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Unseen Dummy Award Presentations

  • Framewerk 10 Newtownards Road Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 3EL United Kingdom (map)


In conjunction with the presentation of the Unseen Dummy Award 2018 shortlist, we have invited a few artists to present their photobook dummy creations. The speakers will include Kevin Osepa, Coralie Vogelaar and the winner of the award Rebecca Fertinel. Join us for the opening of the shortlist’s presentation, browse through the diverse dummies, and hear of their crafted creation from the invited guests. The event will be introduced by the head of Unseen Book market & Dummy Award Daria Tuminas. 

Kevin Osepa (CW-NL)

Kevin Osepa is a photographer born and raised on the island of Curaçao. His work revolves around his identity and the identity of Afro-Caribbean youth in a post-colonial world. The visuals he creates and the stories he tells are highly influenced by his youth. While the themes he explores are autobiographical, his work can also serve as a quasi-anthropological study. Using different experimental techniques, he creates colourful visual stories that explore themes such as religion, African diaspora, and family. Kevin will speak about his project and photobook dummy Mester Blousé

Coralie Vogelaar (BE-NL)

As an artist Coralie Vogelaar make systematic conducted studies revealing the mechanisms within our visual culture by using quantitative research methods, at the moment being A/B testing, eye-tracking and image recognition software. Coralie will speak about her project and photobook dummy Happy (49%).

Rebecca Fertinel (BE-NL)

Rebecca Fertinel’s interest lays in the relationship between individual and the group identity. Fertinel was shortlisted for Belfast PhotoFestival. She is the winner of the Sony World Photography Award (Category Brief) as well as of the Unseen Dummy Award 2018. Her book UBUNTU, I Am Because We Arewas published by Lecturis and launched during her solo show at Melkweg Expo (Amsterdam) in May 2019. Rebecca will speak about her project and photobook UBUNTU, I Am Because We Are.

Tickets: Suggested Donation

Earlier Event: June 9
Artist Talk - Cortis & Sonderegger
Later Event: June 9
Abandoned NI - Afternoon