Kudzanai Chiurai Untitled 2008/2010

  • Not on view

As Zimbabwe's 2008 presidential elections approached, in a time of xenophobic violence in South Africa toward Zimbabweans and other African immigrants, Chiurai created outdoor murals in Johannesburg (based on images from the media) using stencils and spray paint. He also staged a poster installation and mock election, designing a ballot that named numerous African dictators as candidates, including Robert Mugabe. Together these works draw attention to violence and corruption in Zimbabwe, issues that extend beyond the borders of the country and its neighbor South Africa, affecting much of the continent.

Gallery label from Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, March 23–August 14, 2011 .
Stencil and paint
composition (irreg.): 75 x 45" (190.5 x 114.3 cm)
Acquired through the generosity of the Vascovitz Family
Object number
Drawings and Prints

Installation views

We have identified these works in the following photos from our exhibition history.

How we identified these works

In 2018–19, MoMA collaborated with Google Arts & Culture Lab on a project using machine learning to identify artworks in installation photos. That project has concluded, and works are now being identified by MoMA staff.

If you notice an error, please contact us at [email protected].


If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

MoMA licenses archival audio and select out of copyright film clips from our film collection. At this time, MoMA produced video cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. All requests to license archival audio or out of copyright film clips should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For access to motion picture film stills for research purposes, please contact the Film Study Center at [email protected]. For more information about film loans and our Circulating Film and Video Library, please visit https://www.moma.org/research/circulating-film.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].


This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to [email protected].