Fountainhead Residency, Miami, June 2016

I spent the best part of June getting to know Miami, thanks to Fountainhead Residency run by Kathryn and Dan Mikesell, and introduced by curator Tami Katz-Frieman based in Miami.

Here's a small taste

Morningside neighborhood, Miami. Architect: Rufus Nims

Morningside neighborhood, Miami. Architect: Rufus Nims

architectural detail

architectural detail

A house by Paul Rudolph

A house by Paul Rudolph

Cathy Leff's house

Cathy Leff's house

Our wonderful hosts Kathryn and Dan Mikesell, curator Tami Katz-Frieman, fellow artists William Villalongo (from Brooklyn) and Vera Vladimirsky (from Tel Aviv) and Ben Hagari (my husband)

Our wonderful hosts Kathryn and Dan Mikesell, curator Tami Katz-Frieman, fellow artists William Villalongo (from Brooklyn) and Vera Vladimirsky (from Tel Aviv) and Ben Hagari (my husband)

Hercules Art/Studio Program

2-year studio program in Lower Manhattan, 25 Park Place, 3 floor, NYC

Launch Exhibition: 5/5-21/2106; Mon-Sun 2-6pm.

Model for a wall piece, work in process

Model for a wall piece, work in process

View outside the window from the 3 floor studios

View outside the window from the 3 floor studios

Atlantic Center for the Arts, New smyrna Beach, FL

Residency #160 with Josiah McElheny, March 2016 


My fellow artists, what an amazing group of people (From left to right): Josiah McElheny, our mentor (USA); Pablo Davila (Mexico); Mark Shortliffe (USA); Nicola Dale (UK); Matthew Bamber (UK); Lorna Bauer (Canada); Ofra Lapid (Israel-USA); Rita Evans (UK).

Architectural space and photographic image: visual metalepsis, essay by María José Prada Rodriguez


Architectural space and photographic image: visual metalepsis

Currently, the representation of architectural space in contemporary art is made in some ways that are not only illusionistic, figurative or projected on the plane of the work, but give perspectives of understanding which include the physical limits of the image itself as much as real space in which it is placed, bringing different diegetic levels together within the artwork and making possible the self-reflexive’s eye of the onlooker.

This paper tracks down authors in photo-installations and pieces of work based on bidimensional photographic image that put in question the relation between reality and representation through mechanisms of disruption, collapse and displacement, such as Aitor Ortiz, Mike Hewson, Ofra Lapid or Patrick Grijalvo.

Keywords: Photography, installation, architectural space, visual metalepsis, presence. 

Link to PDF

Studies in Visual Arts and Communication an international journal


Les Nuits Photographiques 2015

La 5ème édition des Nuits Photographiques présente l’exposition Money, du 18 septembre au 12 décembre 2015 au Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, 20ème Paris.
Le vernissage aura lieu le 17 septembre à 18h30 ainsi que les 3 soirées de projections dans le jardin du Pavillon le 17, 18 et 19 septembre.

About my work: I was sent a 20 Euro note and was instructed to create an art work using it however I choose. On the opening reception of “I’m so broke I can’t pay attention”, a solo show by Michal Helfman at K. (parasite of P! ) in New York, I changed the 20 Euro note to 500 Syrian Pounds. The Syrian note I got in return served as the starting point of my new work. I multiplied parts of its pattern to create a new surface that would later be printed and framed. The Syrian note was sent to Paris and was collaged onto the center of the image.

L’exposition Money comprend le travail de Stefen Chow, The Poverty Line ainsi que 42 artistes qui ont répondu à la commande de création.
The Poverty Line explore une question simple : quel est le sens de la pauvreté dans différents pays ? Ce projet, fruit d’une collaboration entre Stefen Chow et Hui-Yi Lin, a débuté en 2010 en Chine et s’est maintenant élargi à vingt-quatre pays à travers six continents. The Poverty Line se sert de la consommation universelle de nourriture comme moyen d’examiner les choix qu’une personne devrait faire si elle vivait dans le seuil de pauvreté.
Pour la comnande de création l’idée était simple: Les Nuits Photographiques ont envoyé aux artistes un billet de 20 euros aux artistes et nous les avons conviés à créer leur valeur ajoutée. Comment souhaitent-ils transformer ou utiliser cet objet ou sa valeur symbolique, matérielle ou subjective. Ils nous ont fait parvenir une réponse sous la forme artistique qu’ils ont souhaitée : vidéo, photographie, dessin, sculpture, peinture, installation…
Voila la liste des artistes:


Seder Olam

Group exhibition at the Drefler Gallery at Musrara, Jerusalem.

