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Born 1980 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.

 
 
 

CURRICULUM VITAE

EXHIBITIONS

2022

Art Paris Art Fair, 31 PROJECT, Paris - France

 

2021

Threads, Duende Art Projects, Antwerp - Belgium

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

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

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

Artissima, 31 PROJECT, Turin – Italy

1:54, 31 PROJECT, London – United Kingdom

​2020

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

SMALL, 31 PROJECT, Paris – France

Galeristes, 31 PROJECT, Paris – France

2019

58th Venice Biennale, Zimbabwe Pavillion, Venice – Italy

Your parents are so old – Solo show, 31 PROJECT, AKAA Art Fair,

Paris – France

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

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – South Africa

 

2018

Summer Exhibition, Sulger-Buel Gallery, London – United Kingdom

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

1.54 London Art Fair, Londres London – United Kingdom

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair – South Africa

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – South Africa

 

 

2017

FNB Johannesburg Art Fair – South Africa

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town – South Africa

 

2016

Artists Book Exhibition, Mojo Gallery, Dubai – United Arab Emirates

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)

CURATOR | Selection

2021

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

2019

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

Sanity is expensive, but madness is for free, Village Unhu,

Harare – Zimbabwe

 

2017

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

2013 – 2019

Artistic Director at Village Unhu – Six exhibitions per year

RESIDENCIES

2020

Bag Factory Artists' Studios, Johannesburg – South Africa

2019

Vila Sul, Goethe Institute, Salvador de Bahia – Brasil

2017

Embassy of Foreign Artists, ProHelvetia, Geneva - Switzerland 

 

AWARDS

2018

Henrike Grohs Art Award, nominée, Goethe Institute, Abidjan – Ivory Coast

 

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

On fait des dessins dans la terre, group show

 

2020

SMALL, group show

2019

Your parents are soo old, group show

ARTFAIRS

2022

Art Paris Art Fair, 31 PROJECT, Paris – France

 

2021

Artissima, 31 PROJECT, Turin – Italy

1:54 London, 31 PROJECT, Paris – France

2020

Galeristes, Paris

2019

AKAA, Paris, solo show

PUBLICATION

2021

This place will become a memory