Zoila Coc-Chang

Zoila Andrea Coc-Chang is a multidisciplinary artist whose art practice is rooted in playing with materials and repetitive mark-making to build up patterns and surfaces that offer new possibilities of existing and making. She collects foods, like corn husks, avocado pits, and orange peels, in its various states of decomposition from family, friends and shared meals. These materials become sculptural weavings and incarnate objects, spaces and moments. She forms connections that are synonymous with migration and people's relationships with home, foodways, and their everyday environments. These metaphorical gestures are deeply connected to her Chinese-Guatemala roots and Miami upbringing.