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Gareth Nyandoro Stall(s) of Fame

2017 SAM Art Projects Resident

For his first solo show in France, Gareth Nyandoro has produced an installation inspired from the urban space and ephemeral sales sites, such as the stands of the Parisian “bouquinistes” (booksellers) on the banks of the Seine. Inhabited by famous African figures of sport, society and politics, his paper pieces can be deployed in space to become sculptures.

In his work, Gareth Nyandoro takes an attentive look at business exchanges and social interactions in the public space. Scenes of life, which he extracts from his environment, are depicted in ink on large superimposed strips of paper. Once the motifs have been applied to the blank sheets, Gareth Nyandoro cuts and lacerates with precision the pictorial layers into long, fine strips. This play of incisions reveals the colours of the lower sheets. A network of lines from these cuttings amplifies the depicted movements or else disturbs the figures which then tend towards abstraction.

Curator: Adélaïde Blanc


From 14/06/2017 to 10/09/2017

Open every day except Tuesdays, from noon until midnight.

Gareth Nyandoro

Born in 1982 in Bikita, Gareth Nyandoro lives in Harare (Zimbabwe). He represented Zimbabwe at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). After studying art at Harare Polytechnic College, as well as the Chinhoyi University of Technology (Zimbabwe), Gareth Nyandoro was in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (2014 - 2015). His work has been displayed in his first solo shows: “Paper Cut”, Tiwani Contemporary, London, 2017; “Gareth Nyandoro”, Galerie 23, Stichting Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam, 2015; “Weaving Life”, Gallery Delta, Harare, 2013; “Mutariri”, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, 2012. It has also appeared in several group exhibitions, such as: “A Moment of Grace”, Modern Art Oxford (2016); “RijksakademieOPEN 2015”, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (2015); “Trek: Following Journeys”, Smac Gallery, Cape Town (2015); and “Zimbabwean Contemporary Art”, Galerie 23, Amsterdam (2013).


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