Biography of Noa Gur
Noa Gur’s (born 1980 in Tel Aviv, Israel) work intertwines two series of questions: one thread inquiring into contemporary modes of artistic production and the other questioning inequality based on class and ethnicity. Images of artists suffering at the hands of society and their characterization as objects to be exploited are paradoxically entangled in the rhetoric of the art market—based on nothing but exchange value. A visual artist and filmmaker living and working in Berlin and Tel Aviv, Gur uses and transforms the genre of self-portraiture to gesture at contemporary aporias of the artist as an economic unit.
Noa Gur has been the recipient of numerous awards among them the Rölfs Partner Artist Prize granted from Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, a DAAD scholarship and the Sharett Scholarship, America – Israel Cultural Foundation.