Nivi Alroy Artist statement My work examines the ever

Nivi Alroy
Artist statement
My work examines the ever-changing relationship between inner and outer spaces.
I explore the tension between the intimacy of the private domain – whether the human body or the
domestic environment – and the intrusive forces that threaten to alter it. The boundaries of the body
and the surounding space, the boundaries of the interior or even the boundaries of the paper and
sculpture itself, erupt, exposing an intimate moment.
In the world I thrive to create, constant transformation and alteration of scale is the founding force.
Gravity goes berserk, doors transform into chairs, a watchdog becomes a threatening monster and
bodies appear to erupt. The public space infiltrates the private space, and boundaries, which are often
considered solid and sacred, are challenged.
I am concerned with the community or individual’s survival in the face of disturbed domesticity. I often
create living-entity-based sculptural forms that can be described as architectural organisms. I derive the
inspiration for these microenvironments from various microbiological phenomena such as programmed
cell death and Fruiting Bodies, from Jewish-Israeli history and culture and from the charged sociogeographical climate of the region. I am fascinated by the prospects of describing motion and time
based phenomena, in still and spatial forms.
On a formal level, I tend to incorporate traditional techniques, such as etching, wood relief and ceramics
into found objects and, contemporary exploring and up to date means. Lately, I have been incorporating
animated video pieces into my sculptures, wood relief work sculptures and installations, by embedding
video monitors into my artwork.
Curriculum Vitae
2005-2007 MFA The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2000-2003 BFA Visual Communications, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
Grants and Awards
2010 The Triangle international artist residency, New York, NY
2010 The Yigal Ahuvi award- Fresh Paint most promising artist
2009 Two Trees studio grant, Brooklyn, New York
2009 Smack Mellon hot picks, New York, NY
2008 A.I.R gallery Fellowship The center for advocating women in the arts New York, NY, 2007 Frida E.
Issicoff award for excellence in a thesis project The School of Visual Arts New York
2007 The alumni award The School of Visual Arts New York, NY
2005-7 AICF graduate fellowship award the America Israeli Cultural foundation
2003 AICF undergraduate Award the America-Israel Cultural foundation award for an outstanding
undergraduate final project,
2000-2003 Special achievements award, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design;
Solo Exhibitions and Site- Specific Installations
2011 Food Chain,The 'Ahuvi most promising artist’ award show
Curator: Tami Katz Frieman Fresh Paint art Fair
2010 Shlishit (Third) A site-specific video installation, in collaboration with Michal Heiman
Commisioned project, Fresh Paint Art fair, Israel
2010 Pixelville, DAC, New York, Site-specific installation, in collaboration with Shirley Shor
2009 Fruiting Bodies, Curator: Kathrine Griefen,
A.I.R gallery New York,
2008 Necrosis, curator: Mike Saijo, 207 gallery, New York
Selected Group Shows
2011 Rear Window, curator: Ravit Harari, Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010 Domatophobia, curator: Ravit Harari, Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010 American and Israeli contemporary printmaking, curator: Steven Fredricks,
The Society of Etchers, New York, Pyramid gallery, Israel
2009 Prozess, curator: Jazzminh Moore, Lyons Wier gallery, New York
2009 Women forward Biennale, Curator: Yuko Nii, Wah center, New York (catalog)
2009 Side Effects Curator, Philippe Brandes, Tel Aviv- Jaffa, Israel (catalog)
2008 Fresh paint young Israeli art fair Tel Aviv, Israel, Kayma gallery (catalog)
2008 Hungry For Art Curator, Alexandra Corbin, The Red Hook waterfront, New York
2008 New York by New Yorkers The First Presbyterian Church, New York
2008 The Society of Illustrators, Illustration50 The annul juried show, New York (Catalog)
2007 Modern Day House of Horror curator: Nicole Frenkel,
The Galapagos Art Space, a site-specific installation, New York
2006 Being there curator: Marshall Arismann, The SVA gallery New York NY
2005 Atelier 17 curator: Hector Saunier, Cheatau Landon Paris France
2005 Artic The annual show of the AICF award winners Ramat-Gan Museum, Israel (catalog)
An experimental animation film (directed in collaboration with Sarah Schebat) participated in these
2003-6 The Toronto Jewish film festival, Canada, The Israeli film festival, Paris, France, Animadrid,
Madrid, Spain, The international film festival, Ukraine; Krok The animated film festival. Krok, Ireland, The
international festival Jerusalem, Israel.
Bibiography and Artist Talks
2011 Science on The Bar, a public talk in collaboration with Dr. Assaf Vardi as part of the Weizmann
institute science night, Bialik Café
2011 System Collapse, catalog article for the award show Food Chain, by Tami Katz Freiman
2011 Food Chain and Fresh Paint, Featured article Midnight East, by Angela Levine
2011 Fair game Fair Play, featured interview, The Jerusalem Post, by Carl Hoffman
2011 Drawing the Line Cover Article, The Guide, Haaretz Magazine English version
2010 Bursting worlds, a featured artist interview, The Institute magazine, by Yivsam Azgad
2010 Invited lecturer, Talma Yalin high school
2010 Open House, Featured article, Nisha Magazine, by Ravit Harari
2010 ‘What to buy’ Calcalist, by Dana Gillerman
2010 Attention, Fresh Paint, Haaretz, by Smadar Shefi
2010 Nivi Alroy is building new worlds, Achabar Hair, by Tal Levin
2010 Split Ends-Founder of a series of artist panels dealing with artists and places of conflict Dumbo Arts
center, New York
2010 Pixelville- critics picks, New York Magazine, by Jerry Zalts
Pixelville- ‘a gorgeous and playful site specific installation’
2010 AM New York, Pixelville, critics pick
2010 Flavorpill cultural blog, Pixelville, an urban concept in real time,
Critic’s picks by Shana Nys Dambrot
2010 Art Daily, The internationalists Public artist panel, translating borders/transmitting culture,
broadcasted live to 80 countries
2009 The culture show, Featured interview, NYU radio
2009 Lucid culture, Women forward Biennial at the Wah center.
2008 Invited speaker, ‘Who is afraid of political art’? Women artists talk on political art today A.I.R
gallery, New York
2008 The United Nations Regular Guest artist and lecturer, The UN conference center, The Methodist
Center for Peace The African American women convention,
2008 Lilith Magazine; Young Israeli artists make waves in New York,
by Naomi Danis Tamar Sela
2008 Manhattan Times; a cover article by, Mike Fitelson New York
2007 New York Press; a featured review on ‘Being there’ show
2007Artcrime; artist talk , China Lounge New York NY
2007 Must I paint you a picture? Artist lectures, E32 art lounge director, Linda Griggs