Elisheva Gavra
(with Layla Klinger)
Ambiguous Loss
multi media installation combining photography projection and electroluminescent lace

ELISHEVA GAVRA (b. 1992) is a studio photographer and visual artist based in Brooklyn, currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Arts at Columbia University. Her work explores the photographed portrait as an apparatus for constructing identity, where the act of looking and of being looked at are put on display.


LAYLA KLINGER (b. 1993) earned an MFA in Textiles from Parsons School of Design in 2021, where she is an adjunct faculty member. Her works have been presented globally, including at Mana Contemporary, Urban Zen Foundation, the Fiberart International Biennale, and Rosenfeld Gallery (2020). She created installations for the Little Island Festival (Sikinos, Greece), New York Public Library, FRATZ Festival (Berlin) and Nightlight Festival (Tel Aviv). Klinger is the recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation excell

ence scholarship (2017), Parsons School of Art and Design Provost scholarships (2019) and The New School University scholarship (2019).