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Rufaro Murenza

Rufaro was born in 1980. He started working as Joe Mutasa’s assistant at the Chapungu Sculpture Park in Msasa Park, Harare, when he was still in school. While he was at Chapungu, he was exposed to many artists’ works. He and his superior, Joe Mutasa, attended a workshop in granite carving at Chapungu facilitated by two visiting Japanese sculptors in 1998. In the same year, they went to Belgium for an exhibition, which turned out to be successful, as the duo managed to sell all of the pieces they had. After some time with Joe, Rufaro felt confident enough to start his own brand. Ever since, he has been one of the most successful artists, managing to be a nominee in the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) for four consecutive years, from 2014 to 2017. In those four years, Rufaro won the 2015 NAMA award in the 3D Sculpture Category.

Sculptures by
Rufaro Murenza