Tafaria Castle, Tafaria, Kenya.

2014

SOCIAL ZOOMETRY, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2013

ANI-MAN (a human in an animal), Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2012

TURNING TABLES, Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA.

2009

X MARKS THE SPOT, Trueworths Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2008

MAZUVA OSE (Everyday), National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

2018

Five Bhohb: Painting at the End of an Era, Zietz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), Cape Town, South Africa.

Back to the Future III – Abstract Art In South Africa: Past and Present, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2017

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), London, UK.

FNB Joburg Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2016

Turbine Art Fair (TAF), Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nothing Personal, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Suddenly A Dissident (Two Man Show), Point of Order Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

2015

Turbine Art Fair (TAF), Johannesburg, South Africa.

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, UK.

2012

Thupelo Workshop Exhibition, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa.

Between the Sheets, Gallery East, North Fremantle, Western Australia.

Tradition, Family & Religion, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2011

Colour Africa, Zeitgenössische Kunst Aus Simbabwe, Kulturallmende, Munich, Germany.

2010

FACET – Zimbabwe Now, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Live ‘n’ Direct, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

African Expressions, The University of Avignon, Avignon, France.

Artists in Stream, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2009

Unity, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Ani-mal, VEO Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

F.A.C.T COTCO, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2008

COTCO, National Gallery of Zimbabwe , Harare.

The Young artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare.

Salon 91 Art Exhibition, Salon 91, Cape Town, South Africa.

Miniature Exhibition 2008, VEO Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.

Enriching Women, The International Women’s Film Festival, Gallery Delta, Harare.

Onai (Do You See When You Look), National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Mutare, Mutare, Zimbabwe.

Africa University Annual Festival of Art and Culture: an exhibition of Paintings and Graphics, National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Mutare, Mutare, Zimbabwe.

Post Election Selection, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

2007

The Young Artist Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Peace Through Unity and Diversity, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

The Sixth Sense, National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Mutare, Zimbabwe.

Drawings and Graphics: An Overview, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

“Edible Mapepa” An exhibition of art pieces from handmade paper, National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Alliance Francaise Annual Exhibition, Maputo, Mozambique.

Zimbabwean change, St Bavo Church, Haarlem, Netherlands.

2006

HIFA ( Hand in Hand ), National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Our Thoughts, National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Mutare, Mutare, Zimbabwe.

Rembrandt: An African Response, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Manicaland Visual Arts and Craft Association (MANISA), National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mutare,   Zimbabwe.

Final Year Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

1998

Why Use Agro Chemicals? University Of Zimbabwe, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe.

COLLECTIONS

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Spier Art Collection, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Tiroche Deleon Collection, Tel Aviv, Israel.