Nira Pereg
Nira Pereg was born in in Tel Aviv. 1969, spent the 90s in New-York, where she received her B.F.A from Cooper Union at New York USA. On her return to Israel, she graduated from the Bezalel M.F.A studio program in Jerusalem, and has been teaching internationally ever since. Pereg’s multichannel video installations challenge the status quo of any territory she immerse her self in. She anchors her work in documentary practice. However, in order to challenge the traditional role of the “real” verses the “artificial” Pereg developed her own language of editing in which a studio produced sound track questions these images. She often employes multi channel presentation to estrange the events from their origin and place them within the “real” exhibition space. This particular aesthetic intervention plays a crucial role in the work’s spacial presentation, and heightens a constant discomfort with “the way things are”. The merger of spirit and matter, as it is coexist in public spaces of religious/political/military presence, serves as a platform for Pereg’s interest and involvement in the social manifestations and symptoms of structures which influence our lives.