Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa

Live Virtual Auction, 28 February 2023

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa
About the Session

Curatorial Voices: Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa is a dynamic collaborative project conceived by Strauss & Co to address the need for diversified representation of artists from across the African continent in the secondary market. Curated by Strauss & Co Heads of Sale, Kirsty Colledge and Kate Fellens, with input by seven international art experts with embedded knowledge of Africa; Serge Tiroche, Valerie Kabov, Heba Elkayal, Danda Jaroljmek, Anne Kariuki, Dana Endundo Ferreira, Kimberley Cunningham. Curatorial Voices presents collectors with a broad selection of work by leading contemporary artists alongside select pieces by important historical artists.

Sold for

ZAR 35 175
Lot 30
  • Troy Makaza; Remembering Byzantium, Pt 5

Lot Estimate
ZAR 35 000 - 50 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 35 175

About this Item

Zimbabwean 1994-
Remembering Byzantium, Pt 5

accompanied by a First Floor Gallery Harare certificate of authenticity signed, dated 'Jan 22, 2023', and inscribed with the title and medium

silicone infused paint
106 by 77, 5 by 4cm; 116 by 89 by 9cm including frame


Born in 1994, Troy Makaza lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe. He graduated from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe Visual Arts Studios in 2014 and has since been focusing on developing his own unique medium to best express his ideas. His experiments with different mediums have led him to silicone, which he finds he can cast, paint, weave, etc. The twisted and colourful strands bound together build powerful metaphors for social and intimate spaces, where traditional roles are no longer assured but “liberal” attires don’t always fit. His subject matter references the issues of contemporary Zimbabwean life – politics, history, and authority – and their impact on the lives of ordinary people.

Makaza’s were included in the 2018 survey of Zimbabwean contemporary art at Zeitz MOCAA. In 2019, he won the Tomorrows/Today prize at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair. His work can be found in institutional collections like that of the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden in Marrakech, Morocco; Rollins College museum collection in Orlando, FL, USA; and noted private collections like Jorge Perez’s personal collection in Miami, FL, USA.


First Floor Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe, 2020.

Private Collection.

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