Moffat Takadiwa (b.1983) lives and works in Zimbabwe.
Moffat Takadiwa is a leading figure within the post-independence generation of artists in Zimbabwe. He addresses material culture, spirituality and the environment through works that weave discarded small, found everyday objects into organic forms reminiscent of jewel-encrusted excess or ritualistic minimalism. Communicating his concerns of consumerism and post-colonialism, Moffat takes aesthetic inspiration from his own traditions. Recent solo exhibitions include Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); Tyburn Gallery, London (2017); Whatiftheworld, Cape Town (2016); FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg (2015) and First Floor Gallery, Harare (2012). His work has been part of group exhibitions at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, Marrakech (2019); Evergold Projects, San Francisco (2018); Nest, The Hague (2018); Watou Art Festival, Belgium (2017); and Galleries Lafayette, Paris (2017), among others. Moffat was a founding member of a First Floor Gallery in Harare (2009) and has since received many awards, including the Award of Merit, Cottco Exhibition and Prize, National Gallery of Zimbabwe (2016).