Zoë Bastin
Support Material

Born 1992. Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

2016 - 2021 PhD School of Art, RMIT University
2011 - 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons 1st class), School of Art, RMIT University

Awards and Residencies
2022 Villa Lena Art Foundation Residency, Tuscany, Italy
2021 Emerging Choreographers Program, Dancehouse
2021 Minimax Residency, Chunky Move
2016-2020 Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship
2020 Dual Existence, Digital Residency Program
2018 c3 Art Space Development Residency
2017 Testing Grounds Residency
2015 Vice Chancellor's Award, RMIT University

Selected Performance/Exhibition History
Waves are Disturbances
2022 (forthcoming) Chunky Move
2022 performed by Haley Does and Al Jefimenko, Out of Bounds, Temperance Hall
2022 (film) Melbourne Fashion Festival's Independent Program, Centre for Projection Art, Collingwood Yards 
2022 (essay) Enough is Enough, COVA, University of Melbourne and Perimeter Books
2021 performed by Haley Does, Inertia, Dancehouse with support from Regional Arts Victoria
2020 performed by Zoë Bastin, Bloc Projects
2018 BLINDSIDE Regional Residency, Coastal VIC, NSW and QLD

Enough commissioned by NETS Victoria for Conflated National Touring Exhibition
2022 SOAD Gallery Australian National University
2023 - 2024 (forthcoming) Deakin University Art Gallery, Logan Art Gallery, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery and Horsham Regional Gallery

That Which Was Once Familiar
2021 performed by Hayley Does, Alice Jefimenko, Ebony Muller, Julia Luby, Sue Hockey, Tizana Saunders and Zoë Bastin, presented by Dancehouse and Bus Projects for Midsumma Festival with support from Chunky Move, Melbourne City Council and Yarra City Arts
2021 (film) Virtue Signalling, BLINDSIDE
2021 (prints) commissioned by Art Box with Negative Press
2020 (film) Bus Video, Bus Projects

2022 (sculpture) Platform for Shared Praxis, C A V E S Gallery
2018 performed by Lydia Connolly-Hiatt, Jess Gall and Sue Hockey, c3 Contemporary Art Space

Step One commissioned by Headspace Australia
2020 Visible online exhibition

Redemption for the Redeemer
2020 KINGS Artist Run
2019 Bus Projects

2019 Felt Space
2018 Movement and Art Series curated by John Nixon, MADA Gallery, Monash University
2018 Seventh Gallery

“Milk with one please”
2017 performed by Laura Albee Barton and Zoë Bastin, Treatment Flightlines, curated by David Cross and Cameron Bishop, Werribee Treatment Plant presented by Melbourne Water and Deakin University

Not Discrete

Workshops and Public Programs
2022 (forthcoming) workshop Brunswick Mechanics Institute with support from Arts Merri-Bek
2022 Body Politics Season Two featuring Steven Rhall, Archie Barry, Jo Lloyd and Lilian Steiner,  Bus Projects
2022 Waves Workshop, On the Table, Dancehouse
2020 Queer(y)ing Creative Practice, radio show interviewing artists live on Bus Radio, Bus Projects
2021 Dance, gender and pokemon, Youth Agitators Workshop, City of Casey
2018 Body Politics Season One featuring Shelley Lasica, Eugenia Lim, Bridie Lunney and Torie Nimmervoll, Bus Projects

Speaking Appearances
2022 (forthcoming) Queer Antidotes: Specificity in Theory and Practice, co-conyened with Hamish McIntosh featuring Melissa Ratliff, Frances Barrett, Phillip Adams, Sang Thai and Eden Swan AAANZ Annual Conference, University of Melbourne and the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University
2022 Art Guide Australia Podcast Conflated #1: Zoë Bastin on conflation, bodies and transformative politics
2022 (In)Corporeal Encounters, Emergent disorders of the (kin)aesthetic with Brooke Stamp, Amelia Wallin and Tiriki Onus, VCA Dance, University of Melbourne in partnership with Dancehouse
2022 Articulations Articulations with Devika Bilimoria, Eugenia Lim, Jodi Hanes and Scotty So hosted by Centre for Projection Art and Collingwood Yards for Melbourne Fashion Week
2021 TWWOF discussion with Dr Philipa Rothfield and Josephine Mead, Chunky Move
2020 Whose bodies are allowed to count and why, paper presented for Research Exchange, RMIT University
2018 ‘What Makes an Object Happy?’ paper presented at AAANZ Annual Conference, RMIT University
2018 The Estranged Body, Power of Immersion, Facilitated by Greg Seigworth, Free University of Berlin
2018 The why of Choreography, conversation with Shelley Lasica and Dr Sally Gardener, c3 Art Space
2017 Treatment; Flightlines Prof. David Cross, Cameron Bishop and Fiona Hilary in conversation with Zoë Bastin, Research Exchange, RMIT University
2017 Critical Conversation Two: Spatial Discourse, facilitated by Katie Paine, First Site Gallery
2016 Rolling, Hanging, Tying; a continuous chain of events, paper presented at AAANZ Annual Conference, Australian National University, Canberra

I acknowledge the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of the land and waters where I live and work. I respectfully recognise Elders both past and present and their enduring connection to country. Always was and always will be Aboriginal land.