Lizette Chirrime

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

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


    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


Workshops & residencies

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

Exhibitions (solo)

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.

Exhibitions (group)

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.
2019: 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.
2018: Gates of Horn and Ivory, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin. 
2018: Images of Displacement, District Six Homecoming Centre Gallery, Cape Town. 
2017: 35. Lizamore and Associates, Johannesburg.
City lights…and shadows. Stephen Welz, Johannesburg.
Dress code. Gallery MoMo, Cape Town.
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.


Mozambican Consulate, Cape Town.

Private collections in Italy, Spain, Portugal and 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.