Petros Mwenga was born and raised in Zimbabwe where he studied Fine art at Peter Birch School of Art 2006-2007 and at the Zimbabwe National Arts Gallery of Visual Art Studios 2007-2008. He later moved to Johannesburg where he currently lives and works from August house studios.
Petros has participated in several prestigious international group exhibitions such as A new generation of printmakers SA voice exhibition Washington printmakers gallery U.S.A Between the Shadow & the light exhibitions U.S.A, Art Santa EF New Mexico USA and Affordable art fair New York USA.
Locally he has had both solo and numerous curated group exhibitions. Mwenga has participated in many workshops on various subjects such as recycled paper, composition, live figure drawing and painting in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the USA.
Petros Mwenga has obtained awards in:
2004 –1st prize UN Competition, “Wanted Lakes Rivers dead or alive” national school competition
2008 – 1st merit award –Strength and complexity, at the national competition and exhibition
2011 – 1st prize/best in show award – 8th black like us exhibition
2011 – viewer’s choice award – 8th black like us exhibition
2017 – best painting award – wild geese art festival
Petros Mwenga’s work is contained in the Deutsche Bank collection SA; ANC collection SA and in many private collections. He has been interviewed extensively and has been published in several articles, books, magazines, newspapers, radio and television,