About

Olivia Zappone (she/her, they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist living and creating on unceded Lekwungen, W̱SÁNEĆ, and Acjachemen territories. Her practice began with poetry and photography collaborations, gravitating to a romantic voice and a nostalgic visual style. Each of these roots carry through her conceptual projects, where she works through combinations of video art, installation, spoken word and image-making. Themes such as intimacy, queerness, identity and the land all make their way into her work. 

Through her recent projects, Olivia seeks to deepen her understanding of the wisdom and interrelations within natural systems, while challenging the structures which disrupt those relationships. Her work is centered around the body, using memory as material to create intimate and evocative dialogues of pain, resilience, and healing that aim to uncover our most primal connections.

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