Yael Davids

Yael Davids (b. 1968, Kibbutz Tzuba, Jerusalem) lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Davids examines the capacities in which the body operates as a documentary vessel – in connection to collective heritage, political narrative and private biographies. Inspired by Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais, she experiments with somatic learning and alternative systems of knowledge transfer and production. Composed of performative, sculptural, and archival elements, her works often take the form of choreographic assemblages. Recent exhibitions and performances include Van Abbe Museum, the Netherlands (2019); Documenta 14, Germany and Greece (2017); Rotterdam Cultural Histories 7#: Performance Festival Perish, Witte de With, the Netherlands (2016); and Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, France (2015).