Yair Kira is a product designer and visual artist exploring the space between functional design and conceptual artworks. Yair received a BA degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technion and was working as a project manager in Israel. After finishing an MBA degree, he studied Product Design at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Currently, Kira is developing products for the medical industry using 3D printing alongside to artworks in his Berlin based studio. Due to his vast experience and artistic passions he challenge technology and its relation to the human environment. His works are presented in art exhibitions and design fairs around Europe.
Born in Israel and grew up in a family that has both Yemen and German roots, my life was always full of different cultures and traditions. This influences my work as an artist and designer, and I understand myself as a bridge or connecting point between people, topics and genres. I use my professional experiences and knowledge by combining, mixing and questioning it, inspired by nature and human social challenges.
I understand my artistic practice as an experiment within and outside the traditional boundaries of science and technology and beyond norms used in the industry. As a kind of explorer, I have the desire for searching new possibilities for creation in an open process. I am looking for the moment of surprise in the creation process going through long research and exploration. In my works, I try to find the individual story of the subjects I’m working with. Each object or machine is an individual that I strive to get closer to in a kind of naive manner, both physically and emotionally.