Tamar	 Hirschfeld

Promotion Manoel de Oliveira


Tamar Hirschfeld

Born in 1983 in Jérusalem (Israel)

Tamar Hirschfeld was born in Jerusalem in 1984, qualified with a Master's Degree at the Bezalel Academy of art and design, Jerusalem (Israel). She grew up in Jerusalem, a city rife with conflicting religions, nationalities, and ideologies. This reality has fuelled Tamar Hirschfeld's preoccupation with power relations. She has learned how to act in a stress-filled, conflict-ridden, binary environment.
From the beginning of her undergraduate studies in the city, she made it her goal to produce images based on ideological ambiguity. Hirschfeld uses extreme, hackneyed representations of religion, nationality, gender, and race, which she dialectically confronts with their opposites. This is her way of protesting against a binary perception of reality, one that requires us to choose a political party, a religious or national loyalty, and a clear gender identity, and thus upholding humanity. Hirschfeld’s work varies between installation, performance, drawing and film and has been presented at contemporary art events such as Tel Aviv, Petach Tikva and Herzelia Museums in Israel, and she received a grant from the Centre for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv.
She is currently living and working in Tel Aviv as well as in Lille, where she is a student at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains.


L'Institut de mon Arabe

Installation - 2017

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition panorama 19

Sheldon, Le Squelette Humaniste

Film - 2016

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 18