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, and I have used substances as varied as fruit juice, breast milk, olive oil, and my own 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.