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Ofri Cnaani

1975, Israel

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Ofri Cnaani is an artist and educator. She works in time-based media, live-cinema performances, and large-scale installations. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts, where she teaches courses about Digital Performance and Digital Feminism, among others and run the ‘City as Site: Performance + Social interventions’ summer program.

Cnaani’s participatory performance often made for one person at the time, offering new perspectives on the concept of ‘mediation’ and the act of seeing. Cnaani has an ongoing body of work that provide the viewer with a soul reading on the crossroad between the age-old occult and the omniscient digital world.
Her public performances and institutional interventions focus on museum education and the variety of ways in which museum knowledge is formed, transformed, and spread verbally between educators, their audiences, museum employees, and art professionals. She is interested to challenge the conversation and negotiate new agencies and authorities between experts, audiences, and cultural artifacts.

Cnaani’s solo exhibitions and performances include: Metropolitan Museum of Art , Inhotim Institute, Brazil; Israel Museum; Kiasma Museum, Helsinki; Jerusalem; PS1/MoMA, NYC; BMW Guggenheim Lab, NYC; The Fisher Museum of Art, L.A.; Twister, Network of Lombardy Contemporary Art Museums, Italy; Kunsthalle Galapagos, NYC; Andrea Meislin Gallery, NYC; Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv; Pack Gallery, Milan; Haifa Museum of Art, Israel; Herzlyia Museum of Art, Israel. Group exhibitions include: Moscow Biennial; The Kitchen, NYC; Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Arnolfini Foundation Museum, Bristol, UK; Tel Aviv Museum; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Prague Triennial.

 

Last update 5th May, 2017