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Georgina Maxim

Georgina Maxim is known for both working as an artist and curator with over a decade of arts management and curatorial practice. Maxim co-founded Village Unhu in 2012, an artist collective space in Harare, Zimbabwe, that has been providing studio spaces, exhibitions, workshops and residency programmes for artists. 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. At the same time, Georgina Maxim developed her own artistic work by turning to textile and using the techniques of embroidery, sewing and weaving to destructure, cut out and recompose second-hand clothes. The singular works she then creates escape definition: the artist herself describes it as an act of memory, transcription of the moment, of the lived moments and stories evoked by the used textiles. In 2018, Georgina Maxim was nominated for the Henrike Grohs Award (Goethe Institute, Abidjan, Ivory Coast). Her work has been exhibited in Zimbabwe (Gallery Delta, National Gallery of Zimbabwe) and internationally (Mojo Gallery in Dubai, 31PROJECT in Paris, Goethe Institute in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil). In 2019, she presented an installation for the Zimbabwean Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. The same year, Georgina Maxim started a master’s degree at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, in order to deepen her curatorial practice and undertook a creative residency of several months at the Goethe Institute in Salvador de Bahia. In 2020, she exhibited at the Bargoin Museum (Clermont-Ferrand, France) and presented her work at the Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA (Bordeaux, France) in 2021, for the exhibition Memoria: récits d’une autre Histoire.

art coloré en tissu

Letters I wasn't supposed to read, 2020

- Textile and mixed media,
- 36 x 46 cm
œuvre d'art colorée en tissu

Letters I wasn't supposed to read, 2021

- Textile and mixed media, Textile and
- mixed media, 28 x 46 cm
œuvre d'art rectangulaire colorée en tissu

Letters I wasn't supposed to read, 2020

- Textile and mixed media,
- 35 x 34 cm

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