Artist Talk with Zoe Buckman


The Church Fri, Jul 14, 2023 6:00 PM




Members: $10
Non-Members: $20


Multidisciplinary artist Zöe Buckman will speak on her work including Champion, 2016, one of the many featured works in The Church’s summer exhibition, Strike Fast, Dance Lightly: Artists on Boxing. Buckman’s art practices incorporate sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography, and large-scale public installations. Her work explores identity, trauma, and gendered violence, challenging the prepossessed notions of vulnerability and strength.


Having developed an explicitly feminist approach, Buckman regularly works with objects that are associated with gender.  Specifically, in Buckman’s work Champion, the boxing gloves hint at a truculent masculinity. Buckman’s work contains both verbal and non-verbal dialogues due to the artist’s intentional choices of source material, snippets of conversation, stained tablecloths, and hip-hop lyrics. Sara Cochran, Chief Curator and Co-Curator of Strike Fast, Dance Lightly will interview Buckman on her work in the show, her career, and artistic process.


Zoë Buckman was born in 1985 in Hackney, East London. She studied at The International Center of Photography (GS ‘09) and was awarded an Art Matters Grant in 2017.  She has shown in solo exhibitions at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London; Fort Gansevoort Gallery, New York; Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; Papillion Art, Los Angeles; Project for Empty Space, Newark; Garis & Hahn Gallery, Los Angeles; and Milk Gallery, New York. Group exhibitions include Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; MOCA, Virgina; Camden Arts Centre, London; The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York; Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; The Tarble Arts Center, Illinois; Goodman Gallery, South Africa; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York;  Unit London; NYU Florence, Grunwald Gallery of Art Gallery, Indiana University; The Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia; The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta; and The National Museum of African-American History & Culture,Washington, D.C.; The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey; The Centre Regional D’Art Contemporain, Sète, France and Smack Mellon, New York. Public art installations include For Freedoms “50 State Initiative”, “Inaction is Apathy” billboard at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, Arkansas and “Champ” at The Standard, Downtown LA with Art Production Fund.