Born in Israel in 1966. Lives and works in Tel Aviv.
Since his graduation from the Bazalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Adi Nes has been exploring some of the crucial issues of Israeli existence. Nes’s first staged photographs, The Soldiers series, illuminate the spectrum of masculine identity, conveying homoerotic associations while investigating the mythology of one of Israel’s bedrock institutions—its army. His later works study the civilian sphere, focusing on life in peripheral cities. Invoking memories of his adolescence and childhood, he is able to confront his personal history with the classical mythology of Israel. Adi Nes’s photographs have been presented in various exhibitions around the world. In the past year, an extensive one-person show, Adi Nes: Photographs, was exhibited in major museums and art spaces in the United States.
Galerie de l’UQÀM
1400, Berri St., Pavillon Judith–Jasmin, room J-R120, Montreal
Exhibition hours : Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 6pm
From September 5 to October 4, 2003
Opening: September 4, 2003 at 5h30pm