Virginia Chihota

Virginia Chihota (b. 1983, Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe) lives and works in Podgorica, Montenegro. Studied Fine Art at Harare Polytechnic, Harare, Zimbabwe (2006) and BAT Visual Art Studios, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Mbare, Harare, Zimbabwe (2004). Awards include the Prix Canson, Le Fonds Canson pour l'art et le papier, France (2013) and the Overall Award of Distinction in Textiles, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe (2009). Residencies include Everyday, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe (2007).  Select solo exhibitions include Come Forth as Gold, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2016); A Thorn in my Flesh (munzwa munyama yangu), Tiwani Contemporary, London (2015); Isolation, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe (2012); Relationships, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe (2009); and Confluence, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town (2008). Select group exhibitions include The E-qualities of Women, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe (2018); Prosthesis, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria (2017);  L'Autre continent: artistes, femmes, africaines, Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Le Havre, France (2016); Kin, Hangar - Centro de Investigação Artística, Lisbon, Portugal (2016); The Pistil's Waltz, Gallery 51, Antwerp, Belgium (2015); Speaking Back, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2015); Pangaea II, Saatchi Gallery, London (2015); Shifting Africa: Artistic Views from the Sub-Sahara, 4th Mediations Biennale, Gallery of Jesuits, ARTykwariat, Poznań, Poland & Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany (2014); Giving Contours to Shadows (Unthinking the Chimera), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany (2014); Prix Canson Exhibition 2013, Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, France (2013); Dudziro: Interrogating the Visions of Religious Beliefs, Zimbabwe Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, Italy (2013); A Terrible Beauty is Born, 11th Lyon Biennale, France (2011). Her work is held in public and private collections including Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany; FRAC Picardie, Amiens, France; National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe; Saatchi Gallery, London; and Tate, London.

Last updated: 15.11.2018

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