Morel Drefler (1956-2001) was a photographer and teacher. He was killed in September 2001 in the fatal bombing at the Nahariya train station. For the past years, the Musrara School, where he taught, has been inviting artists and curators to engage with the spirit of his work and encourage a dialogue with his unique photographs and artistic process. 

Curated by Yael Brandt. Participating artists: Ayelet Hashahar Cohen, Liraz Pank, The late Morel Drefler, Noa Sadka, Adi Branda, Irit Tamari and Ofra Lapid.





Metropolis: The Urban Experience | Haifa Museum of Art

Curated: Adi Shelach

Participating artists: Gil-Ly Alon Curiel, Gilad Efrat, Jonathan Gold, Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow, Dan Zehavi, Talia Israeli, Asya Lukin, Ofra Lapid, Guy Nissenhaus, Orit Siman-Tov, Ran Slavin, Ruti Sela, David Polonsky, Tom Pnini, Paul Kearns and Motti Ruimy, Amir Rosenberg, Mish (Michael) Rapoport, Chen Sheinberg

  Theater #3, 2014 Inkjet print, museum board, wood 9'' x 7'' x 5''


Theater #3, 2014
Inkjet print, museum board, wood
9'' x 7'' x 5''

The city can be compared to a living organism, complex and full of life. We experience it intermittently, as though it were a multisensory sound and light show, unable to embrace its entirety.
This new interactive exhibition engages the city and the ways we might look at it. The exhibition examines the nature of the contemporary urbanism. It traces the experience of wandering and discovering the developed urban space, calling attention to the meaning inherent in various angles of observation. Every point of view carries a different meaning: Looking from afar and above, such as aerial or satellite images; at eye level, facing people directly; from ground level, as would a child or a beggar; viewing closely, a view which may be blocked by buildings; or taking a deep look the window from a safe place, or with our imagination, with eyes closed.

The city, by definition, is a form of centralized settlement which integrates a large diverse population. It is subject to centralized organizational structure and system of delegation of powers from the State. The idea of the city is based on the civic community and urban culture – urbanism. The city contains commercial areas, work and meeting spaces, alongside residential structures. It consists of myriad of rhythms and movements - people, transportation, commodities and goods, knowledge and information. There are 76 cities in Israel, with 92% of the population living in urban environments, the highest in the world.
Today the policy is to expand the populations of the cities, in order to maintain open spaces and green belts, the urban visual space is changing rapidly right in front of our eyes. It is therefore of great importance to observe the city, and to ask substantive questions about living in this environment, especially for the younger generations.

While designing the exhibition, I have tried to choose those works which present urban wandering as an emotional, thought-provoking and complex experience. The exhibited works deal with developed space and its conceptual and material foundations, the city as a humane and emotional space, as well as the real and imaginary city. I wanted to express the senses of belonging and longing, attraction and excitement, or foreignness that the city wakes in us; the complex relationship between interior and exterior spaces; ecological building materials and the presence of nature in the urban environment.
There are exploration stands around the exhibition. These are intended for play and creativity, and will help explore the exhibition and its meanings. We invite you to observe, create, build, play, read, and wander among the urban imaginations.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Spring 2015

PART I: April 24 - May 9, opening reception April 23, 6 - 8pm

Kate Elliot, Noah Furman, Sophie Grant, Ofra Lapid, Andres Laracuente, Simone Meltesen, Sara Murphy, Margo Ovcharenko, Rufus Tureen, Jenna Westra, George Weinberg, Elizabeth Williams

