"...I deal with the interface between our physical and digital environments and identities, space and body. My work focuses on drawings, photography, video and digital collages and installations in virtual space. I am very interested in new technologies and how they influence art and society.
For example, the admission thesis for my art education degree dealt with "The themes and art forms of the 1970s feminist avant-garde and their implications for technofeminist practice in the 21st century" and in philosophy I explored the question of whether virtual actions can be real: "The technofeminist perspective on the virtual world. Extravirtual effects of virtual actions on the real world using the example of violence and discrimination in cyberspace. (...)
Our world has been reconstructed, it has gone online. Virtuality, in the process of advancing mediality, became another dimension of human existence alongside space and time. We now oscillate between material existence and an immaterial representation. Cyberspace does not represent a sphere that can be clearly separated from our real lives. (...)
My curent work revolves around technofeminist perceptions, digital identity in social media and examining intra- and extravirtual effects. ..."
E D U C A T I O N
University of Arts and Design (HfG), Karlsruhe
// Media Art
Scholarship of the Ministry of Education and cultural affairs Baden-Württenberg; Scholarship and exchange program with the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design
Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
// Fine Art
2015-2023 | degree: Diploma
Painting and Graphics in the class of Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt
2015 - 2019
Graphics in the class of Prof. Peter Kogler
Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
// Art Education / Gymnasiallehramt Doppelfach Kunst
2018 - 2021 | degree: First State Examination
Visual and Spatial Politics in the class of Prof. Sandra Schäfer
2018 - 2020
Interdisciplinary Projects in the class of Prof. Res Ingold
Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
// Study of Educational Science
2018-2020 | degree: State Examination - Psychology (2020)
Erziehungswissenschaftliches Studium im Gymnasiallehramt
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, ECU
College of Communication and Contemporary Arts
// Visual Arts
2012-15 | guest listener
Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
// Philosophy and Art, Music, Theatre
PROJECTS + ARTIST GROUPS
Rosa Stern Space / www.rosastern.space
Rosa Stern Space is a free artistic production and presentation space, which is used as an autonomous platform and interactive Network beyond the logics of institutions and the market. Central to this is the examination of discourses, Ideas and theories of space. We combine analog and digital exhibition formats and offer - physically and virtually - a participatory and discursive place for the mediation of contemporary art. The interdisciplinary projects focus is on technology, future-oriented contemporary issues and the emerging in-between spaces. The promotion of art education, (inter)national networking and transcultural exchange is made possible through a series of artistic interventions and collaborations.
forwearezero / www.forwearezero.org
Together with 10 other artists Zarah Abraham formed the working group forwearezero. They question space and embodiment and are inspired by the Xenofeminist Manifesto and Post-Cyber-Feminisms.
During the Corona virus pandemic caused quarantine in spring 2020 they organised a virtual interactive exhibition at the digital FOE Gallery, Munich | World Wide Web.
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Zarah Abraham (*1992) is a multidisciplinary artist, graphic designer and illustrator.
She attended a school founded by the Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti in the south-west of London, England and graduated with the 'Abitur' in Germany.
After she travelled through Europe and South America she lived and worked in Quito, Ecuador between 2011-2015 and was a guest listener at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, College of Communication and Contemporary Arts in Cumbaya, Ecuador.
Back in Germany she studied Fine Art (Diploma, 2015-2023, media art, painting and graphics) and Art Education (Staatsexamen, 2018-2021) at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich and Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.
Zarah Abraham is a member of Rosa Stern Space. The registered association from and for artists is a free artistic production and presentation space, which is used as an autonomous platform and interactive Network beyond the logics of institutions and the market.
2022-2023 // Scholarship of the Ministry of Education and cultural affairs Baden-Württenberg; Scholarship and exchange program with the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design ( Media Art Department)
2022 // Scholarship „Junge Kunst und neue Wege“
Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
2021 // Rotary Preis "Neue Welten"
Preis für Kunst des Rotary Clubs München-Bogenhausen in Kooperation mit dem Akademieverein München. 2. Förderpreis des Rotary Clubs München-Bogenhausen, gestiftet von Harry Habermann.
PRESS + MEDIA
2021 - Süddeutsche Zeitung (online)
Preiswürdige "Neue Welten"
2021 – Süddeutsche Zeitung (online)
2020 - XR HUB Bavaria (online)
"Kollektiv forwearezero eröffnet virtuelle Ausstellung"
2017 - Juxtapoz Magazine (online)
'Using Everything You Got'
2017 - Design Dautore (online)
'Performance by Zarah Abraham'
2016 - Magazin KW24 , AdBK (print)
2016 - L'artboratoire (online)
2016 - Be Artist Be Art (online)
'Contemporary Dance Painting'
2016 - Talenthouse (online)
2016 - Maxvorstadtblog (online)
'Jahresausstellung in der Kunstakademie 2016'
2016 - GBV (online)
'April - Artist Of The Month'
2015 - The Optimist Magazine (print)
2015 - The Dancing Rest (online)
'Gouaches in Motion by Zarah Abraham'
2014 - Süddeutsche Zeitung (online + print)
'Es geht auch anders'
2014 - DESIGNWARS (online)
2013 - 1 Against The Grain (online)
'The Soul of Zarah Abraham'
2013 - Malatinta Magazine (online)
'Cultura Pop con un toque de Arte Indígena'
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