Ally Zlatar

ILM_3630

Online Residency 2021

Biography

Exploring curating and art making as a methodology that suggests the human condition is more complex than it is currently understood, Alexandria (Ally) Zlatar examines, instigates and provokes notions of the individual experience through specifically focusing on philosophical discourse, body image, embodiment & ethics. Zlatar acknowledges there is power within the un-well body and believes there is tremendous value and potency through examining these subjects through the contemporary art lens. Born in Mississauga, Canada. She holds a BFA in Visual Art & Art History from Queen’s University & a MLitt Curatorial Practice from the Glasgow School of Art. Currently, she is a Professor at the University of Glasgow (GIC) and is pursuing her Doctorate of Creative Arts with the University of Southern Queensland. She has been involved in many exhibition creations & has had personal work shown globally. Additionally, she has worked on many curation projects with such galleries as Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Hunterian Art Gallery & Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Art. She is continuously interpreting, her desire to communicate & facilitate the theoretical concepts of art is highly valuable to her & her practice and strives to make a difference in society.

Research

At University of Glasgow, I teach Philosophy, History and Visual Culture which focuses on the history of ideas and key figures throughout humanity.My research is concerned with histories of body representation, feminism and art. I am currently working on a book project on Eating Disorders and the Auto-Ethnographic Experience  which emerges from my PhD thesis ‘The Starving Artist: Understanding Eating Disorders in Contemporary Art’ with the University of Southern Queensland.
My research interests include: the relationship between  female body and feminism, art practice and art history; art and queer theory; art and animal ethics; art and philosophical theory; Modern Conceptual Art; experimental performance art and portraiture in Modern and Contemporary art.

CV

Education Background
University of Southern Queensland: PhD Doctoral of Creative Arts 2019-Present
Glasgow University and Glasgow School of Art: Masters of Letters Curatorial Theory and Contemporary Art 2018-2019
Queen’s University, Bachelor of Art (Art History) 2015-2018
Mentor College, Secondary School Diploma 2011-2015

Memberships
Global Youth Network GYCN 2021 Climate Ambassador Program 2021
Member of Association of Academic Museums and Galleries 2021-2023
Member of Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)  2020-2025
Member of Women’s Classical Caucus (WCC) 2019-Current
Member of The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) 2019-Current
Member of Mental Health Foundation Australia 2020-Current
Member of University of Southern Queensland Academic Arts and Science 2020-Current

Residencies
-Artist Residency: Belgrade Art Studio Belgrade, Serbia April – May 2021
-British Council: Articulate: UK-ASEAN Cross-Cultural Programme for Young Artist  March- May2021
-Artist Residency: North Louisiana Artist Residency
(Hosts: North Central Louisiana Arts Council and The Ross Lynn Charitable Foundation) Feb to April 2021
-Artist Residency: Holes in the Wall Collective, New York Dec 2020
-Participating Artist: Counter-territories Workshop: Unit – X and Tajarrod Architecture and Art Foundation, Libya Nov 2020
-Artist Residency: Art House Jersey Retreat Nov 2020
-Artist Residency: Art House Holland, Netherlands Oct 2020
-Artist Residency: Art Dreams Foundation London May 2020

Work Experience
Lecturer Glasgow International College and University of Glasgow:
Dates Employed Jan 2021 – Present
PM604 Philosophy, History and Culture (Arts and Humanities Pre-Masters)
PM604 Philosophy, History and Culture (Law Students)
FC708 Politics
Learning Advisior- Advising 1:1 with Students

Lecturer Kaplan International College, London Mar 2021-Present
KICL PM601 UK Society and Culture (Advanced)
KICL PM606 Social Science (Advanced)

LecturerUniversity of Essex International College
Dates EmployedMar 2021 – Present
PM606 Social Science (Advanced)

Assistant Curator and Art Broker
Lord & Lion Arts , London, 2019-2020.

