Maya Zack, (b. 1976, Israel) an Israeli artist and filmmaker, deals in her work with the human attempt to impose order and form onto reality in order to cope with its chaotic nature. Zack reflects on the relation between memory and history; She seeks to develop an ontology of the sign and the trace through an almost obsessive occupation with objects and sites, and in fact, by inventing alternative procedures of memory, documentation and reconstruction she comes up with her own “science of memory”.
Zack’s explorations include experiments with various types of media and technology, such as films, drawings, 3D visualizations and spatial installation.
Solo shows include also The Shabbat Room – permanent installation at The Jewish Museum Vienna / Manifesta 10’s parallel projects, Taiga Space, St. Petersburg / CUC Gallery, Berlin/ Galerie Natalie Seroussi Paris / Alon Segev Gallery Tel Aviv.
Group shows include also The 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art / Daimler Collection, Berlin / The Israel Museum Jerusalem / The Jewish Museum Berlin / Petach Tikva Museum of Art / Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art / The Haifa Museum of Art / Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria / Ursula Blickle foundation, Kraichtal, Germany / LACE L.A. / California Center for the Arts Museum Escondido / Figge von Rosen Galerie Cologne
Zack’s work have earned a list of film awards and art prizes as: Isracard and Tel Aviv Museum Prize for Israeli Artist, Idud Hayetzira Prize – Israeli Ministry of Culture, Adi Prize (Adi Foundation and the Israel Museum Jerusalem), Celeste Kunstpreis Berlin, Israel Lottery Council of the Arts, CCA Tel Aviv.
Zack’s work is represented in art collections including Daimler Collection, Stuttgart-Berlin/ Israel Museum Jerusalem / Jewish Museum Berlin / Tel Aviv Museum of Art / Jewish Museum Vienna/ ORS Doron Sebbag / SIP-The Shpilman Institute for Photography Tel Aviv / Tiroche Deleon Collection.