Photographer Adi Nes is one of Israel's most widely recognized artists, known for his provocative staged portraits and tableaux.
Nes's work focuses particularly on identity, on what it means to be a citizen of Israel, and how masculinity is defined within that context. He frequently works in series and draws on past works of art or historical scenes as backdrops for his images.
His work is in the collections of the Israel Museum, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco- The Judah L. Magnes Museum
James Leventhal is the director of development and marketing at the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley, CA.
Adi Nes is an Israeli photographer best known for his photographs of Israeli boys and IDF soldiers.
In 2003, Nes did a feature for Vogue Hommes.
He has given solo exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Legion of Honor in San Francisco, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and the Melkweg Gallery in Amsterdam, among others. His work has also shown in group exhibitions at the Hotel de Sully in Paris and the Jewish Museum in New York, among many others.
Nes has been reviewed in the New York Times, the Financial Times, and various other publications. In 2005, Nes was chosen as an outstanding artist of the prestigious Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.
Irving Rabin is the president of the board of trustees at the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley, CA.