Romy Yedidia (1990) is a visual artist born in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2014 she attended Interior Architecture at Holon Institute of Technology in Israel and in 2017 she received BA in Architectural Design at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Her artistic practice engages with mediums such as sculpture, installation art and performance.
Yedidia’s work investigates the female body and its representation throughout media; outlining the problems of indoctrination within propaganda, as well as posing questions related to gender performativity in the western society.
Her works bare strong architectural elements, utilising materials such as concrete, metal and plaster to expose monumentality and permanence concerning the topics. The essential aspect of Yedidia’s practice is her usage of her body as a transformational tool, conveying certain critical narratives regarding body-politics through performative forms; almost always consisting from interactive dimensions, durational acts and persistent focus on materiality and objects.
Romy Yedidia received the prestigious Stipendium for Emerging Artists by the Mondriaan Fund (NL) and the excellence scholarship by the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel. Her works including Fighting the Pedestal, Objectify, The Beauty Machine, Preserve x 186, Belly Love and Anxiety Machine, were exhibited in venues such as Beelden in Leiden, Leiden (NL), U10 Art Space, Belgrade (Serbia), Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam (NL), UY Studio, Berlin (DE), ISO, Amsterdam (NL), and Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL). Her work was published in art magazines like iGNANT, Women Cinemakers, Milica Magazine, MilK decoration and Lost Painters, as well is part of several private collections.
Romy Yedidia lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
photo: Tom Brown
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Texts by Andrea Knezović and Romy Yedidia
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