“Her self portraits explore spiritual Gambian practices and a deep urge to find solace in a higher power.”

— Nicola Green, curator of Diaspora on the Gambian-British photographic artist and Grenfell Tower victim Khadija Saye

 


Exhibition of photos by Khadija Saye

Dwelling: in this space we breathe is a series of wet plate collodion tintypes that explores the migration of traditional Gambian spiritual practices and the deep-rooted urge to find solace within a higher power.


Quote Source/ New York Times

LONDON — An artwork by Khadija Saye,
a 24-year-old British artist who died in the
Grenfell Tower fire here last Wednesday,
will be hanging in the memorial space of
Tate Britain

Andrew Wilson, a Tate senior curator in
modern and contemporary British art,
said in an email that the display, which
began on Tuesday in the small memorial
gallery, “celebrates the leap that Khadija
made with this work and might also
stand in some way as a means to
remember her and her neighbors in the
community in Grenfell Tower who were
tragically killed.”

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