Rachel Zolf’s artistic practice explores materialist questions about memory, history, knowledge, subjectivity, and the conceptual limits of language and meaning. She is particularly interested in how ethics founders on the shoals of the political. Her five full-length books of poetry include Janey’s Arcadia (Coach House, 2014), Neighbour Procedure (Coach House, 2010), and Human Resources (Coach House, 2007), which won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award. Among her many film/video, sound, and other collaborations, she wrote the film The Light Club of Vizcaya: A Women’s Picture, directed by New York artist Josiah McElheny, which premiered at Art Basel Miami 2012; and she conducted the first collaborative MFA in creative writing ever, The Tolerance Project. She has taught at the New School and the University of Calgary and is completing a PhD in philosophy at the European Graduate School.
Above: Rachel Zolf in Brooklyn, May 2011. Photo © Brian Adams.