JENNIFER ABESSIRA

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Jennifer Abessira’s method is impulsive and miscellaneous. When browsing through her works, you may encounter a mixture of global and anecdotal: close-ups from Nouvelle Vague films next tofamily scenes set in her house in Israel. The artist doesn’t separate art and inspiration from a private life — and draws us to a reflection on our digital life versus the one we actually live.

 

Abessira became known in 2011 for her project Elastique, a title reminiscent of a Charlotte Gainsbourg 1987 song. First in a blog format, then embracing different digital and physical forms, Elastique attempted to classify a multi-faceted reality and create a new order for the chaotic present. The clashes of her visual imagery find unity and meaning together.

 

In 2013, Abessira got to hospital after a car accident and, for two months, was recording her art via Instagram. She was one of the first to define this platform as an artist studio, open to the public eye. Unique hashtags became a way to curate and catalogue her extensive visual narrative. Today, Abessira's Instagram account is both a digital gallery and an instrument to document the artisticprocess, constantly streaming her vision into the wider web.

 

More recently, the artist created a visual narrative inspired of archival material and her digital works - 72 physical photographs displayed outside London Bridge Station and inspiring over 8 million people physically. Her art is an escape, a wayto romanticize the existence which sometimes can feel too random. In the permanent present of Jennifer Abessira, our everyday retreats into a state of timelessness.

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Portrait of MTArt digital artist and photographer Jennifer Abessira

 

PRESS

02/07/2015 HER ELASTIQUE HEART

C-print, 2nd July 2015

Jennifer Abessira is a compelling mixed media artist based in Tel Aviv where she recently graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Absorbed by her ongoing Elastique project on social media, one arising from the Internet and dictated by the condition of not working in a studio which paves way for, as she says, a spontaneous approach towards making imagery, we got in touch with Jennifer to learn more. ...


10/04/2015 SOHO'S SECOND COMING

Dazed, 10th April 2015

While we watch on as Soho is culturally flattened as the closure of some of its key (see: institutionall) venues hits an all-time high, a new opening is perhaps the last thing we thought we’d see. Defying this debasing of Soho is Soho Revue, a new contemporary art gallery opening on Greek Street with the aim to “get a bit of the old Soho back”. “By pushing the art scene away from the centre of London, the city faces the risk of losing its artistic ...


 

CURRICULUM VITAE 

Born 1984 in Paris, France. Lives and works in Tel-Aviv.

 

EDUCATION

2015 || MFA Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

2011 || M.A, Interdisciplinary Art, Faculty of the Arts in the University of Tel Aviv

2009 || Bauhaus School at Weimar, Dessau and Berlin in honor of 90 years of the Bauhaus movement

2008 || B.A, History and French Literature, Faculty of Humanities in the University of Tel Aviv

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 || Don’t Think Twice - Public Exhibition at the London Bridge Station, London

2016 || La Tangente - The Impossible Project, Paris

2015 || HOWHY -  in collaboration with Telavivian, Romano, Tel Aviv

2015 || Alone Together – MFA graduate show

2014 || We Live as we dream – Alone,  ArtStation, Tel Aviv

2012 || Elastique, Curated by Boaz Aharonovitch at Indie Gallery, Tel Aviv

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 || Always Duty Free | Artists Residence | Herzliya

2018 || Tel Aviv Museum of Art + Teder | Tel Aviv

2018 || The Soap Cried a Lot | Al Hatsouk | Netanya

2018 || Au Soleil | Galerie Agathe Gaillard | Paris

2016 || Fragments Of | during the Frieze art fair at Castel Gibson | London

2015 || Nothing Perishes | Soho Revue | London

2014 || The Disappearing of Light  |  The Artists House  | Tel Aviv

2013 || Goods  | Curator : Joshua Simon |  Moby Museum  | Bat Yam

2013 || Patchbox Project 2nd edition  |  Rome

2013 || La Culture #8  | Gordon 2  |  Tel Aviv

2013 || Time Is Love #6 | International Video Art Program curated by Kisito Assangni | Teheran - New York - Amsterdam

2012 || Random | Baad Reservoir | Bezalel Academy od Art & design | Tel-Aviv

2012 || Black Box Project | An outdoor exhibition on publicity signs | Jerusalem

2012 || Fresh Print | Feinberg Projects | Tel-Aviv

2012 || Free Admission, Shay Arye Gallery | Tel-Aviv

2012 || 1+1 | Ba’alie Hamelaha Gallery | Tel-Aviv

2012 || Essen Magazine food exhibition at Triennale Milan

2012 || What’s Next?, curated by Girlcore at KK Outlet | London

2012 || BAAD Influence | Baad Reservoir (Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design) | Tel-Aviv

2012 || The Irreconcilable, curated by Guy Yanai, Spaceship at Hayarkon 70, Tel Aviv | With Jonas Wood, Avner Ben Gal, Tal R, Matt Phillips, and Guy Yanai

2012 || E.A.T, a.m.a.t.a (Italien Friends of the Tel Aviv Meuseum of Art) Palazzo Lombradia, Milano

2011 || Possibility of a Book, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

 

GRANTS

2013 || Mifal Hapais grant for an exhibition in Israel or abroad

 

 

RESIDENCY

2018 || Factory | Bat Yam

2016 || La Cite Internationale des Arts | Paris

2012 || Peila Residency, non-profit organization, appropriated by Sari Golan Sarig and Gaby Ron | Tel Aviv

 

BOOKS/CATALOGS

2014 || Night Shots Zine published by MOOOOON

2012 || Elastique  Zine published by Pogo Books.

2011 || University (collaboration with Guy Yanai) published by Possibility of a Book.

2011 || 100 Days of Active Resistance, published by Damiani & Vivienne Westwood

 

 

ART FAIRS & AUCTIONS & OTHERS

2018 || Print Screen Festival, Design Museum Holon

2015 || Avenir Magazine & Sotheby’s , London

2013 || Fresh Paint, Israel

Portrait of MTArt digital artist and photographer Jennifer Abessira