Troy Makaza represents Zimbabwe Pavilion - Biennale di Venezia 2024
20 April - 24 November 2024
Troy Makazaselected to represent Zimbabwe Pavilion
60th Biennale di Venezia 2024
20th April 2024 - 24th November 2024
Congratulations to Troy Makaza, who is part of the six artists selected to represent Zimbabwe at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia from April 20 to November 24, 2024, alongside Gillian Rosselli, Sekai Machache, Victor Nyakauru, Moffat Takadiwa and Kombo Chapfika.
This will be Zimbabwe’s 7th consecutive staging of the show. The 2024 Pavilion of Zimbabwe Commissioner will be the Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Raphael Chikukwa, and the exhibition will be curated by Fadzai Veronica Muchemwa.
Troy Makaza (b. 1995, Harare) creates woven works from painted silicone strings, creating a threadlike spider web. His broader examination of the fluid and in-flux relationships between the sexes in contemporary Zimbabwe bound together powerful metaphors for social and intimate spaces, where traditional values and liberal attitudes are no longer assured. His works have been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern African Art al Maaden (MACAAL) in Marrakech, the Kunstlaboratorium in Norway, the Zeitz MoCAA in Cape Town, and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.