In Conversation: Silvia Rosi and Zak Ové

Mon, 17 February 2020 19:00 – 20:00

Join artist Silvia Rosi as she discusses her commission for the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020 with artist Zak Ové.

About this Event

This In Conversation event series has been developed in collaboration with the artists featured in the exhibition Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020 and gives you a chance to meet the artists and guest speakers; providing an insight into the ideas and processes behind the works in the exhibition.
The conversation will last for approximately 45 minutes, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. The exhibition will be open before the event for an opportunity to view the works.

About the artist’s guest

Zak Ové (b. 1966, London) lives and works in London and Gran Canaria and is a British/Caribbean artist with a multi-disciplinary practice across sculpture, film and photography. His work is informed in part through the history and lore carried through the African diaspora to the Caribbean, Britain and beyond with particular focus on traditions of masking and masquerade. He curated the major exhibition GET UP STAND UP NOW: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House, London, 2019. In November 2019 he presented a major installation of 40 sculptures The Invisible Man and The Masque of Blackness in the B. Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden at LACMA, Los Angeles, CA.

About the artist

Silvia Rosi (b.1992, Scandiano, Italy) is an Italian/Togolaise London based artist, working with photography and video to explore ideas of memory, migration and diaspora. She graduated from London College of Communication in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Photography. Recent exhibitions include Presenting Cultural Connections,1:54 Art Fair, Somerset House (2019); Emergence, The Art Pavilion, Mile End (2016); Beyond the Camera, Pingyao International Photography Festival (2016); Black Blossom Exhibition – Highlighting the Voices of Black Women (2016). Silvia Rosi recently undertook a Thread residency in Senegal, which she spoke about at a talk for 1:54 A Contemporary African Art Fair.

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020:

New photographic works by two early career artists, Silvia Rosi and Theo Simpson, enabled by the third Jerwood/Photoworks Awards. The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards support photographers, or artists using photography, to make new work and significantly develop their practice. The Awards particularly seek to encourage artists and photographers exploring new approaches to photography, and/or whose practice is experimental.


We want to make sure that our exhibition and events programme are welcoming and accessible. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can support you, or have any feedback on the accessibility of our work.

You can contact us via email at or telephone +44 (0)20 7261 0279.