ZAZIE STEVENS (1988, NL)

is an artist, writer, and the director (EIC) of DAISYWORLD magazine (2020)

 

@daisyworldmag is a biannual independent artist project concerned with questioning anthropocentrism; a progressive and sensual publication at the intersection of contemporary art, language, ecofeminism & ecocriticism.

✿ order the latest edition HERE 

 

Besides her work for DAISYWORLD magazine Zazie Stevens works as a commissioned writer, editor, photographer and creative director in the arts.  
 

Zazie Stevens received her Master of Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in 2016 and is currently living and working in Amsterdam (NL)   

 



 

EDUCATION

MFA Master of Fine Arts

Sandberg Institute Amsterdam

2014 - 2016 Amsterdam (NL)


BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
2008 - 2011 Utrecht (NL)

RESIDENCIES / ADDITIONAL STUDIES

PERDU Writing Program

2019 - 2020 Amsterdam (NL)

Attention and insight meditation studies

& contemplative arts @ Shambhala International 

2010 -  Shambhala Center Amsterdam (NL)

& Dechen Chöling Limoges (FR)

Beauty and Truth (and the Good) prof. dr. M. Martijn,

MA Course History of Philosophy, VU

2016 Amsterdam (NL)


TAAK Summer School residency
with Cooper Union NYC
2015 Marfa, TX (USA)

Amsterdam AWG writing program
English Literature Department UvA

2015 Amsterdam (NL)

 

Motto Distribution

2011 - 2012 Berlin (DE)

CASCO office for design & theory

2010 - 2011 Utrecht (NL)

 

DAISYWORLD MAGAZINE ISSUE #4

#ecotica SILENT SPRING

launch @ online 21 April 2022

 

DAISYWORLD MAGAZINE ISSUE #3

#ecotica ROT, LANGUAGE & A STRAY BUTTERFLY

launch @ San Serriffe 28 November 2021

DAISYWORLD MAGAZINE ISSUE #2

#ecotica NO WINTER LASTS FOREVER, NO SPRING SKIPS ITS TURN

launch @ San Serriffe 11 April 2021

DAISYWORLD MAGAZINE ISSUE #1

#ecotica SUMMER REFLECTIONS

launch @ San Serriffe 27 September 2020

PERDU

Publication presentation and reading 

Presenting participants writing program 2019-2020

24 June 2020, Amsterdam (NL)

SEASONAL SALON

Seasonal dinner series with Juliette Lizotte

On gathering unconventional and sensory knowledge 

winter edition January 19

spring, summer & fall edition dates TBA 

2020 Amsterdam (NL)

Salon Hang - Group Show 


“Composition for Perfume 001” video, 04:47 min

Lente Kabinet

Cultural Programcurated by Femke Dekker

“Precious Time” 30 min. Sound-piece

26 May 2019,

Amsterdam (NL)

ABLAZE - Duo exhibition with Robin Alexander Wasch

“Fire in the Heart, Smoke into the Head

video, photographs, script excerpts & scent

30 November - 3 December 2018, 3rd Floor,

Berlin (DE)

 

Intimacy in the US - Group Show

letter & on-site text installation

Galerie de Schans 27 - 29 October 2017

Amsterdam (NL)

COMING TO YOUR SENSES

Solo Exhibition  

17 - 24 June 2016

Kunstverein, Amsterdam (NL)

Checkpoint to the Stars - TAAK

“Texas Forever / Cosmic Harmony”

Group showon-site installation, letters, photographs, and objects

July 2015, The Paisano Hotel

Marfa, Texas (USA)


CHASING WATERFALLS - Solo exhibition

photographs on silk a.o., on-site installation
16 - 31 January 2013
The Parlor Gallery,

Berlin (DE)

Many Shades of Blue,

Title and text, commissioned by Nikola Knezevic
“City Body Bruised Like a Peach”,
18 - 21 June 2015, School of Missing Studies,
Aldo van Eyck Burgerweeshuis,

Amsterdam (NL)
 

COVERAGE

"Tender Tendrils" live reading on the occasion of Helena Grande's "Speech Choke",

organized by Corridor Project Space

hosted by Goleb Amsterdam, together with Nadia de Vries 

PRECIOUS TIME AT NO BOUNDS RADIO

Literary initiative @noboundsradio broadcasted Zazie Stevens' "Precious Time", a 30 min meditative soundpiece (headphones highly recommended). 
“The idea was to melt together sensory and mental experiences into one layer. They co-exist but are inevitably divided into external and internal. The sensory experience of a scent or a sound entering your body as you turn a corner irl, transporting you back to a different moment, transporting you to an idea, sparking a snakelike chain of thought as your legs continue to walk. The constant shifting between being present and drifting away, between abiding in the body or in the mind. To what extent do we control this dance? Especially the mind in love knows how to use the body as a hyper-sensory travel device. I felt the desire to go along with that for a while and to capture it.” A 30 min guided walk through NYC and the mind in love, meditating on plants, the heart, and dizziness while reading Barthes in the dark. from 3:42:10

https://m.mixcloud.com/noboundsradio/no-bounds-weds-24th-june-2020/ 
 

Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee RADIO co-hosting with Femke Dekker,
Willem de Ridder’s The Walk as part of 2 Unlimited
De Appel - art center for contemporary art

August 2018 Amsterdam (NL)

FIRE INTO THE HEART SMOKE INTO THE HEAD AT PUB RADIO

Interview and reading "Fire into the Heart, Smoke into the Head"

A climate disaster love story by Zazie Stevens at PUB RADIO, from approx. 27:00 - 47:00

https://pub.sandberg.nl/globalwarmup/

INTERVIEW LENTE KABINET AT RED LIGHT RADIO 

interview Femke Dekker on WIP for Lente Kabinet at Redlight Radio from approx 44:00 min
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedLightRadio/lente-kabinet-radio-w-kamma-questions-collective-zazie-stevens-red-light-radio-05-08-2019/

METROPOLIS M SANDBERG GRADUATION SHOWS

Metrolopolis M review of the Sandberg Graduation Shows

Zazie Stevens department of Fine Art at Kunstverein Amsterdam

https://www.metropolism.com/nl/reviews/24164_sandberg_festival_of_choices

 

"... by highlighting both clarity and obscurations Zazie Stevens investigates perception. Through her poetic practice of documenting she looks at the knowledge of image, language, the sensory and their ecologies - resulting in intimate documents, objects and meetings. In her thesis sits a key phrase; "How to create contemplative work that is not austere. How to strip things down to their essence without removing the poetry."  By taking the role of curator or dramaturge of her own content; demonstrating her possibilities, she suggests a counter stance in a saturated world with limited attention span."

- James Beckett 2016