Z. Hall

Dr. Z. Hall conducts research on art and communication. Her published work explores the effects of art on society and society’s influence on art. An independent scholar and curator, Foundations: Fostering a Better World marks her curatorial debut. Hall’s interest in art and microbes collide at the intersection of organic growing and the process of bioavailability of nutrients to the body.

Hall is an organic grower who has grown much of her own food for nine years. She began preserving what she grows four years ago; began composting five years ago—closing the loop in the plant, grow, regenerate, and replenish cycle. Hall teaches workshops on food and beverage preservation: freezing, dehydrating, canning, and fermenting. For three years Hall has curated and produced the event Salon~360, which brings artist, scholars, activists and the general public together in dialogue on society’s most pressing issues; how art interrogates these issues; how art can function to transcend them. Hall is a poet and emerging visual artist who lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri.