Zoë Mendelson (London, 1976) studied at Chelsea College of Art (1998), Royal College of Art (2000) and Central Saint Martins (PhD, 2015). She is an artist and writer with an expanded field practice.

Zoë is interested in how culture co-opts psychological and medical motifs and spectacularises them, leading to complex and widespread mis-readings. This has led her to make artworks in direct response to imagery produced or used within medicine itself – particularly in diagnostics. She has a profound interest in ill-being as a place of potential agency and advocacy – at odds with a current focus on well-being as a ‘success’ narrative. The works in ‘Rupture Rapture’ focus on an experience of shielding over 60 weeks.

Zoë has made works that consider the clinic as cultural site; excessive accumulation; histories of hygiene; wellness and the city and has a PhD that examines hoarding in relation to collection via collagist methodologies.

Zoë is Head of Painting & Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art, and is based in Glasgow