Friday Artist Feature: Zam Zadeh

Azam Mazoumzadeh (Zam Zadeh) is an Iran born, Belgium based visual artist & digital storyteller whose work covers various disciplines, from animated VR project to daily satire cartoons. We loved the feature art she did for Brussels based Heroes for Zero’s ‘Streets for Kids” theme & were happy to connect with her to learn more about her & her art.


Pedestrian Space: We really loved the art you did for Heroes for Zero Brussels. Can you share more about your inspiration in producing this piece?

Zam: In the illustration for Heroes for Zero, I draw two big hands that are stoping cars in order to make space for kids to play, because I think we as adults are responsible for creating a safe place for a new generation. The two hands are breaking the frame in order to get into the drawing space, which means in order to make changes, we need to break some rules, some useless, stupid rules. 

Pedestrian Space: What other themes and motifs do you work with in art and where do you draw inspiration from?

Zam: I jump between different disciplines and mediums, but most of my work is digital. I’m inspired by poetry, philosophy, memories of my childhood and Persian miniature. 

‘Streets for Kids, designed by Azam Mazoumzadeh for Heroes for Zero

Pedestrian Space: We love to ask those we chat with and interview about aspects of walkability in their hometowns and cities! What are your favorite streets or sidewalk space in your city?

Zam: Oh there are so many places that I’m in love with. But if I have to choose I would say. Naghshe Jahan square in my hometown Isfahan, Iran and the view of Brussels ( my second city) from the Palais de Justice at night. 

One of my projects “Let the wind blow” is a children’s book explaining wind energy in a simple way to kids. Making our world a better place is definitely one of my concerns in making art.  So my work directly or indirectly, always is around topics that hopefully are impactful.”

Zam Zadeh

Pedestrian Space: How do you move around the city and what is your favorite mode? 

Zam: With a bike. In my family we all like cycling!

Pedestrian Space: Are there other pedestrian areas in your city you like to spend time in or appreciate?

Zam: In Brussels, I like walking wherever there is some green. In general, I like walking and I enjoy it everywhere, whenever possible!

“In the illustration for Heroes for Zero Brussels, I draw two big hands that are stoping cars in order to make space for kids to play, because I think we as adults are responsible for creating a safe place for a new generation.”

Zam Zadeh

Visit Zam online at https://www.azammasoumzadeh.com/