Esther Shalev-Gerz | Artist Talk

ESTHER SHALEV-GERZ
|ARTIST TALK

In association with her solo exhibition at the Koffler Gallery, Esther Shalev-Gerz discusses the notions of portraiture, representation and testimonial within the context of her artistic practice based in active dialogue with diverse communities across many decades. In a candid conversation with curator Mona Filip, Shalev-Gerz also shares insights into her conceptual investigations of the ways in which individuals and societies construct ideas of cultural identity, democracy, memory and history.

ESTHER SHALEV-GERZ
|ARTIST TALK

In association with her solo exhibition at the Koffler Gallery, Esther Shalev-Gerz discusses the notions of portraiture, representation and testimonial within the context of her artistic practice based in active dialogue with diverse communities across many decades. In a candid conversation with curator Mona Filip, Shalev-Gerz also shares insights into her conceptual investigations of the ways in which individuals and societies construct ideas of cultural identity, democracy, memory and history.


ESTHER SHALEV-GERZ | Esther (born Esther Gilinsky) was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. Her family moved to Jerusalem in 1957, where she graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. She briefly lived in New York in 1980-1981, and since 1984 she lives and works between Paris and Cortes Island, Canada. In 2010 and 2012 two major retrospective exhibitions respectively displayed ten and fifteen of her installations, first at Jeu de Paume, Paris then at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Lausanne. Space Between Time, her one-woman exhibition at Wasserman Projects, Detroit presented nine of her installations between April and July 2016. She has exhibited internationally in, amongst other places, San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, London, Stockholm, Vancouver, Finland, Geneva, Guangzhou and New York. She designed and realized permanent installations in public space in Hamburg, Israel, Stockholm, Wanas, Geneva, Glasgow and more. She is currently producing her latest permanent art work, The Shadow in Vancouver, Canada.
ESTHER SHALEV-GERZ | Esther (born Esther Gilinsky) was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. Her family moved to Jerusalem in 1957, where she graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. She briefly lived in New York in 1980-1981, and since 1984 she lives and works between Paris and Cortes Island, Canada. In 2010 and 2012 two major retrospective exhibitions respectively displayed ten and fifteen of her installations, first at Jeu de Paume, Paris then at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Lausanne. Space Between Time, her one-woman exhibition at Wasserman Projects, Detroit presented nine of her installations between April and July 2016. She has exhibited internationally in, amongst other places, San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, London, Stockholm, Vancouver, Finland, Geneva, Guangzhou and New York. She designed and realized permanent installations in public space in Hamburg, Israel, Stockholm, Wanas, Geneva, Glasgow and more. She is currently producing her latest permanent art work, The Shadow in Vancouver, Canada.
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