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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. 

 

After studying 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.

 

Georgina Maxim has at the same time developed her artistic work by turning to textiles and using the techniques of embroidery, sewing and weaving to destructure, cut out and recompose second-hand clothes. She thus creates singular works that escape definition: the artist herself describes her work as an act of memory, a transcription of the moment, the lived moments and stories evoked by these used textiles. 

In 2018, Georgina Maxim has been nominated for the Henrike Grohs Award (Goethe Institute, Abidjan).

Her work has been exhibited in Zimbabwe (Gallery Delta, National Gallery of Zimbabwe) and internationally (Mojo Gallery in Dubai, Sulger Buell Gallery in London, Goethe Institute in Salvador de Bahia).

 

In 2019, Georgina Maxim is taking a master's degree at the University of Bayreuth in order to deepen her curatorial practice and is undertaking a creative residency of several months at the Goethe Institute in Salvador de Bahia. The same year, she also presented an installation for the Zimbabwean pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. In 2020, she exhibits at the Bargoin Museum (Clermont-Ferrand) and presents her work at the FRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine in 2021.

 

GEORGINA MAXIM

 
 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

EXHIBITIONS

2021

Exposition individuelle, 31 PROJECT -  Art Paris art fair – France

Memoria: Accounts of another History, FRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux – France

2020

Love Etc. Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires, Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand – France

SMALL, 31 PROJECT, Paris - France

Galeristes, 31 PROJECT, Paris - France

2019

Your parents are soo old – Solo show,  31 project, AKAA Art Fair, Paris – France

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

58ème Biennale de Venise , pavillon du Zimbabwe, Venise – Italie

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – Afrique du Sud

 

2018

Summer Exhibition –  Sulger-Buel Gallery, Londres – Royaume - Uni

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

1.54 London Art Fair, Londres - Royaume – Uni

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair Johannesburg – Afrique du Sud

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – Afrique du Sud

 

2017

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair Johannesburg – Afrique du Sud

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – Afrique du Sud

 

2016

Artists Book Exhibition, Mojo Gallery, Dubai – Emirats Arabe Unis

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair Johannesburg – Afrique du Sud

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – Afrique du Sud

 

2015

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair Johannesburg – Afrique du Sud

 

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)

 

CURATING - Selection

2019

We move forward by looking back, exposition collective, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

Sanity is expensive, but madness is for free, exposition collective, Village Unhu, Harare – Zimbabwe

 

2017

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

2013 – 2019

Directrice artistique à Village Unhu – 6 expositions par an

RESIDENCIES

2020

Bag Factory Artists' Studios, Johannesburg – Afrique du Sud

2019

Vila Sul, Goethe Institute, Salvador de Bahia – Brésil

2017

Embassy of Foreign Artists, ProHelvetia, Genève – Suisse  

 

 

AWARDS

2018

Henrike Grohs Art Award, nominée, Goethe Institute,  Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire

 

 

EDUCATION

2019

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

2002

Creative Art and Design, Diploma in Education, Université de Chinhoyi

 

WITH 31 PROJECT

EXHIBITIONS

2021

On fait des dessins dans la terre, group show

 

2020

SMALL, group show

2019

Your parents are soo old, group show

ARTFAIRS

2020

Galeristes, Paris

2019

AKAA, Paris, solo show