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Maya Zack is an artist-filmmaker, b. 1976.
Zack's work has been exhibited internationally on both art platforms and film festivals and have earned a list of film awards and art prizes as: Isracard and Tel Aviv Museum Prize for Israeli Artist, Idud Hayetzira Prize – Israeli Ministry of Culture, Adi Prize (Adi Foundation and the Israel Museum Jerusalem), Celeste Kunstpreis Berlin, Israel Lottery Council of the Arts, CCA Tel Aviv.
Solo/group exhibitions include Moscow Biennial for Young Art 2012, MLF Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch Rome, Alon Segev Gallery Tel Aviv, Galerie Natalie Seroussi Paris, The Jewish Museum New York, LACE L.A., The Jewish Museum Berlin, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, California Center for the Arts Museum Escondido, Figge von Rosen Galerie Cologne.
Tel Aviv University, Interdisciplinary program - Arts faculty/ B.F.A Bezalel, Academy of Art Jerusalem 2000 / Kunsthochschule Berlin-
Lecturer at Bezalel, Academy of Art Jerusalem.
Art collections include museums, corporates and international private collections.
Maya Zack's works, videos, installation and drawings, are dealing with the human attempt to impose order and form on reality, in order to cope with its chaotic nature.
Various order mechanisms - bureaucracy, science, art or memory - that aim to represent and organize reality, are manifested in the works by images of archives, offices, papers, documents, equations, writings, and visual practices such as drawings and early photography as camera-obscura.
Those order mechanisms gain exaggerated appearance - they seem as absurd human practice that exists only for its own sake. those mechanisms lost any direct connection to reality and can only produce a distorted reflection or a fictitious image of reality. Never the less, Zack's heroines - rigorous, obsessive, often desperate - navigate through meticulously designed spaces, handling objects and executing actions, having no other choice but to hold on to those procedures and reuse them as the only tool at their disposal.