Virginia Chihota

Virginia Chihota
Fine artist, Painter
Principal country concerned : Column : Fine arts

Virginia CHIHOTA (Zimbabwe) was born in 1983 in Zimbabwe. She currently lives and works in Tripoli, Libya. She studied art from 2004 to 2006 and graduated in Fine Arts from the National Art Gallery Studios in Harare.
Using techniques of engraving, painting, printing or screen printing, Virginia CHIHOTA self-imposes very strict discipline when creating her drawings. Her works from the Fruit of the Dark Womb series stage a number of different dramatic situations around a doll usually used to evoke fertility in the animistic rites in her country. Her recent exhibitions have been Isolation, Gallery Delta, Harare (2012); Idea of Self, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (2012); Duo, Virginia and Portia, Gallery Delta, Harare (2012); Une terrible beauté est née, Lyon Biennale, Lyon (2011).


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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