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David Chinyama is a Zimbabwean born Canadian multi-disciplinary  artist living and working out of Toronto. Internationally  recognized for his colorful textured  mixed media paintings, Chinyama also works with sculpture, film as well as interactive media design  often exploring on subject matters centered upon aspects of identity, encompassing various social, economic, political and religious connotations. His work is a representation of personal fascinations shaped by memories, life experiences, and societal perceptions emanating from his upbringing in Africa to the  multi-cultural influences of his adopted home city of Toronto.
Chinyama’s practice can be described as a form of an adaptation to different life
transformations, and a reflection of how we mirror and respond to significant

social changes at any given time

AWARDS

2018-  Jurors Choice Award, Scarborough Annual Art Exhibition, Toronto Canada

2018-  RBC New-comer Artist Business Mentor-ship Grant, Neighborhood Arts Network, Toronto, Canada

2018-  RBC New-comer Artist Mentorship Grant, Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Canada

2018-  RBC New-Comer Artist Access Grant, Neighborhood Arts Network, Toronto,
2005- Outstanding 2 Dimensional work (Painting) National Arts Merit Awards, Harare            
2013- Outstanding 2 Dimensional work (visual Arts) National Arts Merit Awards, Harare              

WORKSHOPS AND ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2003- National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

2004 -African Colors Workshop, Harare Zimbabwe
2006- OLD Masters Interpreted, National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

2010- Into Africa  Gallery, Wensbach, Georgensmund, Germany
2010-15- Masterclass workshops, Academie Des Arts, Avignon, France

2018- Art Connections, Toronto, Ontario Canada

 

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe

NMB Banking Corporation, Harare Zimbabwe

FBC Bank, Harare Zimbabwe

Starfm Radio Station, Harare, Zimbabwe

Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG), Zimbabwe

Arcol Magazine, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Fortune Street Advertising Agency, London UK

Betendorf Galerie I'm Schloss Garten, Leimen Germany

Sankaraka Gallery, New York, USA 

Canadian Embassy, Harare Zimbabwe

US Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

Vatican Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe

Polish Consulate, Harare, Zimbabwe

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