Hilla Toony Navok

Tel-Aviv, Israel

September 15 - October 15, 2019

Curated by Tami Katz-Freiman, 2017 Venice Biennial Israeli Pavilion curator with support by Artis

Artist Statement

Hilla Toony Navok's work focuses on deciphering the abstract-formalistic origins and aesthetic codes of everyday surroundings: public spaces, domestic mass-produced home-decor and everyday commodities. Design is a major reference in her work and a mean to address issues like cultural identity, representation, taste and modernism. With a strong link to performance, Navok sees her works as performative sculptures and drawings made in the studio in an Intuitive act.

Her sculptures present a playful yet melancholic investigation after the effects of generic everyday mass-product design on our concept of the body.

Navok is a graduate in excellence of the MFA in Fine Arts program in Bezalel Academy, she received the Kolliner Prize from the Israel Museum of Art (2018), the Givon Prize for Young Artist from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2011), the Creative Encouragement Award  from Israel's Ministry of Culture (2012) among other awards and has recently completed a year long residency at Artport, Tel Aviv.

In recent years Navok exhibited extensively in Israel and Europe.

In addition she co-curated the 2009 Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art and was co-editor of the art magazine Picnic Magazine.

Artist Links

Website: www.toonynavok.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hilla.toony.navok/

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