Musoromutsvuku/ Red head 2018
Musoromutsvuku was a body of work which was a triptych.I compelled my self to work on it in-order to strike conversation in my society about sexuality and how we get to defining it, something which people are really not comfortable to talk about. it seeks to bring out the relation between my cultural traditions and sexuality.
Musikavanhu/ God 2019
Musikavanhu is also an installation that I presented to also question the mysteries surrounding religion hence striking conversations about culture and religion.
Hurukuro/ In Conversation 2020
This triptych is also part of a collection of work that seeks to urge communities to resolve disputes by dialogue, and also evolve through dialogue.
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Nyasha Chigama is a contemporary artist based in Harare, Zimbabwe. She graduated from Chinhoyi University of Technology with an honours degree in Fine Art. Chigama’s body of work involves use of terracotta and porcelain as mediums of expression and research. Chigama explore the power structures and the existence of domination in eco- politics and this provides her an entry into dialogue on how the systems of domination such as matriarchy and patriarch exist in the shona community.
Working in a background of traditional and contemporary misogyny, she explores ideas of transformative labour and reclaims agency by subverting the traditional function and aesthetic of clay vessels. In a Joy de vivre approach, she investigates ways in which the contemporary Zimbabwean woman can negotiate and thrive in unhealthy Working in a background of traditional and contemporary misogyny, she explores ideas of transformative labour and reclaims agency by subverting the traditional function.