Délio Jasse
à New Richmond


Identidade Poética
(Poetic Identity)

Pointe Taylor Park | 103 Boulevard Perron Est | New Richmond

Délio Jasse, Lisbon, Portugal; Milan, Italy; and Luanda, Angola | deliojasse.com

Part of the official selection for the 12th edition of the Dakar Biennale in 2016, Délio Jasse also exhibited his work at the Angola pavilion in 2015 during the 56th Venice Biennale and at Expo 2015 in Milan.

His photos have been presented in the framework of the exhibition Recent Histories: New Photography from Africa (Walther Collection Project Space, New York), at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal, 2013) and as part of the 9th Bamako Photography Encounters, Biennale africaine de la photographie.

In 2015 he won the Iwalewa Art Award, after being one of the three finalists in the BES Photo Prize in 2014.


Identidade Poética
(Poetic Identity)

A series of anonymous portraits, Identidade Poética reproduces the black and white identity photos used for official documents. Each image is marked with seals, like so many successive imprints that endeavor to confine our identities. Délio Jasse dug them up at Lisbon’s Feira da Ladra flea market. Now detached from any context, these found photographs catalogue nameless faces and lend them a new presence. With these clues, evocative of ethnographic activity, the artist questions the documentary role of the photograph. Attentively and solicitously he enhances them so that we look at these fragile portraits, bereft of history and place, in a different way.