Zina is a practicing artist and co-founder of Holly -Sydney’s first digital media agency, where she provides bespoke technical production for games, mobile platforms and other art-based gizmos. In 1999 Zina won grants from the MEDIA programme of the European Union and the Australia Council for the Arts for Observatine, a remote-controlled surveillance aircraft, a smaller version of which subsequently flew at the Farnborough Artists Airshow, UK in 2004. In the same year she also had a major work at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The Line Ahead connected planes communicating in Melbourne Airport, to LED signs in the gallery.
Zina finds inspiration in “big engineering” such as space stations and her work often reflects on the systems that make these things go. She has visited the CERN particle accelerator in Switzerland, the Ventspils Radio telescope in Latvia and the world’s biggest drag-line in Colombia. She especially takes pleasure in constructing scapes and realities from data, observation and playful interface.
Zina was an invited artist to our City Data Slam as part of ISEA2013.