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Dana Whabira is a Zimbabwean artist who lives and works in Harare. An architect by training, Whabira studied art and design at Central Saint Martin’s College in London (2011). Her first solo exhibition Suspended in Animation was held at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (2013) and she has participated in group shows in Johannesburg (2015), Pretoria (2015) and Harare (2012), in addition to taking up art residencies and giving talks locally and internationally. She represented Zimbabwe at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017) and participated at the Dak’Art Biennale (2018). Whabira is the founder of Njelele Art Station, an urban laboratory in downtown Harare that focuses on contemporary, experimental and public art practice.
Organized in collaboration with apexart, curator Evelyn Owen, artist Dana Whabira, and writer Neelika Jayawardane will speak about the exhibition Tracing Obsolescence.read more »