Tago was born in Chegutu, Mashonaland in Western Zimbabwe in 1954. He is a self-taught artist, and was inspired by the renowned ‘first generation’ sculptor John Takawira. He has been a full-time artist since 1978.
Tago is a senior figure in the local artistic community, and is also closely involved with the Chitungwiza Arts Centre and the National Arts Council (NAC) of Zimbabwe.
In 2006 Tago was on the judging panel of the “Creativity and Originality” sculpture competition at Chitungwiza Arts Centre. In 2007 he was selected by the NAC to be a judge for the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA).
Tago has exhibited abroad numerous times in the last decade, most recently at the Expo 2000 in Hanover. He also showed in Sydney in 1991 and in London in 1992. In 1995 and 1997 he held solo exhibitions in Berlin, the latter including a workshop with European sculptors.
It is planned that Tago will be joining Guruve in the UK in Summer 2008 as Artist in Residence at our group exhibition.