Nitzan Mintz is an artist and a street-poet based in Tel Aviv. She graduated from The Department of Fine Art and the Department of Creative Writing at Minshar College, Tel Aviv, and from the Helicon School of Creative Writing, Tel Aviv. Mintz’s work is created in the public sphere, outdoors and between the studio walls, indoors. Her process integrates her poetic work and the material that contains it and their physical, actual location in the street. Her poems combine the personal with the political; they are written out of an internal urge to verbalize mental process which response to the outside world. The locations she chooses for her work within the urban landscape charges them with social and political meanings.
Mintz has showcased her works in galleries, art spaces and events in Israel and abroad such as; Die Farberei Gallery, Munich; NEUROTITAN Gallery; Berlin; Jan Arnold Gallery, museums quarter, Vienna; Nahum Gutman Museum, Tel Aviv; Janco-Dada Museum, Ein-Hod Artist Village; Haifa Museum, Haifa; and Scope Art Fair for Contemporary Art, Miami.
“I create collages and assemblages out of words and material. Their aesthetics stems from the outside to the inside, from the urban landscape into the studio. I create my work in specific selected locations across the city, locations with a greater and longer history than me.
My written work is done according to the surroundings I am working in and in relation to real situations happening nearby. The method consists of assembling words, places, materials and shapes together to create the final piece. The poetry depicts failure alongside great dreams and in between I stretch myself in attempt to verbalize what is irreconcilable: the inability to return to childhood, the broken heart, political and social hopes turned to ashes, gender issues and one-sided relationship with God.” (Out of her official website)