Dor Guez

Israeli, b. 1980

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Dor Guez

Israeli, b. 1980

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An Israeli-born descendant of Arab Christians and Jewish Holocaust survivors, Dor Guez produces photographs and videos by which he explores his family’s tangled roots, posing difficult questions about identity in relation to the development of the modern state of Israel. Among his works is a suite of films featuring his Christian Arab family members discussing their position in contemporary Israeli society, and a series of haunting photographs of the town of Lod, which was a Christian-Arab village before its Israeli takeover. By telling the story of this community, Guez aims to challenge the way the history of Israel is told by complicating it with other narratives. As he explains: “I feel that a good exhibition has to be like an article with footnotes, and raise penetrating questions rather than just displaying art.”

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An Israeli-born descendant of Arab Christians and Jewish Holocaust survivors, Dor Guez produces photographs and videos by which he explores his family’s tangled roots, posing difficult questions about identity in relation to the development of the modern state of Israel. Among his works is a suite of films featuring his Christian Arab family members discussing their position in contemporary Israeli society, and a series of haunting photographs of the town of Lod, which was a Christian-Arab village before its Israeli takeover. By telling the story of this community, Guez aims to challenge the way the history of Israel is told by complicating it with other narratives. As he explains: “I feel that a good exhibition has to be like an article with footnotes, and raise penetrating questions rather than just displaying art.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
ICA London, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Istanbul Biennial