Inbal Abergil is a visual artist and educator, originally from Jerusalem. Her practice investigates the aesthetic and societal norms through conceptions of time, memory and place, specifically in cultures where loss is a substantial part of daily life. Her work addresses the lived experience of conflict and trauma.
Abergil holds an M.F.A. in Visual Art from Columbia University (2011), studied photography at Jerusalem's Hadassah College (2001), and received a B.F.A. with honors from the Midrasha School of Art (2007). Her work has been exhibited internationally in museum and gallery exhibitions, and are held in public and private collections. Abergil has recently shown at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Jeonju Photo Festival, South Korea, Shulamit Gallery Venice-California, Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery New York City among others.
She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Rabenovich Prize from Tel Aviv's Department of Art & Culture (2004), The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Foundation (2002) and the Artis Grant Program(2012). Her series Nothing Left Here But The Hurt has been nominated for the prestigious Prix Pictet Photography Prize (2012). In 2015, Abergil’s recent project was selected for fiscal sponsorship with Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Inbal was selected as a 2013 FlaxArt International Artist in Residence, Northern Ireland, and was a recent artist in residence at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York (2015). In addition to her studio practice, Abergil teaches photography at Columbia University and Pace University.
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