Tai Shani studied fashion design and fashion photography in New
York and Tel Aviv where she has worked for major style magazines.
She has shown her work at the Haifa Museum, at the Haus am Lützowplatz
and at Novalog, Berlin. In 2001, she had a solo show "Axl Rose you
rock my world" at the Tal Esther Gallery, Tel-Aviv. She recently
moved to London.
Tai Shani's videos, photographs and installations reflect the
construction of gender. They especially examine how a body becomes
sexed. They do not only recreate the female body from the viewpoint
of "to-be-looked-at", but they also exemplify the deformation of
body and identity resulting from this perspective. They thereby
underline the power of definition that fashion has and portray pop
as a field on which this power is executed.
Tai Shani at the Centre of Attention