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Biography

Dor Guez Munayer is a Jaffa-based artist and an educator. He was born in Jerusalem to a Palestinian family from Lydda on his mother's side and a family of Jewish immigrants from North Africa on his father's. Guez's practice includes photography, video, installations, sculpture, and lecture- performances. Guez explores the relationship between art, narrative, memory, and displacement through his work. Interrogating personal experiences and official accounts of the past, Guez raises questions about contemporary art's role in narrating unwritten histories and re-contextualizing visual and written documents. In the past 20 years, his studies and artistic work have focused on archival materials and photographic practices of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as mapping traces of violence in the landscape. Guez’s latest overview, Catastrophe, at the Museum of Modern Art Bogota, spans a wide range of works showcasing the artist's committed engagement with his community and the ever-unfolding studies of his region.

 

Community 

Since 2006, Guez's studio has initiated several community and educational ongoing initiatives, including the CPA (Christian-Palestinian Archive), which originated with Guez’s family photo albums from the Palestinian diaspora in the cities of Lydda, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Gaza, Ramallah, Amman, and more. Guez is also the Director of Seaport: Mediterranean Curatorial Residency Program. In 2023, Guez's studio inaugurated the “Samira Munayer Scholarship Program” with the primary objective of advocating and supporting higher education for female Palestinian art students. 

 

To date, nine books have been published internationally about Guez's practice. Publishers include Kerber Verlag, Distanz, New England Press, and A.M Qattan Foundation.

 

Exhibitions 

Guez's work has been displayed in over 50 solo exhibitions worldwide; Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City (2023); Felix Nussbaum Museum, Osnabrück (2023); MAMBO: Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey (2022); Museum of Modern Art, Bogota (2022); Kunst im Kreuzgang, Bielefeld (2021); Futura Gallery, Prague, (2020); American Colony Archive, Jerusalem (2019); MAN Museum, Nuoro (2018); DEPO, Istanbul (2017); the Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem (2017); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2016); the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2015); the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2015); the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Massachusetts (2013); Artpace, San Antonio (2013); The Mosaic Rooms, A.M Qattan Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Arab Culture & Art, London (2013); the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2010); and Petach Tikva Museum of Art, (2009).

 

Guez has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including shows at Kunstmuseum Bonn (2023); The Jewish Museum New York (2021); Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, (2020); Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg (2019); Musée des beaux arts, France (2018); MODEM Museum, Hungary (2018); Brown University, Providence USA (2017); Arab World Institute, Paris (2017); CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, USA (2017); UNTREF Museum, Buenos Aires (2016);the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (2016); the North Coast Art Triennial, Denmark (2016); Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina (2015); the 17th, 18th, and 19th International Contemporary Art Festival Videobrasil, São Paulo (2011, 2013, 2015); the8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014); Cleveland Institute of Art (2014); Triennale Museum, Milano (2014); Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun (2014); Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2014); Maxxi Museum, Rome (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); and the Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana (2010).

 

Collections

Guez's works are a part of substantial international public collections, including Tate Modern London, Center Pompidou Paris, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, LACMA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, The Jewish Museum New York, Rose Art Museum, FRAC collection Marseille, Museum of Modern Art Bogota, and more.

 

Guez is represented by Dvir Gallery, Paris/Brussels/Tel Aviv, Goodman Gallery, London/Johannesburg/Cape Town/ New York, and Carlier-Gebauer Gallery, Berlin/Madrid.

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    Galleries

     

    Dvir Gallery

     

    ​13 Rue des Arquebusiers, Paris, 75003

    paris@dvirgallery.com

    Rue de Fiennes 85, 1070, Brussels

    Tel: +32 2 351 59 15
    brussels@dvirgallery.com

    Shoken 27, 3rd floor, Tel Aviv 6653210

    Tel: +972-3-6043003
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    Carlier Gebauer Gallery 

    Markgrafenstraße 67, 10969, Berlin
    Tel: +49 (0)30 2400 863-0 
    mail@carliergebauer.com

     

    Calle de San Lorenzo, 11, 28004 Madrid

    Tel: +34 610 90 62 93

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    Goodman Gallery

    163 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood, Johannesburg  

    Tel: +2711 788 1113

    londi@goodman-gallery.com

    37A Somerset Road, De Waterkant, Cape Town

    Tel: +27 21 462 7573

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    26 Cork Street, London W1S 3ND

    Tel: +442081254065

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    23 East 67th Street, Second Floor

    New York, NY 10065

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