Zak Ové (London, UK) received his Bachelors of Arts degree in ‘Film’ from St Martins School of Art in London. He first pursued a career in film and photography, working as a director on a number of documentaries in India, Trinidad, Jamaica and the US. As a photographer, he traveled to Johannesburg, Kingston, Jamaica, Mexico City and Morocco. In 2008, during an artist residency in Trinidad, Ové experimented with painting and most recently he has taken to sculpting using found objects.
Ové’s natural ability to capture astoundingly authentic portrayals of his subjects has granted him numerous awards. His short film ‘I Have a Dream’ (2002) won Best Short Film, Best Director and Best Up and Coming Talent at the Black Film Awards in the UK. He has been screened at various film festivals around the world.
“My work reveals elements and peculiarity of characters who inspire me through their personal stories and colorful existence in the face of adversity.”
His work has been exhibited in public and private exhibitions throughout America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean including: Freies Museum (Berlin, Germany), Fine Art Society (London, UK), National Museum (Bamako, Mali) and Tate Britain (London, UK). He lives and works in London, UK.