Coster Mkoki -- Sculptures
Coster Mkoki is a self taught artist from a small town in Zimbabwe called Gweru. He has taken part in a number of exhibitions in and outside Zimbabwe. Some of the notable exhibitions he has taken part include: Bridging the Gap (National Gallery of Zimbabwe) Zimbabwe Heritage exhibitions at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
He has also taken part in a number of International workshop including Batapata Workshop which is part of the Triangle Trust Workshop and Greatmore Studios to mention but a few.
Coster Mkoki's work is highly inspired by none other than the Zimbabwean veteran Artists Tapfuma Gutsa. These two worked together at Tapfuma's Surprise Art Centre in Shurungwi which is outside Gweru. Coster now lives and work in South Africa.
2008: Pretoria Art Museum, Group Show.
2007: Sanava - Contemporary Visions of Southern Africa and
Indian Ocean Islands Pretoria Art Museum, South Africa.
2007: Signatures - National Museum, Gweru .
2006: Movement - Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.
2006: Outdoor Sculpture Competition AVA, Cape Town.
2006: Gatherings - Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg
2005: “Wet nose” Zanzibar - Pretoria, South Africa.
2004: Batapata exhibition - Harare International Conference
2003: Braziers exhibition - Gallery Proof, London.
2002: Landmark2 (Midlands Artists) - Bulawayo Art Gallery.
2002: Zimbabwe Heritage Exhibition - National Gallery.
2001: Summer Show - Gallery - Gallery Delta, Harare.
2000: Summer Show -Gallery Delta, Harare.
2000: “HIFA” – Harare International Festival of the Arts - National
2000: Batapata Exhibition.
1999: Artist against Poverty - National Gallery Zimbabwe.
1998: Summer Show - Gallery Delta Harare.
1997: Decade of Award Winners MBCA - National Gallery Harare.
1997: Landmark - Gweru Theatre and Bulawayo Art Gallery.
1997: Heritage - Mobil Zimbabwe National Gallery.
1996: Zimbabwe Heritage - National Gallery.
1995: “Wall Marks” - Lizas Gallery, Harare.
1994: Pachipamwe - Bulawayo Art Gallery and Alliance Francaise,
2003: Welcome to Cape Town - The Cold Room CT, South Africa.
2008: Frans Maseerel Centrum – Kasterlee, Belgium.
2006: Bag Factory Studios – Johannesburg, South Africa.
2006: Greatmore Studios.
2006: Tangencya 2 - CAS, Durban.
2003: Braziers International Workshop – Oxfordshire, England.
2003: Greatmore Studios Residency Cape Town.
2003: Thupelo International Workshop – Cape Town, South Africa.
1999: Artist against Poverty Workshops, United Nations
1999: Batapata International Workshop Mutare, Zimbabwe.
1994: Pachipamwe International Workshop, Shurugwi.
2007: Coordinator ;Signatures – Landmark 3 art exhibition by
Midlands Artists, Gweru.
2007: Board Member; Visual Arts Advisor- National Arts Council
of Zimbabwe, Midlands.
2006: Outreach Programme –BABS Centre Cape Flats – Cape
2006: Outreach Programme- Alexandra Park Johannesburg, SA.
2007: Pretoria News and The Star.
2007: The Times.
2007: The Zimbabwean.
2007: Art Times – September Cape Town.
2006: BBC world have your say.
2004: Braziers Catalogue.
2003: UK, Guardian.
Dec 2003: In Touch, British Council, Zimbabwe.
Oct – Nov 2003: Odyssey Cape Town.
2003: Cape Argus. Gallery #22 Art Magazine Ngoma – National
Arts Council Magazine.
Nov - Dec 1999: Anglo News.
Mar - April 1999: Anglo News.
23 Sept 1999: The Daily News.
1996: Gweru Times.
1986 - 1996: National Gallery of Zimbabwe, A Decade of Award
1995 - 1997: Zimbabwe Heritage, Voice of America – Studio 7.
- SWF Radio – UK.
- Gallery Delta – Art Magazine - #22.
Mainly self taught.
1991 – 1995: Apprenticeship training in Fitting including machining.
1998: 1st position – Midlands Province, Artist against poverty.
1995: Distinction – Young artist of promise, Zimbabwe Heritage.
1995: Distinction – “Weldart”, Zimbabwe Heritage.
1995: Received National Craft Certificate in machineshop craft
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