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EREZ NEVI PANA
Bleached (I), 2018 Salt crystallized loofah over a...

Bleached (I), 2018

Salt crystallized loofah over a wooden structure

30 x 27.25 x 27.25 inches

76 x 69 x 69 cm

A vegan and passionate animal rights activist, Erez Nevi Pana’s practice is based on investigating natural phenomena and environmental processes through material exploration.

 

Born in Bnei Brak, Israel in 1983, Nevi Pana earned his Bachelor of Arts in Design from the Holon Institute of Technology in 2011 and Master of Arts from the Design Academy of Eindhoven in 2014, where his thesis focused on the recrystallization of salt. After graduation, Nevi Pana formed La Terrasse in Eindhoven as a platform for designers, artists, writers and thinkers in 2015.

 

Nevi Pana’s investigations of salt has developed into a long-term research project; he has been working with salt in the Dead Sea for the past eight years—investigating the devastating imbalance of an over-abundance of salt caused by the industrialization and mineral extraction of the region. The culmination of this research is a body of work entitled Bleached (2018), where Nevi Pana submerges wooden structures encased in loofah into the Dead Sea to absorb the wasted salt, which then crystallize like coral formations over time. 

 

He has garnered acclaim for his large-scale thought-provoking presentations worldwide, including Consciousness (2018) at Friedman Benda in New York, and Vegan Design (2018) and Tropical Milan (2020), both curated by Maria Cristina Didero and installed in Milan. His work has been exhibited at museums worldwide and included in Beating Salts (2016) at The Design Museum Holon in Israel, Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition (2018-19) at the Design Museum in London, and in Nature: Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (2019-2020) co-organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York and the Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade, the Netherlands.

 

Nevi Pana’s works have been acquired in the permanent collections such as The Design Museum Holon in Israel, and the FRAC Grand Large - Hauts-de-France in Dunkerque. In 2020, Nevi Pana created Crystalline, the world’s first commissioned work of salt-based architecture, which will debut in the National Gallery of Victoria’s NGV Triennial (2020-2021) in Melbourne and enter the museum’s permanent collection.

 

He is currently researching the topic of Vegan Design as a doctoral candidate at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. 

 

Nevi Pana is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.  

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What Would Have Been - Exhibitions
November 5 - December 12, 2020
Friedman Benda, New York, NY | Online
Erez Nevi Pana: Consciousness - Exhibitions
May 3 - June 9, 2018
Friedman Benda Project Space, New York, NY
Erez Nevi Pana constructs "small-scale architectur...
Erez Nevi Pana constructs "small-scale architecture" from Dead Sea salt
Dezeen
February 21, 2021
Designer of the Day: Erez Nevi Pana - Press
Designer of the Day: Erez Nevi Pana
Surface Magazine
October 7, 2019
Erez Nevi Pana's Unravelled Peace Silk Wall Tapest...
Erez Nevi Pana's Unravelled Peace Silk Wall Tapestries are Made Without Harming Silk Worms
dezeen
November 28, 2018
Erez Nevi Pana on Innovative, "Guilt-Free" Materia...
Erez Nevi Pana on Innovative, "Guilt-Free" Materials and Creating Vegan Furniture from the Dead Sea
Material Source
May 24, 2018
Consciousness by Erez Nevi Pana - Press
Consciousness by Erez Nevi Pana
Daniellaondesign.com
May 6, 2018
Erez Nevi Pana - Press
Erez Nevi Pana
Whitewaller
April 2018
Erez Nevi Pana Designs "Guilt-Free" Vegan Furnitur...
Erez Nevi Pana Designs "Guilt-Free" Vegan Furniture Using Salt and Soil
dezeen
April 18, 2018
Erez Nevi Pana Explores The Potential of Vegan Des...
Erez Nevi Pana Explores The Potential of Vegan Design in Milan Exhibition
designboom
April 11, 2018
Erez Nevi Pana: Consciousness - Press
Erez Nevi Pana: Consciousness
Surface Magazine
May/June 2018
Erez Nevi Pana’s ‘Consciousness’ at Friedman...
Erez Nevi Pana’s ‘Consciousness’ at Friedman Benda, New York
Blouin Artinfo
March 13, 2018
Erez Nevi Pana - Press
Erez Nevi Pana
Domus
November 9, 2016
Furniture Made From Soil Then Baked Like Bread by...
Furniture Made From Soil Then Baked Like Bread by Erez Nevi Pana
dezeen
December 5, 2013
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