Artists Nadav Assor and Amnon Wolman will discuss their works in the exhibition PARDES in the context of their broader practice.
Nadav Assor creates videos, installations, performances, and objects. His work deals with the performed mediation of cities, bodies and personal narratives via appropriated military-industrial technologies. Assor regularly exhibits and performs internationally in festivals, music venues, museums and galleries in North America, Israel, Europe and Asia. He has recently shown work at the 2014 Transmediale at the KW Center in Berlin, the 2013 Berlin Director’s Lounge, the Soundwave Biennial in San Francisco, Spectrum NYC, and Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Nadav was born in the US and grew up in Israel, where he earned his Bachelors from the Midrashsa College of Art. He holds an MFA as a Full Merit Fellow in Art & Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2010). He is the inaugural recepient of the SAIC Edes Award, and also among the 2011 awardess of the Israeli Ministry of Culture’s Young Artist awards. Since 2012, Nadav has been an Assistant Professor of Expanded Media and a Fellow at the Ammerman Center for Art & Technology in Connecticut College. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.
Amnon Wolman is a sound artist and a composer whose work is grounded in a belief that music as an art form expresses many dissimilar ideas of beauty. Wolman works in four arenas: sound art, performance sound-art, composition and collaborative projects. His interest and involvement in technology and in issues of time-information guide his work alongside long-standing interests in the creative process, the relationship between a performer and the artist, and collaborations. He has taught at Northwestern University, The City University of New York-Brooklyn College, Tel Aviv University, and in numerous master classes and summer courses, and is currently on the faculty of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and the artistic director of Ensemble Musica Nova in Tel Aviv. In the Fall of 2012 he was a guest professor of composition at Harvard University as a Schusterman Visiting Artist.