Miri Segal is a multimedia artist, whose large-scale video installations typically use video projections to create sensual, complex and immersive works that explore the nuances of perception and how we see, as well as exploring the impact of technology on the human subject. Her video installations often feature optical illusions that locate the possibility of interaction with a work of art directly in the eye, and which provoke the viewer to become conscious of their own body in the viewing of her artworks. Of her work she has said, â€śI imagine not what the piece would look like but rather what it would do to the viewer.â€ť
Â In her work, Segal draws attention to the complex functions of the eye and the mind, while commenting on technological advancements, referencing Google, and cyber worlds, and the seeming future promises of the â€śman/machineâ€ť hybrid. Her work explores the boundaries of reality, illusion, perception and interpretation, the relationship between science and art, technology and bodily experience, and has included creating works in cyberspace.
Â Born in 1965 in Haifa (Israel), Miri Segal lives and works in Tel Aviv. She received a PhD in Mathematics before becoming a practicing artist. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous internationally prestigious institutions, including a solo exhibition at PS1 in New York, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and screenings at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, as well as being shown in group exhibitions at Tate Modern, London, The Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, La Maison Rouge â€“ Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, Jerusalemâ€™s Biennale Art Focus, the Chelsea Museum of Art in New York, Viennaâ€™s Kunsthalle, The Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, The MusĂ©e de Lucerne, Switzerland, and The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Her work is included in many prestigious Public Collections including The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, Fonds National dâ€™Art Contemporain, France, La Maison Rouge â€“ Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France and has received international awards including The Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel in 2001.