Born in Vilnius, she grew up in Israel and has been living and working in Paris since 1984.
Recognised for her seminal investigation into public space and participatory art, Shalev-Gerz’s work presents an uncanny understanding of the invisible and the voids in between people, ideas, understanding and misunderstandings. Her photography and video installations explore the intertwinement of individual and collective memory and its construction in the present.
Shalev-Gerz had had solo shows at Koffler Gallery, Toronto (2018); Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland (2017); Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (2014); Musée cantonal des beaux-arts, Lausanne (2012).
Recent groups exhibitions include: ‘History Unfolds’, The Swedish History Museum, Stockholm (2016); Gothenburg International Biennial (2015); 5th Guangzhou Triennial (2015); ‘Codex’, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2014); ‘The Moderna Exhibition 2010’, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010).