Gal Nissim is an interdisciplinary artist and a researcher who bridges art, science, and technology to create interactive work.
Nissim’s work is motivated by a deep fascination with humans’ relations with non-human animals. She examines these relations as instances of environmental harm and racism. Research and collaborations form the foundation of her creative process. Her work is directly inspired by recently possible technologies, natural sciences and environmental justice. While technology is often used to shield us from nature, she utilizes it to employ joyful and social justice-oriented ways to bring people closer to nature. As an immigrant feminist, Nissim is eager to raise conversations across borders and to tell the stories of those who can’t advocate for themselves.
Her work has been exhibited worldwide including, NYCxDesign festival at Time Square, New York Hall of Science, Jerusalem Design Week, Science Gallery Detroit, Media Arts Gallery, and Concordia (Netherlands), GStreamer Conference (Berlin, Germany).
She is a recipient of grants and fellowships from the Culture & Animals Foundation, NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts, Microsoft Design Expo Challenge, Experimental Storytelling research group by NYU and Google, Tisch GSO, and the Weizmann Institute of Science for outstanding young researchers. She is currently a member at the New Museum's cultural incubator, NEW INC
Nissim received her Master’s degree from NYU’s ITP. While earning her BSc in biology and cognitive science from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, she studied at Bezalel Arts Academy.