Currently studying for a Masters degree in Curatorial Studies at the Städelschule and the Goethe University, Frankfurt
Born and raised in Jerusalem. Throughout the years and my expanding practice in the field of photography, video, sound, spatial installations, and curating, I find myself in a constant search for evasive moments of encounter. Moments of in-betweenness, which is at times beyond the reach of language, in which a clearing, Lichtung, could open, and an aura might appear.
Photography and video were always my main modes of expression and thought. During my film studies at the Camera Obscura School of the Arts, and in a way already in my high school’s film department, I started to feel detached from the world of photography and video, caused mostly by our ever-feeding, flattening, image-based reality. That encouraged me to study in the Interdisciplinary Honours Program at Tel Aviv University, in which I double-majored in The Multidisciplinary Programs of the Humanities and the Arts. In those years I was exposed to a wide spectrum of thought, from philosophy and psychoanalysis to art history, film studies and critical theory.
After moving to Berlin in fall 2015, I reconnected with the camera and the two-dimensional world through my research of Walter Benjamin’s writings, which developed into a project called “Zweibahnstraße”. In an attempt to mimic the point of view of the Angelus Novus, I converted my DSLR into a lensless camera. This perspective and filter guided my wandering through the city within the ruins and fragments of history, attempting to turn the (ethical) gaze back to the forgotten (or, to a forgotten), to open a crack into what was, a caesura in the everydayness, while Remembering Forward. In the last year fragments of this projects were shown and exhibited in many different places and settings, including the Soho Photo Gallery, New York; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Galleri Norrsken, Stockholm; CBM Prize, Turin; and, of course, in many different venues and contexts in Berlin; and were published in the Peripheral ARTeries Biennial Edition and the November issue of Average Art Magazine.
I constantly find myself migrating back and forth between the academic world of critical thought and my own art by attempting to read, express, and expand ideas I am encountering with my works, as images of thought.
Defying Currents / Graduate Show 2018
Co-curated with Alice Chardenet and Alexandra Lan
The Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2017.
Curators: Torben Ribe, Stig L. Andersson, Hanna Nilsson, Line Clausen Pedersen.
Krappy Kamera Competition (Honorable Mention), Soho Photo Gallery, New York, 2017.
Curator: Russell Joslin.
Form Follows Funktion, Prince Charles, Berlin, 2017.
Capture The Moment, Galleri Norrsken, Stockholm, 2017
Curators: Daniel Nagy, Alice Maselnikova
Zweibahnstraße, Sprachsalon, Berlin, 2016
OD RA DEK, Pflügerstraße 70, Berlin, 2016
Hamekarer, Tel Aviv, 2015
Curators: Iris Pshedezki, Gili Zeidman, Omri Ben Arzi
40+08 Art Marathon,
Curators: Or Frish, Michal Lyptsher
Winner - Beijing (Tong Gallery)
Art Prize CBM 2017-2018
Special Mention - Video Art
Krappy Kamera Competition
2017 - today
Curatorial Studies | Theorie – Geschichte – Kritik
Frankfurt am Main
2012 - 2015
The Honours Program in the Humanities and Arts
B.A. | Magna Cum Laude
Tel Aviv University
2010 - 2013
Evening program | Graduated with Honours
Camera Obscura School of Arts | Tel Aviv
Film Department | Fully graduated
The Jerusalem High School for the Arts