The capacities of Georgina Maxim‘s work are in some way the contemplation of the artist who touches expresses a self-repair and self-recognition, of hours spent alone, but not desperate, working in the boredom of a similar string, looking for the variety in the next tone. The tone and the line can and could be converted as scars of sneers and sometimes an attachment, a way for Georgina Maxim to fill the memory and transformed the past into newness.

Georgina Maxim lives and works between Bayreuth where she studies, but returns regularly to Zimbabwe as co-founder of the group Village Unhu and her studio opened in Harare. She studied fine art at the University of Chinhoyi and soon after her studies became a gallery director as well.

Georgina Maxim has shown her work in galleries and fairs worldwide including Gallery Delta, Mojo Gallery, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe where she received first prize in the exhibition “Woman at the « Woman at the Top », and at Sulger-Buel Lovell in 2017. Her art fair appearances include 1-54 London, Cape Town Art Fair and Joburg Art Fair, not to mention her regular curatorial workshops around the world. In 2018, Georgina Maxim was selected for the Henrike Grohs Award from Goethe Institute in Abidjan and exhibited an installation in the Zimbabwean Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennale.

Recognized for her work as both an artist and curator with almost a decade of experience in art management and curatorial practice, Georgina Maxim helped establish in 2012 an artist aggregation space in Harare that gives studios, exhibitions, residency programs for youth and professionals. At the same time, Georgina Maxim has fostered her creative work by reaching out to materials and using the methods of weaving, sewing and winding to de-structure, cut and re-compose recycled clothing. What she depicts as a demonstration of memory, a record existing outside of everything, the minutes lived and the stories evoked by these used textiles.

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