Grenfell Tower Victim Khadija Saye's Art Is To Be Displayed At Tate Britain

The young artist was already gaining critical acclaim before her life was tragically cut short

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You may have heard her name, Khadija Saye.

Hopefully we will remember it. Khadija Saye was the 24 year-old artist who died in her and her mother's home on the 20th floor of the Grenfell Tower which tragically burnt down.

The flat was also her studio, from which she took and developed self-portraits which explored her self and racial identity.

Now her artwork is to be hung at the Tate Britain in remembrance of all the victims of the terrible fire.

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The Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak tweeted Maria Balshaw, (the new director of the Tate ) suggesting the art gallery display her work.

Maria replied: '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."

The picture on show is called Sothiou, which is part of a group of works under the title Dwelling: In This Space We Breathe. Dwelling is currently included at the Disapora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Khadijah recently Tweeted her joy at being par of the prestigious art festival.

'Dwelling' is said to be an exploration of traditional Gambian spiritual practices.

Whilst the fire has lead to much anger surrounding the care and attention paid to the welfare of those who were in the social housing, the beauty of Khadija Saye's artwork has shone through.

Her work was already due for success and according to MP David Lammy, who was a personal friend, she had met with a prestigious gallery owner the day before her death.

As the death toll rises every day passes, it's important to remember to not forget the individuals lost.

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