Miri Mor | Under the Skin
Curator | Sally Haftel Naveh
Under the Skin, Miri Mor’s solo exhibition at Indie Gallery, includes a number of
photographic works and a video work that were taken over the past two years.
Romania, the location of Mor’s works, is a space in which past and present, tradition
and capitalism, exist side by side. In her works Mor challenges familiar cultural
contexts and confronts the eternal landscapes of Romania, its rural dwellers, which
seem to have been taken from touristy picture postcards with the sights of abandoned
factories and nameless workers.
In these works Mor continues her engagement with examining ways of representing
the shaping of collective memory. By adopting visual research strategies stripped of
nostalgia Mor poses questions on human existence while engaging with the time
dimension. The experience of death and negating the past are the leitmotif, of the
works, either metaphorically or concretely, either in the image of a carcass or by
presentation of objects from a period long past.
Miri Mor was born in Israel (1971) and lives and works in Romania. Selected
exhibitions: Focus Photo LA, Los Angeles, 2016; Taylor Wessing Photographic
Portrait Prize, 2013, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014;
Remembering in Order to Forget, solo exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary
Art, Bucharest, 2013 ; London Calling 013, Factory-Art Gallery, London, 2013; Fresh
Paint 5 art fair, Remembering in Order to Forget, solo exhibition, Zaritsky Artists
House, Tel Aviv, 2012; Kunsthal Charlottenborg Museum Spring Exhibition,
Copenhagen, 2011; She was ranked among the top ten winners of the Sony World
Photography Award for 2012 in the Professional Still Life category.