Past Public Program

Artist Talk with Artist Shasha Dothan

April 5, 2019, 8:30am-9:30am

New York City
East Village, NYC (address upon RSVP)

Links: Artist Website

Artist Talk with Shasha Dothan
Friday, April 5, 8:30-9:30 am
East Village, NYC (address upon RSVP to

For the next talk in our breakfast program series, LA-based video and installation artist Shasha Dothan will present her recent work examining the ways in which identities shift in response to cultural settings. She will focus the talk on her work-in-progress, The Wandering Israeli, an immersive installation and experimental documentary about her experience as an emigrant, living between countries and languages. Composed of layers of sound and image, the new video takes place in Israel, the US, and Germany, alternating between Hebrew, English and German. Found footage of newsreels and propaganda clips are interwoven with conversations between Dothan and her family about immigration and the significance of being an Israeli living outside of Israel. There are also scenes of Dothan adopting various personas as she travels between these three countries.

Shasha Dothan (b. 1987 Tel-Aviv) has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, at places such as the Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Blum & Poe Gallery, Human Resources Gallery, Erica Broussard Gallery, American Jewish University, Jerusalem Cultural Season, Driveway 327, and Fresh Paint 7 Art Fair. Dothan earned an MFA at the University of California Los Angeles, specializing in New Genres (2018), and a BFA at Shenkar College in the Multidisciplinary Art Department (2013). She also attended Hamburg University of Applied Sciences as an exchange student in Hamburg, Germany. Shasha Dothan has won numerous awards and scholarships over the past few years. Most recently, she received the Young Artist Award from the Israeli Ministry of Culture in 2018 and the Artis Residency Grant for a residency at Vermont Studio Center. She was also awarded the John Baldessari Family Foundation Scholarship (2017-18). Dothan teaches art and curates exhibitions, one of which was “I am Erica” in 2017 at the New Wight Gallery, UCLA. She is also a founding member of the art collective Anti Mehikon.

The Wandering Israeli is supported in part by the Word: Bruce Geller Memorial Prize, awarded by the Institute for Jewish Creativity, a project of the American Jewish University.