1970-73 St. Ignatius College in Chishawasha, Zimbabwe.
1978-79 Driefontein Mission School, Zimbabwe.
Mission: Woodcarving workshop under Cornelius Manguma.
1982 1st recipient of the British Council Arts Award in Zimbabwe.
1982-85 City and Guilds London School of Art, London, U.K. British Council Scholarship; Diploma in Sculpture 1st class honours Lectures: Alan Sly und Kim Amis.
The artist has encouraged young and upcoming artists throughout his career. In the early 1980s Founder and Organizer of the UTONGA ART GROUP, Tafara, Harare, Zimbabwe. Since 1997 building and establishment of SURPRISE ART CENTRE, Shurugwi, Zimbabwe – a project designed to bring art to the people. Since 2005 member of the Offene Keramikwerstatt in WUK, Vienna, Austria. Tapfuma Gutsa lives and works at present in Vienna, Austria.
1988-1990 Co-organiser of the 1st PACHIPAMWE International Art Workshops in Zimbabwe in conjunction with TRIANGLE ART TRUST
1994 PACHIPAMWE Zim-Sculpture Workshop in Shurugwi
Participant in Triangle Art Trust Workshops:
THAPONG Art Workshop, Botswana, 1990
UJAMAA Art Workshop, Pemba, Mozambique, 1991
XAYAMACA Workshop, Crystall Springs, Jamaica, 1993
CYFUNIAD, Intern. Art W/Shop, Wales, U.K., 1999
KHOJ, Intern. Art W/Shop, Modinagar, India, 2001
Oxyco Weldart, National Gallery, Harare
Nedlaw Sculpture Award, National Gallery, Harare
Johnson & Fletcher Award, Ability in Wood, Harare
Artist’s Residency Programme, Delfina Studios, London
President’s Award of Honour, Zimbabwe Heritage, Harare
NAMA AWARD (National Award for the Arts) Best achievement Zimbabwean sculpture
|1981||Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe|
|1985||NEW HORIZONS – Royal Festival Hall, London|
|1987||UTONGA – Sculptures and Drawings Harare. Solo Exhibition|
|1988||Drawings and Paintings by BERRY BICKLE & Sculptures by TAPFUMA GUTSA Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe|
|1989||PACHIPAMWE INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS W/SHOP, Exhibition; National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare|
|1990||CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART – Studio Museum; Harlem, New York. Group Exhibition|
|1991||CONTEMPORARY STONE SCULPTURE FROM ZIMBABWE – Yorkshire Sculpture Park.VENICE BIENNALE – African Pavillon.
NEW GENERATION – Tapfuma Gutsa, Eddie Masaya, Richard Jack, Brighton Sango, Norbert Shamuyarira Le Forum, Harare.
HAVANNA BIENNALE – Cuba.
|1992||SANDRO´S GALLERY, Harare. Tapfuma Gutsa – Sculptures & Nicole Gutsa Paintings|
|1993||GALLERY KNUTH GROTHE, Finland.OPEN STUDIOS, Group Exhibition Delfina Studios, London.|
|1994||STRONG WINDS, Stage Design, Arnolfini Theater, Bristol PALMENGARTEN, Frankfurt.ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, Harare.
GALLERY DELTA, Harare.
|1995||JOHANNESBURG BIENNALE.GENESIS Gallery Münsterland, Emsdetten, Germany.
180 DEGREES- Group Exhibition, Los Angeles.
|1996||SEEKING PERMISSION – Solo Show at REECE GALLERY, New York|
|1997||LANDMARK – The Midlands Artists, NG Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.THE PAST – Pierre Gallery, Harare. Solo Exhibition.
THE FUTURE National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare. Solo Exhibition.
ONDAMBO – International Art Workshop Arandis, Namibia.
SCULPTURE FROM ZIMBABWE, Melbourne, Australia.
|1998||ZIMBABWE HERITAGE National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare|
|1999||Artist’s Residency at Künstlerhaus Cuxhaven: Eddie Masaya, Richard Jack and Tapfuma Gutsa.VISITING LECTURER at the University of Georgia, Athens, U.S.A.
SOUTH MEETS WEST – National Gallery, Accra, Ghana.
|2000||SOUTH MEETS WEST Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland. Group Exhibition.KUNST AUS ZIMBABWE – KUNST IN ZIMBABWE, Bayreuth Museum, Germany.|
|2001||Art for the people – COMPLETION AND OPENING OF THE PROJECT SURPRISE ART CENTRE (plan and execution by Tapfuma Gutsa 1997 – 2001|
|2002||KAKUYU KE MUNYAKA – Gallery Dieleman, Chateau de Petit Leez, Belgium Group show together with Berry Bickle|
|2003||THE POWER, THE OBJECT THE OBJECT, THE POWER – Alliance Francaise, Harare. Solo Exhibition.ARTISTS RESIDENCY together with Rashid Jogee at Kuona Trust, Nairobi, Kenya.|
|2004||DAK`ART – Dakar Biennale, Senegal.HOPE – Botanical Gardens, Berlin.
STEP INSIDE – Group Exhibition, Gallery Dieleman, Chateau de Petit Leez, Belgium.
VISIONS OF ZIMBABWE – Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester. Group Exhibition.
MATOMBO GALERIE facilitator of the 1st stone sculpture workshop, Mirabellgarten, Salzburg, Austria.
|2005||GASWORKS – Six week residency, London.TRANSITIONS – Brunei Gallery, School of Afro-Asiatic Studies, University of London. Group Exhibition.
LITTLE ZIMBABWE residency, Birkenreid, Germany.
WASSER BRENT – Gallery Habari, Vienna. Group Exhibition.
MATOMBO GALERIE facilitator of the 2nd stone sculpture workshop, Mirabellgarten, Salzburg, Austria.
|2006||RENJE SANDANGA – October Gallery, London. Solo Exhibition|
|2007||UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Group Exhibition|
|2008||JOHANNESBURG ART FAIR South Africa.ANGAZA AFRIKA – October Gallery, London. Group Exhibition.
BY GINDE: OF ZEN, A FEW POTS AND OTHER THINGS Galerie der Freischaffenden, Vienna, Austria. Solo Exhibition.
HIDDEN STORIES de Grote of St. Bavokerk, Haarlem, Holland. Group Exhibition.