Ilit Azoulay is an Israeli artist best known for her panoramic photo montages. She received both her BFA and an MFA from Bezalel School of Art and Design and her notable projects include Shifting Degrees of Certainty, Photography Today: Distant Realities, Biography of Things, and Disorder. She is represented by Andrea Meislin Gallery in New York and Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art and Braverman Gallery in Tel Aviv. She is currently a resident at the Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.
Azoulay’s work pertains to perception and the role objects play in the formation of the world. Her process involves visiting buildings that have been demolished and collecting pieces from the rubble. She is fascinated by the stories that emerge from the walls and believes that the “property continues to carry its former owners.” Azoulay photographs her finds from a singular vantage point under uniform lighting and with a macro lens in order to capture precise close-ups. She is then able to transform the images into collages made up of many individual photographs . Described as a “network” Azulay’s objects create a web of interweaving facts, memories, and rumors. Her works can be found at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), No Thing Dies, Braverman Gallery, Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015,