Artist Interview: Kresiah Mukwazhi
Artist Kresiah Mukwazhi sits down to talk about her current exhibition Kirawa at Nottingham Contemporary.
Kresiah Mukwazhi creates vibrant textile-collages, video, performance and installations informed by her observations of gender-based violence, exploitation and abuse in her native Zimbabwe. By bringing together the worlds of visual activism and spirituality, she explores the different conditions of the female body; from being a site of trauma, to one of healing and resistance. Drawing on her long-term engagement with female sex workers in the suburbs of Harare, she takes inspiration from the resilience and forms of self-organisation present within these communities.
Kresiah Mukwazhi: Kirawa is a collaboration between Nottingham Contemporary and Secession, Vienna, where it was presented from 17 February to 16 April 2023. Kirawa is presented at Nottingham Contemporary Sat 27 May – Sun 3 Sep 2023.
Kirawa is generously supported by The African Arts Trust, and sponsored by Oliver Charles Associates.