Artis, in partnership with the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA), invites you to a talk with photographer and video artist Hinda Weiss, who is currently an artist in residence at EFA, supported by Artis. In her practice, Hinda creates landscape compositions that are charged with local histories and reflect on contemporary human existence. Using video and sound manipulation, as well as digital adaptation techniques, Hinda merges footage from different places and times to visualize non-existent, yet familiar, environments. During the talk, Hinda will share Eastern Skies Blush (2020-2022), a multi-channel video installation presented at the artist’s solo exhibition at ArtPort in Tel Aviv (2021). The work explores ways in which the uses of public and private spaces have changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hinda will also present her video installation, Among Graves and Ruins (2019), which was filmed in and around the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem. The work portrays a dystopian landscape of Jerusalem, as seen through the museum’s archeological findings.
Hinda Weiss is a video artist and photographer. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from the Midrasha School of Art. Her works are compositions of landscapes that are charged with local histories while manifesting contemporary human existence. Weiss’s works have been exhibited in solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and video screenings in venues such as the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, The Tel Aviv Museum of art, and Ludlow 38, NYC.
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts is a public charity dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice. We are a catalyst for cultural growth, stimulating new interactions between artists, creative communities, and the public.
EFA Studio Program, founded in 1998, is an open-submission, juried membership program that provides affordable private studio space, facilitates career development, and promotes public and critical exposure for its artists. EFA encourages open exchange among artists, curators, critics, and the public in order to advance the invaluable contribution of art and artists in the New York City community.