Shona sculptor Peter Chidzonga portrait photo

Peter Chidzonga

Peter Chidzonga was born in 1979 in Chiweshe in northern Zimbabwe. He was raised by his grandparents. Sadly, Peter never completed his primary education due to lack of money.

In 1991, Peter decided to try his hand at sculpting. Although his grandparents were against it, Peter was determined and spent all his spare time sculpting. He sold his first piece for a good price: suddenly, his grandparents realised how valuable sculpture could be, given Peter’s limited education, and from then on they gave him more support.

From 1995 to 1996, Peter worked with well-known sculptor Biggie Kapeta as his assistant at Chapungu Gallery. In 1997, circumstances changed and he started working by himself. Peter now lives and works in Bindura, Zimbabwe.

Peter’s work has been shown in galleries in Canada, UK, USA, the Netherlands, France and elsewhere, as well as at various galleries in Zimbabwe. Peter Chidzonga spent three months in Calgary, Canada in 2007, exhibiting his work and running sculpture workshops.

There are more super sculptures by Peter Chidzonga available through our other company, Guruve, a web gallery based in the UK.
Click on the link to see Guruve’s Peter Chidzonga pieces.

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