Tamar Latzman is an Israeli artist based in New York working mainly on still photography and video installations. Latzman recently received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts’ Photography, Video, and Related Media Department. She is the recipient of the Nerken Scholarship Fund of UJA-Federation of New York (2009, 2010) and the Sharet Scholarship (2004-2005) for young artists from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.

Latzman explores social memory and cultural stereotypes through questioning different types of boundaries: between the still and moving image, past and present, and between textual and visual. Her work creates fragmentary texts, collections of moments enmeshed in a personal and lyrical world touched with a hint of humor. Her recent work Awake was shortlisted for the Most Promising Artist prize at the Fresh Paint Art Fair in Israel and was shown at Video DUMBO (DUMBO Art Festival 2010), Video Loop Festival (Barcelona, 2010), and is scheduled to be exhibited at The Jewish Museum in Hohenems, Austria in 2012.

During her Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Latzman will develop Mrs. Tadd’s Visit (working title), a new video work in which she continues to investigate both the testimonial format and traditional elements of storytelling in the moving image.

Featured image photo credit: courtesy of the artist