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Keren Oxman
Current location
New York, NY
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
201314, Research Resident

Keren Oxman is an Israeli-American artist living and working in New York City. Her work experimentally speculates on the intersection of art and anthropology, the temporal artifact, and the exploration of cultural otherness.

Oxman’s work operates as a form of anthropological research in which the artist functions as a collector scavenging and piecing together distant documents alongside cultural relics and contemporary artifacts all taken from the infinite pool of existing junk space. These aggregations, that draw from the aesthetics of traditional masks and artifacts, create a complex mosaic of mash-up and establish the visual presence of the creaturely. This creates a suggested and suggestive race that ranges from the foreign to the familiar, from the visceral to the external, and relates to a cross-cultural, post-colonial world.

Oxman is the recipient of the Rockefeller grant in New York. Her recent Artist Residencies include Eyebeam Atelier, The Cooper Union school of Art and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council NYC. Oxman’s work has been exhibited worldwide in Tel Aviv, Paris, New York and London.

Oxman holds a B.A. with Honors from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and an M.A. with Honors from the Royal College of Art in London where she was a Clore Fellow.



Eyebeam Research Resident (2013 – 2014)

Computation Fashion Program developed by Eyebeam alum Sabine Seymour. The program brought together artists, fashion designers, scientists, and technologists to explore emerging ideas and develop new work at the intersection of fashion and technology.

Keren Oxman, Eyebeam alum, collaborated with architect Neri Oxman, Professor W. Craig Carter (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT), and fashion designer Iris Van Herpen to develop Anthozoa, a 3D-printed dress that debuted at Paris Fashion Week in 2013 for the ‘Voltage’ show

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