Visiting Artist’s Talk – Zoe Williams

Monday 28 November 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Auditorium 2 (GM.01)
Lectures and seminars
General public

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk, we welcome Zoe Williams.

Zoe Williams lives and works between France and the UK. Her practice incorporates a range of mediums including moving image, ceramics, drawing and performance and is often collaborative in its process and outcome. These elements are combined to create immersive objects and environments, which conjure a playful and corrosive interchange between notions of the erotic, craft, magic, gender, hedonism and excess.

Through the cross-contamination of these influences, she wishes to provoke conversations around the pressures of power, the politics of sex and the economics of production. Her work explores the shifting use values of objects and rituals through history and within contemporary society. Food also plays a prevalent role within her practice, as a tool for exchange, disgust, and sensuality.

She is represented by Ciaccia Levi Gallery, Paris-Milan, and has worked with a range of national and international institutions including; Tate St-Ives, The Roberts Institute of Art, London DCA, Dundee, Spike Island, Bristol, Dortmunder Kunstverein and Mimosa House, London.

Zoe will be joining us live via Zoom.

About the Visiting Artists' Talks series

The Visiting Artists’ Talks (VAT) series is organised by the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. Talks take place every Monday afternoon during teaching weeks. Each session brings an arts professional to talk with us about what they do and why, and to chat with the student body about their career journey and interests. All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

Find out more about the Visiting Artist’s Talk with Zoe Williams

Image: Zoe Williams, Tendresse, Tendril (Worms' Meat), 2021, still from 4K HD movie, CGI animation, sound, 7' 5''. Courtesy the artist and Ciaccia Levi, Paris - Milan.