Danit Ariel is a Queer Jewish visual artist and writer constructing an empathic gaze. Her research asks how we share and hold each other’s stories, as well as how art can create new ways of ‘meeting’; with an emphasis on platforming marginalised narratives.
She graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2021 and has since exhibited at Fotofestival Naarden (NL), Lesbeanalle (BE), AOH Towards The Light (UK); with upcoming work to be shown at Page Not Found (NL) and the dummy of her first photo book exhibited as part of the FOLIO Masterclass presentation at PhMuseum Days 2022 (IT).
“I find representation in photography quite burdening and limited, often reinforcing the normative perspective on ‘othered’ people(s). I try to disrupt this imbalance by focusing on the people, our communities and cultures, the daily rituals that make us who we are, rather than our marginalisation. In this way, I hope to make our stories tangible, relatable, close. Almost like inviting everyone round for Friday Night Dinner.”
Find out more about Danit Ariel here.