Zak Ové, 'DP8', 2016, Plywood frame with sacking crochet doilies, 180 x 122 cm, Courtesy of Vigo Gallery
Zak Ové, 'DP8', 2016, Plywood frame with sacking crochet doilies, 180 x 122 cm, Courtesy of Vigo Gallery 

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 Trinidadian carnival and the cross cultural dispersion of ideas.

Ové has participated in international museum shows in London, Dakar, Paris, Dubai, Prague, Berlin, Johannesburg, Bamako and New York. His installation of Moko Jumbies was exhibited last year in the Great Court of the British Museum from where they will move to the Africa Galleries, with Ové as the first Caribbean artist to enter the museum’s permanent collection.