It was selected for the Venice Biennale for its Diversity Pavilion. The director had wanted to meet at her studio, not knowing she worked out of the 20th-floor flat she shared with her mother.
The first victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster have been named. Nicola Green, a former mentor, told The Guardian that Ms Saye's "dreams were actually beginning to manifest".
The grief-stricken family of Khadija Saye, 24, and Mary Mendy, 54, who lived on the 20th floor, have posted tributes on social media.
MP for Tottenham David Lammy tweeted his condolences, writing: "May you rest in peace Khadija Saye. [He's a] friend to many in the area", Racz said. She was so gracious about being there, and so excited about the opportunities it would open up for her career in the art world. But I don't think anything prepared me for what I was going to see when I was in there.
Saye had overcome significant obstacles to become an artist.
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North said he was carrying a "bump" when he arrived in New Zealand, but admits it was not easy watching from the sidelines. I don't think that was ever in consideration. " I think the way we are now is probably better ".
Appearing on Channel 4 News, Lammy said: "She was a young black woman making her way in this country". "She had lived with this frightful accusation and it was devastating, but instead of anger she poured it into her work".
"She was incredibly empathetic to others and she was one of my most talented students in her year". "I am desperate about that fact", he said.
He said that efforts were focused on keeping families as informed as soon as possible when they know beyond doubt that it is their loved one who has been identified. "I'm assuming she meant the smoke".
Much of Khadija's heritage is reflected in her most recent artworks.
Asked whether Mrs May had considered resigning following criticism of her own performance, the spokeswoman said: "These are incredibly challenging times, with a couple of bad incidents in a week and she is leading the country through this hard time". "She was making such powerful work, but still saying she didn't have a clue".