Tendai Mupita (B. 1990) lives and works in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe. In 2015 he received his Bachelor’s degree from the Chinhoyi University in Zimbabwe. In addition, Mupita graduated from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, USA in 2019. Tendai Mupita’s artistic practice explores imagination, feeling and mythology through colourful and vibrant compositions. Inspired by Shona culture, Mupita’s works resides on a boundary of abstract and figurative art, depicting hybrid beings through a unique combination of colour, light, line ans circular forms.
Solo exhibitions include Kuedza Mudzimu nesengere -Testing the waters, T293, Rome (2020); Fractalities, First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe (2017); Unspoken Language, First Floor gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe (2014).
Group exhibitions include Legends, (Upcoming ),Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2021); Entropy, Salon91, Capetown, South Africa (2019); Collectors Show David Altman, LA, USA (2018); Paper tigers, First Floor gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe (2018); Harare Contemporary, Circle art agency, Nairobi, Kenya (2018); Initiation, Room Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2017); Solstice, ODA gallery, Franshoek, Capetown (2017); Featuring Artist, David Krut Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2017); Surface Drawing, Unhu Village, Harare, Zimbabwe (2016); Shift, Assemblage Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa (2016); Young Artist, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe (2015).
Highlights and Collections
Tendai Mupita participated in multiple artist in resdidence programs such as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, USA (2019); Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa (2017); Thupelo workshop, Capetown, South Africa (2017).