Irina Zadov

Irina Zadov is a socially-engaged artist, educator, and cultural organizer. Born in Soviet Belarus, her practice explores home, place, and the relationship between the domestic and the public, the intimate and the political. She received her BA and BFA in philosophy: social policy and community-based art at the University of Colorado in Boulder (2005) and her MAT in art education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007). She served as the director of experience and communit engagement at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco and co-founded Feast of Words and Open Feast a site-specific and global storytelling series curated around communal meals. She is currently the education coordinator at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum where she provides leadership for Cities of Peace: Chicago and Phnom Penh, an intergenerational transformative justice project. Irina is a founding organizer of the Chicago Home Theater Festival and Hyde Park Dacha, a collective live/work/create space on the south side of Chicago.