Roni Aviv

2023 Aim Fellow


Roni Aviv is a visual artist and educator. Aviv holds an MFA in visual arts from
Columbia University and BFA in photography from Bezalel Academy of Art. Aviv’s work combines photography, text, and mark-making to give form to a psychological space of re-processing interpersonal trauma and its aftermaths. Through material exploration, Aviv pokes at the descriptive nature of photography and language, and questions what is seen and what remains hidden. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include Center for Book Arts, Real Art Ways, Longwood Art Gallery, The Jewish Museum, and Indie Gallery. Aviv has recently been published in BOMB, GRANTA, Erev Rav, and Lines Inside by TSA_PDF magazines. Recent residencies include NARS (2021) and Center for Book Arts (2022). Aviv was a 2023 AIM Fellow at The Bronx Museum.

Artist Statement

Roni Aviv’s work was exhibited at The Bronx Museum in Part Two of Bronx Calling: The Sixth AIM Biennial, on view from April 12 – June 16, 2024. Along with the rest of the 2023 AIM Cohort, she also helped to collectively produce The First AIM Convening: A Day of Professional Development for Artists at The Bronx Museum on May 11, 2024.

Letting go of (mis)understanding, 2024 Silver prints
Courtesy of the artist

Letting go of (mis)understanding is a new body of work comprising a series of photographs and photograms. The studio photograph captures a durational performance in which I clench and relax a piece of paper in my fist. The paper has the word “misunderstanding” written on it over and over. The act of tension and release echoes the struggle of letting go. The playful nature of the work points to its absurdity, where problems are often left unsolved.

This project was made possible with generous support from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts.

Installation photo by Argenis Apolinario.
Installation photo by Argenis Apolinario.
Installation photo by Argenis Apolinario.
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