Photo - Ronald Smits

Gali was born in New York in 1986, raised in Israel and currently based in Berlin, Germany. She received a BFA degree from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and a MFA degree (cum laude) in Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Her practice is in the intersection of documentary storytelling and speculative design. She researches the in-between world of fiction and reality created by images and designs speculative scenarios to it. Blay uses storytelling in design in order to tackle complicated political structures, and investigates how their power influences different narratives developing in the society.

Her work has been exhibited at venues such as, Wall Street gallery, Eindhoven, NL (2018); Tijdelijk museum Bijlmerbajes, Amsterdam, NL (2017); Bogoshorts film festival, Bogota, CO (2017); Jerusalem design week, Jerusalem (2017); Salone Del Mobile, Milan, IT (2017); Fresh paint, Tel Aviv, IL (2014) among others. She has received several fellowships and grants such as a start-up design grant from Stimulerings Funds, A short film grant from NFCT, and the AICF visual artist grant. 

She is a guest tutor at Design Academy Eindhoven, Master in Social Design.

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