Born in Israel, 1973. Lives and works in Israel and US
No Stepping Outside the Lines and No Touching the Floor, 1999, sculpture, wool
The body is the arena in which Nelly Agassi operates, combining performance and choreography in both installations and video works. These variegated modes of artistic action all revolve around the points of intersection between the private and the social, the intimate and the public, a fluid, vulnerable interior and an unknown exterior.
Agassi’s wide-ranging body of works includes drawings, embroidery, objects, videos, and various physical actions. Her exhibitions all center on site-specific installations, and often include a one-time performance that and an installation remains in the gallery space for the duration of the exhibition.