Zak Ové

Moko Jumbies

Celebrating Africa

The British Museum, LondonGreat Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
28 July – 13 September 2015


As part of Celebrating Africa at the British Museum the UK-Trinidadian artist Zak Ové has created two Moko Jumbie sculptures. These spectacular seven metre high carnival figures on stilts will be displayed in the Great Court. The male and female figures in striking black and gold costumes are inspired by aspects of African masquerade. The installation of these sculptures will celebrate African contributions to world carnival. 

selected works

Moko Jumbies

Moko Jumbies

2015Mixed media
Image: Katie Morais poses with a Moko Jumbie Sculpture by Zak Ov?. Image courtesy of Zak Ov