Micha Serraf is a photographer who explores the construction and deconstruction of identity, belonging, Blackness and masculinity through photography. The artist was born in Zimbabwe and fled to South Africa at a young age. This mobility prompted Serraf to observe his behaviour and that of other foreign nationals regarding the safest shape to inhabit in new environments. This fluid presentation of self, and the ability to be malleable, are used to access forms of acceptance and camouflage. Through his practice, Serraf is interested in demonstrating the evolutionary, fluid and emotional entanglements related to the purpose, interpretations and performance of race and origin.
Micha Serraf has exhibited work at Foam, Amsterdam; Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam; C/O Berlin, among others.
Anthony Iacono works primarily in collage from cut-out sections of painted papers. Influenced by the aesthetics of film posters and voyeuristic erotic thrillers, the seemingly mundane scenarios he creates are offset by a suggestive, gradated palette that are wrought with coded language and suspense.
Anthony Iacono has exhibited work at The Approach Gallery, London; P.P.O.W Gallery, New York; and Marinaro, New York, among others.anthonyiacono.com
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Through installation, drawing and in-camera collage, Svetlana Bailey uses fruit to explore the flesh and gender of human embodiment throughout her work. She uses details and enlarging techniques to create new spatial and form/function relationships between fruit and the body.