Zaelia Bishop was born in Rome, November 1977. Bishop began to approach the visual arts as an underground and self-produced cartoonist and illustrator of record covers. Struck by the avant-bardes of the early 20th century, Bishop began to use oil and acrylic painting, photography, illustration and collage following a reckless and confusing path that remains unchanged, even in digital processing. Bishop’s work — between collage and assemblage — aims to bring back and transfigure the symbols and boundaries of personal and collective memory in a contemporary context. Since 2016, Bishop writes and directs the video-project Chasing Boundaries with Emanuele Napolitano. This project explores and describes the artistic and socio-political realities of countries with complex identities, through stories that unfold without any filter from the artists.
Col Favore delle stelle (Muller & Glimpsel Galerie - Flaq, Parigi, 2015); Novembre 1977 (Sala Santa Rita, Roma, 2013); Daedalus Rising (FabricaFluxus Gallery, Bari, 2011); Il Terzo Inverno (Galleria Ingresso Pericoloso, Roma, 2011); Anticamera delle Ceneri (Museo C.I.A.C., Genazzano, 2009); Diari dal Daedalo, Motelsalieri, Roma, 2008); Naturalia (DoraDiamanti arte contemporanea, Roma, 2007.