Yochi Yakir-Avin is a multidisciplinary artist with a passion for exploring the topic of representation. Born in Poland and raised in Israel, she now resides in South Florida where she works as a resident artist, instructor, and mentor at Studio 18 Art Complex in Broward County.
Yakir-Avin's academic background includes the study of fine art in both Israel and Italy, where she earned her BFA from the esteemed Brera Academy of Arts in Milan. Her artwork is characterized by a deep interest in the themes of time and memory, particularly in the ways that our personal and collective memories can be shaped and reshaped over time. Her work invites viewers to engage with memory, exploring the complexities of how we remember and what we choose to forget, challenging us to question our assumptions about the past and present, and to embrace the fluidity of memory.
In 2020, 2021, and 2022, Yakir-Avin was awarded The CIP Grant, and The Artist Support Grant from The Broward County Cultural Division, for her research “The Memory Project”, resulted in three personal exhibitions.