A product of dual heritage, Tamary Kudita was born in Zimbabwe whilst her ancestry can be traced back to the Orange Free State, historical Boer state in Southern Africa. She studied fine art at Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. There, she graduated in 2017 with a bachelor of fine arts. Subsequently, she established herself in fine art photography thus beginning her artistic career. She maintains an active studio practice and has exhibited in Zimbabwe and outside the country.
Awards and accolades received include The Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of The Year (2021), Sony World Photography Awards Creative Category winner (2021), SeeMe, Art Takes 2021 Runner Up Prize, (2021) The Voices of African Women Journal Most Inspiring Art Piece Award (2020), Shortlisted for The International Contemporary African Photography Prize, (2021)
Her investigation looking at the legacy of colonialism on the family structure, has resulted in exhibitions delving into the history of the Multi layered African identity. The Betsy Gallery, Miami currently presents a solo exhibition by the artist titled African Victorian. Previous solo presentations have taken place at the Women Photographers International Archive, Miami, Florida (2021) and PH Centre Gallery in Cape town, South Africa (2018). Tamary, continued her investigation of the post-colonial identity with a touring group exhibition which was held at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (2019) and The National Gallery of Bulawayo (2019)
Group shows include: IPE 163, The Royal Photographic Society, Bristol, UK, (2022) Sony World Photography Awards, Willy- Brandt- Haus, Berlin, Germany, (2022) Ma-dzimbabwe, Akka Project, Dubai Art Expo, Dubai, (2022) Shifting Narratives, The Melrose Gallery, South Africa, (2022) Reframing History, Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy, (2021) Art Takes 2021, Ki Smith Gallery, New York, USA, (2021)
The artist has been featured on various international media outlets and publications such as BBC News, CNN International, Forbes, Vogue Italia, National Public Radio (USA), The Independent UK, Huffington Post, ART AFRICA, Photo District News Magazine, The royal photographic society journal, TSA Contemporary Art Magazine, Daily News Zimbabwe, The Herald and a special mention in The British Journal of Photography. Her work can also be found in the permanent collection of The Fitchburg Art Museum’s photography collection which will be staging a major exhibition of 21st century African Photographers in the fall of 2023, in Massachusetts.