Visiting Artist Talk: Ronit Porat

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Join us for an evening dialogue with Ronit Porat as she discusses aspects of her practice, what she has been exploring in Chicago during her Residency and more. Bites and sips to be served.

About the Artist: 

Ronit Porat works with photography, archival materials and biographical texts to create photo-based installations. She is currently a member of the cooperative Indie Photography Gallery, which was founded in 2010 by a group of visual artists to provide an artistic platform for young and established contemporary artists working with photography and video. Porat has an MFA from the Chelsea School of Art and Design in London, and a B.A. in Photography and Digital Media from the Hadassah College in Jerusalem and has exhibited her work internationally.

About Chicago via Tel Aviv:

Chicago via Tel Aviv features an exchange between two artists, one based in Chicago, IL and one based in Tel Aviv, Israel, to spend a focused residency period developing research for new projects, expanding their professional networks and finding links between their practices in a new city.

The initiative immerses artists in new cities with the goal of expanding their artist practice in that environment. Both Tel Aviv and Chicago present dynamic urban spaces rich with artistic engagement. The artists selected share an interest in unearthing histories hidden within each city.

While visiting Chicago, Porat will examine the 19th century origins of criminology and its inextricable ties to photography both historically and in contemporary Chicago.