Zoë Cohen

I create images, installations, and situations that explore origins, identities, and environments. My research-based practice bridges contemporary concerns with inquiry into a wide range of visual and cultural heritage. Some of my work has reflected the connection of the body to identity and the natural world, using materials including breast milk, olive oil, blood. I have also conducted public projects that invite participants to engage in the act of art-making in a public space, asking them to question and complicate the connections and disconnections we experience in an increasingly commodified culture. In my current Shul/Church projects, I work with watercolor, paper, and sound, using a light touch in relationship to the weight of history, in order to offer a window into the layers of identity and experience that inform our complex contemporary lives.