Gina Maxim (Zimbabwe)

1 FEB – 29 APR 2020

Georgina Maxim is known for both working as an artist and curator with over a decade of arts management and curatorial practice. Maxim together with Misheck Masamvu co-founded Village Unhu in 2012, an artist collective space that has been providing studio spaces, exhibitions, workshops and residency programs for artists – young and professional.

Maxim, between the years 1999 and 2012, worked at Gallery Delta Foundation for Art and the Humanities, her first experience during and after her studies at Chinhoyi University of Technology and is a qualified art teacher having taught for over 7 years.

Maxim has together with Masamvu promoted Zimbabwean artists at the following art fairs: FNB Johannesburg Art Fair, Cape Town Art Fair, 1-54 London Art Fair and The Armory Show, New York.

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’. Maxim was a nominee of the Henrike Grohs Award (Goethe Institute, Abidjan) 2018, has exhibited extensively with works being collected internationally and regionally and currently is represented by the Sulger-Beul Gallery in London. Currently Maxim studies African Verbal and Visual Arts – Languages, Curation and Arts (Masters) at the University of Bayreuth in Germany and has recently shown a body of work at the Zimbabwe Pavilion at the 58th La Biennale Di Venezia 2019, Italy.

Georgina Maxim’s residency at the Bag Factory is part of Art Connection Africa, a collaboration between KfW Stiftung and Triangle Network to foster visual art exchanges, capacity building and informal learning activities within sub-Saharan Africa.