Zoë Buckman (b. 1985 Hackney, East London) is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, and photography, exploring themes of Feminism, mortality, and equality. Buckman’s … Read more...
What interests Buckman are the polarized views of women... Buckman uses lingerie from the ’20s through the ’70s as her canvases.
British artist Zoë Buckman, who has been fascinated with the idea of femininity for a long time, explores the complex relationships between feminism, sexism and misogyny through her path-breaking work... titled Every Curve.
Zoe Buckman is a must-watch multimedia artist best known for hand-embroidering lyrics by rappers Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur on delicate pieces of vintage lingerie."
Harlem Postcards Fall/Winter 2016–2017 is the latest installment in an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists to reflect on the many sides of Harlem: as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimulation, artistic contemplation and creative production. This season, Harlem Postcards features work by Gail Anderson, Nayland Blake, Zoë Buckman and Talwst, whose images, both intimate and dynamic, reflect the idiosyncratic visions of artists from a wide range of backgrounds and locations. Each image has been reproduced as a limited-edition postcard and is available free to Studio Museum visitors. Harlem Postcards Fall/Winter 2016–2017 will be on view from November 17, 2016 to March 5, 2017.
Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank are collaborating on a mural in the New York Live Arts Ford Foundation Live Gallery space in response to the "election" of Donald Trump. The mural utilizes text gathered from statements that former and current male politicians have made about women and their bodies over the last few years along the 31.9 foot long wall. Funds for the production of the mural were raised via a Kickstarter. The mural will be on display from February 8th through the Spring season. The installation is open to the public during regular lobby hours. Opening reception with the artists as well as Bill T. Jones and Janet Wong will be February 13th, 6-8PM – free with reservation, based on availability.
Imprison Her Soft Hand, Project for Empty Space, 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ
Project for Empty Space presents Imprison Her Soft Hand, Zoë Buckman's third solo exhibition debuting pieces from her new series Let Her Rave. The project is part of Project For Empty Space’s GRAB BACK: PES Feminist Incubator Space. Taking both its title and inspiration from John Keats’ Romantic-era poem “Ode on Melancholy,” Imprison Her Soft Hand navigates the complexities of traditional ‘femininity’ and female empowerment. Her ‘prettying’ of gender-specific medical objects and imagery, speaks to this complicated narrative around the female nature. By outfitting bunches of boxing gloves in reconstituted wedding dress fabric, Buckman explores the complex aggressions that women face each day. Her use of seemingly discordant textures- ‘tough’ materials such as rough metal with soft ‘feminine’ fabrics, further speaks to this idea, as well as the idea that not only can women be both ‘feminine’ and ‘ferocious’, but that women must be that way. The clusters of boxing gloves from Let Her Rave are not only a symbolic critique of patriarchal structures; but also, reflects her own love of the sport. Buckman has been boxing since, 2014, and advocates for women to become more involved in the sport not only as a means of self defense; but also, as a form of physical, emotional, and mental empowerment. This body of work will be shown from February 22 to April 1, 2017.