Kudzanai-Violet Hwami

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Kudzanai-Violet Hwami (born 1993) is a Zimbabwean painter who lives and works in London, England.


  • The act of using collage is helpful as a reminder of the fragility of the human condition.
    • [1] Kudzanai-Violet interview with cultured Magazine.
  • In essence, the exhibition is about me… trying to find myself in these images. A lot of the people in the photographs are not people I was close to, you know, growing up. But they sort of played a role in influencing the way I think.
    • [2] Kudzanai-Violet Hwami on what inspires her painting.
  • I allowed myself to learn from them instead of imposing ideas of how I wanted Zimbabwe to be.
    • [3] Kudzanai-Violet interview with Michael Armitage on her view about Zimbabwe.
  • The beauty of being a child of the diaspora is that we are able to reinvent ourselves and what it means to be African.
    • [4] Kudzanai-Violet Hwami during her solo exhibition in London, United Kingdom.
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