Stanford Fata was born 1958 in Murewa, Zimbabwe, a country world-famous for its stone art.
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From 1997 onwards, he began to assist his cousin, the internationally renowned artist Arthur Fata, who is considered as one of the most innovative stone sculptors of the so-called Second Generation.
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Arthur, a resident artist of Roy Guthrie’s famous outdoor gallery Chapungu Sculpture Park in Harare/Zimbabwe, taught Stanford for three years and both regularly worked together in the park.
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Since 2001 Stanford is working independently and has managed to present his sculptures to a growing national and international community.
The artist moved to Heidelberg, Germany in 2005 and is a member of the Heidelberger Forum für Kunst/BBK (Federal Association of Visual Artists) Heidelberg. He cooperates and communicates vividly with European-based artists, thereby enriching and strengthening his works with new techniques and ideas.
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Besides creating his own pieces, Stanford Fata is restoring Zimbabwean stone sculptures for galleries and individual collectors.