Artist talk: Dor Guez

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Pro Arte Foundation, Peter and Paul Fortress, Nevskiy curtain, left side
07.04.2014 - 19:00
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Dor Guez is an artist and scholar from Jerusalem whose installations combine diverse modes of video and photographic practices. Guez's work raises questions about contemporary art's role in narrating unwritten histories, and re-contextualizing visual and written documents. The artist's cultural heritage, Christian Palestinian and Jewish Tunisian, is reflected in his artistic interest and examination of Arab culture. In 2009, Guez founded the Christian-Palestinian Archive (CPA), the first archive devoted to the Christian-Palestinian minority of the Middle East. It contains a growing collection of scanned archival materials from the first half of the 20th century that document the personal histories of the Christian- Palestinian community worldwide. 

Guez is a lecturer in the History and Theory Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and a researcher of archives affiliated with Tel Aviv University. His work has been the subject of over 16 solo exhibitions around the world, including at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; The Jewish Museum, New York; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Rose Art Museum, Boston; Artpace, San Antonio; The Mosaic Rooms, London. His work has also been featured in group shows at the 12th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul; 17th International Contemporary Art Festival, Videobrasil, Sao Paulo; the 3rd Moscow International Biennale, Moscow; Biennale Benin, Cotonou; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; and Maxxi Museum, Rome, amongst others.


Artist talk with Dor Guez will be held as a part of the project Mobile Archive in St Petersburg.

The Mobile Archive is a traveling collection of Israeli video art that belongs to the Israeli Center for Digital Art
and contains more than 2500 titles. The archive includes video art, sound art, film, and documentation of
performances and installations that have been exhibited at the center, as well as other works by leading 
Israeli artists in the field of media art.
Project organizers:
Creative Association of Curators TOK
in partnership with the Israeli Center for Digital Art
Project partners:
PRO ARTE Foundation
Loft Project ETAGI
Mobile Archive in St Petersburg is supported by: