Zelda Velika’s work is formed through found text and imagery transformed through printmaking to produce prints and artists books. It is nihilistic yet optimistic, with an injection of colour and experimental print work.  Feeling frustrated and downtrodden, her work captures something meaningful, vulnerable, yet deeply sincere. In contrast to the modern need for instant gratification, her work requires thoughtfulness and reflection. She has completed MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking at UWE, and is currently printing at Spike Island, she also exhibiting around the world.

She would like to show the world a mirror, and have people sit back and reflect on the damage which has been done, and could be avoided in the future, by taking time to cherish what we have.

BIO

Zelda Velika MA

Education:

2016 - 2019 MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking, UWE

2010 - 2013 Design Crafts BA, De Montfort University

2009 - 2010 Foundation Art, Bristol School of Art

Scholarship
Scholarship Award Spike Island Contemporary Relief Printmaking 2019-2020

Public Speaking:

Postgraduate Colloquium Bodies, Discourses and Representations Arnolfini Bristol 24 January 2019

UWE Student Conference UWE Bristol 15 April 2019

MAMDPM Symposium UWE Bristol 22nd May

Bower Ashton Library Residency opening. 19 June 2019

Exhibitions 2020:

The World is a Handkerchief project  New York City, March 15-22, 2020 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.

Zero Waste, an exhibition of artists’ books

UWE, Bristol, Bower Ashton Library, 

Estonian Academy of Arts Library, Tallinn, November 2019 - February 2020

2019 

Zero Waste, an exhibition of artists’ books

UWE, Bristol, Bower Ashton Library, 20 September - 20th October 2019

Hot Bed Press 20:20 saltford 2019 print exchange

Issue & Return UWE Bower Ashton, 15 August 28 November 2019

MA Printmaking - Arnolfini Bristol , UK 8 to 12 June 2019

The World is a Handkerchief project London Print Studio Gallery from 23rd May – 4th June 2019

Mini Print - Grain Barge Bristol, UK 15 May – 25 June 2019

Swansea zine Volcano Theatre, High Street, Swansea 19 May 2019​

Print Matters Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Art and Design, Wrocław, Poland

01 May 31 May 2019

Gwalia Gazette World book night 2019 Digital Release  #WBN2019

BABE Arnolfini, 30 March 2019.

2018

33rd Miniature Print Exhibition at Arnolfini 31 December 2018

Artbook Berlin, Berlin, 16-18 November 2018.

Interruptions Felios Foundation, Athens, Greece, 3 – 27 October 2018.

Southampton Wayzgoose

Printing Community project,Scott Park Patchway, Bristol 27 July 2018

Indie Book & Zine Fair, Edinburgh, 21 July 2018

Potato collective Crofters Rights Bristol  July 2018

Weston Quarry 7th - 28th June 2018

Found on the Isthmus, World Book Night 2018, Bower Ashton Library, UK 1 to 30 April 2018.

Counter,Plymouth 19 March 2019

Edinburgh Artists Book Market at Fruitmarket Gallery. 17 18 February.

Bristol zine 2018

The World's Tiniest Zine Fair, Paper Mountain, Australia. Fringe World Festival. 18 February 2018.

2017

ABC and UWE Student's Books at Artbook, Berlin UWE UK. 7 December, 18 January 2017.

Artbook, Berlin. 17 November to 19 November  2017

24 hours in Bristol, Bristol, UK. 1 November to 11 November 2017

 

Bristol Comic & Zine Fair, UK. 9 October 2017.

Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol. 1st year exhibition 28 August to 2 September 2017.

 

International Centre for the Picture Book in Society, Worcester, Slovakia, World tour. MIGRATIONS. 9 September to 30 September 2017, then to tour.

 

Container Art Cafe, Greece. Ode to Life, June 2017.

 

Vlassis Art Gallery, Greece. «Το Άστυ» 11 May to 21 May 2017.

 

Centre for Artists’ Publications in the Weserburg, Bremen, Germany. Künstlerbücher für Alles – Livre d’artiste pour tout. 2 June and 6 August 2017

ARNOLFINI, Bristol UK - BABE 2017: BRISTOL ARTISTS BOOK EVENT. 01 April to 02 April 2017. 

Paper and Print Bristol UK - 13 March to 23 April 2017.

2015

Crazy Fox Cafe Bristol, UK  - Autobiography. 4 May to 14 May 2015.

2013

De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Design Crafts. June 14 to June 21 2013.

2012

Fabrika, Leicester, UK. Artisan.  April 25 to April 28 2012. 

 

2010

Bristol School of Art, Bristol, UK. End of Year. June 28 to July 2 2010.

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