Zak Ové

Zak Ové is a London based artist, working in film, photography and sculpture. Ové’s practice is concerned with the dynamism of the African Diaspora, reflecting old world mythologies in new world source material and colonial relics. His practice involves re-visioning and reclaiming lost cultural forms and paying tribute to the past by projecting them into future spiritual and artistic African rooted identities. Ové’s lens is filtered by his own multicultural heritage and his work stems from a documentation of, and anthropological interest in, Africa and its Diaspora. His engagement with these two worlds is often explored through ideas inspired by the masking rituals and traditions of Trinidad Carnival much of which is situated in a continuing struggle against colonialism.

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