b.1992 Scandiano
Living and working between London and San Cesario s/P (Modena)

Silvia Rosi’s work explores her personal family history drawing on her Togolaise heritage, and the idea of origins. The theme of family is explored through self-portraits in which she plays her mother and father, and is partially informed by the West African studio portrait tradition. Her mother plays a central role in her work, as well as her father, and their experiences of migration from Togo in West Africa to Italy.
Rosi reenacts her parents’ struggle, positioning herself as both observer and participant. Her pictures are both quotidian and complex, and are based on photographs that Rosi came across in an old family album.


Currently in Italy, working on a commission for Autograph ABP
Care | Contagion | Community  — Self & Other

Nov 2020

Italia 90

Condominio (Italy)

17 Sept - 15 Nov 2020


Benaki Museum (Greece)

17 Sept - 20 Sept 2020

Landskrona Foto

Landskrona Foto (Sweden)