Charmaine Chitate

Zimbabwe - Storytelling & Photography

Charmaine Chitate

  • AGE : 36
  • COUNTRY of residence : Zimbabwe
  • CITY : Harare
  • ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE : Storytelling, Photography, Videography and Virtual Reality

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A few words about your artistic journey

I am continuously evolving as a visual storyteller. In 2018, I was voted in the Top 20 contemporary African artists with the potential to shape and inspire the global scene. In 2019, my project was shortlisted as one of the Top 6 VR projects by Digital Lab Africa.

How long have you been an artist ?

I’ve been an artist for a little over twenty years and have been experimenting with virtual reality for two.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the grant support you ?

I wanted to give myself an opportunity to explore my “artistic-self” by telling stories differently. I can focus on the creative process from ideation through to the final presentation as opposed to worrying about expenses such as accommodation, transport, internet access and where the next meal will come from.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

I will be creating more visual & VR content about Zimbabwe’s culture and pursue a professional course on Augmented and Virtual Reality.