Dominic Benhura

Biography

Born in Zimbabwe in 1968, Dominic is one of the pioneering sculptors of Zimbabwe. He is well recognized by the strong linear composition of his works. After joining a resident artist program of Harare in 1990, he progressively moved on to larger sculptures, working with both metal and stone.

Through the years, Dominic has helped to transform Shona sculpture into a world class modern art, exhibiting his works at major venues such as the EXPO ‘92 in Sevilla, EXPO 2000 in Hannover, the Yorkshire Sculpture Garden (UK), the Millesgarten Museum (Sweden) and in 2008 the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden (Holland).
 
The sculptures, made of opal, spring stone and dolomite, are featured in UNICEF’s 2014 calendar, where Dominic is represented as the artist of the year.