The Value of Lightness Series
Exploring, curating and art making is a methodology that suggests the human condition is more complex than it is currently understood, I examine, instigate and provoke notions of the individual experience through specifically focusing on philosophical discourse, body image, embodiment & ethics. I acknowledge there is power within the un-well body and believe there is tremendous value and potency through examining these subjects through the contemporary art lens.
Ally Zlatar holds a BFA in Visual Art and Art History from Queen's University & an MLitt in Curatorial Practice from the Glasgow School of Art. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Creative Arts with the University of Southern Queensland. She has experience both as a curator and artist at such galleries as the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Hunterian Art Gallery and Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Art. She is also the author of book The Starving Artist: Understanding Body Image and Eating Disorders within Contemporary Art.