Co-Curator DWD PEERFEST Art Exhibition Mental Health Awareness Birmingham 3rd Dec 2019

Co-Curator The Hunterian Art Gallery// Hayward Touring Galleries, Glasgow: Hand Drawn Action Packed & Drawing in the World Day Symposium Event Jan – April 2019

Curatorial Intern: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Jan-July 2019 •Focus on student, public and staff engagement with CCA involvement including: Publication Studio, Working with Francis Mckee on Communism and Folk Music Revival

Co-Curator for Re-Setting, Re-Sowing, Re-Interpreting: A Case Study in Curating Public Artworks. Glasgow School of Art. Oct 2018.
•Research exhibition for Christine Borland public work for 550th anniversary, Glasgow

Curatorial Assistant of Contemporary Art- Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston ON
Featured Exhibition: The hold: studies in the contemporary collection

Curator and Advisor in the creation of the Mentor College Art Show:
Roots of Steel, May 2016
CHROMA, May 2017

Visual Art Student Teacher : Mentor College 2014 – 2017
Assisted and Taught Intermediate Level Art Grades 7,8
Taught Advanced Level Art Grades 11, 12 (University Level Art Preparation)

Gallery Assistant, Art Gallery of Mississauga
“Sahmat” – Summer 2014
“6 Characters in Search of a Photograph” – Summer 2014

Zlatar, Alexandria (2019). The Starving Artist: Understanding the Value of Eating Disorders, Body Image and Thinness in Art, University of Glasgow, 2019. ISBN: 9780464021513.
-Featured in over 30 Universities World Wide
-The Starving Artist is a Non-Profit publication that raised over £2000.00 in funds for The Starving
-Artist Eating Disorder Scholarship to help individuals access inpatient treatment

Community Engagement
UN Youth Environment Assembly (YEA) Feb 2021
Guest on Jo’s Art History Podcast: The Complex Moral Issues of Animal Ethics in Contemporary Art Feb 2021.
Royal College of Psychiatrists: Eating Disorders International Conference University of Strathclyde 18 – 19 Mar 2020
Guest Writer for Comback Magzine July 2020: “A Curator’s Guide to Curating Your Life“
Conference: Confronting Shadows: Mindful and Ethical Communication of Sensitive Content 22nd Nov 2019, Glasgow
Conference: Perception: Epistemology & Mind 25-26 October 2019, Glasgow
Postgraduate Art Symposium: Glasgow School of Art: Poster/Presentation CCA: Curating Beyond the Exhibhition, 2019.
Grade 8 Printmaking Creative Cultures – By Ally Zlatar

Awards
Duke of Canada’s: Express to Destress 2nd Place Winner Feb 2021
Visual Arts Scotland: Artist Workers Fund MicroGrant May 2020
Glasgow School of Art MLitt Top Sitting Student and Distinction for academic excellence in Dissertation 2019
Glasgow School of Art Student Initiated Project Fund Recipient 2019
Glasgow School of Art Access Scholarship Award Recipient 2019
Glasgow School of Art Sustainability in Action Fund 2019
John Byrne Award Editors Choice Aug 2019
Queen’s University Pannel Grant Award for Academic Achievement 2016- 2017, 2017-2018
Queen’s University Deans Honours List


