Moffat Takadiwa

Moffat Takadiwa was born in 1983 in Karoi, Zimbabwe and currently lives and works in Harare. He graduated with a BA Honors from Harare Polytechnic College, Zimbabwe in 2008.

Takadiwa was a founding member of First Floor Gallery, an artist run space opened in 2009 which continues to support and show contemporary Zimbabwean artists. In 2014 Takadiwa collaborated with the Australian artist Simeon Nelson on a large-scale sculptural installation All Our Ancestors following Nelson’s residency in Harare.

Solo exhibitions include Across Borders, Whatiftheworld, Cape Town, South Africa (2016); Foreign Objects, Tyburn Gallery, London, UK (2015): Africa Not Reachable!, First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Group exhibitions include Broken English at Tyburn Gallery, London, UK (2015); UNcertain Terms, Whatiftheworld, Cape Town, South Africa (2014); Warp & Woof, The Hole, New York, USA (2014); National Gallery of Zimbabwe Annual Show, Harare, Zimbabwe (2014); Brand New Second Hand, Vigo Gallery, London, UK (2014) and Inexactly This, Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents, Amsterdam (2012).

Takadiwa has been a recipient of many awards since 2008, including the Award of Attendance from The Zimbabwe Olympic Committee, Harare, Zimbabwe in 2012 and an Award of Merit and Special Mention Prize for exhibitions at Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe both in 2010.