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Silvia Rosi interviewed by ICI London Director Katia Pizzi and Art Historian Ben Thomas (University of Kent).

Date:

02/18/2021


Silvia Rosi interviewed by ICI London Director Katia Pizzi and Art Historian Ben Thomas (University of Kent).

Italian-Togolaise artist Silvia Rosi talks about her exploration of the ideas of memory, migration and diaspora through her work with photography, text and video. The artist looks at her personal family history drawing on her Togolaise heritage through self-portraits in which she plays her mother and father: Silvia re-enacts their experiences of migration from Togo in West Africa to Italy and their struggles, positioning herself as both observer and participant. Her pictures are both quotidian and complex, and are based on photographs that Rosi came across in an old family photo album.

Silvia Rosi was recently interviewed by Emma Bowckett for FT Weekend

Born in 1992, Silvia Rosi works and lives between London and Modena. She works with photography, text 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 Encounter, showing at Landskrona Festival and Gexto (2020); With Monochrome Eyes at Borough Road Gallery and the Jerwood and Photoworks Awards 2020 at Jerwood Arts. Rosi recently undertook a residency at Thread in Senegal, which she spoke about at a talk for 1:54 A Contemporary African Art Fair. Silvia Rosi’s work explores her personal family history drawing on her Togolaise heritage, and the idea of origins. The theme of family is explored through self-portraits in which she plays her mother and father, and is partially informed by the West African studio portrait. Her mother plays a central role in her work, as well as her father, and their experiences of migration from Togo in West Africa to Italy. Rosi reenacts her parents’ struggle, positioning herself as both observer and participant. Her pictures are both quotidian and complex, and are based on photographs that Rosi came across in an old family photo album.

Information

Date: Da Thursday, February 18, 2021 a Thursday, March 18, 2021

Organized by : ICI London

Entrance : Free


Location:

Online - Zoom

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