Born in 1974 in Israel, she is a painter, photographer and video artist currently living and working in Tel-Aviv.
Shochat mounts photographs in which characters, locations, colors, backgrounds and compositions are all imaginary and theatrical. These photographs are characterized by great meticulousness, rich colorfulness, precision, drama, and reserved elegancy, while disclosing her intimate inner self.
In her work, Shochat deals with questions regarding identity, femininity, racism, home, family, community and the environment. Her dramatic photographs are composed of symbolic and contradictory figures and objects that challenge and undermine the distinction between the natural and the artificial, the real and the imaginary. By mixing different ambiences and isolating them from time and geography, Shochat is constantly operating on the border between the personal and the collective.
Shochat’s artworks can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London.