Inbar Hagai

First-Year MFA Candidate

Email: ihagai@andrew.cmu.edu

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Inbar Hagai works largely in long-term projects, combining video, VR and sculpture, as well as experimental art films verging on the documentary. She focuses mainly on human-animal power relations, the way the feminine image is constructed through kitshi fantasies and the ethical ambivalence of art.

Hagai (b. 1992, Kfar Saba) gained her BFA with honors from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (2017). She additionally attended her third year of study in Stuttgart, Germany, as part of a student exchange program (2016). During her studies, she was the recipient of the Elhanani Prize for promising graduate (2017) and of the Alieen Cooper prize for excellence in creativity (2015). Hagai’s artworks and films have been exhibited in several group exhibitions and festivals, including Hecht Museum, Haifa (2021), Palermo Gallery (Stuttgart, 2017), the CICA Museum (South Korea, 2017), the New Media Film Festival (L.A., 2017), DocAviv Film Festival (Tel Aviv, 2017), RIFF: R.E.D. International film festival (Norway, 2017), On Art – Poland Film Festival (Warsaw, 2018) and Print Screen Festival (Holon, 2019). Her performance “Christian” was presented at Manifesta 11 (Zurich, 2016).

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