Michal Baror

Michal Baror was born in in Israel. She received her BA in Fine Art from Bezalel, Jerusalem in 2008. In 2013, she graduated with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, London. Her solo show Abandoned Property took place at the YadMordechaiKubbutztook in the summer of 2016. Her museum solo exhibition The Hawks and the Sparrows took place in 2015 in the Petach-TikvaMuseum of Art. Recently, Baror participated in a number of group exhibitions, including: Vanishing Point in Beit Hagfenin Haifa (2016) and Crystal Palace and the Temple of Doom in the PetachTikvaMuseum (2015). Prizes and scholarships include: Young Artist Prize for 2015 and the ARTPORT residency for 2015-2016. Baror explores how objects are transformed into knowledge. A research-based artist, Baror "unpacks" existing knowledge systems, objects, and institutions to expose the building blocks used to construct histories and identities. As such, her practice often turns to forgotten or overlooked museum collections, vernacular objects relegated to the sidelines of history, photographic archives and odd or undervalued archeological relics. Many of her works are institutionally specific, challenging the organizing mechanism of the place in which they are shown and from which they emerged.