Bio

I am a Zimbabwean-Canadian stone sculptor living, working, and raising a family in rural Ontario. I learned the stone sculpting tradition at the age of thirteen under the tutelage of an older brother, and have been exhibiting across Canada since 2003. I work with volcanic rock from Zimbabwe to explore the nexus between the geological time, human memory, and indigenous notions of belonging. My work explores the continuities and ruptures between the stone’s own sense of time and the story about time and space that he is trying to tell with it.

Selected Exhibitions
2016 – 2018. “Stories to Tell,” Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
2016 – 2018. “One of a Kind,” Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON
2014 – 2018. “Signatures Art Show,” Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON
2013 – 2018. “Art in the Garden,” Kiwi Gardens, Perth, ON
2017. “Art in the Garden,” North Vancouver Arts Council, BC
2006 – 2017. Maple Grove United Church, Oakville, ON
2016. “Howzit? A Conversation between Zimbabwean artists Voti Thebe and Chaka Chikodzi,” Abozzo Gallery, Richmond 401, Toronto, ON
2008. Saskatoon Berry Farm, Calgary, AB
2007. Jane Goodall 30th Anniversary Gala, Toronto, ON
2007. Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, AB
Artist Talks
2017. Haliburton School of the Arts “Art + Design Art Talks”
2016. Kingston Arts Scenes Summit
Professional Appointments
2017. Faculty. Haliburton School of Arts
2015. Ontario Arts Council, Juror, Arts Education Grants
2013 – 2014. Immigration Services Kingston and Area (ISKA), Youth Art
Arts and Arts Education Grants
2015 – 2016. Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Schools
2009 – 2016 Ontario Arts Council, Artist in Education
2016. Ontario Arts Council, Access and Career Development
2015. Ontario Arts Council, International Residency, National Gallery of Zimbabwe (Bulawayo)