Biography

Ronen Zien is a visual artist and photographer. Born in the Galilee in 1990, he lives and works in Jerusalem. Zien graduated from the photography department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2018. Ronen uses various media in his art practice such as photography, video and installation. In his photographic practice he uses both analog and digital photography, in addition using different classical photography techniques such as salt prints and cyanotype. He uses the landscape as a medium to explore the relationship between humans and nature. He works towards exposing political tension and explores land as a cultural value, and as a commodity.

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For Zien’s artwork at the Bezalel Graduation Show, he presented the project "khan al-Akhdar" where he exhibited visual materials that he collected from El-Khan El Ahmar, a Palestinian Bedouin village threatened with displacement. He uses the landscape as a medium to explore the relationship between humans and nature. He questions the medium of photography and it’s documentary aspects.

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