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Elisheva Gavra (b. 1992) is an artist, photographer and writer based in New York. Her work has been exhibited at the Jewish Museum in New York, The Broad Art Center in Los Angeles, and elsewhere. She is a recent MFA graduate in photography from Columbia University.
Working with productive violent structure, within the paradigm of collapse. Gavra examines photography, a case of productive violence, through a relational lens that insists on the importance of real and imagined interpersonal relationships to it. Through those investigations, the positions of looking and desiring are considered as means of indoctrination as well as emancipation.
2023 MFA, Photography, Columbia University, NY
2015 B.A, Art history & Women and Gender studies Tel Aviv University, TLV
Solo and two person exhibitions
2021 Official Portrait, curated by Oz Zloof.
Tel Aviv Meir Garden, TLV.
2020 The Open Air Studio Project, curated by Shir Newman.
Hagra Center, TLV.
2018 07 thread (with Layla Klinger), curated by Ivry Baumgarten.
Night light art festival, TLV.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 Columbia MFA Thesis Exhibition, curated by Jasmine Wahi.
Lenfest Center for the Arts, New York, NY
2022 UCLA New Wight Biennial, curated by Farshid Bazmandegan and Rachel Hakimian. Broad Art Center, LA, California.
2022 Otherwise, curated by Victoria Horrocks, Carlota Ortiz Monasterio, and HoWon Kim
Half gallery, New York, NY.
2022 Neumena, curated by Emmanuel Olunkwa, Sally Eaves Hughes.
Chashama gallery, New York, NY.
2022 Columbia 1st year MFA exhibition, curated by Amy Sadao.
Lenfest Center for the Arts, New York, NY.
2022 In Response: Jonas Mekas, curated by Chris Gartrell and Jenna Weiss.
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
2021 In Time, curated by Rona Yefman
ZAZ10 Times Square, New York, NY.
2020 Outside the Box 2, curated by Yael Rozin
Jaffa old city.
2023 Rage Notes and Delusionals while Returning to my Ancestors Grave, curated by Emily Johnson. Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York, NY.
2020 S.M.B.B. curated by Tal Sofia.
Heder (Teder), TLV
2018 Post Graduate Panic, Hagra center, Tel Aviv
2018 Lip-Stink, Hagra center, Tel Aviv
2018 Yochai Matos - Resigning from Art, Fresh Paint art fair 10, Tel Aviv
2017 Rudi & Communities, The PhotoHouse TLV, TLV.
2016 Contact, HaTeder, TLV.
Awards and Grants
2023 Dean’s Project Grant, Columbia University School of the Arts
2022-23 Columbia School of the Arts merit scholarship
2022 Artis scholarship fund
2022 Puffin Foundation Grant
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