Medium

Born 1983 in Karoi, Zimbabwe, currently lives and works in Harare.

Moffat Takadiwa creates large-scale sculptural pieces from ordinarily discarded materials, including everything from computer waste, aerosol cans and spray bottles, to toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes. He weaves together these small everyday 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 extensively across major institutions in Zimbabwe as well as internationally.

Selected exhibitions
2018
Right at the EquatorDepart Foundation
2017
Moffat Takadiwa: Say Hello to EnglishTyburn Gallery
2015
Moffat Takadiwa: Foreign ObjectsTyburn Gallery
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Head Spin, 2014

Found objects
27 3/5 in diameter
70 cm diameter
Location
Harare, Victoria Falls
Medium

Born 1983 in Karoi, Zimbabwe, currently lives and works in Harare.

Moffat Takadiwa creates large-scale sculptural pieces from ordinarily discarded materials, including everything from computer waste, aerosol cans and spray bottles, to toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes. He weaves together these small everyday 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 extensively across major institutions in Zimbabwe as well as internationally.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from First Floor Gallery Harare