Contemporary Arts


Born 1969 in Tel Aviv (Israel), based in Tel Aviv.

From 1989 to 1993, Pereg studied at New York's Cooper Union, and in 2000 obtained an MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. In addition to major solo shows at venues including the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf in 2012, Hirshhorn Museum in 2011, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2010 (as winner of the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize), she has taken part in numerous group exhibitions. Using video installations and photographic works she presents the way in which culture, religion and the tacit social conventions that accompany them, and people's casual behavioral patterns are profoundly underpinned by the structure of the society in question. Although observation and documentary are the keynotes of Pereg's approach, by taking a fresh look at others and their actions on an everyday basis, and applying detailed sound design, she manages to endow casual scenes with a kind of theatrical quality. Pereg demonstrates how social norms, power structures and customs regulate the everyday lives of all individuals; her work 《 Sabbath 》 in particular challenges the viewer with the notion that preserving the homogeneity of community can in fact serve to exclude others.

  《 Sabbath 》 2008
courtesy of the artist and Braverman Gallery
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