Yishay Garbasz 10 Transgender Artists Who Are Changing Contemporary Art

Huffington Post Mar 26, 2014

Garbasz’s work simultaneously explores her mother’s experiences as a Jewish Holocaust survivor and the artist’s own personal journey with gender identity. Much of Garbasz’s work revolves around the pain of trauma and the beauty that comes with reconciliation, such as her work in the Fukushima Nuclear Exclusion Zone. “My journey through the physical and spiritual reality of Fukushima is part of a life-long quest to explore and document spaces that were affected by trauma,” she explained. “My explorations focus on places that are mostly forgotten and traumas whose physical signs have been erased or are invisible. These places are in fact home to a new reality. It is at this intersection where my work takes place.”

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