Ronnie Karfiol graduated with a B.F.A in Multidisciplinary Arts from Shenkar college of Art, Engineering & Design. She has also studied Media Technology and Animation at the H.A.W. University Hamburg, Germany. Her work has appeared in art galleries such as SPEKTRUM Berlin, Galleria R+ Poland & the Center of Contemporary Art (CCA) Tel Aviv as well as in Europe and the US on national and international film and media festivals, including DocAviv, Print Screen, EMAF - European Media Art Festival, Germany and Currents Festival for new media, USA. She is the recipient of Margaret & Sylvan Adams Prize for young Israeli artist & Mifal HaPais Council for Arts grant. In 2018, she was an artist-in-residence at Cripta747, Italy.
Karfiol’s work focuses on new media techniques, often countering themes within the obscured borders of technology and humanity; and often interrogating how new political, theological and social structures form and thrive in these new portals of being.
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Artist Statement ︎
Locating her studio within the internet-realm, Ronnie Karfiol seeks to render new thoughts and reflect upon the blurring, obscured frontlines between humanity and technology in the anthroposcene.
Her artistic means to this end often include new media techniques; from various 3D rendering and printing to animation, web-based installation and archiving. Karfiol makes use of these precise “new” tools in order to further explore topics of different social and political sea-changes through net-culture and technological quasi- revolutions. That way, the philosophical artistic exploration is in an alignment with the practical means.
By researching into the very psyche of a contemporary hybrid culture, Karfiol allows herself to delve into digital genres still in the process of self-defining. This exploration first propels the artist herself to metamorphose, ans secondly also aims to reach the viewer at a pace more fit for this time and space - not as a passive viewer, but rather, as an active actress/actor in the acute play of the times.
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