Selected Works

Gerald Machona

7 Colonial Powers, 2018 Glass, copper and decommissioned currency Work: 65 x 25 x 25 cm

Gerald Machona

Live long and prosper, 2018 Epson Hot Press on perspex Work: 118 x 118 cm Frame: 136.5 x 136.5 x 3.5 cm

Gerald Machona

Amai doenda kuJoburg nemari yebepa II (Mother I am going to Joburg with paper money II) BOW: Ndiri Cross Border Trader Performance , 2010 Lightjet print on Fuji Crystal Archive 104.5 x 76.5cm

Gerald Machona

Ndiri Cross Border Trader ( I am a Cross Border Trader), 2010 Lightjet print on Fuji Crystal Archive / Lightjet print on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper 104.5 x 70.5 cm

Gerald Machona

Untitled (Influx III), 2016 Lightjet C-print mounted to Dibond 95 x 118 cm


Gerald Machona is a Zimbabwean born Visual artist with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Rhodes University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town, completed at the Michaelis School of fine art. Machona’s work has been included on several prominent international exhibitions, which include the South African Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale in Italy, All the World’s Futures and at the 20th Biennale of Sydney, The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed. Machona’s work has also appearedin exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum in New York and at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town.

Machona works with sculpture, performance, new media, photography and film. The most notable aspect of his work is his innovative use of currency—particularly decommissioned Zimbabwean dollars—as an aesthetic material. Machona’s current work engages with issues of migration, transnationalism, social interaction and xenophobia in Africa.

In 2013, Machona featured in Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South African’s supplemental and was selected by Business Day and the Johannesburg Art Fair in 2011 as one of the top ten young African artists practicing in South Africa. In 2019 Machona was included on the group exhibition Still Here Tomorrow to High Five You Yesterday at Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town.


Gerald Machona / Greener Past...

04 October - 03 November 2018

Summer Show / 2016

15 December - 14 January 2017

New Revolutions: Goodman Gall...

02 June - 20 July 2016

[Working Title] Young, Gifted...

26 September - 11 November 2015


Work by Gerald Machona on sho...

Posted 04 May 2019

Works by Sue Williamson, Kilu...

Posted 30 January 2019

William Kentridge and Gerald ...

Posted 08 April 2018

Various Goodman Gallery artis...

Posted 28 March 2018


Gerald Machona / Art Throb / ...

Gerald Machona / Art Africa /...

Gerald Machona / Frieze / Nov...

Gerald Machona / House & Leis...