Zayaan Khan

Artist, Ecologist

Cape Town, South Africa

Zayaan Khan works as an artist using the local urban and ecological relationship/s to understand the elements that build ecosystems. Through curiosity, research, experimentation and engagement, her work finds a resting place through food as a means of understanding the world, particularly seed, land (and sea) and our collective heritage. Influenced by tradition, both inherited and the creation of new ones, reclaiming culture and reviving tradition through progressive interpretation in order to enact a listening of the future and a steady present survivalism. She is currently completing my PhD on our relationship with seeds through the Environmental Humanities South at UCT.