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Artist Talk: Roey Victoria Heifetz, The Third Body

June 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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In this talk, Roey Victoria Heifetz will discuss her recent works, including the ongoing project “The Third Body,” which combines large scale drawings and videos of confessions by / conversations with women of the transgender communities in Berlin and Israel, focusing mostly on the artist’s own process of transitioning. The talk will also touch upon Heifetz’s past exhibitions and explore the history of the queer Jewish community in Berlin.

Roey Victoria Heifetz, an artist from Jerusalem, lives and works in Berlin. Heifetz participated in numerous international groups and solo exhibitions. Recent projects include the solo exhibitions “The Teacher’s Nap”, Künstlethaus Betahanien, Berlin and “Victoria” in The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Heifetz also recently completed a one-year residency at Künstler

haus Bethanien, The Fountainhead residency, Miami.

Heifetz is a grant and scholarship recipient from Lotto Stiftung, Berlin; Mifal Hapais Art Scholarship, Israel; Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Germany; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany; Artis, New York, USA; Artist-Teacher Award, Culture of Ministry, Israel.  Additionally, in 2018 Heifetz was awarded the Ann and Ari Rosenblatt Award for Visual Artists , and was a finalist for the Marianne Werefkin Award for women artists. 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.

We are delighted to host Roey Victoria Heifetz for a talk while she is in residence in Los Angeles as part of the Visiting Artists Program organized by the 18th Street Arts Center.  The Program has hosted more than 600 artists from dozens of countries around the world since it first began in 1992. There are four live/work artist studios at the center where artists are in residence from 1 to 3 months at a time (sometimes longer). This program hosts artists of all disciplines as well as art curators, writers, and musicians. It includes invited artists as well as artists selected through an open application process. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines.

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About 18th Street Arts Center: Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2018-2019, 18th Street Arts Center is one of the top 20 artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop significant, meaningful new artworks and share them with the public. We strive to provide artists the space and time to take risks, to foster the ideal environment for artists and the public to directly engage, and to create experiences and partnerships that foster positive social change.

 

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Date:
June 17, 2018
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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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