Roey Victoria Heifetz
Frau L, 2016
Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 centimeters)
Edition of 25
© Roey Victoria Heifetz, 2020.
Roey Victoria Heifetz lives and works in Berlin. Heifetz creates large-scale, textured drawings of people who identify as transgender, often layering portraits of acquaintances with fictional subjects, and exaggerating human features such as skin and muscles. She poses intimate questions in her practice about the body, gender, desire, insecurities, and regrets. Heifetz deals with the mental and physical transitions she’s experienced, transitioning from a man’s body to a woman’s body.
Heifetz has already exhibited in numerous international groups and solo exhibitions around the world, which lately include solo exhibitions “The Teacher’s Nap”, Künstlethaus Betahanien, Berlin, “Victoria” in The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and “Third Body”, Ann and Ari Rosenblatt Prize winning exhibition, Tel Aviv and Venice Biennale (Israel Pavilion 2019).
Heifetz also finished one-year residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, The Fountainhead residency, Miami and 18th street art center residency, Los Angeles.
Roey Victoria Heifetz is a grant and scholarship recipient from Lotto Stiftung, Berlin; Mifal Hapais Art Scholarship, Israel; Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Germany; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany; Artis organization, New York, USA; Artist-Teacher Award, Culture Ministry, Government of Israel. Additionally, in 2018 Heifetz was awarded the Ann and Ari Rosenblatt Award for visual artists , and was nominated among the finalist for Marianne Werefkin Award for women artist.
Heifetz studied at the Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design in Jerusalem (BFA, MFA) and at the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, USA.