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 Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunstverein Hannover, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst (ZAK) sowie nGbK und EIGEN & ART Lab in Berlin, OUTPOST Norwich (UK), 8th Biennale internationale d’art contemporain de Melle (F), 14th Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale (RU), Madrid Abierto (E), Kunsthal Viborg (DK) und Lithuanian National Gallery of Art in Vilnius (LT), just to name a few. Among others, she has held solo exhibitions at Galerie Sturm / Nürnberg and bb15 / Linz (A).
On invitation by Kunstverein Langenhagen (D) she realized in 2019 her site specific work Haltung(s)*echo. 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 has been installed 2021.
In addition to her participation in public art competitions, she contributes to their implementation and serves as a juror.
Gloria Zein lives (mostly) in Berlin.