Délio Jasse

b. 1980, in Luanda, Angola, lives and works in Milan, Italy.

In his photographic work, Jasse often interweaves found images with clues from past lives (passport photos, family albums) to draw links between photography – in particular the concept of the “latent image” – and memory. Jasse is also known for experimenting with analogue photographic printing processes, including cyanotype, platinum and early printing processes such as “Van Dyke Brown”, in addition to developing his own printing techniques. The analogue processes Jasse uses give his work a monotypic character, subverting the reproducibility of the photographic medium through direct intervention on unconventional media and application of emulsion with chromatic notes.

Recent exhibitions include: Walther Collection Project Space, NY (2016); Dak’art Biennale international exhibition (2016); Angolan Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale (2015); a solo exhibition at smac Gallery, Cape Town (2015). Group shows at Tiwani Contemporary, London (2015), Savvy Contemporary, Berlin (2013) and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2013). He was one of the three finalists in the BES Photo Prize (2014) and won the Iwalewa Art Award in 2015. His work is currently being presented in Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography and Video Art at The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany, as well as Afrique Capitales, curated by Simon Njami, at La Villette, Paris and Lille 3000, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille.


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