Kumbirai Makumbe is a Zimbabwean new media artist based in London.
Using sculpture, audio-visual digital installation, image and video, they continually interrogate the multi-dimensionality of blackness, queerness, transcendence and ‘inbetweeness’.
Through world building and the use of speculative science fiction narratives, they place significant efforts into exploring alternative modes of being and thinking that could negate ideologies inhibiting a ‘needed’ future. Makumbe repeatedly brings elements from the digital worlds they’ve forged into IRL spaces, through 3D printing, as a crucial practice akin to terraforming. They’re enticed by the materiality and malleability of digital matter and the infinite possibilities of its employability.