The artistic and social work of the young French-Israeli artist Elodie Abergel has been for many years highly relevant to the contextual art movement.
Through her artistic works and actions (Territories to Share - Territoires de Partage*), she has developed an art of the present moment, offering a humanistic, poetic and critical outlook on the political situation in the Middle East, the place of women in society, the migratory crisis, the excesses of consumerism, etc. ...
She defines herself as a committed artist, an "artivist" who "uses territory as an open-air workshop and social immersion as a source of inspiration. From Jerusalem to Paris via New York, she also collects material, particularly photographs, to compose digital works of art "by hand".
The issues of territory and identity are central to her work. In this process, she uses and puts her own twist on materials or objects from her environment, as well as different artistic media (photographs, installations, videos, performances ...) according to the message she aims to convey.
Lives and works in Jerusalem and Paris
Nationality : French and Israeli
Born in 1981 in France
Ecole des Beaux Arts in Nantes (France) : French Art School Degree, Four years
2005 : D.N.A.P. (National Diploma of Fine Arts)
2003 : C.E.A.P. (Fine Arts Certificate)
Solo Exhibitions :
2017 : End of DNA, Fondation Emergie Mécénat, Gare de Lyon, (Paris).
2017 : Territoires Passionnels / Territoires Rationnels, Le 100 (Paris).
2016 : End of Dna, Xinhua Gallery (Paris).
2015 : Allyah therapy, Beit Esther, jerusalem (Israel).
2014 : Capharnaüm, Zographos Cultural Center,(Paris).
2013 : Borderline- State Border, Beit Esther, jerusalem (Israel).
2012 : Sharing Territories, Abu Gosh (Israel).
2011 : Israeli-PalestinianCreations,ZographosCulturalCenter,(Paris).
Israeli-Palestinian Creations, Commune Libre d’Aligre,(Paris).
2010 : SharingTerritories,Mr.ZographosCulturalCenter,(Paris).
Sharing Territories, University of Bobigny, (France).
2009 : Women,TheGIL,(Geneva,Switzerland).
Crossed perspectives, Catholic Institute, (Paris).
2008 : Israeli and Palestinian youths enduring the conflict, (Paris).
2017 : Dangerous Art, Haifa Museum of Art ( Israel)
End of Dna, Gare de Lyon ( Paris)
End of Dna, Festival 12 x12 , Le 100 ( Paris)
Digital Exartcise II, Festival Futur en Seine, ( Paris)
2016 : Biennale de Venise , It's liquid group ( Italy).
Festival Incubarte, (Valence).
2015 : Spielart Festival, (Munich, Germany).
Tohu Bohu, Xinhua Gallery, (Paris, France).
Factory art project, ( Berlin, Germany)
Empire Hotel show, ( New York, United States).
Turquoise Sky, Lala Gallery, ( New York, US).
2014 : Empire Hotel show, ( New York, United States)
Pixel of Identities, ( Istanbul, Turkey)
Parallel Shift, ( Nars Foundation. New York, United States)
2013 : The story of the creative, ( Angel orensanz foundation. New York, United States).
Creative Rising, ( See me Gallery. New York, United States).
Border Bodies, mixing cities, (Poland).
Border Cities and new identities, ( Suceavia, Romania).
Festival of contemporary vision, (Frienze, Italy).
Liquid Cities & Temporary Identities, (Espoo, Finland).
Sharring tables, (Haifa, Israel).
2012 : Arts Takes Miami, (Miami, United States).
Corp(s)-respondence, Memoire de l'avenir (Paris,France).
2005: Arc sewing, Lieu Unique, Nantes,France).
2015 : Certificate of Excellence Artavita Contest
All Women Art Competition Special Recognition Category
2013: Artslant Prize category Photography
2014 : Nars International Residency, NewYork(UnitedStates).
2017 : Art Premium Magazine cover page (F.R and U.S)
2016 : Art Premium Magazine section "we believe in"( F.R and U.S)
Une philosophie à l’épreuve de la paix (FR)
2015 : Peripheral ARTeries Art Review (U.S)
365artists /365days (U.S)
2013 : Dayonne art ( Italy)
2012 : Arts Takes Miami (U.S)
Participatory Artwork :
Since 2005 : Sharing Territories (TDP): Creation concept launched in 2005 which consists in setting up an installation with which the public interacts. The final piece of artwork is obtained from artistic exchanges.
Urban art actions:
Tent Agreement, (Jerusalem, Israel).
Re-li-er, (Jerusalem, Israel).
Actions within institutions:
2011 : The other in motion, Gan Saker, (Jerusalem).
2010 : Dod Shemesh, Mur de réparation, (Jerusalem).
2009 : The Stones, Abu Gosh Village, Jerusalem and Catholic Institute, (Paris).
2008 : The wall of forgiveness, Beit-Esther Association, (Jerusalem).
Work experience in Art :
Workshop at Opej Baron de Rotschild Organization
- Establishment of art workshop with youth in difficulties
2012 : Artist coordinator - French organization Mémoire de l’avenir :
- Art mediation workshop with Israeli and Palestinian women and creation of a cookbook.
Logo designer :
- Department of the New York State Police Forecsic Science Laboratory.
Artist coordinator - Israeli organisation Bait Ham :
- Directing, editing and subtitling of a short documentary.
Since 2010 :
Founder, Coordinator and Artistic Director - Paris-Jerusalem Zellige organization –
- Team coordination, planning of tasks, information monitoring (Paris/Jerusalem).
- Establishment of workshops with Israeli and Palestinian children, adolescents and adults (Jerusalem).
- Establishment of participatory street art actions (Jerusalem).
- Organisation of a tour of magicians in Israel/Palestine (Association Magicien du Monde-Paris).
- Setting up and organisation of exhibitions (Paris).
Art & Mediation Coordinator - Beit Esther organization –
- Establishment of artistic workshops with young people (Jerusalem, Sderot, Abu Gosh) and mentally ill adults (Jerusalem).
- Setting up of exhibitions (Jerusalem, Paris, Grenoble).
- Support and development of photo workshops with young Israelis and Palestinians (Paris/Lyon).
- Implementation of the project "Regards Croisés "(Crossed Perspectives) with French, Brazilian, Israeli and Palestinian teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds: facilitating photo/video workshops (Jerusalem/Salvador de Bahia), creating a short film (Salvador), establishment of exhibitions (Paris). - Organization of seminars "Thinking the Other."
2017 : Art and mediation, Abu Gosh, UEJF and S.O.S Racism organization
2015 : Artistic Mediation in a zone of conflict, University of Paris 5
2011: Artistic Mediation in a zone of conflict, by PI4 Doctoral College, Jerusalem.
Territory Sharing Conference, the subject and the institution, University of Geneva.
2010: Territory Sharing and Zellige's house of artists symposium of magazine L’Autre: Arts care, Bordeaux.