Xanthe Somers (b. 1992 ZW) was born and went to school in Harare, Zimbabwe. She graduated from Michealis School of Fine Art, UCT in Cape Town in 2015, majoring in printmaking - she went on to be awarded a grant to study a MA Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy at Goldsmiths, University of London which she completed in 2020 with distinction. Her work has gravitated towards large scale installation and sculptural forms and she defines herself as a contemporary ceramic sculptor. Somers's current practice deals with creating functional domestic objects- to try and reimagine the everyday. Through a sense of play, the hope is to challenge the prevailing ideas of the ‘normal’. The bright colours, the exaggerated shapes and the over-sized pieces mock the circus that is our day-to-day.
2023 Collect Art Fair, Somerset House, London with Galerie Revel
2022 Untitled Art Fair, Miami, USA with Southern Guild
2022 Breaking the Bias, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
2022 Collectible Art Fair, Brussels with Galerie Revel
2021 A Vocabulary For Ghosts, Solo show at First Floor Gallery, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe