Vancouver-based artist Zain Burgess is Western Front’s inaugural emerging artist in residence. Zain Burgess is making a new body of work based on a research and interviews with living members from a UFO cult.
Zain Burgess was raised in woods in Deep Cove, North Vancouver, he is currently spending time between a garden in Vancouver and a clubhouse in the New York clouds. His current interest is in belief systems of individuals and groups that are informed with and between intellectual and experiential knowledge of transcendence. Currently it has taken the form through UFOlogy. His past performances and videos posses a hypothetical realities through public performance and video, sculpture, and installation.