Zoénie Liwen Deng (NL)

Zoénie is a concept and project developer at Waag’s Open Wetlab and Open Design Lab. She focuses on the intersection of art, technology, and science. She is also interested in the use of biomaterials and ways in which technology and art can influence our ideas and practice of democracy.

In addition to her work at Waag, Zoénie is a part-time theory teacher at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, in the Department of Social Practice. She completed her Ph.D. in socially engaged art in the ChinaCreative project funded by the European Research Council, at the Department of Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam in 2020. Zoénie previously obtained her master’s degree in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths University in London. She has curated various workshops and served as a co-editor of the experimental publication of the workshop called “The Book of Failure.”