Virginia Chihota, Ndiani achamira neni muimba yekugadzira chikafu? (who will stand with me in the house of making food?), 2016, Screen print on paper, 186 x 114 cm. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary
Virginia Chihota, Ndiani achamira neni muimba yekugadzira chikafu? (who will stand with me in the house of making food?), 2016, Screen print on paper, 186 x 114 cm. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary  

Virginia Chihota’s drawings and monoprints express a world in which memory and metaphor collide. In recent years, she has submitted intimate parts of her life, such as her experiences of marriage and motherhood, to considerable observation, transforming her thoughts into a body of works on paper of striking formal complexity.

In 2013, Chihota represented Zimbabwe at the 55th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice and was awarded the Prix Canson in the same year. Recent exhibitions have taken place at Vienna Academy of Fine Arts (2017); Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Le Havre (2016); Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (2015); Saatchi Gallery, London (2015); Kunsthalle Faust, Hanover (2014); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2014) and the Lyon Biennale, Lyon (2011). Her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Saatchi Gallery and Tate, London.