Exhibhitions
-Columbia University and Teacher’s College “Art School Pedagogy 2.0 Symposium“ Art in Isolation March 2021
– University of Nottingham and Creative Reactions Nottingham: Pint of Science  Collaboration with Dr. Belinda Winder and Dr. Micheal Underwood May-June 2021<belinda.winder@ntu.ac.uk><allyzlatar@gmail.com>
-Yale Graduate School MFA Thesis Curated By: Nicole Oekstra March 2021
-University of Huddersfield “ Climate Action and Visual Culture “ March 2021
-Vacant Museum: Imprints: Past & Present Dec 2020
-SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project) Brookyln NY D17 Day of Remembrance Exhibition Dec 2020
-Stoa Collective: Out of Body Exhibition Dec 2020
-Eco Aware Art Gallery, “Waste to Create” Exhibition: India Dec 2020
-Printed All Sorts Exhibition The Social Distance Art Project Nov 2020
-CovidDreams Collective: Oct 2020
– Being Human 2020: Apart but together by Queen Mary University of London , Nov 2020
-Mapping the Cartographic, Nov 2020 nextmuseum.io: project of the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf and the Museum Ulm
– Together! 2020 Disability History Month Festival “Public View of Ally Zlatar’s The Starving Artist” and Artist Discussion Panel
-Turquoise Dreams: My Serenity Exhibition, Curated By: Magical Women Oct 2020
-‘In-Between’ London, UK. Oct 2020 The Brick Lane Gallery / TOMA Time Bank Space Curator: Vanessa Giorgo.
– ‘Not Going Back to Normal’: Edinburgh October 2020 Curated: EdinburghCollective, Harry Josephine Giles & Sasha Saben Callaghan
-The Social Distance Art Project , Aug 2020
-Detour Exhibhition Jun-July 2020 University of Maine Emery Arts Center
-The Virtual Art Fair – Third Edition Sept 2020
-Confinement Chronicle Exhibition frikifish// Barcelona Jun 2020
-Subvert: Toula Gallery July 2020 Curated By: Natalie Lambert
– Solo Show: Chained by Alexandria Zlatar 29 Aug to 26 Sept Online Fine Arts Museum
-“IT” The Spongleheim Gallery Sept 2020
-Unknown Communication Group Collaborative Collage Exhibhition By Skye Williams Collaborative Aug-Sept 2020
-Heroines Wave: The Enclosed Garden #2 Curated By: Celia, Bussaraporn, Diane & Salomé Fall 2020
– Gradcurate Summer 2020 Exhibition Edinburgh Curated by Sarah McLaughlin
– Dispensary Gallery Exhibhition July 2020
-After Greed Became Form Curated By Amy Jackson , July 2020
-Natura, Arte Habitat, NAH_Remote: COEXISTENCE Jun 2020 Bergamo Italy
-The GAP Arts: Young Artists Self, Isolated June 2020  Curated By: Ella Marshall
-Cooltsalon’s Cooltzine #3 Changes Contributor’s Spotlight Artist & Exhibhition (May 30 2020)
-Do It Yourway: Online Show May 2020
-The Crown of The Corona Exhibhition: Curated By Artqol, Budapest May 2020
-CULTIVATE: (Far from the) Turmoil The Organ May 2020
– Nongyuan Culture: NY20+ International May 2020
-Transmission Exhibhition Curated by: Lizz Brady, Chris Bailkoski, Adam Zucker May 2020
-Psychasthenia Exhibition and Publication Curated Curator:Nano Hour May 2020
-Uncovered Streets, Curated By: Sarah Grant Glasgow Apr 2020
-Group exhibition “ART OF CARING” at St Georges Hospital, London, UK May, 2020
-Centro in Romagna per la Ricerca Arte Contemporanea CRACovid(a) Project 2020 Curated By Gianni Mazzesi
-Forced Collaboration by Georgia Gendall: Isolation Special Collaboration with Lianca Heemro, April 2020
-Fronteer Art Gallery LOCKDOWN Group Exhibhition: Apr 2020
-Featured Artist SHIFT: International Biennale of Performance, Collaborative & Participatory Arts  curator Ayshia Taskin Edinburgh College of Art

