(May 2018) Israeli visual artists Keren Anavy and Tal Frank have been collaborating for the past seven years. Their research based projects explore the dynamic relationship between nature and culture through the lens of specific sites and locations.
Keren Anavy is a painter, installation artist, art educator and magazine art writer (Hebrew), currently based in New York. Tal Frank is a sculptor, installation artist and an art educator, currently based in Mexico City.
Their recent exhibition, Compositions for Stones of Gold (2018), supported by Asylum Arts grant, was a site-specific installation in a historic building in Mexico City, in which they investigated archaeological sites of water-related structures such as aqueducts and ruins both in Mexico and Israel in order to scrutinize the relation between place, nature, and identity.
Their exhibition Between Beauty, Memory and Form (2017) was presented at Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Mexico, preceded by Beauty and Other Forms (2016), Mane’-Katz Museum, Haifa; Crossover (2013), Feinberg Projects Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; and Hothouse (2012), Dan Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.
While in residence, Anavy and Frank will explore the connection between nature and the local community.