FREELANCE photographer Nancy Mteki will represent Zimbabwe at next year’s edition of the Body of Work in Scotland next January.
Report by Tawanda Marwizi
“I got the confirmation last week and I am now working on the travel documents for the exhibition which will take three months,” she said.
Mteki said it was a great honour for her to represent Zimbabwe at such a prestigious event.
“I am happy to have that rare opportunity.My participation at the event means upcoming photographers will have opportunities to participate in the next editions of the exhibition,” Mteki said.
Mteki began her career in 2007 as a sculptress drawing inspiration from her artistic background since her family members are engaged in sculpture.
In 2008, she ventured into photography after joining Iliso Labantu Photographers in Cape Town, South Africa, and held her first exhibition at the fourth edition of the Cape Town Month of Photography that same year.
Her first photo exhibition in Zimbabwe was in 2009 at Gwanza Month of Photography and was awarded an Honorary Mention Certificate.
She also exhibited in the 2010 and 2011 editions of the same competition. Last year, she took part at the Harare International Festival of the Arts.
Mteki said her works were “quite diverse and represent many aspects of everyday life”.
“Female artists must have passion to make their presence felt. They should exhibit talent and demonstrate that they can match or even surpass their male counterparts,” she said.
Mteki was also recently invited to this year’s edition of Dark Art Biennale African visual arts in Senegal.