Guy Ben-Ner (b. 1969)

Berkeley's Island (1999)
Wild Boy (2005)
Moby Dick (2007)
Stealing Beauty (2009)

Guy Ben-Ner was born in Israel in 1969 and currently lives in Tel Aviv. Since the early 90s, Ben-Ner has filmed a series of videos starring himself and his family, sometimes using the intimate spaces of their home as ad-hoc set or, conversely, in one well known work, using the display sets of Ikea as a setting for a domestic drama. More recent works move away from the use of his family, but often still focus on the ethical question of where to draw the line between art making and personal and professional relations. The videos wittily mix the home-made and a sophisticated range of literary and art historical references.