HADAR MITZ

Monday 9/4/17 time 10:31 AM


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Background as an artist

I'm an Israeli-based multidisciplinary artist and an educator.

 I received my BFA from "Hamidrasha" Faculty, Israel and received the Sharet Foundation Grant. I exhibited in Israel in several of galleries and museums and participated in a number of residencies with a focus on collaborative vision.

My work deals with the tension between nature's flux and the human attempt to enforce order. 

How did you end up choosing your media? 

I wander between mediums (such as drawing, video and installation) and am curious to discover and learn new things. Many times I use photography - which is a very direct and quick tool for examining colors, compositions and atmosphere. I keep challenging what I know. Recently I even started to practice art as therapy and I am trying to develop a practice that connects care and art.

What do you find as the best and worst sides of being an artist?

I feel that through art I explore and understand the world better. This is a way of life that invites a connection to the world, to nature and the people around me. Regard to the bad aspects - sometimes my work in the studio is very lonely, and I have to deal with my fears and second guess myself more intensely.

Is this your first time in Finland? What kind of expectations did you have about Finland/ Joutsa? This is my first time in Finland. My expectation is that I will come to an isolated place with saturated nature that will allow for a consistent artistic process indeed come true. I felt very happy to take part in such a magical, green and pleasant place.

What are the best sides / opportunities in having an art residency? Reaching to a new places and time zones that allows different and new states of mind.

What are your plans after Haihatus? Continue working. I'm l going back to teach, and going to present some exhibitions this year.

How does Haihatus meet your expectations? My expectations were answered above and beyond. The studios, the nature and the other residents made this place to a very productive environment for creating.

www.hadarmitz.com


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