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Lizette Chirrime

b. Nampula, Mozambique, 1973. Lives in Cape Town

Lizette Chirrime produces mostly mixed media works, often combining textiles and found objects. These materials may be incorporated into paintings, or take the form of wall hangings. Her works frequently incorporate autobiographical aspects, reflecting her life’s journey and dreams. She also displays a strong inclination towards the use of symbols, abstracting forms to their essential elements.

“Voyage Ensemble, A Journey Together” , Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town 2006


   
Migration Week, 2006 Published by the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town pp 99 – 112

Face(IN) Cape Town, 2006-2007, Exhibition pamphlet


 
Love Cape Town magazine, volume 1, 2007, pp 56, 57

Rootz magazine,2007, vol 24


 
“Voyage Ensemble, A Journey Together”, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town 2007. Exhibition booklet.

Cape unplugged, Issue 3, 2008 pp 35-37


 
Sombres, Movimentos e Sonhos (Shadows, Movements and Dreams), 2013, American Cultural Centre,Maputo – Catalogue

Roots, 2013, Institute of Visual Arts and Language, Exhibition pamphlet (catalogue)


 
Viva magazine, August 2013

French/Mozambican Cultural Centre , June August 2013, Events program pg 18

Art education

Mostly self-taught, attended several art workshops.

Workshops & residencies

2015: In Print, ASAI/ Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2006: Truworths Artists Residency Programme The Castle, Cape Town.
2005: Greatmore Studio, Cape Town.

Exhibitions (solo)


2016: A Sinfonia da Alma Liberta II (Sounds of a Free Soul), World Art gallery, Cape Town.
2013: A Sinfonia da Alma Liberta, Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano, Maputo.
2005: Mozambican Consulate's Residence, Cape Town.
2004: Metamorforse de Saco, Associacao Mocambicana de Fotografia, Mocambique.

Exhibitions (group)


2016: Beyond Binaries. Essence Festival, Durban
2015: In Print / In Focus, Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town.
2013: Sombres, Movimentos e Sonhos, American Cultural Centre, Maputo.
2007: Voyage Ensemble: A Journey Together, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town.
2007: africa south, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town.
2006: Face (in), Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town.
2006: Cape Town Art Festival, Artscape, Cape Town.
2005: Artists Residency Exhibition, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town.
2004: Arte no Feminino, Museu Nacional de Mocambique.
2004: Evento Bolsa de Turismo, Feira de Arte, Lisbon.
2003: Ma Maf Festival, Centro Cultural Franco Mozambicano.

Collections

Mozambican Consulate, Cape Town. Private collections in Italy, Spain, Portugal and South Africa.

Publications


2013: Viva Magazine, August issue.
2008: Cape unplugged, Issue 3, pp 35-37
2007: Soul Fibre, Love Cape Town, Issue 1.
2007: Love Cape Town magazine. Volume 1. pp 56, 57
2007: “Migration Week”, Scalabrini Centre, Cape Town.
2007: Rootz Africa, volume 24.
2006: Cape Times, 21 September. Cape Argus, 11 August.
2005: The Tatler, October.
2004: Jornal Noticias, Maputo, 6 October.
2004: Jornal Savana, Maputo, 8th and 29th October.

Commissions

2003-2010: Clothing and wall hanging commissions, private clients.
2009: Wall hangings, Lim Interior Design.

Awards

2004: First Prize, Evento Bolsa de Turismo Competition.

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