Born 1980 in Harare, Zimbabwe
Lives and works between Bayreuth, Germany and Harare, Zimbabwe
Maxim is known for both working as artist and curator with over a decade of arts management and curatorial practice. Maxim co-founded Village Unhu in 2012, an artist collective space in Harare that provides studio spaces, exhibitions, workshops and residency programmes for artists – young and professional. At the same time Maxim has developed her artistic work by turning to textiles and using the techniques of embroidery, sewing and weaving to destructure, cut out and recompose second-hand clothes. The artist describes her work as an act of memory, a transcription of the moment, the lived moments and stories evoked by these used textiles. In 2018, Maxim was nominated for the Henrike Grohs Award, Goethe Institute, Abidjan.Her work has been exhibited in Zimbabwe and internationally. While undertaking a Master's degree at the University of Bayreuth in 2019 Maxim also presented an installation for the Zimbabwean pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.