- MA (Art History), Open University
- BA(Hons) Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts
- English Literature, University of Western Australia, Australia
Zarina is an independent researcher, curator, arts practitioner and educator based in Singapore. She lectures on art history and cultural/contextual studies at LASALLE College of the Arts.
Currently, Zarina is working on a multidisciplinary research project on cultural translations pertaining to ritual magic, Southeast Asian mythologies, animism and folk religion, sacred sites and the cross/intercultural interpretations of witchcraft.
She has presented her work in Indonesia, Cambodia, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. At present, one of her key projects is to develop a series of performative/collaborative work that aims to deconstruct and respond to the contested histories, texts and definitions pertaining to the intersections between witchcraft, magic, myth, ethno-medicine, monstrosity, the demonised/the demonic, gender-based archetypes and the broader contexts of myth-making.
She is particularly interested in the intergenerational and interregional translations, appropriations, adaptations and sometimes contradictory, anachronistic and multi-headed quality of these narratives.