b. 1982, Bikita, Zimbabwe
Lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe
Gareth Nyandoro was born in Bikita, Zimbabwe in 1982, and currently lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe. He obtained a National Diploma in Fine Art from Harare Polytechnic in 2003 before furthering his studies in Creative Arts and Design at Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe, in 2008. In 2014 and 2015, Nyandoro was a resident artist at the Rijksakedemie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and was selected as the winner of the FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices 2016 Art Award.
In 2015, Nyandoro was one of three artists selected to represent the Zimbabwean Pavilion in a travelling exhibition titled Pixels of Ubuntu/ Unhu, curated by Raphael Chikukwa, for the 56th Venice Biennale. The exhibition travelled to the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe and the Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, in Cape Town, South Africa in 2016.
Other selected group exhibitions include: Five Bhobh: Painting at the End of an Era, a group exhibition at Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, South Africa, and exhibited alongside Marlene Dumas, William Kentridge, Moshekwa Langa and Bahia Shebab in the group exhibition, Drawing Africa On The Map at the Quetzal Art Centre, Vidigueira, Portugal, in 2019; AFRICAN VOICES: Confronting Frontiers of Reality at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe; All Things Being Equal at the Zeitz Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), Cape Town.
Solo exhibitions include: Ruwa, at Tiwani Contemporary in London, UK in 2020; JUGGLING SKILLS, opened at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2019 (coinciding with the launch of the first publication dedicated to his work); …READ ALL ABOUT at the Van Doren Waxter Gallery in New York, USA in 2018; Stall(s) of Fame, at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris, France in 2017; IPAPO-IPAPO at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa; Gareth Nyandoro at Art Brussels in Belgium; and Paper Cut in London, UK, all in 2016.