Nira Pereg, born in in Tel Aviv. 1969, spent the 90s in New-York, where she  received her B.F.A from Cooper Union at New York USA. On her  return to Israel, she graduated from the Bezalel M.F.A studio program in Jerusalem, and has been teaching internationally ever since.

Pereg’s multichannel video installations challenge the  status quo of any territory she immerse her self in. She anchors her work in documentary practice, developing her own “play of resolutions” by juxtaposing the “real” with “fake” studio produced sound track. She often employs multi channel presentation, estrange the events from their origin, and “sterilizes” them within the exhibition space. This particular aesthetic intervention plays a crucial role in the work’s spacial presentation, and heightens a constant discomfort with “the way things are”. The merger of spirit and matter, as it is coexist in public spaces of religious/political/military presence, serves as a platform for Pereg’s interest and involvement in the social manifestations and symptoms of structures which influence our lives.

        “Nira Pereg works by immersing herself in contexts that are both familiar and conflictual, thereby doing away with the notions of proximity and dis-tance. This apparently distant eye that Nira Pereg systematically applies to her subjects is the very form of her commitment. To show the mechanics of exclusion, to set up one’s camera in front of the protocol of separation, as she does in Abraham Abraham Sarah Sarah, is to do much more than merely document a situation, it is to follow the thread of life running through socio-political mechanisms, to undertake an archaeology of the present.”

Nicolas Bourriaud text- “Nira Pereg’s Frontier zones” as it appears in the monograph Nira Pereg, Abraham Abraham Sarah Sarah

Pereg's works have been collected and exhibited at Center Pompidou Paris, PS 1 New  York, Hirshhorn Museum DC USA,  HDK  Berlin, KW Berlin, ZKM Karlsruhe, The Israeli Museum of Art in Jerusalem, House Der Kunst Munchen, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Kusntahlle Dusseldorf, The Tel-Aviv  Museum of Art, and at various festival  and  galleries, receiver of the  Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize for young artist, recently was presented at the Shanghai Biennial as well as Sao Paulo and Architecture Biennale - La Biennale di Venezia 2013.


B.1969, Tel-Aviv, Israel

1989-1993    B.F.A., Cooper Union Institute and Academy of Art and Science, New York.

1998-2000    Bezalel  Program for young Artist, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.

Taught at HFG Karlsruhe, UCSD San Deigo, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.

Senior faculty member at Shenkar College, Israel.

Upcoming


March 2018 Solo Show at LAXART, Los angels, USA.




Solo Exhibitions

2017

This Red Red Stuff at Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany.


2016

ISHMAEL On Stellar Rays+Braverman Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2015

ISHMAEL ART Basel 2015 Features section with Braverman gallery

ISHMAEL Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, , Israel.

THE RIGHT TO CLEAN at the Israeli Museum Ticho House. Jerusalem, Israel.

RIGHTS AND RITES  at the Rose Art Museum, Boston, USA.

2014

ABRAHAM ABRAHAM SARAH SARAH Prix Maratier -La Fondation pro mahj le musée d’art et d’histoire du judaïsme ,Paris, France.

2013

ALL THIS CAN BE RECONSTRUCTED ELSEWHERE Curator Sergio Edelstein, CCA Tel- Aviv, Israel.

67 BOWS Museum Ein Harod, Curator Galia Bar Or, Kibuts Ein Harod, Israel.

ABRAHAM & SARAH Curator Xandra Eden, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina, USA,

2012

SINGULARITIES aThe Cultura Judaica, , Sao Paulo, Brazil.

KEPT ALIVE  Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany

2011

BLACK BOX | 67 BOWS  Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA.

SABBATH Chiado Museum, Lisbon, Portugal.

2010

SABBATH Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany.

KEPT ALIVE Loop Video-Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain.

MOUNTAIN Tel-Aviv Museum of Art - Winner of the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize.

SABBATH Santa Monica Museum of Art, L.A, USA.

KEPT ALIVE Shoshana Wayne Gallery, L.A, USA.

2009

NIRA PEREG Retrospective @ The Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany.

2007

67 BOWS Herzelia Museum, of Art, Israel.

ROUNDABOUT Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2006

67 BOWS Loop Video-Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain.

2004

CANICULE Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.


Selected GROUP exhibitions and events:

2017

ABRAHAM ABRAHAM SARAH SARAH  “Shared Sacred Sites in the Balkans and the Mediterranean” Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece


ISHAMEL at Woven and Untangled New Video Works in the Museum Collection,

Tel -Aviv museum, Helena Rubinstein pavilion. Tel-Aviv, Israel.


2016

"A History. Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou" Curator Christine Macel .Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.

‘The Children of Abraham and Sarah’ Beit Harfutsot, Tel Aviv, Israel.


