Ohad Ben Shimon

Informance Art

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Ohad Ben Shimon is an inter-disciplinary artist living and working in The Hague, The Netherlands and Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a graduate of both a scientific education program (B.A Cognitive Science at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem) and an artistic education program (B.A Photography at The Royal Academy of Art In The Hague, The Netherlands). His work explores the intersection between Photography, Writing and Performance as well as the convergence of Art, Science & Technology. He calls his work Informance Art, a combination of information and performance.

Recent exhibitions and projects include : Best of Graduates 2009 at Ronmandos gallery, Amsterdam, Sugary Photographs Photo festival at Fotomuseum Antwerp, Belgium, Next One Photo festival, Essen, Germany (European Cultural Capitol of 2010), The Struggles of a Super-Hero, Introvert and Rising Star performance festival at Filmhuis Den Haag, Ruhr Expedition pilot project in The Ruhrgebiet, Germany (guest of BKVB), IMAGinE 2010 Conference on Art & Technology at Tiltan college of design, Haifa, and a solo presentation at Gadamer Truth & Method Philosophy Conference at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Alongside these exhibitions and projects he contributes regularly to various on-line and printed publications such as Circa Contemporary Art Magazine, PhotoQ (leading Dutch photography website), Rong-Wrong (European Literary Magazine) and Mifgash (Israeli Literary Magazine) and took part in Unfixed – Photography & Post Colonial perspectives in contemporary Art workshop at CBK Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

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