I was born (1976) and raised in Kibbutz Sasa in Northern Israel. In 1998 I left for London, where I worked as an apprentice for the well-known architectural photographer Helene Binet. I discovered my passion for photography and returned to Israel to study photography at Hadassah College in Jerusalem (1999-2002). In 2012 I participated in the Homebase Residency in Berlin, and have been living and working in Germany ever since (Berlin and currently Düsseldorf).
I work in a variety of mediums, including photography, writing, video and performance art. My work delves into questions of memory and identity, by way of a continuous exploration of my origins and engagement with both physical and metaphorical landscapes.
My investigations tend to explore and reveal an ambivalence: the images are beautiful, but at the same time expose a disturbing world full of secrets — a world that becomes my own fantasy playground.
– Eyal Dinar, 2020