Ayala Gazit with Rotem Steinbock

Season 3, Episode 4,   Jun 14, 11:00 AM

Ayala Gazit is a visual artist who specializes in photography and installation. Born in Israel, she is currently living and working in Berlin. Prior to moving to Berlin she lived in New York city, where she completed, with honors, a BFA in Photography in The School of Visual Arts. Ayala has presented works in art venues around the globe, including in Germany, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel. She is the recipient of numerous awards such as The Tierney Fellowship and The Photography NOW Award at Woodstock, amongst others. Her works cover a wide range of themes, including history, memory, loss, family, and creation, all explored through a special focus on the question of how can the photographic image capture the things that are no longer there.


Rotem Steinbock is a PhD candidate in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge, working on the intersection between art, immigration, and identity. Her PhD research follows Jewish Israeli visual artists who immigrated to Berlin, focusing on the ways they negotiate, reflect upon, and visually represent their dynamic senses of alterity and belonging. Before coming to Cambridge Rotem completed a B.A. in psychology and sociology and anthropology and an M.A. in anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a B.F.A. at the Department of Fine Arts at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.