Biography

Moffat Takadiwa (b. 1983, Karol, Zimbabwe) lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe in the neighborhood of Mbare, one of the biggest hotspots for the recycling and repurposing microeconomy in the country. For years, Takadiwa has been utilizing his practice with a focus on rehabilitating his community, promoting an urban development project with the goal of establishing a community-oriented arts district. Working with local upcoming young artists and young creatives, Takadiwa aims to create the world’s first arts district made of reused and repurposed materials. Takadiwa graduated with a BA Honours from Harare Polytechnic College, Zimbabwe in 2008. Part of the post-independence generation of artists in Zimbabwe, Takadiwa has exhibited extensively across major institutions in Zimbabwe as well as internationally. Recent exhibitions include thread., Long Beach Museum of Art, USA (2019–20); The Extreme Present, Jeffrey Deitch and Gagosian, Miami, USA (2019); Stormy Weather, Museum Arnhem, The Netherlands (2019); Second Hand, Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE (2019); KUBATANA, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Oslo, Norway (2019); Ex Africa—storie e identità di un’arte universale, Museo Civico Archeologico, Bologna, Italy (2019); The Eye Sees Not Itself, Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2018); De Nature en Sculpture, Villa Datris Foundation, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France (2017); and Say Hello to English, Tyburn Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2017, solo).