Friday, August 11, 2006
LIZETTE MARIA EDUARDO CHIRRIME
was born in Mozambique in 1973. In 2003 she felt the call, through her dreams, to an artistic life. The voice inside her specifically directed her to work with Cow Skin and Hessian.
She exhibited for the first time at the Ma Maf Festival at the Centro Cultural Franco Mozambicano on the 27 September 2003. Following this she entered the Envente Bolsa de Turismo competition for which her works won first place. Consequently she was offered her first solo exhibition, Metamorforse de saco at AMF, which in turn led to an invitation to participate in a collective exhibition, ARTE no Feminino (Women in Art) at the Museu Nacional de Arte in Maputo. This further exposure of her works resulted in an invitation to the Faira de Arte Contemporania in Portugal and to Nairobi as a representative of Mozambique for the British Council’s pan-African InterAction Networking Forum.
Her work speaks to everyone and carries the rich textures of Africa. Recently she completed a residency at the Greatmore Studios, which culminated in another solo exhibition and the Joao Ferreira Gallery in Cape Town presently has her works on display.