Victor Mavedzenge

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Victor Mavedzenge (* 1974 in Masvingo , Zimbabwe ) is a Zimbabwean painter , performance and object artist and poet .

He studied Fine Arts at the Polytechnic College in Harare. Until 2003 he taught art at a school for difficult-to-raise children, but then decided to live as a freelance artist. He is regarded as an outstanding representative of a new generation of African artists who, with their work , were able to leave the paths of traditional African art and transfer the energetic radiance of the forgotten continent to their works.

In 2008 he received a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and in 2010 he received a Masters in Fine Arts from Slade School of Fine Art , London .

In addition to numerous exhibitions, the list of his projects includes Caritas exhibitions for the “Just Children Foundation” children's home in Harare , the highly acclaimed exhibition Impressions in Germany, and workshops and exhibitions in cooperation with the Goethe Center Zimbabwe.

His mostly abstract works often deal with the situation and role of women and aim for the viewer to reconsider their gender-specific role in society and break through for themselves personally.

As a citizen of the world, he traveled to Germany , France , the Netherlands , Great Britain , Austria and the USA . His works are privately owned worldwide and in the National Gallery of Zimbabwe .

His poetic works, which are ambiguous in their language, similar to his paintings on several levels, are attracting increasing attention.

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  1. ^ Slade School of Fine Art, 2010 . Retrieved February 24, 2014.