Cosmas Chingondi was born on the 23rd of December 1984. He is the sixth son of seven children of Monday Chingondi and Sarah Muzhange.
He belongs to the Soko Mudyanevana (monkey) totem of the Zezuru tribe from Mhondoro in Chegutu district.
As a child he used to go often for hunting with his father and it is still one of the important skills how to feed the family in the bush.
In 2003 he finished high school Advanced Level studies at Glen View Royal College and worked as a teacher.
He got know the sculptors from Tengenenge through his older brother Wellington, who showed him some small pieces in 1997. He fell in love with the hard black stone and from this time he had been waiting for the time to visit Tengenenge Art Village.
In April 2005 the founder of Tengenenge Tom Blomefield invited him and his friends to play mbira music at the opening of the 2005 exhibition in Tengenenge.
The art mood and the harmonious and natural environment in the village suited very well to his interests and this visit in Tengenenge meant the beginning of a new era in his life as an artist. He decided to join other sculptors and to devote himself to stone carving.
Since April 2006 Cosmas has lived in the village of art. He has gone through diferent phases in his creation. Steven Blomefield (the son of the founder of Tengenenge) encouraged him to create new forms and shapes of sculptures different from the others in Tengenenge gallery. He created the flower with the title cauliflower and within few days was sold.
A necessary step in his sculptors development meant the turn to the figural creation. One of the first figural scuptures was Whispering ladies which became one of his best selling pieces.
The capital theme at the present day is abstract form (Transforming figures), which comes in many different forms, shapes and dimensions.