Sink Without Trace

Sink Without Trace presents works by eighteen artists on the subject of migrant deaths at sea. The exhibition includes artists from Denmark, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Italy, Slovakia, South Africa, Sudan and the UK- currently living in France, Germany, Italy and the UK.

Through drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video works, Sink Without Trace offers alternative perspectives on a subject that is often only presented through the eyes of the media and politicians.

The exhibition includes objects and materials collected from shipwrecked migrant boats, anonymous drawings made on migrant boats and works made by unaccompanied minors in transit camps in Calais. The exhibition also includes documentation of the forensics project relating to the migrant boat currently on display at the Venice Biennale.

Artists include:

Behjat Omer Abdulla, Broomberg & Chanerin, Victoria Burgher, Max Hirzel, Mariwan Jalal, Tamara Kametani, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, Gil Mualem-Doron, Forensic Oceanography, Maya Ramsay, Mario Rossi, Shorsh Saleh, Aida Silverstri, Art Refuge UK, Nathaniel White, Lucy Wood, Dagmawi Yimer

A rescued North African migrant boat will be on public display close to the gallery on Regent’s Canal, Kings Cross during Refugee Week (17- 23 June).

For her project TO6411(2013) Lucy Wood set sail on a 4000-mile solo voyage in a North African migrant boat from Lampedusa, arriving in London nearly four months later.  Wood travelled with the objects that had been abandoned by the migrants on the boat and other found objects that she had collected.


Duration 13 June 2019 - 13 July 2019
Cost Free
Venue P21 Gallery
Address 21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD
Contact 020 7121 6190 / /

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