Georgina Maxim, 'Sex in the Bushes', 2014, Mixed Media
134 x 66 cm, Courtesy of Village Unhu
Georgina Maxim, 'Sex in the Bushes', 2014, Mixed Media 134 x 66 cm, Courtesy of Village Unhu 

Using installations and soft sculpture, Georgina Maxim explores themes of femininity, sexuality, physical and verbal violence, identity, and personal history. Stitching together multiples layers of meaning into her work, Maxim tasks audiences to perceive these pieces of narrative, provoking questions of circumstance, context, and tension. In her most recent body of work, the artist echoes elements of arte povera by incorporating and appropriating elements of everyday clothes.

Maxim Studied Creative Art and Design at Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe. Notable exhibitions in Zimbabwe include, ‘Women on Top’ and ‘You and I’ 2014. She has exhibited in Australia, Dubai and the Netherlands. Maxim is the co-founder and co-director of Village Unhu together with Misheck Masamvu and Gareth Nyandoro.