Location: United States
Born: 1982 Israel
Lives and works in New York, USA
2014-Present M.F.A in Fine arts, Parsons The New School, New York, USA
2010-2014 M.A in Interdisciplinary arts, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009-2013 B.A in Photography (Honorable Mention), Minshar for Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2006-2009 B.A in Business Administration majoring in information systems,
Ono Academic College, Kiryat Ono, Israel
Awards & Scholarships
2014- Provost Scholarship, New York, USA
2013- Award for excellence in the Department of Photography, Minshar for Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Feb 2015- Hysterically Accurate, 25 East Gallery, New York
Sep 2014- The visual pleasure show, 25 East Gallery, New York
Dec 2013- The Annual Exhibition of Top Photography Departments Graduates,The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai, Israel
Dec 2013- Breached Zone, Central Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Dec 2013- Bread and Roses, Kastiel Design, Tel Aviv, Israel
Oct 2013- Immersion, Hahashmal 33 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Jul 2013- Minshar for Art Graduate Show 2013, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
The photographs are based on a ready-made object taken from a record sent by NASA into space in 1977, which includes visual materials and audio files supposedly representing human civilization, in case an alien intelligence comes across it. The photographs consist of images in which a decoding failure has occurred, undermining the notion that anything can be represented by an image. The original images are also detached from their context, losing their ability to create the desired meaning. The photographs seek to provoke reflection regarding the human reliance on the sense of sight at a time when the media is becoming more and more visual.
The video is based on a ready-made object taken from a record sent by NASA into space in 1977, which includes visual materials and audio files supposedly representing human civilization, in case an alien intelligence comes across it. The video The Golden Record is composed of all the images and sounds sent into space, layered and intertwined together. The work is an attempt to subvert the foundations of the archive, exploring it from a different perspective and creating new connections. The attempt itself creates endless meanings and multiple truths.
The video 'Words from Carl Sagan' presents a personal message from Dr. Carl Sagan, the representative of the culture that created the record sent to space. The Dr. Carl Sagan video archive is edited in a way that makes him confess to the project's failure and explain the inherent inability of the image to represent reality. The result brings to mind the importance of the scientist in Western society and the positioning of science as a religion that offers absolute truth.