Terrence Musekiwa comes from a long line of sculptors. The shaping of stone, at the heart of the work, is inherited from the artist’s father, Kennedy Musekiwa, and has been the dominant form of sculpture in Zimbabwe’s history for the past few centuries. Musekiwa’s work is a continuation of oral histories that have survived and adapted over the years. This verbal ancestry often employs syncretism as a strategy of preservation. These forms of codification exist throughout his work, as he merges contemporary methods, philosophies and materials with ones rooted in generations past. Musekiwa will represent Zimbabwe in the 59th Venice Biennale, 2022.