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SADIMBA (Sadhimba) Passema, 1945
Sadimba was born in 1945 in the village of Nemu, Mozambique. Daughter
of farmers she first received the traditional Makonde education
that included making utilitary objects in clay.
the Makondes attribute the main part in society to women, in Mozambique,
and also in Tanzania, sculpturing is still a "man's job".
Maybe that is the reason why no one took Reinata Sadimba 's art
too seriously at first.
in 1975 she initiates a deep transformation in her ceramics becoming
known worldwide by her "weird and fantastic forms". Reinata
Sadimba is now considered one of the most important women artists
of the entire African Continent. She has received several prizes,
exhibited her work in Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal or Denmark
and her work is represented in several institutions from the National
Museum of Mozambique, to the portuguese Etnographic Museum or Culturgest's
Modern Art Collection, and in numerous private collections around
Sadimba at her studio
"Outras Plasticidades" (1999) - Instituto Camões;
"Africa e Mediterraneo" Magazine (09/2002)