ILIT AZOULAY AT VENICE BIENNALE 2022

April 23 – November 27, 2022

We are very proud to announce that artist Ilit Azoulay (b. Jaffa 1972) has been selected to represent the Israeli Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale (April 23 – November 27, 2022).

Azoulay is best known for recomposing images according to data gained from a thorough research process. On the one hand, her post-produced images inscribe the photographic process in duration, while on the other they alter the photographic perspective induced by the use of a single lens. Her composite and multilayered images allow for a parallax view of several levels across time and space, eliminating the position or temporality of the photographer.

Azoulay’s work has been exhibited extensively and internationally in galleries and museums including solo exhibitions at Bluerider ART (2019 Taipei, Taiwan); Center for Contemporary (2019, Art Tel Aviv); The Israel Museum (2017, Jerusalem); Braverman Gallery (2021,2013, Tel-Aviv); Kunst Werke (2014, Berlin); Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art (2014, Herzliya); and Andrea Meislin Gallery (2011, 2013, New York). In 2014 she was nominated by Quentin Bajac and received the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award (2014, Arles).

The artist has taken part in group exhibitions in established galleries as well as museums such as Eretz Israel Museum (2021, Tel-Aviv); Daimler Contemporary (2020, Berlin) Bauhaus Museum (2019, Dessau); Ashdod Art Museum (2019); Pinakothek der Moderne (2016, Munich); The Museum of Modern Art (2015, New York); Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2015, Paris); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2015, Melbourne); Braverman Gallery (2013, Tel-Aviv); Andrea Meislin Gallery (2013, New York) among others.

Azoulay is the recipient of several awards among them the Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2011), the Israeli Culture and Sports ministry prize (2011), Mifal ha-Pais Foundation Grant (2013), and was among the finalist of the Pictet prize for contemporary Photography (2015).

Her works appear in numerous worldwide museum and private collections including The Museum of Modern Art in New York and Centre Pompidou, Paris, Guggenheim Museum, New York, LACMA, California, and more.

Recent publications include “No Thing Dies” (Mousse Publishing), “Finally Without End”, an artist monograph (Sternberg Press, Berlin), and “Shifting Degrees of Certainty” which was published following her exhibition at KW (Spector Books, Leipzig).

Azoulay holds a BFA (1998) and MFA (2010) from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem. She currently lives and works in Berlin.

Image: The Artist in her studio in Berlin.

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