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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/ OppenheimerFundsEmerging 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.

Nyandoro presented his most recent solo exhibition in 2022, Suburban Bliss at Althuis Hofland Fine Arts in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Other recent solo exhibitions include: MAWORKS at Van Doren Waxter in New York City, USA. Ruwa, at Tiwani Contemporary in London, UK (2020); JUGGLING SKILLS, 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 (2018); Stall(s) of Fame, at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris, France (2017); IPAPO-IPAPO at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa; and Gareth Nyandoro at Art Brussels in Belgium; and Paper Cut in London, UK, both in 2016.

Group exhibitions include: I See You at Tiwani Contemporary in Lagos, Nigeria as well as Forever Etched On My Mind at Tiwani Contemporary in London, UK, in 2022; Art Basel Miami Beach with TiwaniContemporary in Miami Beach, USA; Art Brussels with SMAC Gallery at Tour & Taxis, Brussels in Belgium; Art Dubai with SMAC Gallery at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE; Investec Cape Town Art Fair (SMAC Gallery), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa (2019).

In 2018, For the Love of the Game 1998-2018 at Magasins Généraux inParis, France; Five Bhobh: Painting at the End of an Era, a group exhibition at Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, South Africa, and Drawing Africa On The Map, a group exhibition alongside Marlene Dumas, William Kentridge, Moshekwa Langa and Bahia Shebab, at the Quetzal Art Centre, Vidigueira, Portugal (2018); AFRICAN VOICES: Confronting Frontiers of Reality at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe; and All Things Being Equal at the Zeitz Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), Cape Town, both in 2017.


14.09.19 – 19.10.19 | Johannesburg

22.09.16 – 22.10.16 | Cape Town

08.12.18 – 16.02.19 | Johannesburg

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