Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi Zimbabwe, b. 1992


“I look at the exploration of the impact of technology on urban youth in townships as well as the illusions, attractions and trappings of contemporary township life thematically unite my work.”

Option Dzikamai was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1992, and grew up in Rusape, Zimbabwe. 

He began sketching at an early age, and soon developed a versatility that allows him to elegantly express himself when printmaking, painting, or using mixed media. 

The artist graduated with a Certificate in Visual Arts and Design awarded by Harare Polytechnic College in association with the National Gallery School of Visual Arts and Design in 2015. In the same year, he won the first prize in Graphics for the work Homeless Migrants in an exhibition called Migration at Gallery Delta in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The artist is interested in the impact of technology on urban youth in townships and his visual language introduces a dialogue about present-day Zimbabwe, its tradition and culture, hardships and a quality of natural magic that permeates the personal lives of its inhabitants.

Option had his first solo exhibition in 2015, and has since then featured in a number of exhibitions and art fairs both on the domestic and international scene.