Virginia Chihota, 'kuzvirwisa (fighting self)', 2016, Screen print on paper, 180 x 130 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Tiwani Contemporary
Virginia Chihota, 'kuzvirwisa (fighting self)', 2016, Screen print on paper, 180 x 130 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Tiwani Contemporary 

Virginia Chihota’s drawings and monoprints express a world in which memory and metaphor collide. Over the past years, she has submitted her life, recently her experience of marriage and motherhood, to considerable observation and has transformed her thoughts into a body of works on paper of striking formal complexity.

Chihota represented Zimbabwe at the 55th Venice Biennale and was awarded the Prix Canson in 2013. Recent exhibitions include: Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (2015); Saatchi Gallery, London (2015); Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover (2014); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2014); and the Lyon Biennale, Lyon (2011). Her work is represented in collections including the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Saatchi Gallery, and Tate.