Born 1991 Harare, Zimbabwe
Lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe
After several years of study at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe visual art studio, Julio decided to pursue his own experimental practice, while based at the Chinembiri studios with several of Zimbabwes leading new generation artists such as Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude, Moffat Takadiwa and Wycliffe Mundopa. Rizhi’s works like him a deeply imbedded in the life of the city building connections between consumption and its outcomes, through the socio-ethical prism of contemporary Zimbabwe. His dystopic and dismorphic constructions speak to enviromental decay and the social cost of high-density living such as youth unemployment and addiction. Darkly humoured, Rizhi uses the seductively bright colours of the discarded plastics he melts to construct his sculptures, as a metaphor for the broken promises of a better future advertised but never delivered
Next Level, First Floor Gallery Harare (Harare, Zimbabwe 2018)
Cape Town Art Fair 2018, Another Antipodes/urban axis, PS Art Space (Fremantle, Australia
FNB Joburg Art Fair 2017 with First Floor Gallery Harare (Johannesburg, South Africa)
AKAA Paris with First Floor Gallery Harare (Paris, 2017)
Face The Magic at Loving|Monro (Los Angeles, 2017).