Shai Dror lives and creates in Jerusalem. His work, which combines photography, video and installation, address the local culture and the Israeliness. He investigates religious and cultural symbols as well as national pathoses, and also use a wide overview of the variety of the local creative work throughout history. His practice includes dismantling cultural icons and setting them up in a different context by using a cinematic language borrowed from other genres, seeking to create “new realities”. His photographic aesthetics is influenced by contemporary movies and TV series, mostly those dealing with utopia and dystopia.
Dror is a graduate with honor of the Bezalel Photography department (2018). Winner of the Lauren and Mitchel Perser award for an excelling ﬁnal work. Included in the ‘Zoom 2019’ exhibition in the Steinhardt nature museum in Tel Aviv. His ﬁlm An Other Day participated in the 21st Student Flm Festival in the Tel Aviv Cinematheque and the ﬁlm was selected as one of the ten leading ﬁnal works in the Bezalel Academy and was on display in the 10×10 Convention in Jerusalem (2018).
Last update: October 8th, 2019