Zoe Childerley is a British artist with an MA in Photography and a strong record in community projects. She has been working as an artist using photography and mixed media for over 10 years having exhibited nationally and internationally and undertaken numerous commissions and residencies, working in the Caribbean, the United States, the Middle East, South East Asia and across the UK. Zoe's work explores new environments, is developed by interaction with different communities and is inspired by the discovery of lost histories; reflecting a vision of the world concerned with identity, belonging and our relationship to the land and its stories.
Zoe's practice has its foundations in photography, from social documentary and portraiture to more constructed imagery. She also brings drawing, audio and moving image into her work and is interested in how the different media open up new ways to express ideas, helping the projects to evolve. From drawing with light, using the most rudimentary equipment, a camera obscura in Wales to hearing the voices that tell the stories she followed to make the image map in Colorado, looking to push the boundaries of the intertwining media. She uses Constructivist ideas, an artistic philosophy that originated in Russia, alluding to the desire to measure and frame our perceptions of the landscape and its unfathomable nature.