Gali Blay

FilmVisual Arts

Gali Blay

Gali was born in New York in 1986, raised in Israel and currently based in Berlin, Germany. She received a BFA degree from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and an MFA degree (cum laude) in Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Gali’s creative practice is situated in the film sphere. She works in film productions as a model maker and props maker. As an animation director, she works at the intersection of documentary storytelling and animation. She researches the in-between world of fiction and reality created by images and designs scenarios for it. Blay uses storytelling in design to tackle complex political structures and investigate how their power influences different narratives’ development in society.
Her work has been exhibited at venues such as Wall Street Gallery, Eindhoven, NL (2018); Tijdelijk museum Bijlmerbajes, Amsterdam, NL (2017); Bogoshorts film festival, Bogota, CO (2017); Jerusalem design week, Jerusalem (2017); Salone Del Mobile, Milan, IT (2017); Fresh paint, Tel Aviv, IL (2014) among others. She has received several fellowships and grants such as a start-up design grant from Stimulerings Funds, A short film grant from NFCT, and the AICF visual artist grant.
She is a guest tutor at Design Academy Eindhoven, Master in Social Design.