Adi Liraz is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and activist.
In her work, she often bridges private and public experiences, discourses and spaces. She reflects on her personal and collective identity, particularly on her role in society as a migrant, woman and mother.
Coming from her homeland in the cultural diverse region of the Middle East and living in the cosmopolitan city of Berlin, Liraz is aware of the multidimensional nature of identity.
In the last few years, she developed a special relationship to performance arts; in interactive performances and public interventions, she connects with the audience. By overcoming barriers and the wall of fear, she generates a better understanding of social division. She constantly attempts to voice the unheard. One of her main methods of expression is using textile and threads. This becomes a form of language: she reveals her experience of exile as well as memories of her home(s) by weaving. In a never-ending process of taking apart and weaving again, she connects different stories into one new common (her)history .
The aim of Liraz ́s work is to generate communication and critical exposure of hegemonic perceptions.
Liraz received a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (2001) and an MA with honors from the Art Academy Berlin Weißensee (“Art in Public Context, Spatial Strategies”, 2014). Between 2015 and 2016 Liraz was a member of and a coordinator for actions and event at the Salaam Schalom Initiative, she is a founding member of NOMEN Collective, part of the duo ExDress and member of the Association of Performance Art, Berlin. Liraz was a coordinator at the Salaam Schalom Initiative, she is a founding member of NOMEN Collective, part of the duo ExDress and member of the Association of Performance Art, Berlin. Liraz has worked, exhibited and curated, among others, at/with ZKU Berlin (2012), District Berlin (2013), Month of Performance Art Berlin (2013, 2015), Hysteria collective (2015), COVEN Berlin (2015), Musrara Mix Festival in Jerusalem (2015), 48 Hours Neukölln Art Festival (2015/2016), Alphanova & Galerie Futura, Berlin (2016), and in The Jewish Museum Berlin (2017).