Artist Profiles

Ofri Cnaani

Ofri Cnaani (born in Israel, 1975) currently lives in New York. She received her MFA in Visual Arts from Hunter College in 2004. Cnaani is a Six Points Fellow and was twice the winner of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation award. She is also a professor at the School of Visual Art in New York and at Transart Institute, Berlin.

Cnaani works in time-based media, live-cinema performances and large-scale installations. Her video installations explore the theatrical potential of the urban space and the relationship between architecture and narrative, seeking to dissolve spatial distinctions between reality and mythical realms. Her recent works utilize defunct technologies to present her research on visual memories of the early days of Israeli history, as well as on political and sexual betrayal.

Solo exhibitions and performances include: PS1/MoMA, NYC; Twister, Network of Lombardy Contemporary Art Museums, Italy; Kunsthalle Galapagos, NYC; Andrea Meislin Gallery, NYC; Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv; Pack Gallery, Milan; Haifa Museum of Art, Israel; Herzlyia Museum of Art, Israel. Group exhibitions include: Moscow Biennial; The Kitchen, NYC; Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Arnolfini Foundation Museum, Bristol, UK; Tel Aviv Museum; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Prague Triennale.

Cnaani is represented by Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv; Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York; Galleria PACK, Milan.
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