Artist Profiles

Dor Guez

View a video profile of Dor Guez here, part of the Artis video series.

Dor Guez is an artist and scholar from Jerusalem whose installations combine diverse modes of video and photographic practices. Guez's cultural heritage is Christian Palestinian and Jewish Tunisian. With this diverse background Guez's artwork rouses questions about contemporary art's role in narrating unwritten histories.

Guez is a lecturer in the History and Theory Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, and a researcher of archives affiliated with Tel Aviv University. His upcoming publication, Pre- Israeli Oreintalism, defines the Zionist perspective on the Palestinians in the first half of the 20th century.

In 2009, Guez founded the Cristian- Palestinian Archive (CPA), the first archive devoted to the Christian-Palestinian minority of the Middle East. It contains a growing collections of scanned archival materials from the first half of the 20th Century that document the personal histories of the Christian- Palestinian community worldwide. Guez's CPA based projects involve art exhibitions, essays, and open calls to contribute to the archive.

Guez’s work has been the subject of over 16 solo exhibitions which were shown at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art; The the Jewish Museum, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Rose Art Museum, Boston; Artpace, San Antonio; The Mosaic Rooms, London, and more. His work has also been featured in group shows at the 12th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul; 17th International Contemporary Art Festival, Videobrasil, São Paulo; the 3rd Moscow International Biennale, Moscow; Benin Biennale, Cotonou; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; and Maxxi Museum, Rome, amongst others. Guez is the recipient of the Young Artist Award, Ministry of Culture, Israel; Orgler Scholarship, Tel Aviv University; Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist in Residence Award, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; International Artist in Residence Award, Artpace, San Antonio; and BNL Award, Maxxi Museum, Rome.

Dor Guez is represented by Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv and Carlier Gebauer Gallery, Berlin.
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