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Born 1980 in Zimbabwe. 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 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.

In 2022, Georgina Maxim is presenting her work at MuCAT in Abidjan and at Somerset House in London.

 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

EXHIBITIONS

2022

A Different Now is Close Enough to Exhale on You, Curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town & Johannesburg – SA 

Untitled, 31 PROJECT, Miami - USA

AKAA, 31 PROJECT, Paris - FR

KIAF, 31 PROJECT, Seoul - KR

ARCO, 31 PROJECT, Lisbon - PT

ART-O-RAMA, 31 PROJECT, Marseille - FR

Memoria : récits d’une autre Histoire, MuCAT, Abidjan - IC

Eternally Yours, Somerset House, Londres - UK

Art Paris Art Fair, 31 PROJECT, Paris - FR

Loose ends, Koop project, Brighton - UK

 

2021

Silence calling from one continent to another, Goodman Gallery,

Cape Town - SA

Threads, Duende Art Projects, Antwerp - BE

This place will become a memory, 31 PROJECT, Art Paris Art Fair – FR

Memoria: Accounts of another History, FRAC MÉCA, Bordeaux – FR

On fait des dessins dans la terre, 31 PROJECT – FR
Self-Continuity, AFIKARIS gallery, Paris – FR

Artissima, 31 PROJECT, Turin – IT

1:54, 31 PROJECT, London – UK

​2020

Love Etc. International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles, Bargoin Museum, Clermont-Ferrand – FR

SMALL, 31 PROJECT, Paris – FR

Galeristes, 31 PROJECT, Paris – FR

2019

58th Venice Biennale, Zimbabwe Pavillion, Venice – IT

Your parents are so old – Solo show, 31 PROJECT, AKAA, Paris – FR

Concert for Birds – Goethe Institute, Salvador de Bahia – BR

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – SA

 

2018

Summer Exhibition, Sulger-Buel Gallery, London – UK

AKAA, Sulger-Buel Gallery, Paris – FR

1:54, London – UK

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair, Johannesburg  - SA

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – SA

 

 

2017

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair, Johannesburg – SA

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – SA

 

2016

Artists Book Exhibition, Mojo Gallery, Dubai – UAE

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair, Johannesburg – SA

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – SA

 

2015

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair, Johannesburg – SA

 

2008 - 2019

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

Group Exhibitions, Gallery Delta, Harare – ZI (2008 - 2019)

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

CURATOR | Selection

2021

Coin flip serie, a series of solo shows for emerging artists, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

2019

We move forward by looking back, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

Sanity is expensive, but madness is for free, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

 

2017

Percy Manyonga, Eye Report, nommée pour le National Arts Merit Award, Village Unhu, Harare – ZI

2013 – 2019

Artistic Director at Village Unhu – Six exhibitions per year

RESIDENCIES

2020

Bag Factory Artists' Studios, Johannesburg – SA

2019

Vila Sul, Goethe Institute, Salvador de Bahia – BR

2017

Embassy of Foreign Artists, ProHelvetia, Geneva - CH

 

AWARDS

2018

Henrike Grohs Art Award, nominée, Goethe Institute, Abidjan – IC

PUBLICATIONS

2021

This place will become a memory, catalogue monography, Edition 31 PROJECT with the support of CNAP – Paris – FR

Oh Africart!, Editions du Chêne, Elizabeth Tchoungui, - Paris - FR

 

EDUCATION

2019

Masters AVVA, African Visual and Verbal Art, Universität Bayreuth and Iwalewahaus

2002

Creative Art and Design, Diploma in Education, University of Chinhoyi

WITH 31 PROJECT

EXHIBITIONS

2021

This place will become a memory, solo show, Paris - FR

On fait des dessins dans la terre, group show, Paris - FR

 

2020

SMALL, group show, Paris - FR

2019

Your parents are soo old, group show, Paris - FR

ARTFAIRS

2022

Untitled, duo show, Miami - USA

AKAA, group show, Paris - FR

KIAF, group show, Seoul - KR

ART-O-RAMA, Marseille - FR

ARCO, group show, Lisbon - PT

Art Paris Art Fair, group show, Paris – FR

 

2021

Artissima, group show, Turin - IT

1:54 Londres, group shows, Paris – FR

Art Paris Art Fair, solo show, Paris - FR

2020

Galeristes, group show, Paris - FR

2019

AKAA, solo show, Paris - FR

PUBLICATION

2021

This place will become a memory