Long Waiting
Jump to Freedom
Lunar Park
Never on time
Novero swimming pool
M. Government
Musika We Roadport
Desperate Journey
Mimosa Mine
Born 1978 Seke, Chitungwiza, Harare, Zimbabwe

2003 Art Training at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, School of Art and Design,
New Zealand

1996 - 98 Art Training at the BAT Visual Studios, Harare, Zimbabwe

2007 "H.I.F.A Eye of the People", National Gallery of Zimbabwe
"Eye of the People", Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2003 "Recent Paintings", Christchurch Polyechnic lnstitute of Technology, School of Art, New Zealand

2001 "Zvazviri - Telling it Like it is", Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2008 Mutare - Haarlem City Link Exhibition, Harlem, Royal Netherlands
"International Triennale of Contemporary Art", National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic

2007 Europe Union Exhibition, E.U Headquarters, Brussels
HIFA Eye of the People Exhibition, National Gallery Of Zimbabwe

2006 From Congo to Zambezi Alsova Jihoceska Gallery, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Art For Hope Exhibition, Harare lnternational School, Zimbabwe

2005 Young Masters Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe
"30 Years Exhibition", Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2004 "Legacy", Munich, Germany

2003 "Recent Paintings Exhibition", Christchurch, New Zealand
"Artists For Zimbabwe", London, UK

2002 "The Pre-election Selection", Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2001 "Africa Exhibition", Kunstlegruppe Die Burg, Germany
The Assembly Room, Edinburgh Theatre Festival, Scottland
"Tracing the Rainbow", Linz, Austria

2000 "Colour Africa Exhibition", Rathaus Gallery, Munich, Germany

1999 "Fine Art, Crafts and Textile Exhibition", National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe

1998 "Zimbabwe Heritage Biennale Exhibition", National Gallery of Zimbabwe
"Young Artists' Exhibition", Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2008 The European Commision, ''UNITY'', First prize, Gallery Delta Foundation
Post Election Selection, 2nd Prize, Embassy of Switzerland, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2007 Peace Through Unity in Diversity, 2nd Prize, European Union - Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2006 "Rembrandt : An African Response on His 400th Birthday", 3rd Prize, Royal Netherlands - Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2003 Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Award, London
African Artist of the Future, Multichoice Calender, South Africa

1999 Fine Art, Crafts and Textile, (F.A.C.T) 1st Prize, National Gallery of Zimbabwe

1998 Young Artist of Promise, Award of Distinction, National Gallery of Zimbabwe

2003 Hosted with Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
Lectured, Painting with Design Students at Christchurch Polytechnic, New Zealand

2000 Painting with Jerry Zenuik (who lectured at Kunst Accademy Munich), Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe

2007 Large Painting Executed (Hatcliff Extension) for Austrian Embassy

2002 Large Mural Executed for Overtures, Gelsenkinchen, Germany

2000 Large Wall Painting for the lnteroir of Jaggers Msasa, Harare, Zimbabwe

2008 The International Triennale of Contemporary Art Published by KANT for the National Gallery in Prague

2007 The Heart of Europe Magazine
Gallery Delta Magazine No 27, 28 and 30

2006 OD Konga K Zambezi: Development Co-operation, Czech Republic

2004 Writing Now cover illustration "Mbare Musika", edited be lrene Stawnton, Weaver Press, Harare, Zimbabwe

2003 Zimbabwe Encounters, Mai Palmberg, Uppsala, Sweden

2002 Overture, Published by Artircolo, Munich, Germany

1998 Zimbabwe Heritage Catalogue
Lovemore Kambudzi was born in the housing development area of Seke in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1978. An artist from childhood, he went through the three-year art training, at the Visual Arts studios of the National Gallery in Mbare before beginning a long and fruitful association with Gallery Delta in Harare where he received training and exhibition space. He has exhibited in Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States. In 2003 he left for Commonwealth scholarship to New Zealand, since then he has lived with his wife and family in Harare enjoying increasing critical success both inside his troubled country and internationally.

Known to many in Zimbabwe as "The eye of the People", Lovemore Kambudzi has a unique style of painting, in effect a variant of Seurat's pointillism, or tachism (developed without any knowledge of Seurat’s work). The application of diverse and contrasting large daubs of colour play across the forms of his cartoonist like draughtsmanship. His brush strokes are reminiscent of camouflage colours, but the artist's intentions are rather to uncover. He says: "Handingavanze chokwadi" (I can't hide the truth).

Lovemore Kambudzi's canvases are usually large and show crowded city life with both everyday life and different situations of suffering or humiliation - ever present touches of humour even in the worst conditions, not withstanding. We find his people queuing for fuel, stealing maize bags from a capsized truck, policemen beating their citizens. Few situations in contemporary Zimbabwe escape his attention and as such he belongs to the tradition of Breughel as faithful and inspired chronicler and critic of everyday reality in Africa.