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Zoë Zo, Zoë Tumika & Zoë Guthrie is an artist from and living in Glasgow, Scotland.

They experience making art and supporting the creative practices of others as a way to

breathe, 
reconfigure, 
play, 
be (a)live, 
shift through space 
exist in multiple temporalities. 

Zoë works predominantly with clay, making ceramics using handbuilding techniques as well as wheel throwing. They also make using pen (lettering and drawing) and moving image.

Informed by the politics of Black Radicalism, Zoë employs narrative building and dismantling, listening and questioning, to consider alternative understandings and activate further possibilities as a means towards liberation.

Lovingly always becoming, they are a gut listener, metabolising through creative, untethered processes.



Photography credit: Bernice Mulenga

Producing, Organising & Programming


2019 - ongoing 
Lead Producer Body Remedy Glasgow, Scotland

2023 - ongoing
Curatorial Support for the group show Unnatural Urges featuring the artists Hang Linton, Clay AD, Laura Lulika & Jack Murphy Glasgow International 2024 Glasgow, Scotland 

2021 - 2022
Programme & Communications Fellow [enquire for further details] 

2019 - 2021
Committee Member Transmission Gallery Glasgow, Scotland

2017 - 2018
Co-Founder SPIT Collective Edinburgh, Scotland



Residencies


2023 - ongoing
Artist in residence for University Arts London: Decolonising Arts Institute 20/20 Project Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Middlesbrough & London, England

2023
Artist in residence, Studio Residency 2023 David Dale Gallery Glasgow, Scotland 

2019
Artist in residence (November) Rhythm Machine Edinburgh, Scotland

2018

Artist in residence (August) Rhythm Machine Edinburgh, Scotland



Artist Talks, Workshops, Screenings & Contributions


2023
Artist facilitator & developer of the workshop Letter Drawing with Clay Race Rights & Sovereignty programme at The Glasgow School of Art Glasgow Scotland

2022
Featured artist in the short film, maud. (2022), speaking with artist Adebusola Ramsay Director: Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, Executive Producer: Tomiwa Folorunso

Embodied Knowledge with Art Late 2, a conversation with artist and design scholar, Dr Sequoia Barnes, and artist, Khadea Santi Edinburgh Art Festival (Online) Edinburgh, Scotland

Comissioned artist Embodied Knowledge / Rhubaba Edinburgh, Scotland

2021 (published 2022)
Commissioned artist PASSIONS published by Rhubaba Edinburgh, Scotland

2021
a rant! a reel! Screening & Conversation, programmed by Languid Hands, with the artist Camara Taylor and filmmaker Sana Bilgrami Cubitt Artists (Online) London, England

2020
Poster design Transmission Gallery Glasgow, Scotland

2019
Surrounds, screening programmed by Camara Taylor and with the artists Sukhy Parhar, Francis Dooso & Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa The Glasgow School of Art Glasgow, Scotland

Photographer Scotch Bonnet for Free Pride Glasgow, Scotland

2018
Poster design Transmission Gallery Glasgow, Scotland



Exhibitions


2020 
A Quest That’s Just Begun with the artists Tayo Adekunle, Nat Akinyi, Jaqueline Briggs, Yasmin Davidson, Ahmad Deeni, Joy Gansh, Shona Inatimi, Sekai Machache, Holly Mason, Leighton McIntosh, Mpilo Mseleku, Nkem Okwechime, Thulani Rachia & Nicola Wiltshire  Generator Projects X Wooosh Dundee, Scotland

2019
Moving Ground, with the artists Ebun Sodipo & Rosa Johan Uddo Embassy Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland

as of yet, programmed by GSA POC Collective and with the artists Mele Broomes, Camara Taylor, Ashanti Harris, TAAHLIAH, Natalie Taylor, Vince Wolff, Ruby Allen & Harvey Dimond  Many Studios Glasgow, Scotland

2018
Terror & Beauty: Artists’ Response to John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea   Talbot Rice Gallery   Edinburgh, Scotland

2017
National Anthem   The Number Shop   Edinburgh, Scotland



Awards & Grants


Open Fund for Individuals: BLACK CLYDE / FUTURE ISLANDS, Creative Scotland in 2023

Visual Arts and Craft Makers Award (VACMA), Creative Scotland, SCT in 2022/2023, 2021/2022 & 2020/2021 

Grand Plan Grant in 2022

Creatives Explore Grant (British Council in partnership with Western Jerwood Creative Bursary) in 2022

Western Jerwood Creative Bursary 2020 - 2022

The Alexander Flynn Bequest in 2018


Qualifications


BA (Hons) Photography 2014 - 2018, First Class Honours [enquire for more details]

NQ Art & Design 2012 - 2013 Langside College Glasgow, Scotland





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