Gal Nissim is an interdisciplinary artist and a researcher who bridges art, science, and technology to create interactive work.
Nissim’s work is motivated by a deep fascination with humans’ relations with non-human animals. She examines these relations as instances of environmental harm and racism. Research and collaborations form the foundation of her creative process. Her work is directly inspired by recently possible technologies, natural sciences, and environmental justice. While technology is often used to shield us from nature, she utilizes it to employ joyful and social justice-oriented ways to bring people closer to nature. As an immigrant feminist, Nissim is eager to raise conversations across borders and to tell the stories of those who can’t advocate for themselves.
Her work has been exhibited worldwide including, NYCxDesign festival at Time Square, New York Hall of Science, Jerusalem Design Week, Science Gallery Detroit, Media Arts Gallery, and Concordia (Netherlands), GStreamer Conference (Berlin, Germany).
She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), Culture & Animals Foundation, NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts, ARTPORT Residency, Microsoft Design Expo Challenge, Experimental Storytelling research group by NYU and Google, Tisch GSO, and the Weizmann Institute of Science for outstanding young researchers. Currently, she is a member of NEW INC’s Creative Science track at the New Museum.
Nissim received her Master’s degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She studied at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design while earning her Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in cognitive science and biology in the Special Honors Program from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
(Image by Angel Boyd)