Exhibition & Residency:
November 1 – November 29, 2012
Zoe Schoenherr’s work explores kinaesthetic modes of perception as they relate to the built environment. As inspiration she has researched the work of choreographer Pina Bausch and her notion of the body as a moving brush mark. She draws on this notion, and her experience as a gymnast, to create sculptural and highly-structural works that are based on the relationship between the body and architectural space.
During her residency at 18th Street she created a series of playful installations responding to the architecture of the studio space. The responses were made with the idea and the notion that the body and building relationship is symbiotic and it is within this combination that defines architecture.
Zoe Schoenherr (b. 1983) lives and works in London. She attained her MFA Fine Art from Slade after being awarded an AHRC scholarship and graduated with a 1:1 for Fine Art from Wimbledon Art Scholl. Public Art Commissions include Camley Street Projects, Kings Cross, London, April 2010; Portobello Wall/shortlisted, Kensington and Chelsea council, London, Jan 2009; Bognor Regis Community College, Building Schools for the Future/shortlisted, Nov 2008; Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire, May 2008. Schoenherr has exhibited her work at Atkinson Gallery, Barbican Arts Group, Scottish Sculpture workshop (solo), The Muse at 269, London (solo), and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design among others.