Gloria Zein studied Architecture, Philosophy and Fine Art in Darmstadt, Vienna, Paris and London. She graduated in Architecture at Technical University Vienna and in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (MA, 2011). The same year, she was awarded the Cass Prize for Sculpture and in 2014 the Bursary Award from the Royal British Society of Sculptors in London. In 2015, she was nominated for the Berlin Art Prize.
Gloria Zein's works have been shown in numerous international group shows at institutions and private venues such as Le Grand Monnayage, the 8th Biennale internationale d'art contemporain de Melle in France, EIGEN & ART Lab / Berlin, OUTPOST / Norwich, nGbK and Kunstverein Tiergarten / Berlin, Madrid Abierto, Kunsthal Viborg (DK) as well as Lithuanian National Gallery of Art / Vilnius, just to name a few. She recently has held solo exhibitions at Galerie Sturm / Nürnberg and bb15 / Linz.
In 2012, she was commissioned an extensive installation for the Goethe-Institut
London on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, which is still on display on Exhibition Road. In 2016, she won the art-in-architecture competition for the UN-Campus in Bonn, that is currently being constructed.
Gloria Zein lives (mostly) in Berlin.