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Zimbabwe Cultural Centre in Detroit (ZCCD) mission is to educate, archive, and promote the arts and culture of Zimbabwe. Our goal is to encourage strong ties between culture producers and residents in both Zimbabwe and abroad acting as catalysts for critical artistic production as well as cultural exchange between diverse communities.

COMRADES / Chido Johnson

ZCCD co-founder, Director 2013-present, Project Initiator.

Chido on the other side of Detroit River, the city of Windsor (Canada) with Detroit in the background.

Chido Johnson is a Detroit artist, 2009 Kresge Fellow, and currently the section chair of Sculpture at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. He was born and raised in Zimbabwe and Zambia, then moved to the USA in his adulthood. Both his BFA degrees in Sculpture in 1996 and in Painting with a minor in Drawing in 1997 were from the University of Georgia, Athens. Chido obtained his MFA Sculpture degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2000. He is the founder of the Wire-car Auto Workers Association of Detroit and a co-founder of the Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit. He has worked, exhibited and taught both nationally as well as internationally. He can be seen on a nice summer day pushing his 1967 pink wire-car Cadillac in the neighborhoods of Detroit.