Zoë Robertson 
is a Finnish and Canadian artist and designer. Her work explores how identity and agency are moderated by space and language. More recently, it also deals with memory, grief, and legacy. She combines her background in journalism, creative writing, and audio production to weave narrative into material artefacts. She is currently based in Helsinki, Finland while enrolled in the Contemporary Design Master’s program at Aalto University.

Her radio and TV work is primarily comedy. Her writing has been published in POV Magazine and Beaufort Magazine, and her podcast has been featured in The Guardian newspaper (UK), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), NOW Magazine, and on CBC Radio’s Podcast Playlist. Her first short film “Gathering” (2013) won the Aarhus Short Film Challenge in the same year. 

She is currently producing A Place Speaks To You, an audio-visual installation art piece forthcoming in 2024.

Selected Experience and Grants
2023 | Aboagora Symposium: Speaker
2022 | Aboagora Pre-Symposium research retreat
2022 | Aalto University Travel Grant
2019 | T.O. WebFest “Pitch This” Competition 
2019 | WIFT-T Scripted Digital Incubator
2018 | Ontario Creates IDM Fund recipient 

Selected Exhibitions
2023 | Glass - Hand Formed Matter, Berlin, DE / Boda, SE / Riihimäki, FI
2022 | EKA Estonian Academy of Art, Tallinn, EE
2022 | Wild Garden/Origins, Glasshouse, Helsinki, FI
2022 | Soil Horizons, Väre, Espoo, FI
2022 | Stockmann 160, Helsinki, FI
2022 | MIT Museum, Boston, MA, USA

MA Contemporary Design, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, expected 2023
MA (Dual degree) Journalism, Media and Globalisation, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 2015
MA (Dual degree) Journalism, Media and Globalisation, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015
BA English Literature, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2012

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