Born 1980 in Harare, Zimbabwe, Georgina Maxim is both artist and curator. In 2012, she co-founded Village Unhu, an artist-run space in Harare that provides studio spaces, exhibitions, workshops and residency programs for young and professional artists.
After graduating from the University of Chinhoyi, Maxim taught visual arts for several years at Prince Edward School and managed the legendary Delta Gallery alongside the pioneering Helen Lieros and Derick Huggins.
In 2018, Georgina Maxim was nominated for the Henrike Grohs Award (Goethe Institute, Abidjan). Her work has been exhibited in Zimbabwe (Delta Gallery, National Gallery of Zimbabwe) and internationally (Mojo Gallery in Dubai, 31 PROJECT in Paris and Goethe Institute in Salvador de Bahia).
In 2019, Georgina Maxim presented an installation for the Zimbabwean pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. In the same year, she took a master’s degree at the University of Bayreuth to deepen her curatorial practice. She also undertook a creative residency at the Goethe Institute in Salvador de Bahia.
In 2020, she exhibited at the Bargoin Museum (Clermont-Ferrand). And in 2021 presented her work at the FRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA.
In 2023, Maxim was awarded a prestigious Fondation H residency in Madagascar and her work was commissioned by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.
In 2024 Maxim is part of the Barbican and Stedelijk Museum's travelling exhibition: Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art.