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Italian/Togolaise artist based in London, and graduate from London College of Communication. Through photography and the use of self-portrayal I explore the idea of origins, which is embedded in the figure of my mother. Engaging with her, and her presence within the family album, I explore my personal history and her own through my own presence within the photographic image. In my photographs I interpret my mother, I wear her clothes and mimic her gesture. In the photographic experience we become close.


Education


2016 BA (Hons) Photography at London College of Communication
2012 Annual Photography Course, Spazio Labo' Photography Centre, Bologna

Internship

2016 Intern at Self Publish Be Happy

Awards

Michael Wilson Award 2016
Jerwood/Photoworks Award 2019 link


Exhibitions

2019 Thread: Presenting Cultural Connections, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House link

2016 Emergence, The Art Pavilion, Mile End link

2016 Beyond the Camera, Pingyao International Photography Festival

2016 Black Blossom Exhibition - Highlighting the Voices of Black Women, UAL Showroom; London link

2016 BA Final Show, London College of Communication

2016 Visitatori, Group Show at Studio Guardione, Palermo

2012 Summer Show, Spazio Labo’, Bologna

Art Residencies

2019 Thread, Senegal

Talks and Workshops

2019 Still Looking at the Family Album Symposium, Royal Photographic Society link
2019 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Artist Talk, Silvia Rosi and Annie-Marie Akussah on Thread link
2016 ISSP, Fantasy Cocktail Workshop w Jason Evans, Latvia