Zoe Theodore

Zoe Theodore

PhD Candidate
Arts, Design & Architecture
School of the Arts & Media

Supervisors: Erin Brannigan, Rochelle Haley

Zoe Theodore is an independent curator, producer and writer based in Sydney. She regularly works directly with artists to realise new work for museums and galleries including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, the Immigration Museum, Melbourne, and Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne. Since 2021, she has been the Project Coordinator and an Associate Researcher on the ARC-supported Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum project. She is currently Co-Director of Firstdraft, Sydney (2022–24), and has held professional roles at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, and MoMA PS1, New York.

Her doctoral research investigates the relationship between contemporary art, dance and the museum.

  • ‘The Rite of Reply’, with Amrita Hepi, Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum, National Gallery of Victoria Publishing, 2024 (forthcoming)
  • ‘Choreography as Archiving’, Shelley Lasica: WHEN I AM NOT THERE, Monash University Publishing, 2022, pp. 101-121.
  • ‘The beginning and end of Sofiyah Ruqayah’, Firstdraft in conversations, 9 August 2022
  • ‘Body Loss, Angela Goh’, Performance Review, 24 April 2021
  • Introduction, The Design Plot, Perimeter Books, 2020, pp. 4-7.
  • Catalogue essay, SINK HOLE, an ongoing collaborative project between Jess Gall, Rebecca
  • Jensen and Arini Byng, Irene Rose Gallery, Brunswick, 2018
  • Curatorial essay, Lessons from Dancing, Bus Projects, 2018
  • Catalogue essay, Jacqui Shelton, It is Something Like Dancing, Metro Arts, 2018
  • Catalogue essay, I am a... , Bus Projects x Next Wave, 2018
  • ‘In conversation with Melanie Lane’, Runway Issue #36, 2018
  • ‘Review: SCUM BALLET’, un Extended, 21 December, 2017
  • Editorial essay, Dissect Journal Issue 3, p. 8-11, 2017