Irina Birger was born in Moscow, studied at the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Jerusalem and at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. 
She is fascinated with human desire to belong, to be a part of a community and identify with a group of other people. Connectedness therefore is the key issue in Birger's practice, in its factual meaning and as an abstract structure. In her work, she tries to eliminate the barriers between the group and the singular while acknowledging individuality, and thus making a proposition of an ideal coexistence. To encourage this connection she uses wide range of methods such as personal sharing and staging in specific spheres and locations.
Currently Birger works with drawing, video, animation and installation.

Birger exhibited and participated in screenings a.o. in Israel Museum (IL), Tel Aviv Museum (IL), Haifa Museum of Art (IL), Mediamatic (NL), W139 (NL), Apexart (US), Preview Berlin (DE), the Israeli Centre for Digital Art (IL), Chinese European Art Centre (CN), Today Art Museum (CN), Redtory (CN), Drawing Centre Diepenheim (NL), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (NL), Kabinet T (CZ), Nieuw Dakota (NL), Amsterdam Drawing (NL), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (NL) and Viborg Kunsthal (DK).

She was an artist in residency at a.o. Chinese European Art Centre (CN), the Israeli Centre for Digital Art (IL), MeetFactory (CZ) and Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (DE).

Her works are part of many private and public collections such as Haaretz LTD (IL), Israel Museum (IL), C-Collection (Lichtenstein), EYE Collection (NL) and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (NL).

Birger's work is generously supported by Mondriaan Fund

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