Lizette Chirrime

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

Lizette Chirrime produces mostly mixed media works, usually centred on textiles, and sometimes incorporating performative aspects.  Her works frequently incorporate autobiographical aspects, reflecting her life’s journey and dreams. Her images display a strong inclination towards abstraction, with affirming, organic forms that reference human, spirit and plant life. 

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

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


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

Migration Week 2006. Published by The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town pp 99 – 112


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

FACE(IN) CAPE TOWN , 2006-2007 , Exhibition Pamphlet


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

Love Cape Town magazine - Volume1 (2007) pp 56, 57


Rootz magazine,2007, vol 24

Rootz magazine, Vol 24, 2007


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

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


Cape unplugged, Issue 3, 2008 pp 35-37

Cape Unplugged, Issue 3 2008 pp 35-37


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

Shadows, Movements and Dreams, American Cultural Centre , Maputo - Catalogue


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

ROOTS , 2013 , Institute of Visual arts and Language, Exhibition Pamphlet (catalogue)


Viva magazine, August 2013

Viva magazine, August 2013


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

French+Mozambiquan Cultural Centre , June-August 2013 Events Program pg 18


Art education


Workshops & residencies

2024: Art Africa, COMMUNITY Residency Programme, Cape Town.
2015: ASAI In Print, Print Access Workshop Series, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
2006: Truworths Artists Residency Programme, The Castle, Cape Town.
2005: Greatmore Studios, Cape Town.

Exhibitions (Solo)

2022: Ritual for a Soul Search. Morton Fine Art, Washington
2021: O Livro de Ndimande. Galleria Kulungwana, Maputo
2021: Oferenda. Centro Cultural (Moçambique-Brazil), CCbM 
2020: Mother's Gift. GUS Gallery, Stellenbosch.
2018: The forms of the Invisible Demand. WORLDART gallery, Cape Town.  
2016: A Sinfonia da Alma Liberta II (Sounds of a Free Soul). World Art gallery, Cape Town.
2012: A Sinfonia da Alma Liberta. Centro Cultural Franco-Mocambicano, Maputo.
2004: Metamorforse de Saco. Associacao Mocambicana de Fotografia, Maputo.

Group Exhibitions (Mozambique)

2023: Passos pela Vida (Steps for Life), Arte de Gema, Maputo.
2013: Sombres, Movimentos e Sonhos, American Cultural Centre, Maputo.
2004: Arte no Feminino, Museu Nacional de Mocambique, Maputo.
2003: Ma Maf Festival, Centro Cultural Franco Mozambicano, Maputo.

Group Exhibitions (International)

2023: Creating a New Whole, Morton Fine Art, Washington
2022: African Identities. AKKA Project Venezia, Venice.
2021: I Have a Dream!.Group exhibition, AKKA Project Venezia, Venice.
2021: Deus ex femina. Group exhibition, AKKA Project Dubai, Al Quoz 1
2020: Knoop/Knot. Gus Gallery, Stellenbosch.
2020: Woodfees Festival, Stellenbosch.
2020: Hermanus FynArts Festival, Hermanus, South Africa.
2020: Cycle of Celebrations 100 Years of Cruzeiro Seixas. Perve Gallery, Lisbon.
2020: Kubatana, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium. Vestfossen, Norway. 
2019: Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.
2019: Speculative Inquiry #1 (On abstraction), Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town. 
2019: 51.3%, Daor Contemporary, Cape Town. 
2019: Hermanus FynArts Festival, Hermanus, South Africa.
2019: Strange Stuttering Shapes. Woordfees Festival, Stellenbosch
2019: Perve Gallery 20th anniversary. Lisboa
2019: Fynart Festival. Hermanus.
2018: Gates of Horn and Ivory, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin. 
2018: Gallery is Art, Franschoek.
2018: Images of Displacement, District Six Homecoming Centre Gallery, Cape Town. 
2018:AKAA Art Fair, Paris.
2018:Instanbul Art Fair, Turkey.
2017: Emotes Incorporadas, Perve gallery, Alfama.
2017: 35. Lizamore and Associates, Johannesburg.
City lights…and shadows. Stephen Welz, Johannesburg.
Dress code. Gallery MoMo. Cape Town.
2017: Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.
2017: Art Africa Fair, Cape Town.
Beyond Binaries. Essence Festival, Durban.
2016: 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, London.
2015: In Print / In Focus, Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town.
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: Colour Me, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town.
2004: Evento Bolsa de Turismo, Feira de Arte, Lisbon.


Mozambican Consulate, Cape Town.

Private collections in Italy, Spain, Portugal and South Africa.

Fashion Shows

2024: Remember, You Are Unique, Art Africa, Denis Goldberg House of Hope, Cape Town, South Africa


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.


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


2004: First Prize, Evento Bolsa de Turismo Competition.