Adi Nes

Meticulously staged photography, a wealth of details and references. In a tradition similar to Jeff Wall, Nes composes densely charged photographic tableaus: scenes from the life of a soldier and from the everyday life of young (Mizrahim) men, whose bodies show beauty, passivity and vulnerability. In addition to its inscription in the visual cultural history of the west and of Israel, Nes is interested in the subversion of the ideal of male Zionist bodies through references to homosexually connoted images and to the Jews of Arab origins.

Adi was born in 1966, studied photography from 1989 to 1992 at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. From 1996 to 1997 he studied multimedia at the Sivan Computer School, Department of Multimedia &
Programming in Tel Aviv.
Adi Nes belongs to the artist generation of the nineties, who especially address issues of gender identity. Some of these young artists take a post-Zionist approach that is expressed in the destruction of myths and other "sacred cows" in relation to the Israeli army.

Tal Adler  
Oreet Ashery  
Yael Bartana  
Zvi Efrat  
Tirtza Even  
Meir Gal  
Horit Herman Peled  
Dana Levy with Marc Lafia and Didi Fire  
Adi Nes  
Yigal Nizri  
Maria Pomiansky  
Guy Raz  
Roee Rosen  
Eran Schaerf  
Khen Shish