Maayan Strauss is a New York based multidisciplinary artist and architect. She works with photography and video, digital renders, installation, and administration, among other media. Her practice looks at infrastructures, labor and common facilities while reflecting on the nature and conditions of artistic production.
She is the founder and director of Container Artist Residency, an artist residency on board cargo ships, conceived as a distributed artwork in the form of an institutional and operational residency. The culmination of the project’s first edition was recently shown at Para Site in Hong Kong. She has exhibited in The Herzeliya Museum of Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, Andrea Meislin Gallery and Louis B. James Gallery in New York, the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen. She holds an MFA in photography from Yale University and a B.Arch from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. She founded Sushi Bar Gallery in Brooklyn and serves as an editor at Art Handler, a magazine dedicated to the behind-the-scenes practices of the art world. Her upcoming project ‘The Service Room’ will open in September at Recess, New York.