M E R A V S H I N N
B E N - A L O N
Merav Shinn Ben-Alon is a multidisciplinary artist based in Tel-Aviv. She holds a master’s degree with honors from the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts, Tel Aviv University, studied at the New York Studio School, NYC and earned her bachelor's degree with honors from the Bazalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.
Her works were presented, inter alia :Lewisham Arthouse (London) Kunstraum K70 (Germany) NordArt International Art Exhibition (Germany) Mark Rothko Art Centre (Latvia) Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo) Museum of Art (Tel-Aviv) Museum of Art (Haifa) Museum of Art (Petach –Tikva) The Israel Museum (Jerusalem) and at further art institutions such as Ha'kibbutz Art Gallery (Tel- Aviv) and Zenit Gallery (Copenhagen)
"My oeuvre ranges between drawing, painting, writing and site specific installations.
My act of drawing closely resembles the practice of writing—it is done within a notebook, with a pen designated for writing, and is based on very minimalistic work tools: a red pen and a black pen. The black ink is the “black-and-white” — it is the undisguised, explicit text; the red ink, on the other hand, signifies what lies beneath the surface, the sub-text.
I explore the connection between the physical and narrative dimension and raise questions concerning issues of identity, gender, trauma, cultural representations and their interpretation."
(Artist's Statement, M. Shinn Ben-Alon)