Zoë Buckman (b. 1985, East London, UK) attended the International Center of Photography, New York and has since expanded her practice to include sculpture, neon, and embroidery. Buckman's body of work, Present Life Past Dreams, addresses the inexorable relationship between life and death through varied media including photography, sculpture, neon and installation. As a series, its starting point is one directly informed by the artist's highly personal experience of childbirth from which relational questions pertaining to transience, permanency, and mortality are explored. Buckman's ongoing body of work, EVERY CURVE, explores the contradictory and complimentary influences of Feminism and Hip-Hop in her upbringing. The installation of hanging vintage lingerie reveals the artist's fascination with femininity throughout history. Buckman hand-embroiders the lingerie with lyrics that refer to women from iconic rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.