Project Description

Ally Zlatar

Age 24, Scotland

I created two books for Eating Disorder Awareness. The first, book “The Starving Artist” explores our understanding of eating disorders, body image & being unwell within Contemporary Art. Featuring the works of over 25 world-renowned International Artists, these individuals examine the unwell body. My second book is focused on her unique positioning as an artist-researcher who has been diagnosed with an eating disorder. This work is novel in its interdisciplinary insider researcher approach as an anorexic artist and curator, with the aim of forging a strong personal narrative on eating disorders that creates impact across academic and industry contexts – particularly artistic and mental health clinics.