This October the Photography Centre of the Victoria and Albert Museum opened its doors. As part of the new centre, I was commissioned to demonstrate some of the processes I use in my practice for a video that is on permanent display at the museum’s dark-tent space.
I am very pleased to share that I was invited to show my work at Unseen Amsterdam with my colleagues from London by this year CO-OP curator Lars Willumeit.
From the 28th of June until 28th of September, I am an artist in residency at RAW Labs , Bow Arts.
As part of my residency I am showing my series of chlorophyll prints Growing Concerns, and I am also running a series of public events.
Below some images of the display and the public events.
July 2018 has been an incredibly busy month, running activities as part of my solo show at Photofusion, but also teaching my regular courses at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
This month I’ll be showing my series Growing Concerns at Photofusion in Brixton.
Exhibition dates: 27th of June - the 28th of July. Monday to Saturday 10:30 – 17:30
Growing Concerns focuses on the subject of migration making a link between the deregulation of goods and capitals and the increasing barriers for movement of people. The series uses plants from Asia and the Caribbean Islands, but nonetheless widely available at daily markets in London, to print images directly on the plant leaves by means of the organic process of chlorophyll printing.
The images reflect on the postcolonial relationship between these countries and the UK, featuring press cuts from The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Times and The Economist, as well as images from private and public archives.
This show is being kindly supported by the Arts Council England, as well as by the London Flower School, Photofusion and the London Alternative Photography Collective.
Thanks to the funding received two panel discussions where organised, you can access the recordings here:
- In conversation with Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Brandei Estes, Head of the Department of Photographs at Sotheby’s, to discuss how museums, collectors and auction houses display, collect and sell artwork made with organic materials. We discussed the restrictions and strengths of this type of artwork.
- In conversation with Karin Bareman and Javier Hirschfeld Moreno on decolonial and empowering approaches to the photographic medium.