2015

Own Land/Foreign Territory  7th Moscow Biennale 2015. Manege, Moscow, Russia.

Rainbow in the Dark  Malmö Art Museum ,Malmö, Sweden.

Goetz Collection “12 month – 12 films – Exploration in Space” at the Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany.

Zones of Contention: After the Green Line, Weatherspoon Museum, USA.

'On Remote Control II' group exhibition, Lothringer13 Halle, Munich, Germany.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art visits Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum, Berlin, Germany.

The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Associated with the Pierides Foundation and the Goethe Institut, Cyprus.

12 Months / 12 Films – Explorations in Space The Goetz Collection visits Museum Folkwang, Germany


2014

“A Moving Image” Art Gallery of Alberta and the National Gallery of Canada as part of the National Gallery of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta exhibition series.

“Unstable Places” New in Contemporary Art, at The Israeli Museum, Jerusalem.

“UNE HISTOIRE (art archi design/ des années 80 à nos jours) / A HISTORY. Art, architecture, design from the 1980s until today.

Curator: Christine Marcel. Musée National d’art Moderne Centre POMPIDOU, Paris, France.    

The Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP) “The Double Exposure Project”

on view: “Sabbath 2008” with commentary video by Boris Groys and my self.

Black Box-International Photography Festival, Israel

The Pro Arte Foundation (www.proarte.ru) ,Loft Project ETAGI (www.loftprojectetagi.ru), St Petersburg.

2013

“Go Get Your Knives” presented at Galeria SalonAkademii-a public art space at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland.

"Aircraft Carrier: Surveying the Radical Transformation of Israeli Architecture, Venice Biennial Architecture pavilion 2012 at the

Israeli Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

"No Place”  at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, BAAD Gallery,Israel, TLV, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan.

The Compromised Land: Recent Photography and Video from Israel at the Neuberger Museum of Art.Purchase College, State University-of New York.

"Aircraft Carrier: Surveying the Radical Transformation of Israeli Architecture" Storefront for Art and Architecture , New-York. USA.

“NOAH'S ARK Intact” Curated by Ami Barak, Brush Factory,Romania,

International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, tokyo, Japan.

2012   

The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China.

Israeli Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition "Common Ground", The

Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy.

Making a Scene – Raising the Ink Flag Curated by Kate Strain EVA International – Ireland's Biennial

"This World: Artists Make News", Channel 10 TV, Israel. Curator: Eli Armon Azoulay

"Survival Kit", Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia. Curator: Solvita Krese

"iCi", Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France. Curator: Marie Shek.

"LA'-BAS", Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, France. Curator: Marie Shek.

"Boundaries on the Move", Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel. Curator Dalia Levin.

“Resonance and Silence”, the third exhibition of the cooperation Sammlung Goetz at Haus der

Kunst in Munich, Germany.

Ticho House- the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Israel.

“Third Show: The Urban Condition” Works from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

"Remote Viewing" at the Kulturhuset Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. 

“Afterwards : the Story From Israel”, Total Museum of Contemporary Art (YMCA) Seoul, Korea.

2011

Romer Young Gallery,“ A Collection of  Works by Israeli Artist Nira Pereg”, San Francisco, California, USA.

Braverman Gallery, Gallery artists' group show, Tel Aviv, Israel

"Aesthetikos. Curator Maayan Amir, at the Technion Gallery, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa,

Israel

2010

KW Institute for Contemporary Art - KunstFilmBiennial 2010, Berlin, Germany.

Werkeitz Festival 2010, in cooperation with KUNSTrePUBLIK Halle, Germany.

“Over View” Israeli Video 2000-2010, curated by Sergio Edelsztein, Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel.

Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

Horton Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

Migrating Forms” at Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, USA.

Remote viewing” The Best of LOOP 2010,  Arts Santa Mònica. Barcelona, Spain.

“Stop Making Sense” Oslo Kunstforening/Oslo Fine Art Society, Olso. Norway.

”The Calm Before the Storm” New Video Art from Israel, Winzavod Art Center, Moscow, Russia.

“Suspended Spaces #1” Maison de la culture, Amiens, France.

“Medium Religion” @ Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal in Canada (MACM).

“Remote Viewing” in converstaion with Paul Young, Pacific design center, Los Angeles, USA.

2009

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Nuit Blanch, Paris, France.

Art in general, New York, USA.

Art TLV, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

“Medium Religion” Curators: Boris Groys & Peter Weible @ Model Arts, Sligo, Ireland.

Festival TRAVELLING : Jérusalem . Rennes, France.

“Re – constructions” Jerusalem International Film Festival       

2008

Mobilearchive.digitalartlab at Careof e Viafarini, DOCVA, Milano, Italy

“Medium Religion” Curators: Boris Groys & Peter Weible,  ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst , Karlsruhe, Germany

“Art in the Dark” Emuna College, Jerusalem, curator: Orit Bachar & Eva Avidar

“Video Zone”  CCA |The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Thessaloniki's International film festival, Greece.

Art Focus 5 / 2008 "Can Art Do More?", jerusalem, israel.

HALLE FÜR KUNST eV, Germany.

Palais Thurn und Taxis Bregenz, Austria.

"Real Time: Art in Israel 1998-2008", the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.

"The Mystery Cars", toxicdreams, Danube festival, Austria.

WYSPA Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland.

Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2007

PROGR ,Bern, Switzerland.

Solo Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Solo Herzelia Museum, of Art, Israel.

Anita Beckers Gallery, frankfurt, Germany..

Kunstmuseum in der Alten Post, Germany.

2006   

Tache' Levy Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium.

FACT / Liverpool biennial, England.

Disposition, Lukas Feichther Gallery, Vienna, Austria.

solo Loop Video-Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain.

Transmediate 06, Berlin, Germany.

2005   

Dreams and Trauma –Moving Images and the Promised Lands, HDK Berlin, Germany.

Transmediate 05, Berlin, Germany.

Day Labor, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NY. USA.

Slaughtered Gold- Israeli Jewel 3, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Serial cases_1, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Bilgi University Dolapdere Campus – Theater, Istanbul, Turkey.

Dawn of Israeli Art, Tokyo Gallery, Japan.

Hilchot Schenim Chapter C, The Israeli Center of Digital Art, Holon, Israel.

Hunger, Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Transmediate 05, Berlin, Germany.

Toxic Dreams/ A: Jabberwocky, Gesamten Theaterhaus, Vienna, Austria.

MAF-5, Thailand New Media Festival, Bangkok, Thailand.

2004

Art & War, The Israeli Center of Digital Art, Holon, Israel.

(curators: Boris Groys and Daniel Barenboim).

Solo CANICULE Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

MAF-4, Thailand New Media Festival, Bangkok, Thailand.

Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, USA.

2003

The 1st TransChina Video Festival, Beijing, China.

Youth and Longing Art Festival, Redding Power Station, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Public Spaces, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv, Israel.

ppp- Performance and Installation of "Toxic Dreams", Guest Video Artist, Graz, Austria.

WRO 03-Globalica, 10th International Media-Art Biennale, Center for Media Art, Poland .

OfficeSpace – Art on Site 2, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Remediation – Video Art Biennale, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal.

HereAfter – A Time for Transition. Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2002

Video Zone, The 1st International Video-Art Biennale, Tel Aviv, israel.

Parashat Ha’Maim, The Turkish Bath- Acco Festival for Art and Theater. Acco, Israel.

Imagespassages, Video Festival, Annecy, France.

Mediatheque Faverge, Video Art Festival, Annecy, France.

2001   

Enter, Kunststiftung Baden-Wurttemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.

Local Time 3, Cinematheque, Tel Aviv, Israel.

10 Video Artists, The Bezalel Academy Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2000   

Bezalel 2000 – Post Graduate Exhibition, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.        

1999   

Vision Di Futuro, The Biennale for Young Artists, Rome, Italy.      


Awards and Residencies


2000        Guest Artist – The Artists Studio Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.

2003        Scholarship, Cite des Arts, Paris, France.

2006        'Idud Hayezira'- Israeli Culture ministry, Israel.

2009        'Residences international Aux Recollets" Paris, France.

2010        Winner of the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize’sTel-Aviv Museum, Israel.

2013         Artis Grant Recipient.

                  Muriel & Philip Berman Foundation Grant Recipient.

                  Winner of the Maratier award . Foundation Pro Mahj, Paris, France


Collections

Center Pompidou collection, Paris

Israel Museum Collection, Jerusalem;

Tel-Aviv Museum of Art collection, Tel Aviv;

Goetz collection, Munich,

GAM collection, Torino;

SIP collection, Tel-Aviv

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Podesta collection, Washington

Robert and Renee Drake, Wassenaar. Netherlands

Barzilai Hollander collection, Brussles;

Nathalie Cohen collection, Paris; 

Vivian Ostrovsky collection

Wendy Fisher collection London;

Private collections


Bibliography (International)

2014        The Double Exposure Project, The Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP) Editors: Dr. Aya Lurie, Anat Ascher, Orit Bulgaru. (Feb 2014)

2013          Monography ALL THIS CAN BE RECONSTRUCTED ELSEWHERE Publisher: CCA Tel Aviv. (March 2013)

2012        Monography ”Nira Pereg - Kept Alive” [Paperback]. Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Publisher: Walter                 Koenig (8 March 2012). 

