Zenovia Toloudi is architect, artist, and Assistant Professor of Architecture at Studio Art, Dartmouth College. Her work critiques the contemporary alienation of humans from nature and sociability in architecture and in public space, and investigates spatial typologies to reestablish cohabitation, inclusion and participation through digital, physical, and organic media. The founder of Studio Z, a creative research practice on art, architecture and urbanism, Zenovia has exhibited internationally, including at the Biennale in Venice, the Center for Architecture, the Athens Byzantine Museum, the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and the Onassis Cultural Center. She has won commissions from Illuminus Boston, and The Lab at Harvard. Zenovia's work belongs to permanent collections at Aristotle University (AUTh), and the Thracian Pinacotheca.
Zenovia has been an invited speaker on topics of spatial light, art installations, bioart, and bioarchitecture at venues such as the Light InSight interdisciplinary lecture series at New England College of Optometry, the International Symposium for Electronic Arts, the MIT Media Lab, the MIT Museum, the Aga Khan Symposium, the AIAS Forum, and the International Making Cities Livable Conference. Her writings on bioarchitecture, the vernacular, and art/architecture installations were published in Routledge, Technoetic Arts, MAS Context and Organs Everywhere. Zenovia’s recent analysis on 21st century public space crisis, published by The Conversation, was republished in more than 30 venues, and was featured by The Aspen Institute.
Zenovia’s work has appeared internationally in press including at Artdaily and Artnews. She was interviewed by The Matt Townsend Show, BYU Radio on public space crisis; by Delta TV with one episode on her practice; by Vimagazino for her latest project on future architecture and agriculture; and multiple times by The Dartmouth for her practice, pedagogy, and vision. Zenovia is the recipient of The Class of 1962 Fellowship. She was a Public Voices Fellow, a Research Fellow at Art, Culture, and Technology Program at MIT, and a Fulbright Fellow. In 2011, Zenovia received her Doctor of Design degree from Harvard's GSD, a Master's of Architecture degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology (2006), and in 2003, she graduated from the AUTh in Architectural Engineering.