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Nevet Yitzhak at Brandeis University

  • Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room 328 415 South Street Waltham, MA, 02453 United States (map)

Nevet Yitzhak was born 1975 in Israel. She lives and works in Tel Aviv.

Nevet Yitzhak is a video artist, installation artist, and cultural researcher, aspects that inform and are manifested in all of her works. Yitzhak certainly belongs to the digital era: brought to life through the computer, her works consist of found footage and photographic materials, and are based on editing and on the correlation between sound and image. She brings new, deep and precise approach to the medium, particularly in her fresh use of surfaces and projections which results in conceptual layers.

Yitzhak often criticizes contemporary political and cultural issues. She challenges our perception of the past by raising questions about cultural heritage and collective forgetfulness within a complex local identity. She most often employs archival materials that deal with historical events, which she then deconstructs and reconstructs with digital tools. The outcome reintroduces the historical moment with a nostalgic yet critical approach for past social and cultural structures and traditions.

Nevet Yitzhak holds an MFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
She has exhibited at: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art, Moca Cleveland, US, Martin Grupius Bau, Berlin, Petach Tikva Museum, Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem, Circle 1-Platform for Art & Culture, Berlin; Metre Art Space, Copenhagen; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. Yitzhak received Landau Prize’- for the Sciences and Research, 2014; the Kuliner Prize, The Israel Museum, 2014 Jerusalem; The Givon Prize, Tel Aviv Museumof art, 2012, The Artistic Encouragement Award, Israel Ministry of Culture,2012; An Academic Excellence Scholarship, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem,2006,2007; and the America-Israel Cultural Fund Scholarship 2000-2001.

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