Photo Live: Silvia Rosi

Wed 29 Sep 2021 | 10 - 11am London | 7 - 8pm Melbourne

In partnership with Photo Australia

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Join artist Silvia Rosi (UK) in conversation about her practice with Pippa Milne, Senior Curator, Monash Gallery of Art (Australia).

This event is part of an international season of PHOTO LIVE talks presented by Photo Australia, Melbourne in collaboration with Autograph. The ten free online conversations between artists, photographers and curators from Australia and the UK will explore ideas of identity and belonging in the context of human rights, representation, and social justice. This program highlights the importance of centring black, Indigenous, feminist, queer and other marginalised voices and storytelling in photography.

These talks are part of our exhibition Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other and are taking place in the lead up to PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography (29 April – 22 May 2022).

about the artist

Silvia Rosi

Silvia Rosi (b. 1992, Scandiano, Italy) works with photography, text and moving image to explore ideas of memory, migration and diaspora. Inspired by West African studio photography, Rosi’s practice explores personal history through self-portraiture, drawing on her Togolese heritage and family traditions, especially matrilineality, and women’s labour. She was awarded the Jerwood/Photoworks 2020 Award, and in 2021 exhibited as part of the digital billboard campaign Portrait of Britain and CIRCA’s ‘Past / Present / Future’ at Piccadilly Circus organised in partnership with the Serpentine Gallery, London; her work was also shown at Getxo International Image Festival, Basque Country; Landskrona Foto; Athens Photo Festival; and the National Portrait Gallery, London.

You can follow the artist on Instagram and see more work on her website.

About Photo Australia

Photo Australia produces PHOTO International Festival of Photography in Melbourne and across regional Victoria. Delivered in collaboration with over 40 cultural institutions, museums, galleries and universities, the Festival features free exhibitions, outdoor displays and artist commissions, alongside events and education programs. The Festival invites artists, curators, writers, academics and audiences to interrogate the major issues of our time through a central theme. The theme for PHOTO 2022 is ‘Being Human’ and the Festival will run from 29 April to 22 May 2022.

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This program is part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22—a collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The theme of the Season is ‘Who Are We Now?’ and will reflect on the shared history, current relationship and imagine the future of the two nations.

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Images, from top: 1) Silvia Rosi, details from Neither Could Exist Alone, 2020. © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other. 2) Silvia Rosi, Self Portrait as my Mother in School Uniform. From the series Encounter, 2019-20. Commissioned by Jerwood / Photoworks Award © and courtesy the artist. 3) PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography Install: Broomberg & Chanarin, Spirit is a Bone, 2013 Photo: J Forsyth

Discover more images, from top left: 1) Atong Atem, Sahara [detail], 2020. Courtesy the artist and MARS Gallery. 2) Mohini Chandra, film still [detail] from: Belated, 2020. © and courtesy the artist. Commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other. 3, 4 and 5) Works from Silvia Rosi's commission, Neither Could Exist Alone, 2020. © and courtesy the artist. Commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other. 6) Poulomi Desai, from Our cultures are the portals - the gateways between one world and the next, 2020, © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other