Sharon Balaban was born in 1971 in Jerusalem, Israel. Over the period 1995-1999 studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. In 2003 – She graduated from Master of Fine Arts at The City University of New York. Balaban is head of The Video Unit at the Screen based arts department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
Sharon Balaban makes short video arts, from several seconds to 6 minutes, with the simplest ways of expression, natural lighting. She changes origin meanings of objects (alter alia: water running from the tap reminds luminous feminine nude, banana peel modifies to dead bird fluttering with its wings). Her works were twice exhibited at the Mediations Biennale in Poznań, Poland. Sharon Balaban currently lives and works in Jerusalem.
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