2017 - Assaf Shoshan

Assaf Shoshan was born in 1973 in Jerusalem. He lives and works between Paris and Tel Aviv. A photographer and videographer, Assaf Shoshan explores a world in which boundaries endlessly appear and disappear, a world in which time is experienced differently. His portraits and landscapes reveal an enigmatic atmosphere, suffused with mystery and the unreal.

The Utopia of Movement is a series of landscape photographs taken during four seasons at Château Lafite, at the invitation of Eric de Rothschild.

For the first time, his work does not include traces of human activity, thereby invoking a new, more ambiguous temporality, without no hint of duration. Similarly, he examines movement rather than expectation. For in nature there is stasis, no stability; and yet at the same time, everything occurs at its own speed.  

Shoshan was resident at the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici between 2013 and 2014. His work has been exhibited in several galleries and museums in France and in Europe, including the Pompidou Centre in Paris, Macro (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Rome, and the Lambert Foundation in Avignon.