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GEORGINA MAXIM

Georgina Maxim

born 1980 in Harare, Zimbabwe

 

Maxim is known for both working as artist and curator with over a decade of arts management and curatorial practice. Maxim together co-founded Village Unhu in 2012, an artist collective space in Harare that has been providing studio spaces, exhibitions, workshops and residency programs for artists – young and professional. Maxim worked at Gallery Delta, her first experience during and after her studies at Chinhoyi University of Technology and is a qualified art teacher having taught at Prince Edward School for over 7 years. As an artist, Maxim’s work combines weaving, stitch work and the utilisation of found textiles creating objects that evade definition. Maxim describes her work as ‘the memory of’ the owners of these clothes, evoking the past and all these stories. 

 Maxim was a nominee of the Henrike Grohs Award (Goethe Institute, Abidjan) 2018, She has exhibited extensively with works being collected regionally (Gallery Delta, National Gallery of Zimbabwe) and internationally (Mojo Gallery  in Dubai,  Sulger Buell Gallery in London, Goethe Institute in Salvador de Bahia).

 

Recently Maxim studied African Verbal and Visual Arts – Languages, Curation and Arts (Masters) at the University of Bayreuth in Germany and she displays a body of work in the Zimbabwe Pavilion at the 58th Biennale Di Venezia 2019.

GROUP SHOWS

2019

Concert for Birds – Goethe Institute, Salvador de Bahia - Brazil

58th Venice Biennale , zimbabwean pavilion, Venice – Italy

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – South Africa

 

2018

Summer Exhibition –  Sulger-Buel Gallery, London – UK

AKAA art fair, Sulger-Buel Gallery, Paris - France

1.54 London Art Fair, Londres - UK

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair Johannesburg – South Africa

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – South Africa

 

2017

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair Johannesburg – South Africa

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town –South Africa

 

2016

Artists Book Exhibition, Mojo Gallery, Dubai – Emirate

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair Johannesburg – South Africa

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – South Africa

 

2015

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair Johannesburg – South Africa

 

2008 - 2019

Group Exhibitions -Village Unhu, Harare - Zimbabwe (2012 – 2019)

Group Exhibitions – Gallery Delta Harare - Zimbabwe (2008 - 2019)

Group Exhibitions– National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare - Zimbabwe (2009 - 2019)

 

 

CURATED EXHIBITION - Selection

2019

 We move forward by looking back, group show, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

Sanity is expensive, but madness is for free, group show, Village Unhu, Harare - Zimbabwe

 

2017

Percy Manyonga,  Eye Report, solo show, nomminee  for the  National Arts Merit Award,  Village Unhu, Harare -  Zimbabwe

 

2013 – 2019

Artistic director at Village Unhu – 6 exhibitions per year

 

 

RESIDENCIES

2019

Vila Sul, Goethe Institute, Salvador de Bahia - Brasil

 

2017

Embassy of Foreign Artists, ProHelvetia , Geneva -  Switzerland 

 

 

AWARDS

2018

Henrike Grohs Art Award , nominee, Goethe Institute -  Abidjan, Ivory coast

 

EDUCATION

2019

Masters AVVA, African Vernal and Visual Arts, Universität Bayreuth and Iwalewahaus

2002

Creative Art and Design, Diploma in Education, Chinhoyi university