Takunda Billiat

  • Takunda  Billiat
Painter, Sculptor / carver
Principal country concerned : Column : Fine arts, Arts and crafts

Takunda Billiat was born in Harare in 1990 and grew up in Kwekwe. He started art since he was a child, but became serious in 2011, did his research and came across the National Gallery School of Visual Arts and Design. He joined the School in 2013 in order to explore and broaden his talent. He believes art is another way of thinking and exchanging ideas with others. He does prints, painting and sculpting, but he prefers to work in painting because he believes colour brings out his message better and gives it meaning.

During the two years he was at School of Visual Arts and Design school, he has achieved awards like the Auxilia Chimusoro Award in 2013 and the Tavatose Award in 2014. He has done group exhibitions with the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Delta Gallery and other private galleries. He has had publications with the Herald and helped with the publication of the 2013 American Embassy Calendar.

Being an outstanding student for 2014 has given him motivation to keep pushing forward and he feels that he is on the right track.

He hopes to be an international artist and hopes to be famous like the gurus, for example Mofart Takadiwa, Graysham Nyaude and Wycliff Mundopa whom he said have motivated and helped him in his work.

He recently joined the Chinembiri Art Studio in Mbare where he is working on his artworks and doing exhibitions.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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