Ohad Meromi Sculpture
Born 1967, Kibbutz Mizrah, Israel. 2003 M.F.A., Visual Arts, Columbia University School of the Arts; 1992 B.F.A., Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel. The term "stage" as a locus of special dynamics is central to my practice in sculpture, installation and video. I'm drawn to the shift a space might undergo from a concrete site to a fictional one. Thought of in the context of the social sphere, I'm interested in this moment of agency, a moment of potent reflexivity where the subject changes its relationship to an oppressive matrix. Thinking of architecture as stage allows me to read modernist space as a fiction, and then to reenact some of its myths: clashes of futurism and primitivism, international style and ethnic folklore, totalitarianism and utopic positivism.