Sara Zalek is an artist, curator, and healer rooted in physical investigations of personal and collective identity. Her work challenges the quest for the eternal elixir, and promotes the intentional act of disruption to create social and ecological change.​ 


Zalek connects national and international teaching artists with Chicago art makers across genres in the independant and fringe arenas. She seeks to foster positive communication and arts integration within Chicago’s complex, overlapping sectors by providing opportunities for workshops, performances, and conversations. Butoh Curious / Butoh Chicago:

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Charged Spaces, Changing Bodies

@The Lawrence House. Pivot Arts, Oct 14, 2018. Photo by William Frederking