Shira Heiman

Menucha – Nechona (sure-rest)



H 70cm
W 100cm


Artist Statement

I mainly focus on analog photography (35mm, both B&W and color) as well as video art, text/image, installation and ready-made. A Fundamental part of my work is the human body which I scrutinize, deform, relocate, distort, exile, multiply and conceal, while challenging its relations to the concrete and metaphorical space. I aspire to become an art teacher (elementary school), an active and working artist and continuing integrating in the academic sphere.

The building in the photograph was my grandmother’s nursing-home and I took it when I came to visit her, after a long period of alienation. That was the last time I ever saw her, as she passed away shortly after. When I showed the image to Doron Rabina, one of my mentors, during the preparations of the final exhibition, he at first thought that it was a cemetery filled with graves.

The name “Menucha –Nechona” is taken from a Jewish prayer (“El Malei Rachamim”) that is recited during funerals which means hoping for serenity to the deceased.

Lives and works in Jerusalem. Graduated HaMidrasha School of Arts, Beit Berl College in 2020.

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