Artist Profiles

Ohad Fishof

Ohad Fishof is an artist and musician, working in a diverse range of fields including sound, dance, video, performance and writing. Born in Jerusalem in 1970, he currently lives and works in Tel Aviv.

He began his artistic career as the leader of seminal art-pop band Nosei Hamigbaat, and later moved to compose music for dance, performance and art installations while at the same time, expanding his artistic endeavors to other media. In 1997 he received a master’s degree in dance from Laban Centre London. Since then, his work in dance and performance, as well as his sound and video installations, were presented on stages and in galleries around the world, including The Venice Biennale.

Over the past few years Fishof presented video and choreographic work in Israel and Japan, designed soundtracks for various dance pieces in Israel and abroad and took part in several group exhibitions. In 2005 he performed “A Slow Walk for Longplayer” in London, commissioned by Artangel. His installation and performance project Memo was shown at Art TLV 2008, Te-Aviv first Art biennale. He recently served as Guest Editor for a special edition of Studio, Israel's leading art magazine, and formed Bney Hama, a new duo with Ishay Adar, were he plays circuit bent instruments and sings. He is also member of the improvisation trio Yom Gagatzi. Fishof is a chosen artist of The Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation (IcExcellence) since January 2009.

A long-term collaborator of Batsheva Dance Company and its Artistic Director Ohad Naharin, Fishof designs the soundtracks for Naharin’s creations since 2003. He is also a teacher of Gaga, Naharin's movement language.