This place will become a memory
9-12 September 2021
On the occasion of the gallery's second participation in Art Paris Art Fair, a major solo exhibition by the artist Georgina Maxim entitled This place will become a memory is organised with a selection of her most recent textile works. The gallery is publishing the first monograph of the Zimbabwean artist with critical texts by Eva Barois De Caevel and Tandazani Dhlakama (with the support of the CNAP).
Georgina Maxim was born in 1980. She lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe
Georgina Maxim is known for both working as an artist and curator with over a decade of arts management and curatorial practice. In 2012, she co-founded Village Unhu, an artist-run space in Harare that provides studio spaces, exhibitions, workshops and residency programs for young and professional artists.
After completing her studies at the University of Chinhoyi, she taught visual arts for several years at the Prince Edward School, while managing the Delta Gallery, a historical gallery for contemporary art in Harare.
At the same time, Georgina Maxim has developed her artistic practice by turning to textiles and using the techniques of embroidery, sewing and weaving to deconstruct, cut out and recompose second-hand clothes. Through her practice, Georgina Maxim creates unique pieces that escape any definition: the artist herself describes her work as an act of memory, a transcription of the moment, of the experiences and stories evoked by these used clothes.
In 2018, Georgina Maxim has been nominated for the Henrike Grohs Award (Goethe Institute, Abidjan). Her work has been exhibited in Zimbabwe (Delta Gallery, National Gallery of Zimbabwe) and internationally (Mojo Gallery in Dubai, 31 PROJECT in Paris and Goethe Institute in Salvador de Bahia).
In 2019, Georgina Maxim presented an installation for the Zimbabwean pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. In the same year, she took a master’s degree at the University of Bayreuth to deepen her curatorial practice. She also undertook a creative residency at the Goethe Institute in Salvador de Bahia.
In 2020, she exhibits at the Bargoin Museum (Clermont-Ferrand) and presents her work at the FRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA in 2021, during the exhibition Memory: tales of another story.