Zora Kreuzer

Germany, 1986

Growing up in Berlin, Zora Kreuzer was influenced by the cultural diversity of the city and its unique music/club culture. In 2006 she moved to the south of Germany to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, where she focused on Minimal Art, Concrete Art and site specific art forms. During the course of her degree, she also undertook study in France at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg and in China, at the Contemporary Art School of Tianjin, where she was deeply influenced by the widespread use of coloured light in public space.

In 2012 Kreuzer graduated with a Diploma of Fine Arts but finished her studies as a Master student of Professor Leni Hoffmann in 2013. That year she also won the Karlsruher Artist Art Fair Prize and she has since participated in several group shows in Germany: NEON-Vom Leuchten der Kunst at the Museum of Concrete Art in Ingolstadt; Space is God at Platform3 in Munich; and NEON-Vom Leuchten der Kunst at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken. In 2014 she was awarded the Christoph Merian Stiftung Residency at Old Customs House, Fremantle, Australia. During the residency she held a solo show, Laser Paradise, at PSAS in Fremantle and exhibited in several group shows, ultimately being invited to join the AC4CA also in 2014.

Kreuzer is a painter, whose practice explores qualities of light and colour through site-specific installations and wall paintings. She investigates the colours and shapes found in public space, from advertising and neon signs to natural phenomena. She notes of her art practice “Neon colour, which I perceive as the colour of light is the reason why I make art, it gives me power and a sense of life.” She lives and works in Berlin.