PART II: May 22 - June 6, opening reception May 21, 6 - 8pm

Chris Denson, Brian Dulaney, Janna Dyk, Izabela Gola, Rafael Kelman, Hyeonah Kim, Nari Kim, Christopher Lin, Andrew McNay, Courtney Mendenhall, Dahae Noh, Veronica O'Keefe, Nik PenceHunter College MFA Program

Ground Floor and Second Floor Galleries
205 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013
Entrance on Canal Street
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 1-6pm

NEW WORK, NEW YORK - 1st Biennial survey of work by second year MFA students

NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 2015 – St Nicks Alliance and Arts@Renaissance are pleased to announce, NEW WORK NEW YORK, the 1st Biennial survey of work by second year MFA students and recent graduates from across the boroughs. Presented in two parts, this is the first exhibit to bring together works by artists from all eleven New York City-based MFA programs: Brooklyn College, Columbia University, City College of New York, Hunter College, Lehman College, the New York Studio School, the New York Academy of Art, Queens College, the School of Visual Arts, Parsons, the New School for Design and Pratt Institute. Presented in an uninterrupted 5,000 square foot former retail space in the heart of Williamsburg, NEW WORK NEW YORK offers a broad view of emerging artists working in all media, each represented by multiple works or major recent projects, many presented here for the first time.

Exhibiting Artists - Part I: Lana Abu-Shamat, Matthew Addison, Tal Barel, Cristina Camacho, Marianna del Nadal, Pik-Shuen Fung, Laura Jiménez Galvis, Alonsa Guevara, Katy Halfin, Henry Jabbour, Rebecca Kuzemchak, Michael Levin, Clarinda Mac Low, Diana McKee, Fiorella Gonzales-Vigil Mohme, Nazanin Noroozi, Renzo Ortega, Sondra Perry, Julia Phillips, James Thomas Raczokowski III, Shellyne Rodriguez, Sarah Rowe, Katie Ruiz, Kat Ryals, Tariku Shiferaw, Rachel Sydlowski, Moses Tuki, Manuel Vazquez, Parul Verma, August Vollbrecht, Patrice Renee Washington, Carolin Wood. Part II: Tatiana Berg, Marissa Bluestone, Annemarie Coffey, Leah Dixon, Wendi Guerorguiev, Sophie Grant, Anthony Hamboussi, Heidi Howard, Kate Elliot, Jee Hee Kang, Hyeonah Kim, Alison Kuo, Herbert Lacsina, Jsun Laliberté, Ofra Lapid, Yujin Lee, Dana Majana, Kai Margarida-Ramírez, Andrew McNay, Simone Meltesen, Sara Murphy, Jenna Newton, Kate Ostler, Megan Pahmier, Gahee Park, Melani Pavlidou, Elliot Purse, Pedro Ramirez, Buzz Slutzky, Mirland Terlonge, Jenna Westra, Matt Witman and Mirana Zuger.

Model for Interior #13 (After Lina Loos’s bedroom), 2015
Inkjet print mounted on museum, oak, MDF
58 x 95 x 35 cm

About St. Nicks and Arts@Renaissance: St. Nicks Alliance, located in North Brooklyn, emerged in 1975 at the forefront of a nationwide grassroots movement to preserve and improve neighborhoods. As a civic anchor St. Nicks Alliance carries out their mission within the context of building a sustainable community for all people through the arts, environmental advocacy, and urban planning. Arts@Renaissance, a part of St. Nicks Alliance is an innovative arts program that serves as a bridge between North Brooklyn’s vibrant long-term communities and the area's emerging creative population through the development of new multi-disciplinary work, exhibitions, residencies and collaborative local art projects.

About the curator: Kat Griefen is the co-owner of Accola Griefen. She was previously the Director of A.I.R. Gallery from 2006 until 2011. Exhibitions she has curated and organized have been reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Art in America and the Brooklyn Rail. Since 2011 she has been a Senior Lecturer at Rutgers University through the Institute of Women and Art. Born in New York City, Griefen has lived in Brooklyn since 2004.