Noa Giniger (IL, b. 1977) graduated in 2005 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, spent a one-year exchange at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (USA), and in 2008, completed two years residency in De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Sommer gallery for contemporary art, Tel-Aviv; Chelouche gallery, Tel-Aviv; De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam; Institut Français, Berlin; Speedy wash, Wiels, Brussels; The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya; Access gallery, Vancouver; De Inkjik, Amsterdam; Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam; Attitudes, Geneva and Passage du Retz, Paris. Giniger lives and works in Amsterdam and Tel Aviv.
The fact that nothing is stable, secure or steady is one of the impetuses for Noa Giniger’s work. Our attempts to grasp such moments – even temporarily – are doomed to fail. Within the rigid physical rules of our
universe, our linear timeline and the force of gravity, technological developments and popular culture coexist with notions of fulfillment, longing, loneliness and ageing; all of these appear throughout Giniger’s work. These notions are united by what the artist calls ‘Eternal Countdowns ‘: the idea that everything exists in a state of continual decay, breakdown and disintegration that makes each in turn both precious and fragile. Although the works come from a conceptual departure points, the creation of each work is intuitive and emotional, sometimes the result of an arbitrary process. Giniger frequently takes actions, words and phrases that are closely connected to her own experience and carry a meaning personal to her, and propose them to others: once stripped of biography or location, they might strike a similarly personal chord or appear cold and emotionless.