On her return to Israel, she graduated from the Bezalel Program for young Artist, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, 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. However, in order to challenge the traditional role of the “real” verses the “artificial” Pereg developed her own language of editing in which a studio produced sound track questions these images. She often employes multi channel presentation to estrange the events from their origin and place them within the “real” 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, PS1 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.
ABRAHAM ABRAHAM SARAH SARAH
Prix Maratier -La Fondation pro mahj le musée d’art et d’histoire du judaïsme ,Paris, France.
SINGULARITIES aThe Cultura Judaica, , Sao Paulo, Brazil.
KEPT ALIVE Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Selected Group exhibitions and events
"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.
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
“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.
“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,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
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|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.
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
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.
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.
Mobilearchive.digitalartlab at Careof e Viafarini, DOCVA, Milano, Italy.
“Medium Religion” Curators: Boris Groys & Peter Weible, ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst , Karlsruhe, Germany.
Thessaloniki's International film festival, Greece.
WYSPA Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland.
Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Art Focus 5 / 2008 "Can Art Do More?", jerusalem, israel.
"Real Time: Art in Israel 1998-2008", the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
“Art in the Dark” Emuna College, Jerusalem, curator: Orit Bachar & Eva Avidar
“Video Zone” CCA |The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
HALLE FÜR KUNST eV, Germany.
Palais Thurn und Taxis Bregenz, Austria.
"The Mystery Cars", toxicdreams, Danube festival, Austria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enter, Kunststiftung Baden-Wurttemberg, Stuttgart, Germany.
Local Time 3, Cinematheque, Tel Aviv, Israel.
10 Video Artists, The Bezalel Academy Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Post Graduate Exhibition
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
Vision Di Futuro
The Biennale for Young Artists
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’s Tel-Aviv Museum, Israel.
2013 | Artis Grant Recipient.
Muriel & Philip Berman Foundation Grant Recipient.
Winner of the Maratier award .
Foundation Pro Mahj, Paris, France
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.
2014 | The Double Exposure Project, The Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP)
Editors: Dr. Aya Lurie, Anat Ascher, Orit Bulgaru. (Feb 2014)
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.