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Troy Makaza

Born in 1994, in Harare, Zimbabwe, where he lives and works

Born and raised in Harare, Troy Makaza is one of the most original Zimbabwean voices to emerge in the past decade. To merge his love of painting in sculpture he invented his own medium, creating seductively bright and tactile silicone infused with pigment surreal wall works, a material which can be cast, painted with as well as woven and tied.


A ‘born free’ Zimbabwean, but also a millennial, Makaza sees his work as exploration and reconciliation of competing cultural, historical and political ideologies in Zimbabwe and globally. His works defy categorization, oscillating between weaving, sculpture and painting, physical and surreal, they compel visually and conceptually to shift our paradigm of engaging with the urgently contemporary in African art. Resonating with traditional modes like weaving and tapestry but unequivocally contemporary, Makaza’s works articulate the conversation of what African and uniquely Zimbabwean contemporary can be – a paradigm internationally engaging and locally compelling. 

Makaza’s works has received early critical and collector acclaim, taking part in the 2018 survey of Zimbabwean contemporary art at Zeitz MoCAA, winning the Tomorrows/Today Prize at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair in 2019, joining important institutional collections like that of Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech, Rollins College Museum Collection and noted private collections like Jorge Perez personal collection in Miami. His work has been exhibited in London, Milan, Marrakech, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium in Norway, Evergold Projects in San Franscisco, and in fair presentations at Art Basel Miami Beach, Paris+ by Art Basel, Frieze no.9 Cork Street, Art Joburg and ARCOmadrid. 

Troy Makaza joined Galerie Poggi in September 2022 which presents his first solo show in Paris in March 2023.

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Agathe Schneider


“My subject matter is equally fluid, moving between abstraction and figuration, because neither category is in fact pure and the formality of these definitions don’t make sense to me.”

Exhibitions at the Gallery


Troy Makaza, Untwisting the Fantasy

Solo Show

March 11 - April 15, 2023

Ecce Homo, Group Show

Group Show

02 Jul. – 13 Aug. 2022



ARCO Madrid 2023

For ARCO’s 42nd edition which runs from February 22nd to 26th, Galerie Poggi is pleased…

Group Show

22 – 26 Feb. 2023


For the first edition of Paris + by Art Basel, which runs from October 19th…

Group Show

20 – 23 Oct. 2022


Paris-based gallery Galerie Poggi is pleased to announce its participation in Frieze Cork Street, where…

Group Show

03 – 23 May 2022