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Jenny Rafalson

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Jenny Rafalson (b. 1986, Russia, grew up in Israel) is a multidisciplinary artist, living and working in Chicago. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2020). She graduated from the Hadassah College Bachelor program for Photography and Communications (2013). Recently she is the recipient of the James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship for 2019-2020.

Rafalson works in photography and video. In her work explores questions of immigration, belonging, and hierarchy in contemporary societies. She works around post-colonization, culture myth and hierarchical structures of power and culture and control represented by plants in different contemporary cultures. Through it, She attempts to talk about her failed yearning for belonging as an immigrant from the USSR.