Ronit Porat works in the medium of photography, and includes archival materials and biographical texts in her installations. She is currently a member of the cooperative Indie Photography Gallery, which was founded in 2010 by a group of visual artists to provide an artistic platform for young and established contemporary artists in the medium of Photography and Video Art. Born in Kibbutz Kfar Giladi, northern Israel, she holds a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Chelsea School of Art and Design in London, and a B.A. in Photography and Digital Media from the Hadassah College in Jerusalem, which she completed with Distinction.
Porat received the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant twice between 2002 and 2004, the Ted Arison Family Foundation Scholarship for Emerging Artists in 2012, Israel’s Ministry of Culture and Sport Creativity Encouragement Prize for 2013, the Artis Project Grant Recipient , 2016 and the 3Package Deal – Grant by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), 2016 . She participated in several artist residency programmes, including: Hotel Pupik (Austria, 2007); SVA Summer Residency (NewYork, 2008); ARTPORT Residency (Tel Aviv-Jaffa, 2013); Keret House Artists’ Residency (Warsaw,2013); and Castrum Pergrini (Amsterdam, 2014), Reitir (Iceland, 2015).
This Residency is part of our Chicago via Tel Aviv exchange with ARTPORT.