Two new commissions by Silvia Rosi and Theo Simpson, enabled by the third national, biennial Jerwood/Photoworks Awards.
Silvia Rosi (b. 1992, Scandiano, Italy) lives and works in London. Rosi is a Togolaise/Italian artist, working with photography to explore ideas of memory, migration and diaspora. She graduated from London College of Communication in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Photography. Recent exhibitions include 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 (2016)
Theo Simpson (b.1986, Doncaster) lives and works in Lincolnshire, UK. Recent exhibitions include Loading, group show, Foam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2018); Part and Whole, solo show, Foam 3H, Amsterdam, 2018; A Green and Pleasant Land, group show, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2017); The land of the day before, solo show, Webber Gallery, London (2017). He was also the 2017 Outset Unseen Exhibition Fund Winner. Simpson is featured in public collections including, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland; Foam photography museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Tate Artists’ Book Library, London, UK.
The artists were selected from over 450 applications by Lilli Geissendorfer, Director, Jerwood Arts; Shama Khanna, Curator, Educator and Writer; Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks; Aaron Schuman, Artist, Writer, Editor and Curator; and Marta Weiss, Curator of Photographs V&A Museum