Azza Zein

Zein, Azza

Azza Zein is an artist and writer who lives and works between Narrm/Melbourne and Beirut. Her research explores how artworks can comment on the dematerialisation of the economy and the invisibility of labour. She draws on her experience as a migrant, her Arab heritage and her background in economics to explore artistic processes that can be alternative modes of revaluation. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Australia, participated in art residencies in Argentina (2016) India (2018), Mparntwe/ Alice Springs (2021) and will be a Labour art resident at the Santa Fe Art Institute in late 2022. Her writings have been published in Art + Australia, Kohl Journal for Body and Gender Research, un Extended Review among others. Her essay The Migrant Material has been published in Care Ethics and Art edited by Jacqueline Millner and Gretchen Coombs (Routledge, 2022). Zein holds a MFA from the Victorian College of Arts, the University of Melbourne (2020) and a PhD in economics from Texas A&M University (2005). She is currently a member of the Women’s Art Register(WAR)  committee and  un Projects editorial committee (2021-2023).