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Interview with artist Dor Guez, New York, June 2011
Filmed by Bluebeard Productions
Dor Guez is a Jerusalem-born artist working in photography and video. He currently lives and works in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. He is a Lecturer in the History and Theory Department at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
Guez's artistic production employs photography and video installations to engage with general questions of identity and multiculturalism through the personal history of Guez's family. His work explores an intricate, multifaceted reality, challenging the boundaries and prevalent binary oppositions between East and West, Jews and Arabs, religion and secularism and Israeli and Palestinian identity.
Guez's work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, including "Georgeopolis" at Petach Tikva Museum, 2009, "The Monayer Family" at Jewish Museum, New York, 2010, "Al-Lydd" at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2010, "The Nation's Groves" at Tel Aviv Museum of Art 2011, and "Against the Grain" at Beursschouwburg, Brussels, 2011.
Dor Guez is represented by Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv and Carlier Gebauer Gallery, Berlin.