Sink Without Trace

13 Jun 2019 – 13 Jul 2019

Event times

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12- 6pm
Wednesday 12- 8pm
Saturday 12- 4pm

Cost of entry


P21 Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Tube: Euston/Kings Cross St. Pancras

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Sink Without Trace presents works by seventeen artists on the subject of migrant deaths at sea. The exhibition includes artists from Denmark, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Israel, Italy, Kurdistan, Slovakia, South Africa, Syria 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 is listed as one of Frieze magazine’s ‘Exhibitions to Look Forward to in 2019’ (https://frieze.com/article/exhibitions-look-forward-2019-view-americas)

The exhibition includes objects and materials collected from shipwrecked migrant boats in Sicily and works made by unaccompanied minors in transit camps in Calais. 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).

There will be a series of public events as part of the exhibition, including artists talks, a symposium, a book launch and a workshop. Registration available at: https://www.sinkwithouttrace.com/related-events​

Proceeds from the exhibition will go to Alarm Phone, a telephone hotline for migrants in distress at sea. (https://alarmphone.org/en/about/)

Sink Without Trace is funded by Arts Council England and curated by Federica Mazzara (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/directory/mazzara-federica) and Maya Ramsay (www.mayaramsay.co.uk).



Federica Mazzara

maya ramsay

Exhibiting artists

Mariwan Jalal

Forensic Oceanography

Shorsh Saleh

Art Refuge UK

Tamara Kametani

Max Hirzel

Broomberg & Chanarin

Victoria Burgher

Gil Mualem-Doron

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

Nathaniel White

maya ramsay

Lucy Wood

Aida Silverstri

Dagmawi Yimer

Mario Rossi

Behjat Omer Abdullah


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