Statement

Sarah Zanchetta (b. 1996) utilizes the historical connection between feminism and textiles, through the exploration of both traditional and contemporary techniques. From weaving to the manipulation of hypermasculine imagery, her immersive forms play outside the conventional feminine space. Zanchetta’s work unveils the intimate rituals within the female domain.

Zanchetta received her BFA from OCAD University in 2018, and completed the Advanced Visual Studies Program from OCAD's Florence Program in 2017. Her work is included in major exhibitions, most recently at Power Ball: 21 Club in 2019. She has been an artist in residency at the Feminist Art Collective, a bursary recipient at the Toronto Artscape Launchpad, and awarded the RBC Future Launch Scholarship. Press for Zanchetta's work includes, MOCA Toronto, blogTO, and Bumble Bizz. She is currently based out of Toronto, Canada.

//EDUCATION

2021 Certificate of Floral Arts for Interiors, Pratt Institute, USA

2020 Certificate of Business Skills for Creative Professionals, OCAD University, Canada

2018 BFA Drawing & Painting, OCAD University, Canada

2016 - 2017 Florence Off-Campus Program, OCAD University, Italy


//EXHIBITIONS

2021   SHE/HER/THEY/THEM, IncuArts Gallery, Online

              Now That's What I Call Tuff Luck, Tuff Luck Gallery, Online


2020  Incinerator Art Award, COVID-19 Quilt Project, Incinerator Gallery, Online

              Coming Home, Gallery 1313, Online

              Pandemic: A Feminist Response, COVID-19 Quilt Project, Feminist Art Collective, Online

              Alumni Coronavirus-inspired Exhibition, OCAD University, Online 

              Virtual Stylez, The Pink Duct Tape Collective, Online

              Ontario Society of Artists Emerging Artists, Queen Elizabeth Cultural Centre, Oakville, ON


2019  Made by Feminists, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

             Power Ball: 21 Club, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

             Winter Emerging Artist Exhibit, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON


2018   Framed by Feminists, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

              GradEx 103, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

              Unbridled, The Freedom Factory, Toronto, ON

              The Big Draw, OCAD University, Toronto, ON


2017   Florence Off-Campus, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

              Dirty Talk, Round Venue, Toronto, ON

              Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

              Forward Motion, Tasso Hostel, Florence, Italy 

              Una Piccola Scintilla, ON-ART Gallery, Florence, Italy


2016   Studio Aperto, OCAD University Florence Campus, Florence, Italy


//AWARDS + BURSARIES +  RESIDENCIES 

2020 RBC Future Launch Scholarship

             Feminist Art Collective’s Residency, Artscape, Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands

2019 Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursary

2014 Mario Gasparotto Visual Arts Bursary


// PRESS

2020 Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA Member - Sarah Zanchetta, Mariam Zaidi

2019 Best of Toronto, Party Photos: Power Ball 2019 Kicked Off the Season with an Over-the-Top Affair, Erin Davis 

            Biz Bas, This Toronto Art Benefit Took Guests to a Surreal Speakeasy, Amanda Scriver 

            Trendhunter, The Power Ball 21 Club Event Embodied Avant-Garde Opulence, Jana Pijak  

            BK on the Scene, Power Ball: 21 Club @ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery - Thurs. June 9, 2019, A.J Lam

            Aesthetic Magazine, Photos/Recap: Toronto’s Power Plant Art Gallery Transformed into a Speakeasy for Power Ball: 21 Club, Curtis Sindrey 

            Fashion Magazine, Power Ball 2019: See Inside One of Toronto’s Most Anticipated Social Events, Lindsay Cooper

            With Love Gabrielle, PowerBall: 21 Club, Marta Tryshak

            blogTO, Power Ball lived up to the hype as Toronto’s epic arts party, Martha Stortz

            Bay Street Bull, Photos: An Exclusive Inside Look at the 21st Annual Power Ball

            Trendhunter, Emotive Feminist Art, Jana Pijak

            She Does The City, Sarah Zanchetta is Carving Out Sweet Digs At This Year’s Power Ball

            Bumble Bizz, Sarah Zanchetta Makes Her Mark on Toronto’s Art Scene

2018 GradEx 103 Catalogue, Praxis

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