Nicholas Kadzungura

Kadzungura was born in 1967 in Centenary, Zimbabwe. He attended St. Albert’s Secondary School in Centenary before being apprenticed to Damian Manuhwa, the famous first-generation artist.

From the beginning, the young artist was inspired by the natural shapes of the stones as they appeared from the quarries. These forms continue to influence him.

Kadzungura only works in harder stones, preferring Springstone, Marble and Verdite. In 1997, Kadzungura was chosen for the Chapungu Resident Artist Program, where he continues to work. His subject is comprised mainly of groups of people-often-children singing, in prayer, in discussion, or in mourning.