Tanya Fredman's Jewish Rwanda Exhibit in Jerusalem
Tanya Fredman will be exhibiting this July and August at PICO in Jerusalem.
Opening reception Thursday, July 18, 7:30-9:00pm, cosponsored by Energiya Global, an Israeli solar energy company with a major project at The Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.
After working in The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda in 2010, Fredman began using African textiles to explore Rwandan life in juxtaposition with her Jewish identity. By drawing upon traditional Jewish texts to reflect an experience deeply embedded in Rwandan life, she created an interpretation of two distinct worlds illuminated by one another through a common narrative.
PICO, Poale Tzedek 2, 4th floor (corner of Pierre Koenig), Talpiot, Jerusalem Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Fredman studied Studio Art at Brandeis University and has lived in Rwanda and New York City. She currently lives in Israel where she is the Art Programs Director at the Yemin Orde Youth Village and is pursuing Postgraduate Studies in Visual Art at HaMidrasha Art School.