Portia Zvavahera
Portia Zvavahera in 'Revered and Feared'

Portia Zvavahera features in Revered and Feared: Feminine Power in Art and Belief at CaixaForum, Barcelona. Travelling from Madrid, the exhibition 'traces the spiritual influence of women throughout history and across six continents, providing a dialogue with sculptures, sacred objects and contemporary works of art'.

Portia Zvavahera in New York

Portia Zvavahera is included in Making Their Mark at the Shah Garg Foundation. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the exhibition features the works of the 'most significant women artists from the last eight decades', highlighting how they 'rechart art history'.

Various artists at the African American Museum

Works by Penny Siopis and Portia Zvavahera are included in If You Look Hard Enough, You Can See Our Future: Selections of Contemporary South African Art from the Nando’s Art Collection. Curated by Laurie Ann, the exhibition features over 60 works that act as 'as visual documentation of forgotten images and histories'.

Portia Zvavahera at Kunstsammlung Chemnitz

Portia Zvavahera takes part in My Last Will, an exhibition and book project curated by M+M, at Kunstsammlung Chemnitz. As its premise, 30 international contemporary artists engage with the concept of legacy and respond to the question, 'What remains?'. 

Brave New World at Museum de Fundatie

Portia Zvavahera and Neo Matloga are two of 16 'painters for the 21st century' in Brave New World at Museum de Fundatie. Curator Hans den Hartog Jager argues that painting today can be 'appealing and seductive, but often conveying a razor-sharp message'.

Portia Zvavahera at Tiwani

Portia Zvavahera features in I See You at Tiwani Contemporary. The exhibition of Zimbabwe-born artists aims to connect Harare to Lagos, and prompt a 'consideration of intra-continental exchange and friendship through contemporary reflections that manifest as performative, cooperative and spiritual'. 

Portia Zvavahera and The Milk of Dreams

Portia Zvahahera shows in the international exhibition of the 59th Venice Biennale, curated by Cecilia Alemani. Titled The Milk of Dreams, the exhibition spotlights 'symbiosis, solidarity and sisterhood'. Zvavahera showed in the Zimbabwean Pavilion in 2013.

Various artists El Espacio 23

Moshekwa Langa, Simphiwe Ndzube, Frida Orupabo, Penny Siopis, Barthélémy Toguo and Portia Zvavahera exhibit in Witness: Afro Perspectives from the Jorge M Pérez Collection at El Espacio 23. The show features over 100 works by artists from the region and its diaspora. 

Portia Zvavahera at David Zwirner

Portia Zvavahera presents a solo exhibition of new paintings at David Zwirner titled Ndakavata pasi ndikamutswa nekuti anonditsigira

Portia Zvavahera in Paris

Portia Zvavahera features in The Power of My Hands at Musée d’Art Moderne. This exhibition of works by women artists forms part of Africa2020 Season, examining the relationships between 'memory, family, tradition, religion and imagination'.

Portia Zvavahera at Modern Art

Portia Zvavahera features in This Corrosion, a group exhibition focused on painting at Modern Art Helmet Row.

Portia Zvavahera at The Warehouse

Portia Zvavahera features in Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma at The Warehouse. The exhibition features over 60 artists creating 'new kinds of artworks that marshal consciousness of traumatic events and their cultural processing'.

Portia Zvavahera in Mauritius

Portia Zvavahera presents a solo exhibition titled Walk of Life at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean (ICAIO). Combining recent and early works, exhibition 'traces important moments in the artist’s life, beginning with love, marriage and childbirth'.

Portia Zvavahera with Gustav Klimt

De 11 Lijnen presents Portia Zvavahera and Gustav Klimt: A Dialogue. Featuring paintings by Zvavahera and drawings by Klimt, the exhibition foregrounds the overlapping threads in both artists' work spanning emotion, gesture and textiles.

Langa, Sassen and Zvavahera in New York

Moshekwa Langa, Viviane Sassen and Portia Zvavahera exhibit at Andrew Kreps Gallery's 55 Walker space in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. Organized in partnership by the two galleries, the exhibition explores new collaborative models and the ways in which practices can resonate across contexts.

Portia Zvavahera in Lubumbashi

Portia Zvavahera takes part in the sixth Lubumbashi Biennale titled Future Genealogies: Stories from the Equatorial Line. Zvavahera takes up a residency in the city's Theological Center, with the paintings produced over this period to be shown as part of the biennial.

Hacer Noche in Oaxaca, Mexico

Jo Ractliffe, Penny Siopis, Pieter Hugo, Steven Cohen, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Zanele Muholi, Simphiwe Ndzube, Robin Rhode and Portia Zvavahera feature in Hacer Noche/Crossing Night, a series of exhibitions and residencies in Oaxaca focusing on southern Africa.

Portia Zvavahera at David Lewis Gallery

Portia Zvavahera features in The Assassination of Leon Trotsky, a group exhibition at David Lewis Gallery. The show marks the gallery’s 5th anniversary.

Portia Zvavahera in Moscow

Portia Zvavahera is included in The Fabric of Felicity at the Garage Museum. Conceptualised as an international project showcasing clothes in art outside the context of the fashion industry, the exhibition seeks to 'undermine stereotypical notions of East and West, Global South and Global North'.

Portia Zvavahera at Zeitz MOCAA

Portia Zvavahera is among 29 artists showing in Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era, a survey of contemporary painting from Zimbabwe, at Zeitz MOCAA. The show looks at how artists have 'manipulated this medium as a way of subtly articulating complex issues, speaking in intricate, allegorical codes'.

Zvavahera, Langa and Oussou in Berlin

Portia Zvavahera, Moshekwa Langa and Thierry Oussou have new works on the 10th Berlin Biennale, curated by Gabi Ngcobo, who proposes a conversation with artists 'who think and act beyond art as they confront the incessant anxieties perpetuated by a willful disregard for complex subjectivities'.

Portia Zvavahera at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Portia Zvavahera features in The Contested Body at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This group exhibition approaches the human body 'not as a fixed and stable entity, but rather as a fluid, contested site for the creation of meaning'.

Portia Zvavahera at Marc Foxx

Portia Zvavahera exibits new works at Marc Foxx gallery. I'm with You will be the artist's first solo exhibition in the United States.

Stevenson artists in Dusseldorf
Exchange at Galerie Hans Mayer in Düsseldorf featured works by 11 Stevenson artists: Zander Blom, Wim Botha, Ian Grose, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Odili Donald Odita, Deborah Poynton, Robin Rhode, Viviane Sassen and Portia Zvavahera
Zvavahera's Body Luggage

A large-scale painting by Portia Zvavahera was included on Body Luggage: Migration of Gestures - 'body language as the signs carried on our backs' - curated by Zasha Colah for the steirischer herbst festival, at Kunsthaus Graz.

 I Love You Sugar Kane
Ian Grose, Simon Gush, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Zanele Muholi, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Deborah Poynton, Penny Siopis, Mawande Ka Zenzile and Portia Zvavahera were included in I Love You Sugar Kane, curated by Zasha Colah, at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Mauritius.