Zoe Barcza

Zoe Barcza paints larger-than-life airbrushed figures, combining them with elements like collage and painted text. Her humorous and surreal compositions investigate cultural, political and social forces on the human body. In Barcza's work, the nude is a permeable boundary between internal and external forces that is in direct conversation with the world.

Works from this artist






  • Nosebleed Velvet Vegan 11

    Zoe Barcza

  • Nosebleed Velvet Vegan 10

    Zoe Barcza

  • Nosebleed Velvet Vegan 9

    Zoe Barcza

  • Nosebleed Velvet Vegan 8

    Zoe Barcza

  • A Neurotic Obsession For Rigor

    Zoe Barcza


Zoe Barcza was born in Toronto, Canada in 1984. She now lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.


Zoe Barcza studied at Städelschule, Frankfurt and Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm.


Barcza’s work has been presented in solo exhibitions, including: Birth Refusal, Bianca D’Alessandro, Copenhagen (2021); Nukeface, Bodega (Derosia), New York (2020); Goblet, Croy Nielsen, Vienna (2018); DR. AWKWARD, Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles

Her work has also been shown in selected group exhibitions, including: The other side of the door, Purgal Delicatessen, Berlin (2022); Minor Rationalism, Baader-Meinhof, Omaha (2021); Selficide Squad, Galerie Schmid, Chicago (2021); Fade Into You, Anno Domini, New York (2020); Zoe Gaia Blodsukker Sex Magi Kneipe, Haus der Kunst, Oslo (2020); OKEY-DOKEY III – Fenster, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne (2019)


  • The other side of the door

    Zoe Barcza, Sean Steadman, Laurence Sturla

    Curated by Rebecca Ackroyd

    April 28 – May 1, 2022

    Purgal Delicatessen, Berlin