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Assaf Hinden

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Assaf Hinden (Israel, 1988) is a visual artist based in Tel Aviv and Antwerp. Hinden places photography and lens-based media at the center of his works, he creates installations combining photographs, collages, video, and time-based technologies alongside objects and relics from public and private archives, through which he examines the authenticity of photography as a documentary-testimonial authority.

His works repeatedly explore various cultural representations, while engaging with identity questions through the examinations of objects and remains. In his recent projects, he explores various themes surrounding the provenance, source, and evolution of art, in addition to addressing broader questions regarding preservation, the manipulation of images — and therefore of meanings.

The works are inspired by elements from the past, both collective and biographical that comment on a contemporary unstable present. Hence the works usually incorporate backstories and historical events on which he intervenes and comments with his work, by creating different dialogues between the past and the present, and between facts and speculations.


Assaf Hinden is a visual artist based in Tel Aviv. MA graduate from ‘The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp’ (2021) and BFA from ‘The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design’, Jerusalem (2016) - both magna cum laude.

Selected works:

Recent grants and fellowships include: The Ministry of Culture Young Artists Award (ISR, 2023), Asylum Arts Grant (NYC, 2022), ARCAthens 2022 Visual Art Fellow (NYC-GR), The 20-21 recipient of the ‘Lucy Art Residency’ (Kavala, GR), and ‘The Roger De Conynck emerging photographer prize’ (King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium 2021).

In addition to solo shows at CACR, Israel (‘Salon and Darkroom’, 2023), Artspace TLV (‘Relative Humidity’, 2018), and WTA Gallery, Barcelona (‘Remodeling’, 2017), his works were exhibited in various institutions, e.g: Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH, 22), The Benaki Museum (Athens photo festival 22), ‘Photoforum Pasquart’ (CH, 22), ‘The Ramat Gan Museum of Art’ (ISR, 22), ‘Photo Museum of Antwerp’ (FOMU, BE 21), Hybrid Art Fair (Madrid, 2019), ‘Braverman Gallery’ (TLV, 2019), Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf (Berlin, 2019) and ‘Fresh Paint Art Fair’ (TLV, 2017 and 2018).

Also a freelance curator, Assaf curated several exhibitions, among them: 'Text(ile)' (co-curated with Camea Smith, Meron Capital 2023), 'Last Call’ (Indie Gallery, 2020), ‘No Rainbows Without Rain’ (Fundraising exhibition for LGBTQ youth at risk, 2019), and co-curated the show ‘Talking Bones’ (Artspace TLV, 2017).

Among the Artist lectures and seminars conducted in 2022: Seminar at Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), Lecture at EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens, GR), Soho House TLV (Artist Talk with David Adika), FOTODOK (Netherlands), 'Dialogues' at MISC Gallery (Athens), and Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law: 'Looted Art' course (Prof. Liora Bilsky)

Date of residency: 13. 6. 2023–10. 9. 2023