Stern, Rona

Her Name is Lola / 2015

mixed media, 150x110x21 cm

Presents itself as a glowing bubble of Far-Eastern exoticism. A series of playing cards with nude pictures are spread in a circular fan – a shape that is echoed from above by a circular arrangement of lush banana leaves. The arrangement is meant to channel a cheap erotic fantasy of faraway places where all is ostensibly available and permitted. The erotic cards, made in China and featuring dated images of East-European women, to be finally sold in the backstreets of downtown Tel Aviv, are represented here in a way as to unmask the absurd trajectories of global capitalism.


Born in Israel 1984

Solo Exhibition

2017: From North to South, we come from East and West, Artist Unlimited Gallery, Bielefeld, DE
Keep Calm, Klubovna Gallery, Brno, CZ

2016: In the Middle of the East, Büro für kulturelle Übersetzungen Gallery, Leipzig, DE

2015: Oasis, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv IL

2011: War is peace, Sapir Academic Gallery, Sderot IL

Selected Group Exhibition

2018: Neo-Monumental, The Israeli Center for digital art, Holon, IL

2017: The show must go on, Artim Gallery, Baku, AZ

2016: Time after Time, MeetFactory Gallery, Prague, CZ

2015: Bones brigade, Start collection gallery, Tel Aviv IL

Objectonomy, MeetFactory gallery, Prague CZ

2014: Lonely planet, Gabirol gallery, Tel Aviv IL

Club med one week in an empty museum, Petah Tikva museum IL

Prizes, Scholarships, Residencies

2017: Study Scholarships for Foreign graduates in the Field of Fine Art granted by the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service, DE
‏Artist Unlimited Three months Residency, Bielefeld, DE
YARAT Contemporary Art Space Three months residency, Baku, AZ

2016: Meet Factory Three months residency , Prague CZ.