Ché Zara Blomfield
Tēnā koe! Hi, I'm Ché, I specialise in creative solutions and communications strategy. I'm motivated to create inclusive projects that progress intersectional environmental action. That's why I founded Mañana Today.
In 2020 I produced Wiser Conversations, a series responding to the pandemic with inspiring guests including Naomi Klein, Priya Parker, and Hinemoa Elder. The podcast is on Apple and Spotify.
From 2010-2017, in London and Berlin I directed the curatorial project and contemporary art gallery The Composing Rooms, and in 2010 co-founded the magazine-cum-publisher Baron which challenges sexual stereotypes. Then from 2018-2020 I lived in Mallorca, Spain where I co-ran the project space Jelato Love and worked as a writer and editor.
More information, and links to my writing can be found below.
After Art is a series of interviews I conducted for Spike Art Magazine:
#1 - Ying Le on Tea, interconnectedness and the problems of the west.
#2 - Aurime Aleksandraviciute on floristry, kindness and watching the seasons.
#3 - Nonfood on agriculture, algae and the future of sustainable food.
#4 - Margaret Burton on fast fashion and its flaws.
Other examples of my writing include: Insight into Berlin's Art scene with five of the city's diverse art spaces for Tagesspiegel's Kunst Magazin and Dissociative Social Media, insight into an alternative to the ubiquitous timeline Deli Near Info by Harm van den Dorpel for Rhizome. For about two years I wrote diverse cultural insights for a big travel company where I was a copywriter, then I worked as editor for a trilingual magazine based in Mallorca.
Baron Magazine was established as a satirical critique of austerity and sexism, heightened during the financial crisis in the UK. Since 2011, Baron has received press in over seven languages and copies are in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York. One of our books was guest-edited by Donatella Versace.
Jelato Love was a project space co-founded with Javier Esteban in Palma de Mallorca. We exhibited the first solo exhibitions of Michael Pybus, Estrid Lutz, Keith Allyn Spencer, and Yanyan Huang in Spain and had a huge group exhibition in response to Cancel Culture before closing.
The Composing Rooms was founded in 2010 as a curatorial project encouraging collaboration and dialogue in London.
Inspired by Preteen Gallery, net.art, and the blog Post Internet by Gene McHugh, eight emerging artists were given their first solo exhibitions in the UK in a project I curated called The Green Room in 2012. This included: Petra Cortright, Jon Rafman, Kate Steciw, and Artie Vierkant.
From 2013-2017, The Composing Rooms hosted over 26 exhibitions and events in a space opposite UdK, Berlin, including a performance and panel discussion with influential internet artists jodi.org and an online exhibition space room.thecomposingrooms.com.
In 2015, with left.gallery, we published Bang Bros, the first novel by Gene McHugh, an esteemed art critic renowned for his blog Post Internet which defined the term. In 2017, coinciding with the closure of the space in Berlin, The Composing Rooms, A Timeline was published by Reflektor M.
Find me on Twitter email me: email@example.com or send me a request to connect professionally on LinkedIn.
Here are two spotify playlists related to clubnights I used to run in London: Black Circle and Pearl Flash.
The image in the background is of a painting by R. Lord called Geoengineeringwatch.org, 2016 (Gesso and charcoal on canvas, 230 x 166 cm) from her solo exhibition at The Composing Rooms, Berlin. Read the interview with R. Lord on Spike.