Nira Pereg (b. 1969, Israel) lives and works in Tel Aviv. She spent the 90s in New York, where she received a BFA from Cooper Union (New York). On her return to Israel, she graduated from the Bezalel MFA Studio program in Jerusalem, and has been teaching internationally ever since.
Pereg’s work deals with the way social structures intersect with the authority of the individual. Typically, her projects are documentary based, but transform reality into a quasi-theatrical event using various-scaled multimedia installations. Pereg’s interest in social schemes draws on a unique and personal perspective. “Re-looking” is a primary concern in her work practice and her everyday life, and often builds on periods of intense research and close observations.
Pereg’s works have been exhibited at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art (2003, 2016, Tel Aviv), PS 1 (2005, New York), HDK (2005, Berlin), ZKM (2008, Karlsruhe), The Israel Museum (2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, Jerusalem), Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst (2009, Oldenburg), KW (2010, Berlin), Hirshhorn Museum (2011, DC), Kusntahlle Dusseldorf (2012, Dusseldorf), Haus Der Kunst (2016, Munchen), and at various festival and galleries around the world.
She is the recipient of the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize for a young artist, and was recently presented at Venice Architecture Biennial (2012, Venice) and the Sao Paulo Biennial (2015, Sao Paulo). Her recent monographs include text by Christopher Bedford, Boris Groys, Nicolas Bourriaud, Mignon Nixon, Hans Haaacke, and Philippe-Alain Michaud.