| ARTIST Wycliffe Mundopa CV/Biography

Born in 1987 Rusape,Zimbabwe. Wycliffe Mundopa lives and works in Harare. He studied art from 2005 to 2007 at the national gallery Zimbabwe Visual Arts Studios.

Wycliffe is already a veteran of Harare art scene and a tenacious witness to Zimbabwe contemporary life. He is a passionate advocate of the lives of woman and children in Harare's underprivileged neighbourhoods with a drive to acknowledge those, who are too often swept under the carpet by society. His works transcend their subject matter to become an opportunity to see human lives through/ the fractures and junctures of tradition and change, clashes of moral codes and the economic strains. More than anything however Mundopa is a poet of Zimbabwe's women, able to see the dreams in the nightmares, the honour in the squalor and the courage to acknowledge pain rather than euphemise despair.

Mundopa's exceptional skill and expressive power has won him acclaim and popularity with both collectors and critics. His works are collected and exhibited as far wide as Hong Kong,Kenya, Australia, France, UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands, Japan, Thailand, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Mundopa has been showing with First Floor Gallery Harare since 2010 and has most recently represented the Gallery at Berliner Liste 2013 international art fair as well as inaugural edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London 2013