Reinata Sadimba
Lives & Works in Maputo, Mozambique
Reinata Sadimba, a self-taught and illiterate artist who comes from the ancestral Makonde community, possesses inexhaustible creativity, She is best known for her anthropomorphic figures formed of terracotta. Her sculptures connect humans physically and symbolically to the earth, alluding to the healing touch of art. From early on, Sadimba took part in the liberation movement against the Portuguese dictatorial and colonial regime. After Mozambique achieved independence in 1975, having lost six of her seven children, she dedicated herself to figurative sculpture, emancipating herself from her husband and from her ethnic group which forbade women from developing sculptural or figurative artwork. Highlights of her prolific career has been her inclusion in the exhibition “The Power of My Hands”, 2021 at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, her feature in the book “African Artists: From 1882 to Now”, edited by Phaidon, and the recent incorporation of her artworks in the collection of the Tate Museum in London. Reinata Sadimba will be presented by Perve Galeria. 
Reinata Sadimba, Untitled, 2023, Ceramic, graphite and limestone, 40 x 18 x 18 cm. Courtesy of Perve Galeria.

Artists 2023