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inkjet print
23.5 x 35.5 inches  / 60 x 90 cm

Pavel Wolberg

Born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg, Russia) USSR in 1966, lives and works in Tel Aviv.
As an immigrant from the Soviet Union, Wolberg's work revolves around identity, the illusion of a unified identity and the dismantling fragmentation of identity. He uses the camera to expose the fluctuating moments which capture identity’s fictional, misleading and fantastical incarnations set against daily life. He seeks to capture the tricky nature of what we call identity in the eye of an immigrant – and the way we live is always in between identities and borders. His work is about identity, memory and borders, exposing historical self and contemporary self, in order to see how identity from the past connects to the present and becomes memory. The personal and the non-personal are united by photography in his work.
His work was exhibited in museums and institutions such as Gemak Museum The Hague, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Haifa Museum of Art, Ashdod Art Museum ,The Museum of Photography and Film Rochester, New York, The 52 Venice Biennale, The Martin-Gropius-Bau KIM-Kunst Im Tunnel Düsseldorf, La Collection Antoine de Galbert La Maison Rouge Paris, Jewish Museum Amsterdam, Passage de Retz Paris, Krefeld Museum, Exit Art New York, Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Kiev, OCAT Shanghai, ArtLab, Lausanne, Art. LUMA Westbau Zurich, Victoria and Albert Museum London, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others.
Selected collections:
Fond National d'Art Contemporain, France, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, The Jewish Museum, NYC, Kadist Foundation, San Francisco, Paris, La Maison Rouge, Fondation A. de Galbert, Paris,Lac Collection, Geneva, Marcel Brient collection, Paris, Neufite Vie collection, Paris, The Phoenix collection of Art, Tel Aviv, Sherman Collection, Sidney, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv.
Selected awards and Scholarships:
2017 Prix Pictet (shortlist), 2011 Sony World Photography Awards, 2006 Artist's special residency – La Mairie de Paris, 2005 Leon Constantiner Prize for Israeli Photography, 2003 America Israel Cultural Foundation Prize, 2002 Ministry of Science, Culture and Sports Prize, 1997 The Gérard Lévy Prize for a Young Photographer, 1994-5 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship.

Selected Works

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