Tendai Gumbo
Her Symbols

24.06.13 12.07.13

Tendai Gumbo Wilkinson brought to ´ace a whole new culture expressed through his work and performances. Originally from Zimbabwe and temporarily based in Venezuela, Tendai’s work expresses a symbiotic relationship with nature and the body.

The visual arts have been my passion from my upbringing in Zimbabwe until today, when I teach and practice art in Venezuela. I choose to use what is available in each medium, whether it is cloth or clay, manufactured or an object from nature, to make works that describe my personal experience regarding inner questioning or discoveries and travels. Each work is a page of my diary. The environment inspires me, but I often let my thoughts and experiences be the guide for my visual expression.

This residency will be an excellent opportunity to reflect, explore and produce works of art that speak to different communities more than myself. My African heritage is a part of me that I enjoy sharing. My contemporary education and exposure gives me the possibility to reach people from different backgrounds to mine. I believe that the arts heal, I believe that they speak a language that everyone can understand. I intend to produce works, share and teach using my work and experience as a communication and learning bridge. I know that art is an inherent knowledge and a gift to treasure.

Tendai Gumbo Wilkinson
1974 | Zimbabwe
Lives in Caracas, Venezuela

2009 | BA in English, Fine Arts and Religious Studies, University of Southern Africa, South Africa

2001 | Earth and,  Alliance Françoise, Harare, Zimbabwe
2002 | Zimbabwe Heritage, National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe International Film Festival Woman in Art Exhibition.
In the last years she has also exhibited in France, Venezuela and in 2012 Tendai was artist in residence in the Vytlacil Campus, Sparkill in New York, USA.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

Open Call #3
Residencies 2022-2023
Deadline October 31st, 2022


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