vered nissim

tel aviv

In her artis­tic work, Vered Nis­sim exam­ines ques­tions of iden­ti­ty, social sta­tus, and gen­der in the envi­ron­ment of her home, fam­i­ly, and pri­vate life. She uses media, pho­tog­ra­phy, sculp­ture, instal­la­tion, video, and video performances.


“As a female artist, I am always fas­ci­nat­ed by the way the home has been mar­gin­al­ized to a great extent in art his­to­ry as a place of inti­ma­cy, a loca­tion usu­al­ly asso­ci­at­ed with the fem­i­nine. Through­out his­to­ry, the domes­tic set­ting has been both a safe­guard and a prison for so many women. My gaze has always been direct­ed inwards. My way of explor­ing, engag­ing, and crit­i­ciz­ing the world and cul­tur­al norms has been through this inward gaze. My house, my fam­i­ly, and I are piv­otal points in all my work.”


As part of the home.frankfurt.telaviv project, Nis­sim will deal with the tra­di­tion of female singing in the home envi­ron­ment. Accord­ing to tra­di­tion­al Jew­ish belief, women are pro­hib­it­ed from singing in pub­lic. It is con­sid­ered sex­u­al­ly tempt­ing and an exhi­bi­tion­ist act. Nis­sim will work with women from her neigh­bor­hood, using film and sound recordings.

Foto: Vered Nissim


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