Assaf Shoshan (born in 1973, Jerusalem, lives and works between Paris and Tel Aviv). Photographer and video artist, Shoshan questions a world where boundaries appear and disappear endlessly. His portraits and landscapes reveal an enigmatic atmosphere, shrouded in mystery. Between reality and fiction, Shoshan’s work has a poetic impact, it explores a fundamental human dimension: the quest for identity, the feeling of exile and belonging.
Shoshan was a fellow resident at the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici between 2013 and 2014. His work was exhibited, most notably, at the Villa Medici; at the Lambert Foundation as part of the exhibition “La disparition des Lucioles” in Avignon (2014); at Paris Photo (2016) as part of The Pencil of Culture show of the Centre Pompidou; at the Kanal-Centre Pompidou in Brussels (2018). As well as in several galleries and museums as the Macro – Museum of Contemporary Art (Rome), The Negev Museum of Art (Beer-Sheva), The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, The Musée d’Art Sacré (Evry) and the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris).
Shoshan’s works have been acquired by private collectors and state institutions across Europe, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the French National Contemporary Art Fund (FNAC), the Musée Français de la Photographie in Bièvres, France, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. His work has been published in Motsa (Éditions Le Pavé dans la Mare, 2006) and Territoires de l’Attente (Diaphane Edi- tions, 2013).