Los Angeles-based video and installation artist Shasha Dothan (b. 1987 Tel-Aviv) has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, at places such as the Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Blum & Poe Gallery, Human Resources Gallery, Erica Broussard Gallery, American Jewish University, Jerusalem Cultural Season, Driveway 327, Fresh paint 7 Art Fair.
Dothan earned an MFA at the University of California Los Angeles, specializing in New Genres (2018) and a BFA at Shenkar College, in the Multidisciplinary Art Department (2013). She also attended Hamburg University of Applied Sciences as an exchange student in Hamburg, Germany.
Shasha Dothan has won numerous awards and scholarships over the past few years, most recently the Young Artist Award, from the Israeli Ministry of culture 2018 and the Artis residency grant for Vermont Studio center. She was also awarded the John Baldessari Family Foundation Scholarship (2017-18). Dothan teaches art and curates exhibitions, one of which was “I am Erica” in 2017 at the New Wight Gallery, UCLA. She is also a founding member of the art collective Anti Mehikon.
Shasha's practice is an ongoing debate about the conflicts and wars which Were the backdrop and soundtrack of her childhood and adolescence. Her art is based on the Idea of taking over space and totally transforming it into paintings, drawings and video art through a continuous discourse with visitors. She brings her thoughts as a young Israeli woman/artist, her fears and hopes and translates it all into art. The main themes of her artwork are stretched on the spectrum of Israeli identity between being a victim and a conqueror. Between the free spirit of Tel Aviv and the reality of wars, missiles, and suicide attacks. After almost 2 years in the USA Shasha's art is evolving, revealing new facets of her thought and personality as she begins asking questions about the meaning of the word home, redefining identity from a distance.
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