Adi Oz-Ari was born in 1968. Lives and works in Tel Aviv. A graduate of the Physical Therapy Department (B.P.T), Tel Aviv University (1992); the Interior Design program (B.Des (interior)), the College of Management, Givatayim, Israel (2003); and the art department, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College (2012). Holds an MFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv (2015).
A multidisciplinary artist who engages mainly with manipulated photography, photographic installations, and the effects of medium transitions on the image, her photographs are produced using scans, digital processing, photographic readymades, X-rays, cyanotype, etc. Photography in Oz-Ari's work is a material in itself, treated as an independent object in the world rather than a vehicle with which to document reality. Her practice involves work with different photographic techniques and materials, examining the artist's impact on these substances, as if she were an alchemist. In addition to material research, she explores manifestations of one's mental and physical relation to such notions as pain, desistence, and loss. The images in her work are never direct; they go through a set of adaptations, transformations, and manipulations to articulate the contents addressed in each body of work in the profoundest manner.
Oz-Ari's work has been featured in various group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, as well as in one- and two-person exhibitions, among them at the Photo Lab Gallery, Tel Aviv; the Tel Aviv Artists' House; The Lobby Art Space, Tel Aviv; and Indie Photography Group Gallery, Tel Aviv, where she was a member of the artist cooperative from 2012 to 2014. Internationally, she participated in several exhibitions, including a collateral show at the 57th Venice Biennale ("Empire II," curator: Vanya Balogh).
Lives and works in Tel Aviv
2013-2015 MFA, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2009–2012 BFA, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Kfar Sava, Israel
1999–2003 B.Des,(Design) College of Management and Academic Studies, Givatayim, Israel
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 Epidermis, Hamaabada Le Zilum (Photography Lab) Gallery, curator: Dr. Smadar Sheffi
Out of Place, The Lobby Art Space, Tel Aviv (with Raafat Hattab), curators: Leor Grady, Orit Shershevski
2017 My Madonna, Tel Aviv Artist's House, curator: Vera Pilpoul
2013 Knife in the Water, Indie Gallery, Tel Aviv (with Liraz Pank), curator: Reuven Kuperman
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Art History or The History of Zionism, Ein Hod Gallery, Curator: Yossi Waxman.
Winners of the Air Land 3.0 / Inside Land Prize, Museum of Contemporary Arts/ Ex Officine Ferroviarie di Barge, Torino, Italy
2019 Reflections, Neve Shechter Art Center, Tel-Aviv, curator: Shira Fridman
2018 Steel City, Ken HaKukia Art Space, Tel-Aviv, curators: Gilat Nadivi and Vera Pilpoul
2017 The 5th International Photography Festival, Portfolio view of 10 artists, 10 artists Tel Aviv
Traverse Video Festival, Toulouse, France, curators: Simone and Pierre Dompeyre
The Core Project, RUA RED Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, curator: Matthew Nevi
Capture the Moment, Galleri Norrsken, Stockholm, Sweden
A Village You Are and to a Village You Will Return, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod, curator: Raafat Hattab
Empire II, Castello 1610/A, Venice, Italy, curator: Vania Balogh
2016 AVI-Art Video International Festival, Jerusalem
The Unknown, The Different and The Bizarre, Beit Michal Art Center, Rehovot, curator: Carmit Blumenson
In Between, Florentin 45 Contemporary Art Space, Tel Aviv, curators: Gilat Nadivi and Vera Pilpoul
2014 Revealment and Concealment, Bialik House Museum, Tel Aviv, curator: Dr. Smadar Sheffi
Confessions, The Artists’ Residence, Herzliya, curator: Karni Barzilay
2010 Secret Art, Beit Mani, Tel Aviv, curators: Doron Pollak and Esti Drori
2020 "Dispersal", Art Market Magazine, Arist review, Issue #54, Pages 58 – 73 (Link)
Art Hole Magazine, November 2020
2021 GlogauAir, Berlin, Germany