Yishay Garbasz

Yishay Garbasz

The wall seperating Al-Quds Unviersity, 2004

from "The Fence"

Biography


Yishay Garbasz finds significance in numbers, often using them to frame aspects of her personal history, memory, and imagination. Garbasz, who is transgender, previously explored issues of identity during her sexual reassignment surgery, documenting her body in the process. “I’m a very tactile and kinesthetic thinker, this is how I enter things, I enter the world through a very personal space, through my heart.” In two subsequent projects, Garbasz documented the path of her mother’s path to a Nazi extermination camp, counting the number of steps and photographing her progress periodically, and branded her arm with her mother’s prison camp identification number. These numbers constitute abstracted markers of real-world experiences that Garbasz translates back into materiality through her performances and documentary photographs.

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Mar 26, 2014 Huffington Post Yishay Garbasz 10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing Contemporary Art

Mar 06, 2014 New York Times Yishay Garbasz Yishay Garbasz: Ritual and Reality

Jun 18, 2017 Thiird Magazine Yishay Garbasz Artist Re-Creates the Route of her Mother's Footsteps

Exhibitions

Feb 15, 2014 Yishay Garbasz Ritual and Reality

Yishay Garbasz

Bomb shelter and photo-op backdrop, Igil-ri, Cheorwon, inside Civilian Control Line, 2014

Yishay Garbasz

Bomb shelter and photo-op backdrop, Igil-ri, Cheorwon, inside Civilian Control Line, 2014

Yishay Garbasz

Tunnel Road No. 2, 2004

Yishay Garbasz

Kirk Crescent, Protestant neighborhood towards Catholic neighborhood, Belfast, 2014

Yishay Garbasz

Rice field just before the harvest with target of North Korean soldier as a scarecrow, Baengnyeongdo, 2014

Yishay Garbasz

Near Jerusalem, 2004

Yishay Garbasz

Sawahre near Jerusalem, 2004

from "The Fence"

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