London-based artist Zak Ové works between sculpture, film and photography. His mission is to reignite and reinterpret lost culture using new-world materials, while paying tribute to both spiritual and artistic African identity. The work is born from his documentation of and anthropological interest in diasporic and African history, specifically that which is explored through Trinidadian carnival. His work portrays the emancipation of personal existence through incarnation with an ‘other self’, showing us the power of play to free an individual from the contained experience of the self. This in turn is filtered through his own personal and cultural upbringing, with a black Trinidadian father and white Irish mother. Ové studied at Central St Martins (1984-87). He has exhibited widely in Europe, the United States and Africa including most recently a touring solo exhibition, "Past Future" at The Fine Art Society, London and the Freies Museum, Berlin.
Zak's ArtPrize Entries
These are Zak's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.