Exhibition on Migrant Deaths at Sea


End of Dreams - Portrait Series, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, 2015

Solo Exhibition

June 13 - July 13, 2019

P21 Gallery

21- 27 Chalton St, Kings Cross,

London, NW1 1JD

Opening Times​

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12- 6   Wednesday 12- 8

   Saturday 12- 4



Sink Without Trace presents work by eighteen artists on the subject of migrant deaths at sea. The exhibition includes artists from Denmark, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Italy, Slovakia, South Africa, Sudan and the UK- currently living in France, Germany, Italy and the UK.

Through drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video works, Sink Without Trace offers alternative perspectives on a subject that is often only presented through the eyes of the media and politicians. 

The exhibition will include found objects from shipwrecked migrant boats in Sicily, anonymous drawings made on migrant boats and works made by unaccompanied minors in transit camps in Calais.

Sink Without Trace also includes photographic documentation of the forensic project relating to the shipwrecked migrant boat that is currently on display at Venice Biennale.

T06411, a rescued North African migrant boat will be on public display close to the gallery on Regent’s Canal, Kings Cross during Refugee Week (17- 23 June).

Sink Without Trace will present a public programme of events in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts, Refugee Week and Westminster University. 

Proceeds from the exhibition will go to Alarm Phone (

Sink Without Trace is funded by Arts Council England and curated by Federica Mazzara and Maya Ramsay.



Behjat Omer Abdulla

Broomberg & Chanarin

Victoria Burgher

Max Hirzel

Mariwan Jalal

Tamara Kametani

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

Gil Mualem-Doron

Forensic Oceanography

Maya Ramsay

Mario Rossi

Shorsh Saleh

Aida Silverstri

Art Refuge UK

Nathaniel White

Lucy Wood

Dagmawi Yimer