Zara Carpenter is a self-taught multi disciplinary artist; using analog photography, print making, sculptural assemblages and performance.
Her current work explores the experience of past trauma and its physical effects on the body. Previous bodies of work have examined themes of living with chronic illness, dependency on pain medication and her fascination with memento mori imagery.
Zara has exhibited nationally and internationally and is the co-founder of the arts project SICK! Living With Invisible Illness, she has curated and co-curated several group shows. In 2018 Zara was awarded a Developing Your Creative Practice Grant from Arts Council England.
Zara is also an arts workshop facilitator delivering workshops for The Wellcome Collection, Normal! festival of the Brain, FreeSpace Project and many more.