Michal Rovner


Michal Rovner Biography

Born 1957

Michal Rovner’s interdisciplinary arts studies culminated at the Bezalei Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.  She cofounded Israel’s leading visual media school, Camera Obscura, in 1978, and moved to the U.S. in 1987.  Rovner creates manipulated records of anonymous individuals’ peregrinations in nonspecific locations that become emblematic of emotional states.  Her artistry, including on video, film, canvas and paper, has been examined through exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Israeli Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale.  Her work is in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fine Art in Houston and the Whitney Museum of American Art.