Thobias Minzi is a painter and videographer born in 1984 in Mwanza, Tanzania. While attending informal training and workshops, Minzi developed an artistic style that utilises fabric and thread to convey images and feelings. The tactile nature of fabric allows him to create semi-abstract pieces.
Minzi’s paintings depict women and children, the role they play in African daily life, and the challenges they face within developing countries.
He has showcased his work in two solo exhibitions in Tanzania and Kenya and several group exhibitions around East Africa, as well as in the USA, Spain, Denmark, Finland and Norway. He has also participated in various workshops and residencies in Tanzania and Denmark. Minzi’s paintings are held in collections at Muhimbili National Hospital, The Prime Minster’s office, and The State House in Dar Es Salaam. He has a working studio at Nafasi Art Space in Dar Es Salaam.