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Ukrainian born Israeli artist Ana Perach

Five Hides is an exhibition presented by curatorial platform Thorp Stavri, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and through the continued support of Projekt and us! FAD Magazine. We managed to catch up with five of the exhibiting artists for a quick overview about them their work and what they will be exhibiting at Five Hides here we have Ukrainian born Israeli artist Ana Perach.

Travel between worlds, installation view, 2020
Travel between worlds installation view 2020

Can you tell us a bit about your background and art practice?
I’m a Ukrainian born Israeli artist, living and working in London for the past 6 years.
My practice is informed by the dynamic between personal and cultural myths. I explore how our private narratives are deeply rooted in ancient storytelling and folklore and conversely how folklore has the ability to tell us intimate, confidential stories about ourselves. My main medium of work is wearable sculpture and performance. I make hand-made carpet textile which are transformed into wearable sculptures. The sculpture function as both a garment that is performed in as well as an independent sculpture.

Mother of Egg, tufted yarn, beading and wooden frame, 90x150cm, 2019
Mother of Egg, tufted yarn, beading and wooden frame, 90x150cm, 2019

Can you tell us a bit about the work that is being shown at Five Hides?
I’m showing a wearable sculpture titled: Mother of Egg. This piece is part of a series of wearable sculptures that explore female archetypes. I’m specifically interested in the duality of life and death that are associated with femininity. Mother of Egg
Is both intimidating and vulnerable. Her appearance is threatening and aggressive but she carries and protects an egg shaped beaded form in her pelvic area.

How does it feel to be able to exhibit larger works at a time when exhibition venues like Manor Place Baths are becoming harder and harder to come by?
I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to continue making and showing work during this uncertain times. It’s an exciting opportunity to exhibit in independent spaces like Manor Place Baths as they have the potential to create an interesting encounter between the history that is carried by the location and contemporary art.

Have you made any plans for 2021? Are you feeling positive?
I have a few shows in the pipeline for 21. Creating work is a way for me to feel less helpless. I continue going as though plans are certain and if things change I will have to adjust accordingly.

Frida, tufted yarn and wooden frame, 130x150cm, 2020
Frida, tufted yarn and wooden frame, 130x150cm, 2020

Five Hides 3rd October – 11th October 33 Manor Place London SE17 3BH The exhibition will be adhering to current social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required for entry, hand sanitizer will be provided and access to the exhibition space will be in limited capacity.  All visits will require a free ticket, which can be booked HERE .

* The 3rd of October is now fully booked and the 4th is nearly so please book ASAP to avoid disappointment.*



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