Born 1980 in Harare, Zimbabwe
Lives and works between Bayreuth, Germany
Georgina Maxim's work functions in part as meditation for the artist. As self-healing and self-recognition, hours spent alone but not lonely and working in the monotony of the same thread, finding only variation in the next colour. The colour and stitch can and may be translated into and as cicatrices of every little scar, laughter and stitch. It serves as memory of the owner of the dress and remaking the past into new.
Maxim is currently furthering her studies in Bayreuth, Germany yet returns to Zimbabwe regularly as co-founder of Village Unhu collective and open studio in Harare. She studied fine art at Chinhoyi University and soon after her studies taught art and worked as gallery manager at Gallery Delta (2004-2013) before opening Village Unhu. Maxim has exhibited at galleries and international art fairs including Gallery Delta (from 2009 to date), Mojo Gallery (2016), and National Gallery of Zimbabwe (2014) where she was awarded first prize in the exhibition Woman at the Top, and Trop Comprendre at Sulger-Buel Lovell (2017) curated by Andrew Lamprecht. Art Fair participation includes 1:54 London, Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Joburg Art Fair and Also Known As Africa Contemporary Art & Design Fair. Maxim was selected to represent the Zimbabwean Pavilion at this year’s 58th International Venice Biennale 2019. Maxim is currently attending the Artist Residency Program, Vila Sul, at the Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia in Brazil.