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Moffat Takadiwa

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© Copyright the artist. Courtesy of Tyburn Gallery, London
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Joy pad, 2014 Found Spray Tops 160 X 145 X 30 Cm © Copyright the artist. Courtesy of Tyburn Gallery, London
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Dissemination Super Highway to Africa, 2014 Computer Keys 140 X 107 X 30cm © Copyright the artist. Courtesy of Tyburn Gallery, London
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Kamunhuwi Kendarama, 2015 Found Spray-can Debris 147 X 130 X 10 Cm © Copyright the artist. Courtesy of Tyburn Gallery, London
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Foreign Smell, 2015 Found Spray-can Debris © Copyright the artist. Courtesy of Tyburn Gallery, London
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The Shonglish Translator, 2015 Found Laptop Keys, 230 X 100 X 7cm © Copyright the artist, courtesy Tyburn Gallery
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Head spin 2, 2015 Found Spray Tops Diameter 50 Cm © Copyright the artist. Courtesy of Tyburn Gallery, London
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Head spin 3, 2015 Found Spray Tops Diameter 50 Cm © Copyright the artist. Courtesy of Tyburn Gallery, London
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Smell of foreign policy, 2015 Found Bottle Caps and Spray Tops 170 X 145 X 30 Cm © Copyright the artist. Courtesy of Tyburn Gallery, London
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Karoi, Zimbabwe
Birth year
1983
Lives in
Harare
Works in
Harare
Schools
Harare Polytechnic College, 2008, BA Honors Fine Art
Representing galleries
Tags
sculpture, mixed-media
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.

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