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SOA Alumnus Participates in Venice Biennial

"Elia -- a Story of an Ostrich Chick"

Video artist Guy Ben-Ner, SOA'03, is representing his native Israel in the 51st Venice Biennial, one of the oldest and most prestigious international art exhibitions. Only 91 artists have been selected for the 2005 Biennial, down from 300 in 2003. The Venice Biennial runs through Nov. 6.

Ben-Ner's videos are often unique home movies that feature himself and his two children. He is best known for "Moby Dick," a silent slapstick version of the novel reenacted in his kitchen with his young daughter. This video was selected for the P.S.1/Museum of Modern Art joint exhibition "Greater New York 2005," on view at P.S.1 in Long Island City through Sept. 26.

Earlier this year Ben-Ner had his first solo show in the United States at Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea, featuring the videos "Wild Boy" and "Elia -- a Story of an Ostrich Chick," also featured at P.S.1. He has had solo shows at Herzliya Museum of Art and Julie M. Gallery, both in Israel, and the Cincinnati Art Center in Ohio.

Published: Aug 01, 2005
Last modified: Aug 01, 2005

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