LIAT GRAYVER (C.V. in pdf)
Liat Grayver (Kfar Yehezkel, IL) is a Berlin-based cross-disciplinary painter and media artist, investigating methods to redefine one of the primitive forms of art — painting — within the current technology-based era. Grayver holds a doctoral degree in media art (Meisterschülerin, Prof. Joachim Blank, 2018), and an MFA in painting and printmaking, (Diplom, Prof. Heribert C. Ottersbach, 2015) from the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB, DE), and was an Erasmus student in 2013-14 at the Accademia di Belle Arti (Napoli, IT).
Grayver’s academic practices have been complemented by a range of external studies, including consultations with Neo Rauch (Leipzig, DE), Printmaking internship at Art Students League (NYC) .the Shiboku Studio for Japanese calligraphy (Haifa, IL), and the Jerusalem Studio School of Painting and Drawing (IL). She has been invited to undertake several artist residencies, among them: a “Cultural Foundations of Social Integration” fellowship at the Centre of Excellence of the University of Konstanz (DE) in 2018–19, Vertigo STARTS artist in Residency program, Casa Paganini| Infomus (Genova, IT) in 2018 and a research into robotics at MIT (Cambridge, USA) in 2015.
Various institutions, including Vertigo STARTS (European Commission), the Centre of Excellence Konstanz, Dagesh Kunstlab and the Jewish Museum Berlin, ELES Studienwerk, Leonardo-Büro Sachsen and the DAAD have supported Grayver’s work and studies. She is the recipient of the 1st Dagesh Kunstpreis (2018) from the Jewish Museum Berlin, and was a finalist for the 2017 Edition F Award, which recognizes the social, cultural and technological innovations of 25 women in Germany. In collaboration with the e-David team, she was awarded Fourth Prize in the 2017 international Robot Art competition.
Since January 2016, Liat Grayver has been collaborating with the University of Konstanz on the e-David project, exploring various approaches to integrate robotic and computer languages in the processes of painting and creative image-making. Since 2018 Grayver is an active member in Saloon Berlin — Network for Women of Berlin’s art scene, and an associate at the Epistemologien ästhetischer Praktiken program, at the ETH Zürich since 2019.
Grayver's artistic research was published in diverse scientific journals, printed catalogs and popular magazines such as MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) journal, CGF (The international journal Computer Graphics Forum), P.M. magazine, Kunstzeitung Berlin, Monopole Magazine, the SZ and FAZ among others.
Her works have been exhibited in a range of international museums, galleries, and institutions, including solo exhibitions at the Jewish Museum Berlin, Exgirlfriend Gallery Berlin, Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel), Kurt-Tucholsky-Literaturmuseum (Rheinsberg, Germany) and Halle 14 (Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei), and in group shows at the Museum der Arbeit (Hamburg), NRW Forum (Düsseldorf), Fresh Paint Art Fair (Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv), Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig and Chung-Ang University’s Gallery 301 (Seoul). She has been invited as a guest artist to give presentations on the use of robotics and technologies in the visual arts at a range of institutions, including Goldsmiths (University of London, 2019), Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2019), Aalto University (Helsinki, 2019), MIT (Cambridge, USA, 2015) and the 35th Chaos Communication Congress (Leipzig, 2018), among others.