Ronald Muchatuta

16 September 2024 - 17 November 2024

Ronald Muchatuta is a Zimbabwean artist who explores social issues, particularly the Zimbabwean diaspora. His work examines the physical, spiritual, and psychological effects of leaving one’s homeland. Muchatuta uses art to communicate and create social and political dialogues with viewers. His works are often described as intense and harrowing, and often reflect his own experience, and contemporary issues faced by many people in Southern Africa, such as migration, identity politics, post-colonialism, and discrimination.

Influenced by the acts of displacement and the relationship between exiles and their homelands, he creates work through illustration, painting, collage, and mosaics. His artworks are included in numerous private and public collections, and he has exhibited in Africa and internationally, representing Zimbabwe at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022.

Muchatuta will join Lilah Benetti at The Art House this autumn for their International residency supported by the International Royal Over Seas League.
The artists will be given the time, mentoring and networking opportunities to develop their creative practices for the first time in the UK.
See more of Ronald Muchatuta’s
practice here.

This project is supported by the Royal Over Seas League, a non-profit members’ club dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding.



Images courtesy of the artist.