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Moffat Takadiwa

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Birthplace
Karoi, Zimbabwe

Birth year
1983

Lives in
Harare

Works in
Harare

Schools
Harare Polytechnic College, 2008, BA Honors Fine Art

Representing galleries

Tags
mixed-media, sculpture

Statement

Moffat Takadiwa was born in 1983 in Karoi, Zimbabwe and currently lives and works in Harare.

He graduated with a BA Honors from Harare Polytechnic College, Zimbabwe in 2008.

Recent solo presentations include Foreign Objects at Tyburn Gallery, London (2015), and Africa Not Reachable! at First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe (2012). Takadiwa was a founding member of First Floor Gallery, an artist run space opened in 2009 which continues to support and show contemporary Zimbabwean artists.

In 2014 Takadiwa collaborated with the Australian artist Simeon Nelson on a large-scale sculptural installation All Our Ancestors following Nelson’s residency in Harare.

Group exhibitions include UNcertain Terms, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, South Africa; Warp & Woof, The Hole, New York, USA; National Gallery of Zimbabwe Annual Show, Harare, Zimbabwe; Brand New Second Hand, Vigo Gallery, London, UK, all 2014 and Inexactly This, Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents, Amsterdam (2012).

Takadiwa has been a recipient of many awards since 2008, including the Award of Attendance from The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee, Harare, Zimbabwe in 2012 and an Award of Merit and Special Mention Prize for exhibitions at Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe both in 2010.

Recent Exhibits

Moffat Takadiwa participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2015 Moffat Takadiwa: Foreign Objects
Tyburn Gallery
 
May, 2014 Warp & Woof
The Hole NYC
 
Dec, 2012 KARŠ KRIEG WAR KARAS GUERRA
Riga Latvia
 
Dec, 2012 KARŠ KRIEG WAR KARAS GUERRA
former shoe factory “1st May” Riga
 
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