Artcollab Studio, Ilizwe/Nyika Collaboration artist member Cliford Zulu
Cliford Zulu is the Director at the Centre for Contemporary Art Bulawayo and previous curator at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. He was born in and works in Bulawayo Zimbabwe; Zulu explores ways of building blocks with artists and his audience enabling the spaces to engage the energy captured in the artwork. To Cliford, art means working with inspiration to discover more energy and transformable ideas. Collaborations and new media practices are my starting point, discharging the energy when it arises in the space where both the artists and the audience are slightly out of their comfort zone. Zulu works on a practical and at aesthetic level, finding himself immersed in this new terminology around art management in the creative sector. As an artist, the transformation is somewhat puzzling yet the idea of growth through networking with artists and audiences in local and international spaces inspires the voyage. To this extent he focuses on building projects from the design perspective with the artists put in motion by collaborative movements through interdisciplinary practices. A lot is gained when it is shared and synergy is just an Academic term for the possible. Putting utopias into action is way more fun.