The creation of self- Identity through consumerism, and contemporary concepts of beauty, motivate me to create artworks out of existing items consumed by the masses. I place them in a new context, different than their initial intent. I view the mass consumption as a result of psychological influences constructing the self and social identity. I like to think the documentary series of "The Century of the Self," somewhat shaped my approach towards the immeasurable life style of consumerism.
My ready made objects are a mirror for the contemporary consumer; bottomless pit of mass reproduction of products we do not need, and the standardization of online shopping and it's effects.
This medium of shopping creates new social relations and appreciation of ones belongings. Everything that comes to mind is sold online, from artificial eyelashes up to romantic relationships. Blow up dolls are a specific item I like working with; imported from China, representing a production line of cheap plastic products replacing the human loneliness. I derive pleasure in puncturing them, emptying all content and air making them limp and useless. In this 'new' shape I attempt attributing them with a certain idealism, based on cultural heritage. I also examine their gender and meaning of each gender by today's "normal definition" of our sex.
Exploring the web in search of the next 'hot' product, buying it, and breaking down the user experience is part of the process of my creation. I dismantle its original purpose and rebuild a new product that has no use at all. It is the cynical meaning of the whole purchase that conveys my art.
Living & Working in Herzliya
B.Ed. Art and Education at The Faculty of Arts: Hamidrasha, Beit Berl. Graduated with high honors.
Solo exhibition for high honors graduate in Hamidrasha gallery, Hayarkon 19, Tel Aviv
Padani Art Project, curator: Yoram Chisin, PADANI Ramat aviv, Tel aviv
Available in Pink, curator: Boaz Arad, Hamidrasha gallery, Hayarkon 19, Tel Aviv
Gender and consumption, curator: Naomi Malka, Omer Tiroche Gallery, Jaffa
Unboxing, Michal Kalisky & Lihi Shani factory #5, Live Art at Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
Stupid cupid, Michal Kalisky & Lihi Shani, curator: Maya Zehavi, Binyamin Gallery, Tel aviv
High Culture, Fresh Paint project, Arena mall, Herzliya
Autumn Salon, curator Keren Bar Gil, Ramat Hasharon
BMW ,Hybrid Gallery, Yoram Chisin, Tel Aviv
50 Shades of Yellow, Curator: Guy Morag, Al ha-Tsuk Gallery, Netanya
Winter Salon, curator Keren Bar Gil, Ramat Hasharon
How do I go back to my Hotel? Havila Gallery, curator: Hadassa Cohen, Jerusalem
Winter Salon, curator: Keren Bar Gil, Ramat Hasharon
From Now On, curator: Noga Davidson, The Edmond De Rothschild Foundation, Tel Aviv
Fresh Paint 11, Gallery weekend, Short: Story, Tel Aviv
1300 degrees, Artelli Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
3D. curator: Nitsan Shuval, The Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod
Shop it!, curators: Svetlana Reingold, Limor Alpern Zered ,Shaked Shamir, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
Bread and roses, Gallery of artist, Tel Aviv
Hanky & Powder Puff, curators: Efrat Rubinstein, Rakefet Wiener Omer, Adva Drori, Nulobaz collaborative space for contemporary art, Tel Aviv
100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, curator: Raya Zommer-Tal, The Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod
pinzeta 5, The Red House, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Etgarim Art, curator: Miri Ben Moshe, Nahum Gutman Museum, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
CLUSTER, curator: Arianna Fornaciai, Beit Kandinof, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
Fresh Paint 9, Artist Greenhouse, Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv
The Original Big Banana, Graduate exhibition, curators: Doron Rabina & Rami Maymon, The Faculty of Arts: Hamidrasha, Beit Berl
Lies and offenses, curator: Erez Ozan, Hamidrasha gallery, Hayarkon 19, Tel Aviv