Portia Zvavahera - Biography | David Zwirner

Portia Zvavahera

- Biography

Portia Zvavahera was born in 1985 in Juru, Zimbabwe. She currently lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe. She studied at the BAT Visual Arts Studio, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, from 2003 to 2005. She then received a diploma in fine arts from Harare Polytechnic in 2006.
 
She has presented several solo exhibitions with Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg (2014–2020). Other solo presentations of her work include Under My Skin, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (2010); I’m with You, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); and Walk of Life, Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Port Louis, Mauritius (2020). She was invited to show her work as part of the Zimbabwean Pavilion exhibition Dudziro: Interrogating the Visions of Religious Beliefs at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.
 
Zvavahera’s work is held in the collections of the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Minneapolis Institute of Art; National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; Pérez Art Museum Miami; The University of Chicago Booth School of Business; and the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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