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Intimacy versus exposure - these antithetical poles play a major role in
Sharone Lifschitz’s work.
Sharone Lifschitz was born in Beer Sheva and grew up in kibbutz Nir Oz in Israel’s Negev Desert. She has lived and
worked in London for 15 years. Initially trained as an architect at The Architectural Association, London, and a
visiting student to the Architectural Department of the Cooper Union, New York, she left architecture for the visual
arts in 2000. In 2002 she graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Central St. Martins, London. Sharone Lifschitz
works with text, video and photography. She has taken part in several group exhibitions in London, as well as at the
Centro Cultural Recoleta Buenos Aires, ‘The Soap Factory’ Minneapolis/USA and ,in 2005, at Berlin’s House of
World Cultures as part of the “Dreams and Trauma” Israeli film festival and exhibition. In 2004, she won the QUIVID
public art competition for the Jewish Museum Munich, due to open in March 2007. For her winning project
“Speaking Germany” she criss-crossed Germany in 2005 meeting over 45 individuals. In 2006, a residency at the
City of Munich’s Villa Waldberta enabled her to develop the project further in situ. This will be her first solo
exhibition. Currently the artist is also working on a collaborative project with Saarbrücken Stadt Gallery, to be shown
in October 2007 at Musée de la Ville de Luxembourg.
Earlier projects by Sharone Lifschitz:“CiLiLove”, 2003; “InTheMoodForLove”, 2000; “Sleeping Germany”, 2000; “The
Royal Café”, 2000: “Daying” 2003 - ongoing with Martina Jenne.
A website dedicated to Sharone Lifschitz’s project will go online on 28 February 2007.