Born in Harare in 1992 and raised in Rusape, Option began sketching at an early age. He has developed a versatility that allows him to elegantly express himself when printmaking, painting or using mixed media. The exploration of the impact of technology on urban youth in townships, as well as the illusions, attractions, and trappings of contemporary township life, thematically unite option’s work.
Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi graduated with a Certificate in Visual Arts and Design awarded by Harare Polytechnic College in association with the National Gallery School of Visual Arts and Design in 2015. In this same year he graduated, Option was the First price (winner) in Graphics for the work “Homeless Migrants" in an exhibition called Migration at Gallery Delta in Harare, Zimbabwe. Option had his first solo exhibition in the year 2015 named Civilized debauchery, KooVha Creative Hub, Harare, Zimbabwe and has since featured in a number of exhibitions and Art fairs both on the domestic and international scene.
His most recent solo exhibitions include: 2017 The Magic in the everyday Life, The Corridor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe; 2015 Civilized debauchery, KooVha Creative Hub, Harare, Zimbabwe. He has featured in Exhibitions and Art fairs which include: 2018 Art The Hague, presented by Galerie Sanna, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 2018 Meeting of the minds, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe; 2018 Right at the Equator, The Depart foundation, Malibu, USA California; 2017 Line and form Gallery delta, Harare Zimbabwe; 2017 Link, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe; 2017 The blind man and the elephant, Tsoko Gallery, Harare Zimbabwe; 2016 Zig Zag Zim, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare; 2016 PIASA Origins & Trajectories II Art Contemporain African ET de la Diaspora. France; 2016 Artists in the stream VII - Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe; 2015 Parallels, Hunt Fine Arts, New York, USA, Open Day, Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions; 2015 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London; 2015 Zimbabwe Annual Heritage (Mharidzo) Exhibition - National Gallery of Zimbabwe; 2015 Summer Exhibition - Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Option has been in the following residencies: 2018 Taboos and sacred legends, The Thami Mnyele Foundations and CBK Zuidoost, Netherlands Amsterdam; 2017 Thupelo workshop, Great more studios, Cape Town South Africa. He has had awards and accomplishments that include being: 2015 First price (winner) in Graphics for the work “Homeless Migrants" in exhibition called Migration at Gallery Delta in Harare, Zimbabwe; 2012 Runner-up Outstanding 1ST level student, Green Shoots Students exhibition – National Gallery of Zimbabwe.