Artist Salon with Tamary Kudita, hosted by Lesley Goldwasser
Tamary Kudita is a two-time featured artist at The Betsy Hotel, presenting new collections for Miami Art Week, in 2021 and 2022. Born in Zimbabwe, her ancestry can be traced back to the Orange Free State, historical Boer state in Southern Africa. Kudita studied at Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and quickly establishing a successful art photography practice in Zimbabwe and around the world. Her creative focus and cognitive investigations explore the legacy of colonialism on the family structure, producing collections that delve into the history of the Post- colonial identity. Her first solo exhibition was held at the PH Center gallery in Cape town, South Africa which explored notions of race and representation. Previous exhibitions have been held at the Michaelis Galleries also in Cape town, South Africa titled, Maintaining Memories. Tamary continued her investigation of history with a touring exhibition titled ‘African Victorian’ at the National Gallery in Harare as well as the National Gallery of Bulawayo. Her most recent exhibition at Ki Smith Gallery in New York examined how our unchosen histories shape our contemporary state. She currently holds the title of Sony Open Photographer of The Year 2021 from the Sony World Photography Awards and has been featured on various international media outlets and publications such as CNN International, The Independent UK, Huffington Post, Photo District News Magazine, TSA Contemporary Art Magazine, with a special mention in The British Journal of Photography. She has also been awarded The Violence Against Women Journal’s Most Inspiring Art Piece Award 2020 and The Voices of African Women Cover Book Award.