Dominic Benhura

Born: 1968

Education:  Completed Primary school education in Harare.

Bio:

Despite his humble rural background and orphan hood, Benhura rose to eminence selling his first sculpture professionally to architects at the tender age of twelve. 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 and the EXPO 2000 in Hannover.

His work is bold and daring, he captures balance and movement both physically and emotionally – from the restless movements of children and their lives, to the natural world and its creatures. His subject matter is extensive and includes all manner of the human experience. Nature, family and the relationships with his children are the main inspiration for his sculptures.

Collections:

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

UNICEF's calendar for 2014

EXPO 92, Sevilla

EXPO 2000, Hannover

The Yorkshire Sculpture Garden, UK

Millesgarten Museum, Sweden

Hortus Botanicus, Leiden, Holland

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe

Dominic Benhura, 'Celebration', W45xH180 KG130