Tare Chirewa

2021 Fellow from Zimbabwe

Taremeredzwa Takudzwa Chirewa is a visual artist and cultural enthusiast with a career spanning more than 10 years. Currently, she is the director of the Zimbabwe German Society/Goethe-Zentrum Harare, a language school and cultural center that focuses on developing and supporting the creative industries in Zimbabwe. Her work there enabled her to launch a masterclass series for creatives in Zimbabwe that has run over the past five years and has turned passions into viable businesses. A 2011 graduate in Fine Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, Taremeredzwa has curated exhibitions, managed the 2013 Zimbabwe pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and sat on the Zimbabwe pavilion advisory committee for the 2019 Venice Biennale. She is passionate about the role of women in the creative sector, and she continues to pave the way and create constructive dialogues for other young female creatives through her work as a podcast host, blogger, and speaker. On completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, she hopes to leverage her extensive network and experience to bring respectability to the creative industries and enable more creatives to earn viable livelihoods from what they do best.

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