Chaja Hertog (Amsterdam 1978) & Nir Nadler (Haifa 1977) are an Amsterdam based artist duo, operating across disciplines of visual arts, performance and film. Their work explores relations between the natural and the artificial, between politics and poetics; often combined with physicality, humor and the passage of time.
Coming from different backgrounds – Europe and the Middle East – their collaboration combines two approaches into a single vision that embraces contradiction.
Following their graduation from the audiovisual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Hertog earned her MA from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (ArtScience department), and Nadler received his MA in performance from DasArts, an internationally acclaimed program of the Amsterdam School of the Arts. They are fellows of Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Q21 – MuseumsQuartier Wien, and grant recipients of the Mondriaan Fund, Netherlands Film Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.
Hertog Nadler have been widely exhibited in institutes such as Kassel Kunstverein, Museum Arnhem, Kunsthall Stavanger, MoCA Taipei, CSW Toruń, Eyebeam NY, Godsbanen Aarhus, Janco Dada Museum, New York Live Arts, Moscow Museum Of Modern Art, the Thessaloniki Biennale and the Çanakkale Biennial. Their short films have been screened in numerous international film festivals and earned them several awards. In the past seven years their work expanded to site-specific installations in public space. In each new project they combine cinematic and theatrical languages to respond to a given location, its history, myths, landscape and communities.