Yael Davids

Yael Davids, A Reading That Loves—A Physical Act, 2017. Performance Installation at Neue Galerie, Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017. Performers: Yael Davids and Taisha Ciara Paggett. Photo: Fred Dott

Yael Davids, A Reading That Loves—A Physical Act, 2017. Performance Installation at Neue Galerie, Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017. Performers: Yael Davids and Taisha Ciara Paggett. Photo: Fred Dott

Yael Davids, A Reading That Loves—A Physical Act, 2017. Performance Installation at Neue Galerie, Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017. Performers: Yael Davids and Taisha Ciara Paggett. Photo: Fred Dott

Yael Davids, A Reading That Loves—A Physical Act, 2017. Performance Installation at Neue Galerie, Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017. Performers: Yael Davids and Taisha Ciara Paggett. Photo: Fred Dott

Yael Davids, A Reading That Loves—A Physical Act, 2017. Performance Installation at Neue Galerie, Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017. Performers: Yael Davids and Taisha Ciara Paggett. Photo: Fred Dott

Yael Davids (b. 1968, Kibbutz Tzuba, Jerusalem) lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Davids examines the capacities in which the body operates as a documentary vessel, in connection to collective heritage, political narrative and private biographies. Inspired by Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais, she experiments with somatic learning and alternative systems of knowledge transfer and production. Composed of performative, sculptural and archival elements, her works often take the form of choreographic assemblages. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands (2020); Migros Museum, Switzerland (2020); Documenta 14, Germany and Greece (2017); and Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, France (2015).