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Wycliffe Mundopa




Wycliffe Mundopa (b. 1987 in Rusape, Zimbabwe) lives and works in Harare. Having decided to devote his life to painting at the age of 15, Mundopa attended the National Gallery Zimbabwe Visual Arts Studios (2005-2007).

Committed to bearing witness to the lives of the most vulnerable in his community, his works consistently speak to social and political upheavals of life in urban Zimbabwe. In this context, the lives of women in particular frame his practice and social commentary. Mundopa’s imagery is audacious and unapologetic, bridging vernacular visual metaphor or Harare street slang with classical genre painting compositions of Dutch masters and post-impressionistic verve in line and colour. His work is represented in private collections in U.S.A, Hong Kong, Kenya, Australia, France, the UK, Germany, Japan, Kenya, the Netherlands, Zimbabwe and Cameroon.  @ courtesy of First Floor Gallery & the artist

Solo exhibitions

  • As 2021 FNB Art Joburg prize winner - Solo Exhibition Zva_nyadza at Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa (2021)
  • What Makes Us’ Wycliffe Mundopa, '2011 - 2021'  with First Floor Gallery, Artsy Online Exclusive (2021)
  • 1001 Afternoons at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2020)
  • Tomorrows/Today solo presentation at Cape Town Art Fair, with First Floor Gallery (2019)
  • Dramascapes at First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe (2014)
  • No Limits at First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe (2013)

Group exhibitions 

  • Echocurated by Serubiri Moses at Jenkins Johnson Projects Brooklyn, New York, USA (2022)
  • Expression Obsession Connection at Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (2022)
  • Africa On My Mind at Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, USA (2021)
  • at SoHo Salon with Tong Art Advisory, New York, US (2021)
  • Mirror Mirror! – part of South South Veza, with First Floor Gallery, Zimbabwe (2021)
  • Level | Mosi-oa-tunya with First Floor Gallery, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (2020)
  • Afrique Nouvelle Vague: Bullets, Fetishes, Paintings, Graffiti,... at Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, USA (2020)
  • Day & Night at GNYP Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2019)
  • Night & Day at First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe (2019)
  • Kubatana, African contemporary art at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway, by Kristin Hjellegjerde (2019)
  • Harare Fauves at Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (2019)
  • Defying the narrative at Ever Gold Projects, San Francisco, USA (2018)
  • Another Antipodes/urban axis at PS Art Space, Fremantle, Australia (2017)
  • Hello Harare, Collaging the City at First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe (2017)
  • Right at the Equator at Depart Foundation, Los Angeles, USA (2017)
  • Several group exhibitions (2008 - 2017)

Art Fairs

  • African Galleries Now on Artsy 2022 (with First Floor Gallery)
  • Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2022, South Africa (with First Floor Gallery)
  • Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2021 - digital event in conjunction with Milan’s modern and contemporary art fair, miart (with First Floor Gallery)
  • Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2020, South Africa (with First Floor Gallery)
  • PRIZM Art Fair 2020, Miami, USA (with First Floor Gallery)
  • FNB Art Joburg 2020, South Africa (with First Floor Gallery)
  • Alserkal Art Week Dubai 2020 (with Showcase Gallery)
  • UNTITLED Art, Miami Beach 2019 (with De Buck Gallery)

Museums & Awards

  • 2021 FNB Art Joburg prize winner, one of the most coveted African visual art prizes paying homage and recognition for artists on the African continent
  • Solo show at Museum Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa - the largest gallery on the continent 
  • National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

Wycliffe Mundopa is representend / exhibited by First Floor Gallery and Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.

Instagram: @wycliffemundopa

Work in Collection