A World of Emotions,

Interview With Canon View Magazine

As my ventures underwater continue, I was interviewed by Cecilie Harris from the Canon View magazine on my ongoing project Anchor Point, which I have been working on in the last few months. 


In this interview (titled World of Emotions), I share all about my video-art project and its meaning. 

You can read it here. Hope you’ll find it interesting!

 Screening at

The Jewish Film Festival in Vienna

I'm happy to share that my video installation You Don't Have To Do a Thing is now exhibited in The Jewish Film Festival in Vienna, and will be projected on October 14t at 15:30, so if you're in the area - I very much recommend a visit.


We can learn from human history that walls of thought sometimes lead to the building of physical walls. The negative effects of thought often create hatred and exclusion against groups in a society. The curating team detected a link between the festival's topic and my work, for it examines people's reactions to sound, associated with three different major cultures and religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

For more details, please visit the festival's website (German).

Outdoor and Online Exhibition

At the Copenhagen Photo Festival


I am delighted to share with you the opening of the exhibition with my participation in the Copenhagen Photography Festival (June 18th- September 30th, 2020).


This year I was selected to take part in the festival’s new initiation called FRAMES on FRAME: a visual outdoor intervention of large-scale works by seven different artists, presented on the facade of our festival container building FRAME. 


One of my works, printed in 3.5 meters high, is exhibited at Refshaleøen, the exhibition park. The festival’s website gives access to my full video work 'You're Gorgeous You're Mad'.


You can also purchase one of my limited edition prints at the festival partners - Alta.

Feature Video:

A Personal Presentation of My Work

My new 4 minuet feature video is now up on Canon Connected playlist, in which they asked me to film a video describing my work You're Gorgeous, You're Mad


This happens to be the first video I make that focuses on my working method, and it gives a brief intro to the project as well as a quick look behind the scenes.  


You can view it here. Hope you’ll enjoyed it!

Solo Show at The Copenhagen

Photo Festival

This summer my work, You’re Gorgeous, You’re Mad, will be presented as a solo show at the Copenhagen Photo Festival in Denmark, one of Europe’s leading festivals of contemporary photography.


During this time of global uncertainty, the festival team is determined to bring new inspiration to the realm of contemporary photography and video and therefore, whether the event will be physical or virtual, the organisers are adamant that the festival will take place as planned, between June 18 and 14, 2020.  


For more information about the festival and the solo exhibitions please click here or visit this page.

The Group Show 'Fantasy'


The work You’re Gorgeous, You’re Mad is on view as part of the group show “Fantasy,” at the Israel Photo Festival, Tel Aviv. 


The work is presented in a new format, as a video on a screen which is viewed through a window that was installed as part of a wall. The exhibit runs until December 7, 2019. For details please visit the festival’s website

Opening at Fotogalerie Wien


copyright Fotogalerie Wien, photos Michael Michlmayr

The exhibition Rituals is now on show at the Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria. The opening ceremony and preview took place on November 25th, 2019.


My video work "You Don't Have To Do A Thing" is now presented in their intimate and lovely cinema, alongside additional international artists presenting photography and video works. 

The exhibition will be on view until January 11th, 2020. For more info please view this invitation or the gallery's website.

Two Upcoming Tel Aviv Exhibitions

Last September I had the pleasure of being a part of the Home Base Project Residency program in Tel Aviv, directed by Anat Litwin. Together with ten additional artists the program explored different ways of relating to the city, neighbourhood and residents. 


On November 7th 2019 the new work I have created will be presented as part of the LOVE ART, MAKE ART 2019 festival in Tel Aviv. It will be part of a group show called “IRUACH - Artistic Hosting in the City” which will take place in Hagra Center, Tel Aviv. Please click here for details (in Hebrew). 

Later this month, on November 28th 2019, I will participate in another exhibition titled “Fantasy” as part of the 7th edition of Israel Photo Festival. I will attend the opening and take part in a panel discussion on December 6th at 11am. More info can be found here

Summer 2019 Exhibitions

The video work You Don’t Have To Do A Thing will be at Museum On The Seam in Jerusalem, as part of the exhibition: Jerusalem: A Self-Portrait (July 12 - August 30th, 2019). Link to invitation details.


The project was filmed in Jerusalem in 2017 and has been exhibited at several international venues. This is the first time that it will be shown in Jerusalem.


The solo show A Lasting Faith continues to travel in Russia and recently opened at the Eparchial Museum in Samara (June 21st – August 21st, 2019).


Previously this year it was shown at the Nuzhin City Exhibition Hall in Yaroslavl (March 14th - April 4th).

Solo Show at The White Gallery

The solo show A Lasting Faith is now on show at the White Gallery (Белая Галерея), Novosibirsk, Russia. The opening ceremony and preview took place on December 4th, 2018. 


The exhibition will be on view until January 10th, 2019.

More details

Geste Paris 2018

My new video work will be included in the exhibition “Binary/Non-Binary” as part of the third edition of GESTE PARIS, Between November 5th - December 2nd, 2018. 


I will be attending the opening on November 5th. 


Click here for invitation and details

Artist Residency in Virginia

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In July 2018, I participated in the “Experimental Film Virginia” Artist in Residency program, situated in Cape Charles, Virginia, USA. The residency was an ideal place for me to create two new projects: The video project You're Gorgeous, You're Mad which was completed during the residency, and a new ongoing photography project.

The video is‪ a series of intimate audio, video and textual confessions, depicting people who take an intense and revealing look at who they are. 


The new photography series is composed of portraits of local people standing on a bright white cube against a background of local scenery. The white cube is a stage, a symbol, and an object encompassing multiple meanings and elements.


Link: Artworks page

Two Works Have Been Selected For The Hermitage Museum Permanent Collection

Following my solo exhibition A Lasting Faith, which was held at the Hermitage Museum in June 2018, museum director Professor Piotrovsky decided to include two of the works from the show in the museum's permanent collection.


The artworks will now be part of the collection in the Oriental Department.


Link: Exhibition info  

I am pleased to announce that I was selected as a new Canon Ambassador, as Canon announced on its website in June 2018. As part of the programme, I will share my expertise at workshops, seminars, and major photography shows to help to create unique opportunities for photographers at all levels.

The Ambassador Programme is a Canon initiative which aims to strengthen the relationship between Canon and professional photographers, honor the talents of the world’s leading photographers, and engages with the wider photographic community.


Link:  Canon Europe Ambassadors page      


Opening Ceremony at The

Hermitage Museum


Photographs by Aleksey Bronnikov and Stanislav Marchenko

The opening ceremony and preview of the solo exhibition A Lasting Faith  took place on May 29th in the presence of Professor Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.


The exhibition will be on view until the end of June, 2018.


Links:  News at Museum's site       

         Exhibition hall view      

         (Back to) project page

The Hermitage Solo Show

The exhibition A Lasting Faith will be on view at The Staraya Derevnya Centre of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, between May 30th- June 29th, 2018.   


Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10:30-18:00 (last entry at 17:00). Access to the exhibition does not require a guided tour. 


Click here for details at the official museum site

Solo Exhibition at The

Casula Powerhouse Arts Center

The video solo show opened at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, in Sydney, Australia. The project examines the different reactions people in Jerusalem have to the sounds of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim prayers.


The exhibition is part of the Sydney “Head On Photo Festival” and is on

view until May 20, 2018.


Links: Exhibition info at the museum site     

        Exhibition hall view

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