Rwandan fashion designer Cedric Mizero, on Saturday October 12, opened his exhibition, “A new life in the village,” at TRANSFORMER: A Rebirth of Wonder curated by Jefferson Hack, and United Visual Artist Other Spaces at 180 The Strand, London. It seeks to foster and connect creatives, entrepreneurs, dynamic thinkers and culture explorers.
Mizero’s project, ‘A New Life in the Village’ is a continuation of his work with women in rural areas that seeks to attract public attention to the issues surrounding their reality. It highlights some of the challenges and responsibilities faced by rural women in their relationship with medicine.
The exhibition intends to question what the medicine revolution meant for the people living in rural areas and what challenges and responsibilities are left for women acting as the family cornerstone.
One of Mizero’s portraits featured at his “A new life in the village,” in London.
The exhibition consisted of film, pictures and an installation he has been working for the past two months in Rwanda, making Mizero the first Rwandan to exhibit in that space, as well as share space with important artists like Doug Aitken, Sophia Al-Maria & Victoria Sin, Harley Weir & George Rouy and many others.
The exhibition is organised by The Store X The Vinyl Factory, in collaboration with Fondation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain, Paris.
The 25-year-old fashion designer mixes local artisanal techniques with a wide range of media and disciplines, repurposing everyday objects to showcase the vibrancy of life in rural areas.
He won a curation award at the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) 2019 in London in February.