Seen Fifteen is delighted to invite Revolv Collective back to Peckham to stage a group exhibition of new works and an exciting programme of public events. Revolv Collective are four emerging artists - Ibrahim Azab, Lucas Gabellini-Fava, Krasimira Butseva and Lina Ivanova - with a shared interest in boundary-pushing photographic practice. All four artists will exhibit new works that explore existing and imagined spaces, surfaces, archives and sites of historical interest.
F O R M sets out to challenge the traditional language of photography - a medium that seeks to represent yet consistently fails to do so - and aims to create a visual discourse around the role of the photographic in contemporary culture.
London based artist Ibrahim Azab explores language, sculpture and performance within photography. Focusing on the image itself, he considers the photograph as an object which communicates through a visceral and physical process, highlighting the act of seeing and the subconscious. Significantly Azab’s work surrounds the subject of failure within photographic realism, playfully surfacing a phenomenological understanding of perspective, material and immaterial. Azab graduated with a BA in photography (2017) furthermore he has exhibited and published as part of Unseen Amsterdam (2017) Elephant Magazine Summer Exhibition (2019), The Photography ideas book (Tate/ILEX, 2019) and has worked as assistant curator at Peckham 24 (2018-2019).
Lina Ivanova is an artist based in London working with photography, sculpture and moving image. Often based on autobiographical experience of migration, her practice explores narratives of displacement. Found objects, public and private archival material inform her investigation into the relationship between background, class and status. Having graduated with a BA in Photography (2015), she completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (2018) and co-founded Revolv Collective (2017). She has received the Turner Contemporary Portfolio Prize (2018) and completed an artist residency at Ashford School (2017). Recently Lina Ivanova was invited to be apart of the Stuff of Photography five-week workshop at The Photographers Gallery, led by Michelle Henning and Rowan Lear.
Lucas Gabellini-Fava is a London based artist, who uses personal and found photography, camera-less techniques, alternative printing processes, video and text. In recent works, he entangles elements of technology with memory, agony and satire, creating digital and physical installations. Lucas has previously received the Global Art Agency Best Artist Award, had his work acquired by the University of the Arts London collection and shown at the Metropolitan Art Fair Young Talent Award.
Krasimira Butseva is a visual artist, researcher and writer born in Bulgaria and based in England. Krasimira is an associate lecturer in BA Photography at the University of the Arts London LCC and co-editor of EEP Berlin magazine. Krasimira’s work has ben exhibited internationally including Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria (2020), District Six Museum, Cape Town, South Africa (2019), EPP, Berlin, Germany (2019), Brighton Photo Fringe, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK (2018), Lovech Fine Art Gallery, Lovech, Bulgaria (2017), NIGHT, PLOVEDIV Gallery, Plovidiv, Bulgaria (2017) and Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China (2016). In her Multidisciplinary practice Krasimira employs found and personal photography, moving image, sound and text in the creation of narratives of Eastern European memory, trauma and history.