Zak Ové, Inheritance, 2011-12, Mixed media, 154 x 166 x 56cm, Courtesy Lawrie Shabibi
Zak Ové, Inheritance, 2011-12, Mixed media, 154 x 166 x 56cm, Courtesy Lawrie Shabibi 

Zak Ové works in sculpture, film, painting and photography, often collaging the various elements using found, cast and recovered materials. Interested in reinterpreting lost culture and mythology using modern and antique materials, he pays tribute to both spiritual and artistic African and Trinidadian identities which have been given new meanings through the Trinidadian carnival and the cross-cultural dispersion of ideas.

He has participated in numerous solo exhibitions including: Black and Blue: The Invisible Men and the Masque of Darkness, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, 2017; Moko Jumbies, The British Museum, London, 2017; Modern Forms, Untitled, Miami, Florida, 2016; Black and Blue: The Invisible Men and the Masque of Darkness, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Somerset House (Courtyard), London, 2016; Celebrating Africa: Moko Jumbies, The British Museum, London, 2015; Arms Around The Child, No1 Mayfair London, 2014; Speaker, Vigo Gallery, London, 2013-14; Twice Is Too Much, The Freies Museum, Berlin, 2010; Past Future, Fine Art Society, London, 2010; Blue Devils, Real Art Ways Museum, Connecticut, 2009 and Black & White Nudes, Carte Blanche Gallery, London, 2008. His works has been exhibited internationally and is part of major collections.