Lot 14 - Efrat Merin - Before Time
Lot 14 - Efrat Merin - Before Time

Lot 14 - Efrat Merin - Before Time

Ink on paper

2023

A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

About

I work across multiple mediums, mainly painting, drawing and filmmaking. My paintings contest dominant power structures and celebrate female desire through queer retellings of mythical narratives. I am especially fascinated by origin myths – ideas of primordial chaos, and narratives of separation and becoming. Among the themes I work with are the performativity of the queer body, the fusion of science and magic, and the environmental crisis as an existential state.

 

Education

2020-22 Turps Studio Programme, London 
2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hamidrasha Faculty of the Arts, Beit Berl College, Israel, cum laude
2012 Cinema Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards

Selected Exhibitions and Screenings
2023 Van Gogh AIR, Van Gogh Gallery, Zundert, NL (forthcoming, solo)
2023 Darbyshire Ltd, London, UK (forthcoming, solo)
2022 Overspill, Terrace Gallery, London
2022 International Original Print Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, UK
2022 Beep Painting Biennial, Elysium Gallery, Swansea 
2022 Brixton Art Prize Shortlist Show, Downstairs Brixton, London
2022 Open Call 2022, Mepaintsme, online 
2022 Exh 08, Floorr Magazine Online Exhibition, London
2022 Levinsky Library Annual Benefit Show, online 
2021 Flux Exhibition, online
2021 Medium Rare, Bermondsey Project Space, London
2020 Dream. Figure, Maya gallery, Tel Aviv (solo)
2020     Artist wall, Maya gallery, Tel Aviv 
2020In 24-Hours: Environment: Natural Beings, The Wall Space Gallery, Scotland,
(curated by Ayshia Taskin)
2019 What ought To Be Done? Work & Life, National Museum of Modern 
Contemporary Art, Seoul
2018 LebensWertArbeit, Museum am Dom, Trier
2017 Labour in a Single Shot, CAC, Vilnius
2015 Cutting Edge International Film Festival
2015 Visions du Réel Doc Outlook-International Market
2015 Krakow Film Market
2015 BFA Final Exhibition, Hamidrasha Faculty of the Arts
2015 Labour in a Single Shot, Venice Biennale, Venice
2015 Labour in a Single Shot, House of the World Cultures, Berlin
2014 Labour in a Single Shot, MUAC, México City
2013 Labour in a Single Shot, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

Awards and Residencies
2023 Van Gogh AIR, Zundert, NL (forthcoming)
2022 Artist-in-Residence, Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway 
2022 Darbyshire Prize for Emerging Art
2022 Artist Residency, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium
2022 Brixton Art Prize (Shortlisted)
2022 Jackson’s Art Prize (Shortlisted)
2021 Alpine Fellowship Visual Art Prize (Shortlisted)
2015 Tel-Aviv: Story of a City, Best Documentary Feature of Cutting Edge 
International Film Festival

 

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