Takadiwa, Moffat
Born 1983 in Karoi, Zimbabwe
Lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe
Moffat Takadiwa creates large-scale sculptural pieces from discarded materials, using everything from computer waste, aerosol cans and spray bottles, to toothpaste tubes. He weaves together these objects to make impressive organic forms evocative of jewel-encrusted excess or a ritualistic kind of minimalism. The artist’s choice of materials communicates his concern with issues around consumerism, inequality, post-colonialism and the environment. Part of the post-independence generation of artists in Zimbabwe, Takadiwa has exhibited across institutions in Zimbabwe as well as internationally in Cape Town, Amsterdam, London and New York. Takadiwa’s work has recently been included in group exhibitions Right at the Equator, Depart Foundation, Malibu (2018); Chinafrika, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig; Le Jour qui Vient, Galerie des Galeries, Paris; De Nature en Sculpture, Villa Datris Foundation, L'Isle sur la Sorgue; and Watou Art Festival, Belgium (2017).
Moffat Takadiwa, Hello- Hello- paRadio, 2017, Computer keys, 230 x 120 x 7 cm, 90 x 47 x 2 in. Courtesy Tyburn Gallery