Nevet Yitzhak, was born 1975 in Israel, and she graduated from the MFA program at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Tel Aviv in June 2007. She lives and works in Tel Aviv. She has won important and prestigious prizes; the Givon prize for new art from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2013, and the Creative Encouragement Award, of Israel ministry of culture & sport in 2012. Her works can be found in the collections of various museums, including the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and Petach Tikva Museum of Art, and private collections.
The art of Nevet Yitzhak
Nevet Yitzhak has a clearly distinguishable voice and style. She is a video artist, composer, installation artist, and cultural researcher. Each of these characteristics is embedded in her works and brings forth a complex view on art, society and culture. Nevet Yitzhak explores the medium of video art since its inception and can examine profound elements in its structure, enriching the viewer's perception of the work. One of the cornerstones of her work is the real archival materials which she uses, disconnecting them from their original context, manipulating them and re-placing them into an ensemble of images and sounds which configure her works. This decomposition and reconstitution in her work leaves gaps for inquiry and thought, resulting in a layered conceptual creation.
In her work, Nevet Yitzhak often criticizes contemporary political and cultural issues. She challenges our perception of the past by raising questions about cultural heritage and collective forgetfulness within a complex local identity. She most often employs archival materials that deal with historical events, which she then deconstructs and reconstructs with digital tools. The outcome reintroduces the historical moment with a nostalgic yet critical approach for past social and cultural structures and tradition.
The Givon prize for new art from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2013, and the Creative Encouragement Award, of Israel ministry of culture & sport in 2012.