Past Public Program
Third Body: artist Roey Victoria Heifetz and scholar Yarden Stern in conversation
Sunday, March 3, 1:00pm
East Village, NYC (Address upon RSVP)
Join us for a conversation between artist Roey Victoria Heifetz and Yarden Stern, independent curator and PhD candidate in Performance Studies at NYU. Heifetz will speak about her new body of work, Third Body, recently presented at the Artist House Tel Aviv upon receiving the Ann and Ari Rosenblatt Prize for Visual Art in Israel in 2018. Third Body is a series of large scale drawings of Heifetz and a video installation created in collaboration with the filmmaker Zohar Melinek Ezra, that pose challenging questions about the “transgender body”, and the body in general. Heifetz and Stern will discuss topics that emerge from the work, such as gender change, anxieties, old age, regret, femininity, motherhood, pain and fear – of herself and of society.
Roey Victoria Heifetz is an artist from Jerusalem who lives and works in Berlin. Heifetz has exhibited in numerous international group and solo exhibitions around the world, including solo exhibitions “The Teacher’s Nap” at Künstlethaus Bethanien, Berlin; “Victoria” at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and “Third Body”, the Ann and Ari Rosenblatt Prize winning exhibition, Tel Aviv. Heifetz has done residencies at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; The Fountainhead Residency, Miami; and 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles. Roey Victoria Heifetz is a grant and scholarship recipient from Lotto Stiftung, Berlin; Mifal Hapais Art Scholarship, Israel; Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Germany; Künstlethaus Bethanien Artist Residency, Berlin; Artis, New York; Artist-Teacher Award, Culture Ministry, Government of Israel. Additionally, in 2018, Heifetz was awarded the Ann and Ari Rosenblatt Award for visual artists , and was nominated among the finalist for Marianne Werefkin Award for women artist. Heifetz studied at the Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design in Jerusalem (BFA, MFA) and at the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, USA.
Yarden Stern is a PhD candidate at the department of Performance Studies at NYU and an independent curator. His work revolves around the politics of gender non-conformity and their intersection with discourses of nationalism. He focuses on performances of masculinity in Israel/Palestine and transgressive responses by local and diasporic subjects.