Nira Pereg (‬born Israel‭, ‬1969) multichannel video installations challenge the  status quo of any territory she immerses herself in. She anchors her work in documentary practice, developing her own “play of resolutions''. Pereg often employs multi-channel presentations which both estrange the events from their origin, and “reenact” them within the exhibition space. This particular aesthetic intervention heightens a constant discomfort with “the way things are”. 

Over the past 20 years Pereg’s work dealt with questions that emerge from the unavoidable synergy of spirit and matter, theory and practice.
Her work both reveals and questions behavioural protocols, as they coexist in liminal spaces of geopolitical, religious, ideological and ethical importance. These border zones serves as a platform for Pereg’s interest and involvement in the social manifestations of power structures which influence our lives.

     “Nira Pereg works by immersing herself in contexts that are both familiar and conflictual, thereby doing away with the notions of proximity and distance. This apparently distant eye that Nira Pereg systematically applies to her subjects is the very form of her commitment. To show the mechanics of exclusion, to set up one’s camera in front of the protocol of separation, as she does in Abraham Abraham Sarah Sarah, is to do much more than merely  document a situation, it is to follow the thread of life running through socio-political  mechanisms, to undertake an archaeology of the present.” 

Nicolas Bourriaud “Nira Pereg’s Frontier Zones” as it appears in the monograph Nira Pereg, Abraham Abraham Sarah Sarah (Publisher: Éditions Musée d’art et d'histoire du Judaïsme. October 2014)
 
Her work has been exhibited worldwide‭, ‬and is represented in the collections of many museums‭, ‬including the Center Pompidou Paris, PS1 New  York, Hirshhorn Museum USA, ZKM Karlsruhe, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv  Museum of Art, The national Gallery of Canada, .Princeton University and TATE modern, ‬London‭.

She currently lives and works in Tel Aviv.

 

 
DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey (forthcoming, 2021), Braverman Gallery (2021), LAX, Los Angeles (2018);  Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany (2017) The Rose Art Museum, Boston, Art Basel, (2015), Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Ticho House (2015); Prix Maratier -Musee d'art et d'histoire du Juda"sme, Paris (2014); Center for Contemporary Art CCA, Tel- Aviv (2013); The Cultura Judaica, Sao Paulo (2012); Kusntahlle DÜsseldorf (2012); Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington (2011); Tel- Aviv Museum of Art (2010); N.B.k, Berlin (2010).

 

 


Arc en rêve centre d'architecture, Bordeaux (2020),  Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong (2020);, ANNE+ ART CONTEMPORAIN, Paris (2019 'Videoland', Kunsthal KAde, Amersfoot, The Netherlands (2019); DEPO Istanbul (2019); American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, USA (2019); Israel Pavilion, Venice architecture biennial, Venice (2018, 2015); National Gallery of Canada (2014); The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2014); Musee National D'art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014); Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York (2013); Neuberger Museum of Art, NY (2013); Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo (2013); The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (2012); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2012); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2010); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2010); ZKM, Karlsruhe (2009); Art Focus, Jerusalem (2008); PS1 Contemporary Art Center, NY(2006); The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon (2004).


 

The Right to Clean, Exhibition catalogue, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. Contributing writers include Gannit Ankori, Timna Seligman, Boris Groys and Christopher Bedford (201s); Nicolas Bourriaud, Joseph Cohen, Raphael Zagury-Orly, "Abraham Abraham, Sarah Sarah," Prix Maratier -La Fondation pro mahj le musée d'art et d'histoire du juda"sme, (October, 2014). Kept Alive, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Walter Koenig (2012). Mignon Nixon ,"The undiscovered country," ARTFORUM (October 2010); Leah Ollman, Art in America, June-July (2010); Boris Groys, "The Hard Pulse of Regularity," Programma Magazine (May 2010);

 
 
 

2006        'Idud Hayezira'- Israeli Culture ministry, Israel.

2010         Winner of the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize’sTel-Aviv  Museum, Israel.

2013         Prix Maratier ward 2013 , The Fondation Pro mahJ, Paris, France.

2016         Israels’ minister of culture first senior video artist award.

2016         The Lia Van Leer Award of the Experimental Cinema and Video Art Competition, Jerusalem Film                      festival, Israel.

 

2011-2021...     Senior Lecturer and staff member at Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art
2011-2015        Lecturer at Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Jerusalem

                       Lecturer at Ma'ale Film School, Jerusalem
20011               Guest Professor at USCD Department of Sociology, San Diego, CA, USA
2006-2008      Guest Professor at the HFG-Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe invitation of
                       Prof.Boris Groys and Prof.Peter Sloterdike.
2002-2005      Senior Lecturer and staff member Department of Fine Arts, Haifa University
2000-2004     Lecturer HaMidrasha -Faculty of the Arts, Beit Berl College
2000-2003     Lecturer at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

 

Tate Modern, UK

Center Pompidou collection, Paris

Israel Museum Collection, Jerusalem;

Tel-Aviv Museum of Art collection, Tel Aviv;

Goetz collection, Munich,

GAM collection, Torino;

SIP collection, Tel-Aviv

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Podesta collection, Washington

Robert and Renee Drake, Wassenaar. Netherlands

Barzilai Hollander collection, Brussles;

Nathalie Cohen collection, Paris; 

Vivian Ostrovsky collection

Wendy Fisher collection London;

Private collections

 

Artis Video Series: Nira Pereg (2011)

Interview with Nira Pereg, July 2010, with discussion of the works:

"Sabbath 2008," "Kept Alive," "and Melancholy," and "67 Bows".

For more information about contemporary artists from Israel, visit artiscontemporary.org

'Double Exposure Project', The Shpilman Institute for Photography, Israel;

Commentary video by Boris Groys and Nira Pereg; Curator: Aya Luria

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Haaretz: Heb

https://www.haaretz.co.il/gallery/art/artreview/.premium-1.9999021

אמנות | ביקורת אמנות- תוספת שבת TWILIGHT ZONES
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נירה פרג מציגה: איך הופכים ערימת מחסומים משטרתיים לחוויה אמנותית נעלה
בתערוכתה החדשה ממשיכה פרג לחקור התנהגות אנושית בסיטואציות טעונות פוליטית.
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Haaretz: Heb

ביקור סטודיו אצל נירה פרג

https://www.haaretz.co.il/gallery/art/studio/1.1575209

תקריב;כתב עת לקולנוע דוקומנטרי: Heb

הסיפור שאני רוצה לספר הוא הסיפור של המבט – שיחה עם נירה פרג

https://takriv.net/article/%d7%a8%d7%90%d7%99%d7%95%d7%9f-%d7%a2%d7%9d-%d7%a0%d7%99%d7%a8%d7%94-%d7%a4%d7%a8%d7%92/

Eng:Takriv : Online magazine for discussion and critique of documentary film:

Interview with Nira Pereg (Yeal Shenkar)

The Story I Want to Tell is the Story of Perspective

https://takriv.net/english-article/interview-nira-pereg/

The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Rites of Preservation, Nira Pereg, 9/12/17

https://soundcloud.com/cirucberkeley/rites-of-preservation-nira-pereg-91217

Jerusalem cinematheque: Eng

Nira Pereg: Topology of Holiness

https://jer-cin.org.il/en/movie/7307

GLZ RADIO

Interview on Radio with Yaron Vilensky

Programma Magazine: Eng

a conversation with Boris Groys