Lidia Rozanski, Argentina/Israel
The feminine traditions of weaving and embroidery not only indicate obedience to the duties imposed by traditional gender roles, but they attempt to transcend obedience within limits, wherein women can do what they want while fulfilling their obligation. The feminine presence resides between the threads. The tradition of embroidery becomes a memorial prayer for each culture, each community, each myth. The prayer is meant to recover creativity locked up for centuries in the domestic sphere and to dissolve the boundaries between art and practical activities.
Professional Background Lidia Rozanski was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Israel in 2001. She has a degree in architecture from the University of Buenos Aires. Rozanski studied printmaking at the National School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires with Mirta Kupferminc, Felipe Noé, Juan Doffo, and Eduardo Medici. She now devotes her creative practice to a visual art workshop serving cancer patients.