Publications and Artworks Showings
•Printed Matter Art Book Fair Feb 2021
•Apricity Press Issue 6 Jan 2021
•Grain of Salt Magazine Issue 11 Jan 2021
•Velvet Fields Magazone Issue 2 Jan 2021
•Quince Magazine Issue Three: Winter 2020/21
•The Herd Archive Vol 3, Canada Jan 2021
•But I am Here: Speeches, Writing & Art from the Sex Worker Movement in NYC
•Sex Work Liberation Anthology: Love Gallery in Brooklyn NY Jan 2021
•Cooltzine vol.4: Future Now Feb 2021
•MASS! December: Trans Dec 2020
•Artywizm Magazine Feature Dec 2020
•Polemical Zine Feature Dec 2020
•Clearskies Zine Feature Dec 2020
•Primavera Zine Feature Dec 2020
•Binge Magazine Feature Dec 2020
• Art Apart Canada Artist Feature: Representing The Human Condition By Kim Martin| Aug 2020
•Transnational Queer Underground Competition|July 2020
•Artist Feature: The Artist Essentials|July 2020
•After Illusion, London UK Curated By Skye Williams|Jun 2020
•Haus_a_rest Creative Materiality Jun 2020
•Lewis Andrews: Uniting Sun | MAY 2020
•CREEPING EXPANSION: Community Issue: Nov 2020
•BabyTeethArts Journal: Leaf Pile Nov 2020
•Heavy Iridescent Issue One: Consciousness Nov 2020
•VOSAP Art From Heart Contest 2020
•Dispensary Gallery : School of Creative Arts Gallery Space: Wrexham Glyndwr University- Artist Interview| Nov 2020
•CoviDreams: Dreams into Being- Contributor | Nov 2020
•Into the Void -Issue #17| Oct 2020
•Aura Zine | Oct 2020
•The Teller Magazine Issue 2 | Oct 2020
•The Flux Artist Review Publication no.4 | Oct 2020
•Haus-a-Rest Issue 6, Play issue | Sept 2020
•Haus-a-Rest Issue 5, The body as Landscape issue | Sept 2020
•Artists of Meraki Magazine | Fall 2020
•Zlatar Interview, Art Reveal Magazine no.54 | Aug 2020
•Artists responding to… | Aug Issue 2020
•Bring me Magazine| Issue 34 Aug 2020
•Art of Portrait Magazine| Issue 44 Aug 2020
•BeautyMute Magazine Issue 195 Aug 2020
•Creativ Magazine Issue 39| Aug 2020
•House of Letters Zine Issue 2| Aug 2020
•VPRCOMMMag Avant Garde Lifestyle Magazine| Aug 2020
•The Gathering Zine (RCA MRes) Publication in collaboration with The Design Museum London July 2020.
•Flea Circus: Volume One- Little Victorie July 2020
•Peach Velvet Magazine | Jun 2020
•Crosshatch Publishing | June 2020
•XPRESSIONS VOL 4 – #257 | June 2020
•Start in Art Cover & Feature | June 2020
•Arthole: 1 | June 2020
•Beyond the Commons: The Pop | MAY 2020
•Lewis Andrews: Uniting Sun | MAY 2020
•Gaada Projects: Quarantzine Issue 3 Jun 2020, Shetland
•Beyond the Commons: The Pop | MAY 2020
•Sangre Magazine Colour Pop Issue May 2020
•The Comfort Zine May 2020
•Gaada Projects: Quarantzine Issue 2 May 2020, Shetland
•COVER Page & feature of Luxia Magazine: May 2020
•Kaltblut Magazine May 2020
•Gmaro Magazine April 2020 Issue #05
•Mob Journal: Quarantine Edition Apr 2020
•ONLYCHILD Magazine: Artist Feature Apr 2020
•The Mass Magazine: Matriarchy P. 31-33 Mar 2020
•Over Magazine April 2020
•Penny Thoughts Issue #31
•Worthwhile Magazine Interview, Feb 2020.
•Broken Grey Wires Magazine- Featured Artists (Feb 2020)
•Average Art- Featured Artists (Jan 2020)
•A5 Magazine- Featured Artists (December 2019)
•Wotisart – Featured Artists (December 2019)
•FreeLit Magazine- Happiness Issue Nov 2019
•PEERFEST Art Exhibition •Mental Health Awareness Birmingham 3rd Dec 2019
•Mural Creator for KidsSport Mississauga, The Ship , May 2018
•FreeLit Magazine Technology Issue : 2019 (Front Cover)
•FreeLit Magazine Time Issue: Works on pgs 7,27 (Double Page Spread),49,60, 64 (Back Cover of Magazine),2017.
•The Candy Zine Issue Eleven: Identity Issue: Feature on P38, May 2017.
•Lithium Magazine: 3 works, August 2016
•Issue 2 Grounders Magazine, Artist biography, and art, May 2016
•Deadly Eyebrow Zine Issue 1. Five Works, 2016
•5 Pieces in The Queen’s Undergraduate Review: Volume 28, 2016
•Union Gallery- BFA Bookworks Exhibition March-May 2015: 3 Works

Artist statement

Exploring art making as a methodology that suggests the human condition is more complex than it is currently understood, Alexandria (Ally) Zlatar examines, instigates and provokes notions of the individual experience through specifically focusing on philosophical discourse, body image, embodiment & ethics. Zlatar acknowledges there is power within the un-well body and believes there is tremendous value and potency through examining these subjects through the contemporary art lens. Born in Mississauga, Canada. She holds a BFA in Visual Art & Art History from Queen’s University & a MLitt Curatorial Practice from the Glasgow School of Art. Currently, she is a Professor at the University of Glasgow (GIC) and is pursuing her Doctorate of Creative Arts with the University of Southern Queensland. She has been involved in many exhibition creations & has had personal work shown globally. Additionally, she has worked on many curation projects with such galleries as Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Hunterian Art Gallery & Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Art. She is continuously interpreting, her desire to communicate & facilitate the theoretical concepts of art is highly valuable to her & her practice and strives to make a difference in society.

Links

Instagram: @allycardone