Ed Cross presents works by Leah Gordon and Mário Macilau, at Photo London, on display from May 10 to 14.
Leah Gordon, born in Ellesmere Port, UK, 1959, is an artist, curator, and writer whose work explores the complex histories of the Caribbean plantation system, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Enclosure Acts, and British working class. She has exhibited internationally and co-curated exhibitions at various institutions, including the Haitian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Gordon is also the co-director of the Ghetto Biennale in Haiti.
Mario Macilau, born in 1984 in Mozambique, is a photographer whose work has been exhibited worldwide. He has participated in various international exhibitions, such as the Venice Biennale, Rencontres de Bamako, and the Saatchi Gallery’s Pangaea exhibition. Macilau has also been shortlisted for several awards and is in the permanent collection of the Pompidou Centre. He recently won the Roger Pic prize for his series Faith and received a special mention in the Quai Branly Museum Prize.
The Ed Cross exhibition showcases works by Leah Gordon and Mário Macilau. Gordon’s pieces include The Caste Portraits, which explores 18th-century racial classification in Haiti, and The Kingdom of This World, a triptych depicting the interwoven histories of the British working class, the abolition movement, and the Haitian Revolution. Macilau’s work features his award-winning Faith series, which documents animism in contemporary Mozambique, and Circle of Memories, a collection of images capturing abandoned colonial-era buildings populated with eerily intertwined figures.
Photo London is an annual event in the UK capital that showcases the best international photography. The fair features historical and contemporary works and showcases established galleries alongside up-and-coming artists. The event also includes a unique public program featuring special exhibitions and installations.
Source: Photo London.