About Délio


Délio Jasse (born in 1980, Luanda, Angola) currently lives and work in Milan.

In his photographic work, Délio Jasse often interweaves found images with clues from past lives (found passport photos, family albums) to draw links between photography - in particular the concept of the ‘latent image’ - and memory. Jasse is also known for experimenting with analogue photographic printing processes, including cyanotype, platinum and early printing processes such as ‘Van Dyke Brown’, as well as developing his own printing techniques. The analogic processes that Jasse uses confer to his works a monotypic character, subverting the reproducibility of the photographic medium, through the direct intervention on unconventional supports, and also the application of emulsion with gestural strokes or with chromatic notes.

Recent exhibitions include the group show African Metropolis at the MAXXI in Rome (2018), Recent Histories: New Photography from Africa at the Walther Collection Project Space in New York, the official selection of the 12th Dakar Biennale (2016), the 56th Venice Biennale (Angolan Pavilion, 2015), Milan Expo (Angolan Pavilion, 2015), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal (2013) and the 9th Bamako Photography Encounters (2011). He was one of three finalists in the BES Photo Prize (2014) and won the Iwalewa Art Award in 2015.

Age 39
Nationality Angolan
Born in Angola
Based in Milano, Italy
Languages spoken English, Italian, Portuguese
Specialisations Fine Art