Silvia Rosi

b.1992 Scandiano (Italy)
London based artist

Silvia Rosi 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.

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 pictures that Rosi came across in an old family photo album. She works with photography, text and video.

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