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.



2021     Guest-editor for the issue #69 of the bulletin at the Women’s Art Register. on notions of the commons and art.

Catalogue Essay

2024    “Stamping, Smuggling”, catalogue essay for Hannan Jones’ exhibition Foresight & Fiction  at Goolagutup Heathcote,  (Boorloo/Perth) Western Australia

2021     “In the polarised enchantment of borders and images”, Catalogue essay for The image is not nothing (Concrete Archives) curated by Lisa Radford and Yhonnie Scarce at Ace Open, Kaurna Yarta, Adelaide, South Australia.

Journal Articles 

2019    “Coinage”. Art + Australia. 2019. Issue Six (56.1): Outside, issue edited by Dr. Edward Colless pp.127-133.

2019     “Rematerialization, Art, and Affective Economies”. Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research Vol. 5 No. 2, 2019.

Book Chapters

2022     “The Migrant Material”, chapter in Care Ethics and Art anthology, book edited by Dr. Jacqueline Millner and Gretchen Coombs, Routledge.

2017     “Towards a paradigm shift”, in Trans Acciones Utopicas Section, in the book Economias Subversivas by NUVEM, Brazil, translated by CRA staff from English.

Review Articles and other writings

2022    “The measure of invisible work”, Green Agenda, The ends of work, edited by Carlos Morreo.

2022    “W.A.R., Multiple processes to unpack the contemporary value of a grassroots feminist archive” ARI REMIX,The EXTRA Zine Project feat,  

2021     “Dmploying studio practices,” a review of Nina Sanadze’s living room Series, in W.A.R. Bulletin on invisible labour, #68, guest edited by Claudia Phares.

2020    “Tongue in crisis”, a review of Youjia Lu’s Super(im)position, Enduring (non-place), un Extended.

2020    “There will be extra-time”, text accompanying Sarah Rudledge’s Kicking the Bucket, Blindside, Melbourne

2020     Commissioned writings and artworks Kings Artist-Run, Live Update from the Field, curated by Katie Ryan and Jeremy Eaton, Melbourne.

Book (in Arabic)

2012     Conjugated Thoughts Between The I And The We, Drawing and Writing in Arabic, Book, Dar Al Mada Publishing, Beirut. isbn9782843061387