Project no.187

Breaking the silence

Debbie Morag

Guest Curator: Sagit Zluf Namir

Chief Curator: Rachel Sukman

Opening: Thursday, 16 March 2017, 7 p.m
Closing: Fraiday, 14 April 2017, 14 p.m.

6 Zamenhoff St. , Tel Aviv, tel.: 03-5254191
Gallery hours: Mon.- Thurs. 11a.m - 6p.m.; Fri. 11a.m.- 2p.m.




Wild Flower , 2015
inkjet print on paper
50x75 cm

Climbing Wall , 2016
inkjet print on paper
50x75 cm

Breaking the Silence , 2016
inkjet print on paper
56x170 cm


Private Archeology, Exhibit no. 1 [of 9], 2016
inkjet print on paper
50x50 cm

A Matter of Life and Death , 2016
inkjet print on paper
50x75 cm

Photosynthesis , 201 5
inkjet print on paper
33.3x50 cm







Artist Statement

I was born in the Bergen Belsen displaced persons camp, firstborn to Holocaust survivors. I grew up in Ramat Gan , Israel , trapped between the desire to be a true Israeli, a sabra , as my old-timer Israeli friends were, and our home, which constantly reminded me that I was a new immigrant.


My works address the encounter between life and death; life's fragility; the gradually decaying human body; the peeling layers, possibly dead, possibly renewing; the absent family and the great rift—the missing grandparents; the shadow that obfuscates the joie de vivre ; a childhood oscillating between "normalcy" and role reversal; a gut-turning obsession, which is, at the same time, a driving, creative force.