Tendikai Tandi


Tandi, one of Zimbabwe's self-taught, third-generation stone sculptors at Chitungwiza Arts Center. Tandi has done commercial stone sculpting since 1998.

His unique sculptures have been purchased overseas including in Canada, Germany, and the United States, in addition to doing portraits of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, former South African President Nelson Mandela, and Sam Nujoma, the former President of Namibia.

Tandi went to China in 2010 where he represented Zimbabwe and exhibited his works at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. He stayed there for three months.

Last year, he was invited by the country's trade promotion body, Zimtrade, to participate at the inaugural CIIE in China.

Tandi helps young people in the northern part of the country with heavy woodlands to carve artworks using wood. He trains young artists at the Chitungwiza Arts Center as part of efforts to give back to the community.