"Sewing, stitching, knitting, weaving, and applique are all granny manners. It is as if they are of a past time and yet they also celebrate alone times in a contemporary way – the ability to have serious patience and endure the monotony of the stitch." - Georgina Maxim
Georgina Maxim (b. 1980, Harare, Zimbabwe; lives and works between Bayreuth, Germany and Harare, zimbabwe) creates art works which function 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) and Trop Comprendre at Sulger-Buel Lovell (2017) curated by Andrew Lamprecht. Art Fair participation include 1:54 London, Cape Town Art Fair and the Joburg Art Fair and she regularly participates in curatorial workshops internationally. Maxim's work has been acquired by many numerous public and private collections internationally.
Selected Awards and Nominations
She was awarded first prize in the exhibition Woman at the Top at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe