Coster Balakasi

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Coster Balakasi (born July 2, 1972) is a Zimbabwean sculptor.

Born in Harare to a Malawian father and Zimbabwean mother, he grew up in the Tafara area of the city, where he completed his primary and secondary schooling. In 1988 he began working with sculptors such as Miger Padaso and Dominic Benhura, apprentincing himself to Cosmos Muchenje after school. In 1998 he began working on his own; in 1999 he was an artist-in-residence at the Chapungu Sculpture Park. He has exhibited in Canterbury and Spain as well as various locations in Zimbabwe. His sculptures include "Seated Girl", which is currently being displayed at Knebworth House.

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