Zoe Beloff is an artist who works with a wide variety of media including film, performance, installation, and drawing. She considers herself a medium, an interface between the living and the dead, the real and the imaginary. Each project aims to connect with and reanimate the past so that it might illuminate the future in new ways. She is interested in exploring utopian ideas of social progress. Her current project is “The Days of the Commune: A Work in Progress,” which she is undertaking in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
During her fellowship, she also plans to continue work on her ongoing archival project, “The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society,” for an exhibition in Blackpool, England, and to begin a new installation, “Strangers in Paradise,” about left-wing German émigrés in Los Angeles.
Beloff has an MFA in film production from Columbia University. She has been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2003), the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts (1997), and the New York Foundation for the Arts (1997, 2001). She is a professor in the Department of Media Studies at Queens College.