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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.


Manal Shoukair

Manal working with clay at Chinhoyi University of Technology, 2016. Image by Jessie Glander.

Manal Shoukair (b. 1992, Los Angeles) is a Detroit-based Lebanese-American artist. She uses performance, video, sculpture and site-specific installations to explore the hyphenated spaces of her multicultural identity, islamic spirituality, and contemporary femininity.

Shoukair earned a BFA from College for Creative Studies and was awarded the Imre J Molnar Artistic Achievement Award in 2018. She was widely recognized for her site-specific installation, Elevate, at Shylo Arts, a former synagogue and church in the University District of Detroit. Elevate was published in Hyperallergic and Sculpture Magazine. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Tennessee and internationally in Mexico and Zimbabwe.

Shoukair is currently a co-director at CAVE Gallery in Detroit and is remotely pursuing an MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University.


recycling clay, 

Manal harvesting clay to use in ceramic from ZIVA ruins in Inyanga, 2016. Picture by Kristian Chanel

Installing for Musimboti exhibit at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Mutare.

With Tapfuma Gutsa in Murewa.


Presenting a lecture on her work and research at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe School of Visdual Arts and Design in Mbare, Harare.