Chaya Ruckin, born in 1984, lives and works in Tel Aviv; holds an M.F A from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, received an Asylum Arts grant in 2015. Ruckin’s practice combines video, photography, sculpture, performance, and drawing, through which she explores the relation between body and object, in the everyday environments and the exhibition space. In her work, she raises the question: Where does life come from? The question is not a scientific or religious one, but rather what drives us forward and upward even as we are counting down to death from the moment we are born.
Ruckin has participated in many exhibitions, festivals and cultural events in Israel and abroad, among which: the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, FIAC International Contemporary Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris; the Center for Digital Art, Holon; the Queens Museum, New York; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and more. Ruckin has participated in the Asylum Arts residency program (New York, 2014) and the Beita Residency (Jerusalem, 2014)