Shiry AVNY / national

Lives and works in France since 2005. Graduated in visual communication and plastic art in Haïra in 2005. She creates ephemeral installations and artistic performances in public space.


Shiry AVNY is an urban artist, Franco-Israeli plastic artist,


I cut my works and stick them in the urban space.
I write and engrave in pieces of wood gleaned from the street.
I cut stencils with which I print images that repeat endlessly.

My inspiration comes from women who are part of my life, my Senegalese mother-in-law and my Malian sister-in-law or strangers randomly encountered in transport, on the street.
I ask them to pose for me. I take a picture of them or they come to pose in my workshop.
I draw portraits of women, mothers, migrants, courageous…
Often they walk, or are simply standing, proud, their child on their backs, and looking towards the future.

I install female human figures in the street.
I offer passers-by a hug, a reward, a benevolent sign, while giving space to these everyday heroines.
Their enhanced image reveals beauty and, in the exchange of looks, challenges passersby.




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