Jack Carvosso (b.1992, Southend-on-sea, UK)
Jack Carvosso's practice engages with photography, sculpture, and performance as platforms to speak about human experience, constructed memory, and reality. The act of play is often involved as an approach to making work, along with drawing influences from theatre and cinema as forms that help illustrate our understanding of the world.
Carvosso focuses on an idea termed the ‘break’: a moment that emerges seemingly out of nowhere to interrupt the usual flow of things. A break is often seen in his practice, whether it’s a bullet rupture through a photograph or a break of character in a performance, and is used to discuss the boundaries of the image, the finitude of existence, and our perception of reality.
2016 - 2018| MA Photography, Royal College of Art
2011 - 2014| BA (Hons) Photographic Arts First Class Honours, University of Westminster.
2018| Royal College of Art Final Show, Royal College of Art, London.
2018| Photoworks: Collaborate, Truman Brewery, London.
2017| LANDSLIDE, DegreeArt, London.
2017| Surface Matters, Gallery 451, London.
2017| WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London.
2016| SO WHAT, i! Gallery, Krakow.
2015| SO WHAT, Doomed Gallery, London.
2015| Alive and Kicking. 5th Base Gallery, London.
2015| Photo London, Somerset House, London.
2015| FORMAT 15: Evidence. QUAD, Derby.
2014| Casting Steel, The Click of a Shutter. At The Coach House, Brighton.
2014| Peaches & Cream IV Photography Prize. Dreamspace Gallery, London.
2014| University of Westminster Graduate Showcase 2014. London Gallery West, London.
2014| University of Westminster Photography Degree Show. Truman Brewery, London.
2013| White Art. HOUSE Gallery, London.
2013| Diaspora. The Troubadour Gallery, London..
Awards and Residencies
2017| Selected artist for NYC School of Visual Arts Residency.
2017| LANDSLIDE, 1 Month Collaborative Residency at DegreeArt, London.
2015| Awarded the Magnum Photos and Photo London Graduate Award.
2015| Selected as FORMAT Exposure Artist, FORMAT Festival.
2014| Shortlisted Danny Wilson Memorial Award, Brighton Photo Fringe.
2014| Shortlised Peaches and Cream IV Photography Prize.
2015| Ardesia Projects, A Solid Matter.
2014| Hotshoe Magazine, Jack Carvosso: Sorry I Was Miles Away.