Artist Bio

Tamar Nissim is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tel Aviv, Israel. Guided by archival research, Nissim traces the influence of historic, traumatic events on women and children. In transforming this research into performance, video, and photography, Nissim interweaves themes of familial relationships, militarism, and nationalism with culture and politics. Centering femininity and remembering through the body, Nissim reveals non-hegemonic perspectives, raises questions about identity, and confronts women and children’s unspoken traumas from the past as she reflects on those of the present.

Tamar Nissim exhibits her work widely in national and international museums, galleries, and non-profit institutions. Recent exhibitions include Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania; Guimaraes Biennial, Portugal; Tel Aviv Museum, Israel; Museum Bat Yam, Israel; HaMiskan, Ein Harod; and Indie-Collective Gallery, Israel. Nissim holds a BA with Honors in Textile Design from Shenkar College (Ramat Gan, Israel) and attended the “Advanced Artist Program'' at HaMidrasha School of Art (Beit Berl, Israel) where she earned a Master’s of Education in Art Education. Nissim received an Honorable Mention at the Guimaraes Triennial, Portugal, and is the recipient of four Rabinovich Foundation grants, and a 2019 Ha’Pais Council for the Culture and Arts Grant. Nissim is a member of Indie, The Collective Gallery for Photography, and the recipient of the Israeli Minister of Culture's prize.