Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa

Live Virtual Auction, 28 February 2023

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa
About the Session

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa is a dynamic collaborative project conceived by Strauss & Co to address the need for diversified representation of artists from across the African continent in the secondary market. Curated by Strauss & Co Heads of Sale, Kirsty Colledge and Kate Fellens, with input by seven international art experts with embedded knowledge of Africa; Serge Tiroche, Valerie Kabov, Heba Elkayal, Danda Jaroljmek, Anne Kariuki, Dana Endundo Ferreira, Kimberley Cunningham. Curatorial Voices presents collectors with a broad selection of work by leading contemporary artists alongside select pieces by important historical artists.

  • Tafadzwa Tega; The Market
  • Tafadzwa Tega; The Market

Lot Estimate
ZAR 60 000 - 80 000

About this Item

Zimbabwean 1985-
The Market

signed, dated 2021, and inscribed with the title on the reverse

mixed media on canvas
140,5 by 85 by 4cm, unframed


Tafadzwa Tega was born in Harare in 1985. He started making art at the age of ten, inspired by his uncle and brother who are also artists. He went on to study art at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, where he had his first group show. Tega moved to South Africa in 2008, and thereafter joined Good Hope Art Studios. He produced his first solo show for AVA Gallery in Cape Town in 2012 and his second for World Art in 2014. Tega’s work can be found in several institutional and private collections, including Spier and the University of Cape Town. In 2020, Tega was chosen for Nando’s Creative Exchange and participated in an exhibition at the "Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival". Tega's most recent exhibition titled RWENDO – WHICH MEANS JOURNEY at the JD Malat Gallery reached critical acclaim in 2022.

Biography courtesy of Africa First.


Acquired from the artist by the current owner.


Shangri La Holistic Center, Cape Town, Wild Things, 24 March 2022.

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