Tate Britain displays work of a female artist who died in Grenfell Tower

Khadija Saye
Famous art museum Tate Britain is now displaying the work of Khadija Saye, a young artist who lost her life in the Grenfell Tower fire.

The 24-year-old lived on the 20th floor of the tower with her mother Mary, using the flat as a workspace to create her artwork.

Her display in the Tate comes after she was about to be discovered in the art world.

According to her friend David Lammy MP, Saye had met with the owner of a prestigious art gallery just the day before her death.

The Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak tweeted the new director of the Tate, Maria Balshaw, to suggest that the gallery show her work.

She replied to him: “Our thoughts are with everyone who knew her.”

“We will be marking her creativity by showing one of her works at Tate Britain next week.”

Since the tragedy, Saye has been memorialised and praised by many art publications, including the British Journal of Photography.

The display at the Tate reads: “Sothiou is from a group of works by Khadija Saye under the title Dwelling: In This Space We Breathe, which is included in the Disapora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale until 26 November 2017.

“A fund will be set up in Khadija’s name and for more information or if you would like to make a donation please go to justgiving.com/khadija-saye-memorial-fund“.

The fund’s description of Saye reads: “Khadija was a true artist with a sensitive and generous singular vision, and will be missed by everyone who knew her.”

Her work is currently on display at the Venice Biennale, and now at the Tate Britain.


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