Zoe Kreye

(Canada)

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Biography

IMG_5532_smlZoe Kreye creates inter-disciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public space. Her work looks to engage the public in relations and aesthetics, with the goal of building inclusive, bottom-up associations that have the potential to be small catalysts for change within dominant social systems. Often looking outside the realm of art, her projects take the form of clubs, workshops, rituals, dialogues and journeys. Her focus is to encourage people towards self-reflection and a deeper engagement with themselves and society.

Recent projects include Unlearning Walking Club (Unit Pitt, Vancouver), Unlearning Weekenders (<rotor>, Graz, Goethe Satellite, Vancouver), Soft/Union (The Apartment, Vancouver), Eat Talk Connect (City of Richmond) and Ɯberlebenskuns.klub (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin). She completed a Masters in Public Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar, specializing in community engagement and participatory strategies and co-founded the Process Institute, the Berlin based artist collective. She currently lives in Vancouver and teaches Social Practice at Emily Carr University.