Anna Perach 

Anna Perach’s practice draws on experiences and memories of Soviet domestic environment and their encounter with Israeli culture. She explores how immigration and cultural transitions influence the formation of one’s sense of self in relation to family, community and heritage. She is interested in examining the role of the “other” as it’s defined by one’s community as well as a subjective experience. Her work integrates these ideas and explores the domestic space as an extension of the self where otherness is performed through mundane rituals and decor.

Working with mixed media techniques, Anna creates two- and three-dimensional objects inspired by Slavic rituals and folkloric craft patterns and ornaments such as Khokhloma and Zhostovo. These are then juxtaposed with the late Soviet aesthetic of decorative wall papers, rugs, and porcelain figurines. She also incorporates contemporary art techniques such as machine tufting or digital embroidery. The materials in her work are assembled together abruptly to exaggerate their contradictory essence and charge the objects with estrangement to their surroundings.

Anna Perach (b. 1985 Ukraine) is anIsreali artist living and working between Tel-Aviv and London. Perach was born in 1985 in Ukraine, former USSR. She immigrated to Israel at the age of 7 following growing political instability and collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992. Perach received her BA (Hons) Fine Arts from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and her MA Fine Art from Goldsmith’s, University of London. Recent selection exhbitions include: Mostyn open 21 shortlisted exhibition, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales (2019); Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize shortlisted exhibition, Ashurst, London, UK (2019); Apparatus, Pckham 24, Safehouse1, London, UK (2019); and The Mother Art Prize 2019, Mimosa House, London, UK (2019).  In 2018, Perach completed the Asylum Arts, International Jewish artist retreat, Garrison, New York.