About the artist
Nadia Adina Rose, an artist, poet, illustrator and art lecturer. Was born in Moscow and came to Israel at the age of 22. She is a graduate of the Art College in Moscow, of the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, and obtained an MA degree from the "HaMidrasha Le'Omanut". She has participated in personal and group art exhibitions. Her first book of poetry 'Snow Ink' was published by Helicon-Afik Publications, followed by a Poetry Award reception, granted by the Israeli Ministry of Culture, 2016.
Nowadays, people's consciousness is largely determined by the dramatic growth of technology. We are on the threshold of a post-screen revolution, which will erase the boundary between the virtual and the real. The so-called "augmented reality" – which, for now, we can interact with only on the screens of our smartphones and gadgets – will become as tangible and three-dimensional as the world that surrounds us. Unfortunately, human consciousness is still rather inert, lagging behind the changes introduced by the world of high tech.
How are we to effect a "soft" transition into the world of augmented reality? I try to do it with "low-tech" means – fabrics, wires, threads. I sew and arrange objects that expand our traditional living space, turning it into a large-scale, panoramic vision where, by playing with things, I push them outside the boundaries of conventional everyday experience. This alters the traditional relationship between objects, their scale; and they become part of an expanded landscape, in which one can travel, moving ever further away and turning into a tiny speck on the horizon – while simultaneously also observing oneself without leaving one's room. In this way, I hope to recreate the sensation of overlapping "incompatible spaces" – which is familiar to us from virtual technology – using simple, "non-technological" means. This method enables me to combine the ancient with the modern and act magically, rather than rationally, as in a video game.
Reality is also the space of memory, which takes us back to our childhood – when we used to be free of the banal, limiting experience; when imagination and the feeling of surprise evoked by objects formed the basis of our perception. In childhood, everything is "as if": the picture on the blanket cover comes alive; the bedsheet flows down like a waterfall; the pillows turn into a snowy mountain; the spiral of an electric cable becomes the reflection of the sun in water. These transformations presuppose a certain duality in the world of things, which exists simultaneously on the mundane, everyday level – and on a playful, fanciful level, which corresponds to the structure of a fairy tale.
I build my installation spaces out of separate fragments, like a mosaic. With these minimalist means, I attempt to achieve recognition, set up a new situation, and create a poetic metaphor.
2017 Cover, Solo Exhibition, Artists’ House, Jerusalem; Curator: Hagai Segev
2016 The Handwriting of Branches, Solo Exhibition, Gallery of The David Yellin Academic College of Education, Jerusalem; Curator: Nava T. Barazani
2015 The Earthy Sky 2, Solo Exhibition, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem; Curator: Lena Zaidel
2013 The Earthy Sky, Solo Exhibition, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem; Curator: Lena Zaidel
2018 The Number and The Digit, RSUH Museum Center, Moscow, Curator: Nataliya Kamenetskaya
2018 Artist Book, Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv; Curator: Shoshi Averbuch
2018 Hmmmmmmmmm, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Rotem Ritov
2017 In Sequence, Benyamini Contemporary Center, Tel Aviv, Curator: Maya Parnas
2017 ART NOW - "INTERIOR - EXTERIOR", Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Curator: Shirley Meshulam
2017 Night Cruise, Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv; Curator: Shoshi Averbuch
2016 The Sixth Biennale for Drawing in Israel - Traces 6; Curators: Edna Moshenson, Sally Haftel Naveh
2016 Photopoetics 6, Musrara's Galleries; Curators: Ayelet Hashahar Cohen and Alex Rif
2016 International Art Festival, Korea; Curator: Kim Heo-kyung
2016 I am the Poet and She is the World, Municipal Art Gallery, Rishon Lezion; Curators: Efi Gan and Keren Vishoz
2016 Mental Landscape, The New Gallery, Jerusalem; Curator: Dina Yakerson
2015 BEUYS, BEUYS, BEUYS, Meshune Gallery, Tel Aviv; Curator: Liav Mizrachi
2015 Under the Flashlight, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem, Curator: Doron Adar
2015 Barbara, Koresh 14 Gallery; Curator: Vered Hadad
2015 Prima, Artists’ House, Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut; Curator: Gabi Yair
2014 The Nation of Drawing, Artists House, Tel Aviv; Curator: Yuval Saar
2012 Hanging, Art in Suspense in Zichron Yaakov; Curators: Tali Bichler and Ravital Silverman-Grun
2010 Deconstructivism: Disassembling and Assembling, Apart.Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; Curator: Rotem Ritov
2009 Home, Apart.Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; Curator: Rotem Ritov
2008 Lost and Found, The New Gallery, Jerusalem; Curator: Hedva Shemesh
2008 Drawings for Show, Show Windows, Shatz Street, Jerusalem; Curator: Shoshi Averbach
2006 New Members, Artists’ House, Jerusalem; Curator: Sasha Okun
2003 Heinrich Heine, Beit Ariela Gallery, Tel Aviv
1999 Trees, Nahum Gutman’s Museum, Tel Aviv
1998 Occupational Therapy, Hamumche Gallery, Tel Aviv
1996 Post: Replica, Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1994 An Artist Fosters an Artist, Artists’ House, Jerusalem