Job: Senior Lecturer
Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Media and Communication
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 207 8693
Social Media: zoechilderley.wordpress.com
Zoe has exhibited nationally and internationally and undertaken numerous commissions and residencies, working in the Caribbean, the Middle East, South East Asia, the US and across the UK. Her work explores new environments, is developed by interaction with different communities and is inspired by the discovery of intertwining and lost histories. The work lies between areas of fiction and documentary and examines our relationship with the natural world, our imagination and the power of narrative, creating otherworldly images inspired by folk tales from around the world, which cross cultures and generations. She creates new stories that work to distinguish communities through their allegiance to different belief systems and ancestors, but also unite humanity through the common motifs that recur across diverse cultures’ oral (and, latterly, written) traditions. More recently Zoe has been making work that explores the contemporary impact of folklore in Wales, and how stories have been used to reinforce the cultural identity of this minority nation.
Click here to view a full listing of Zoe Childerley's publications and outputs.
Petrified in StorylandAberystwyth Arts Centre, University of Wales: November 2012 – January 2013
Where’s WalsenburgMuseum of Friends, Colorado: August – December 2012
Being HumanHotshoe Gallery, London: 12 – 30 August 2011
In A Different Light Siddhatha Gallery, Kathmandu: July 20091st Street Gallery, Colorado, USA: May 2009
Milton Keynes ContemporaryJan - March 2009
Gathered World, 18th Feb 2010, National Centre for Ceramics in Wales, University of Wales, a lecture funded by the University of Wales.
DMU Research funding
Petrified in Storyland Exhibition (2012) – Catalogue, reviews and other evidence
Hotshoe Gallery, London: 12 August – 30 August 2011www.zoechilderley.co.uk/#/being-human/4527749674
In A Different Light commission and exhibition (2009) – Catalogue, reviews and other evidence
Nothing Special Exhibition (2008) – Catalogue, reviews and other evidence
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