Azza Zein

PhD Economics
MFA Fine Arts  


I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which I work, and live, the Boonwurung, and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. I pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

A Map To Disappear (2013)

Seventh Gallery, Melbourne 23 October- 9 November 2013

Installation View (8.2 mx4.5 m, video and sound work  in 5 TV screens, white cotton cloth, fake grass, road base)

Interested in creating spatial installations that deconstruct socio-political narratives, Azza Zein finds in the cemetery a liminal space capturing the hybridity and dissolution of a migrant identity. Transitions from one place to the next become lines drawn, cut and weaved from Google maps into masks: Rituals are performed. Territories are stacked.  Masks are buried and passages are outlined. In a line of flight, she dis-appears and escapes.