Rachel Zolf’s artistic practice explores interrelated materialist questions concerning memory, history, knowledge, subjectivity and the conceptual limits of language and meaning. She is particularly interested in how ethics founders on the shoals of the political. Her videos have been broadcast and screened across North America. She wrote the script for The Light Club of Vizcaya: A Women’s Picture, directed by New York artist Josiah McElheny, which premiered at Art Basel Miami 2012. Her books of poetry include Janey’s Arcadia, Neighbour Procedure and Human Resources, all published by Coach House Books. She has won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, among other honours, and has taught at New York’s The New School and the University of Calgary. She grew up in Toronto and returned there to live and work in 2014.