Zoë Bastin is an artist whose expanded choreographic practice considers exhibition, installation, publishing and performance as part of the same political project – the reorganisation of societal structures that limit bodies.
Zoë considers situations, movements and objects as connected in artistic production. Her projects operate within academic, gallery, theatre and public art realms traversing various artistic modes. This practice emerged during visual art studies (BFA, Hon, PhD) considering the sculptural potential of the physical body. She studied, then later taught, at Mangala Studios in Carlton, an important site in the lineage of Australian German Expressionist Dance (est.1970). In recent years her research has become increasingly interested in the complexity of practices, ideologies, and aesthetic modes of making within settler Australian legacies of dance and their intersection with visual art.
Zoë completed a PhD at RMIT University in 2021. She has previously exhibited and performed at the Villa Lena Foundazione, Chunky Move, Bus Projects, Dancehouse, Midsumma Festival, Felt Space, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Seventh Gallery, Testing Grounds, BLINDSIDE, Bloc Projects, KINGS Artist Run, MADA Gallery at Monash University, Project Space at RMIT University, and The Substation.