Reactivation 9th Shanghai Biennale 2012 [HardCover]. Publisher: The Power Station of Art                   (September, 2012)

2011        Monography ”Kept Alive” [Paperback] Publisher: Tel Aviv Museum of Art (May 2011).

2010        Medium Religion [Paperback] Publisher: Walther Konig (February 28, 2010).

2010        Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation- The Israeli Art Prize 2009. Tel-Aviv Museum of Art.

2010        Stop Making Sense. Oslo Kunstforening/Oslo Fine Art Society, Norway.

2009        OTOT. Bar-Ilan University. The Faculty of Jewish studies.

2008        Can Art do more? Art Focus 5. The Jerusalem Foundation.

2008        Real Time. Art in Israel- 1998-2008. The Israeli Museum, Jerusalem.

2008        Antipoduim, Vorslberger architecture Institute, Austria.

2008        Video Zone 4. The center for contemporary art. Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2007        Block # 04 temporary Cities. By: Carmela Jacobi - Wolk will Aloni

2007        KAVA KAVA / Facets of fear. Kerber. Edition Young Art.


Recent Press:

Rainbow in the Dark  Malmö Art Museum ,Malmö, Sweden

http://www.kunstkritikk.se/kritikk/trosforestallningar/?d=se

http://www.kunsten.nu/artikler/artikel.php?rainbow+in+the+dark+malmo+konstmuseum

http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/konstrecensioner/rainbow-in-the-dark-pa-malmo-konstmuseum/

http://www.sydsvenskan.se/kultur--nojen/konst--form/konstrecensioner/fragor-for-en-postsekular-samtid/


“Unstable Places” New in Contemporary Art, at The Israeli Museum, Jerusalem, Israel:

HEB         http://www.haaretz.co.il/gallery/art/artreview/.premium-1.2410767

ENG         http://www.haaretz.com/life/arts-leisure/.premium-1.614050


Center Pompidu, Paris, France

HEB     http://www.haaretz.co.il/opinions/.premium-1.2424756


The Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP) SIP) “The Double Exposure Project”

Works from the ISP collection with commentary video by Boris Groys and my self.

MEDIA     http://vimeo.com/78890764


HAARETZ Studio visit

EllieArmonAzoulay.”StudioVisit”HaaretzGallerysection,November25,2011

HEB     http://www.haaretz.co.il/gallery/art/1.1575209


BLACK BOX | 67 BOWS  Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA.

The New York Times, August 22, 2011  Angier, Natalie. "Flamingos, Up Close and Personal" .

The Washington post, August 22, 2011 Midgette, Anne. "‘67 Bows’ video by artist Nira Pereg presents pretty and disturbing metaphor for violence". The Washington post, August 22, 2011

Digital Journal, August 22, 2011 Perkins, Elizabeth Cunningham. “Scientists learning more about flamingos”.

Harlem World Blog. October 1, 2011 Roulette’, Tod. “Black Box: Nira Pereg at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.”. ENG     http://harlemworldblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/black-box-nira-pereg-at-the-hirshorn-museum-washington-d-c/

ARTFORUM, October 2010 Nixon, mignon. “FEATURES : CLOSE UP: “ The undiscovered country”.

http://nirapereg.net/News_files/NiraPereg_ARTFORUM_October2010.jpg


MEDIA      VIDEO Interview at ARTIS >

http://www.artisrael.org/video/4179

MOUNTAIN  at Tel- Aviv museum of Art 2010

Grasp- Culture and aesthetics quarterly. July 2010.  Ansky, Iliya. “Mortgage as Understatement. On Nira Pereg’s latest short films and installation at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art”.   

Stiffen, Daniel. “Israeli Artists Telling Their Stories” The Jewish Week, New York. Augost 2010.

ENG     http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial_opinion/last_word/israeli_artists_telling_their_stories


KEPT ALIVE

Ollman ,Leah. “Nira Pereg at Shoshana Wayne and Santa Monica Museum of Art”. Art in America International Review. April 2010

ENG    http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/reviews/nira-pereg/


Groys, Boris. “The Hard Pulse of Regularity”. Programma magazine.May 2010.

ENG      www.nirapereg.net/nirapereg/BorisGroys_NiraPereg.pfd


Mizota, Sharon. “Art review: Nira Pereg at Shoshana Wayne”. Los Angeles Times, culture Monster. January 2010.

ENG     http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/01/art-review-nira-pereg-at-shoshana-wayne.html


Ebb, Anat. “Crisis of Narrative: The Video Art of Nira Pereg in Los Angeles” .March 2010.

ENG     http://www.artisrael.org/feature/press/crisis-of-narrative-the-video-art-of-nira-pereg-in-los-angeles-march-2010


MCKEON, BELINDA. “Eternal life in a digital world” Irish Times. May 2009.

ENG     www.nirapereg.net/irishtimes.com%20-%20Eternal%20life%20in%20a%20digital%20world%20-%20Fri%2C%20May%2022%2C%202009.pdf


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