Zen Cohen makes her work using video, photography, installation and performance. Her practice explores the complexities of our ontological experience through merging ritual, theater and digital technologies. She received her MFA in Art Studio at the University of California at Davis and her BFA in Media Art from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA. Her work has been exhibited at the deYoung Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA, SOMarts, The Lab, The Montalvo Center, ARTSpace New Haven in CT, Vanity Projects in NY and internationally at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City and Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in the Canary Islands. Her photographs have appeared in Hyperallergic and published by Southern Illinois University Press. In 2013, she received an Individual Artist Commission Grant in Media Arts from the San Francisco Arts Commission. Additionally, she worked as a video editor for Al Jazeera America and owned a media production studio in San Francisco, which produced short documentaries, music videos, photo shoots and graphic designs for artists and organizations. She now lives in Iowa City, IA and teaches media art and film studies at Coe College.
For more information about her media production work, please visit: zencohenstudio.com