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.

Stoppage (2018)

Rubicon ARI, Melbourne 2018

Photo Credit: Matthew Stanton

Inspired by the title of Marcel Duchamp’s series that critically questions “the logic of measuring”, Stoppage explores our relation with data. What can painting gestures juxtaposed with graph images and textiles reveal about the essence of the measuring system? The French definition of ‘stoppage’ evokes a technique of repairing woven textiles. Combining conceptual and material lines, the painting series dissolve the binary between material production and the abstract production of knowledge.