Zara Worth

Zara Worth (b. 1990 North Yorkshire, UK) is an artist, writer and doctoral researcher based between Leeds and Gateshead, UK. Her practice uses current food and lifestyle trends to investigate the cultures and economies of Web2.0, and the neoliberal condition through hybrid methodologies spanning performance, drawing, new media, painting and object-making. Since receiving a PhD Studentship from Leeds Beckett University in 2016, her practice-led research has focused on exploring how Instagram might be used as a site, strategy and subject for post-internet art practice, under the title: The Artist Presents: Hybrid Practice for the ‘always-on’ generation. How might Instagram be used as a site for art?. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the Woon Foundation Art Prize and received a scholarship from Goldsmiths in 2014 to study MA Contemporary Art Theory in the Department of Visual Cultures, receiving a Distinction. Her recent works Wellness (2017) and Appendix I: An Evasive Endnote were published Journal of Writing in Creative Practice this year, and received a Helix Arts Grant to produce ‘Herself’ and ‘FEED’ (2017).