Bio

Nevet Yitzhak (b. 1975, Israel; lives and works in Tel Aviv) is a video artist, composer, installation artist, and cultural researcher. Each of these practices brings forth a complex view of art, society and culture. One of the cornerstones of her work is the use of archival material, found footage and institutional collections which she disconnect from their original context while manipulating and placing into an ensemble of images and sounds which configure her works. The outcome reintroduces the historical moment with a critical approach to past social and cultural structures and traditions. This decomposition and reconstitution in her work leaves gaps for inquiry and thought, resulting in a layered conceptual creation.

Yitzhak multi channel video & animation installations takes a critical approach to contemporary political and cultural issues. She challenges our perception of the past by raising questions about cultural heritage and collective forgetfulness within a complex local and global identity. She often employs archival materials that deal with historical events, which she then deconstructs and reconstructs using digital tools. The outcome reintroduces the historical moment with a critical approach to past social and cultural structures and traditions. The extraction of found footage from its original context and manipulation of its video and sound is one of the central processes of Yitzhak’s work.

In recent years Yitzhak’s modus operandi deviates from the prevalent relationship between the artist and the museum, which the former regards as a space in which to exhibit her work. Her works in recent years, especially in video, animation, and installation, explore the cultural perceptions and values that shape the ways in which museum collections are formed and their role as agents of memory. In her work with museum collections she constructs a new exegetical space, which combines historical and fictional elements and creates new narratives while considering the power and status of objects as reflecting a political and sociological ideology.

Her work has been exhibited among others at the 6th Asian Biennial, Taiwan; the 5th Mediation Biennale, Poland; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; the Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon; Mana Contemporary, Jersey City; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; SMBA, Amsterdam; Kuandu Museum, Taipei; Modern Art Research Institute, Kiev; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem; Herzlyia Museum of Contemporary Art; Petach Tikva Museum of Art; Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv; Koffler Center of the Arts, Toronto; Circle 1, Berlin; Galeria Labirynt, Lublin; Edel Assanti Gallery, London; 68 Square Meters, Copenhagen; Bandjoun Station, Cameroon; Jeanine Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam; TSR, Miami; Nimac Art Center, Nicosia; KOU Gallery, Rome; SIP Institute for Photography, Tel Aviv; Huashan Culture Park, Taipei and CCA, Tel- Aviv.

Yitzhak has been awarded the Visual Art Award, Israeli Ministry of Culture & Sport (2017); the Landau Fund Prize for Arts and Sciences (2014); Beatrice S. Kolliner Award for a Young Israeli Artist (Israel Museum, 2014); Shmuel Givon Prize (Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2012); Creative Encouragement Award (Israel Ministry of Culture and Sport, 2012); Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts Grant (2008, 2010); First Prize, Experimental Film Competition, 21st International Film Festival, Jerusalem (2004); and was selected for Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Artist in Residence Program (2015- 2016) and ArtPort Artist in Residence Program (2013-2014).

 

World Wide Exhibitions

Wilfried Israel Museum for Asian Art and Studeis
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia, US
The L.A. Mayer Museum for Islamic Art, Jerusalem
Petah Tikva Museum of Art, Israel

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2022
November 15 – 17, 2022
2022
November 10-13th 2022
2021
November 11-14th 2021

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"Re-collection", 2021, three-channel HD video & animation installation, projection size: 15 meters (3 projections), black & white, stereo sound, dimension variable, duration: 9 min loop

"The Collector", 2021, two channel HD video & animation installation, projection size: 10 meters (2 projections), black & white, stereo sound, dimension variable, duration: 3 min loop

"Permanent Exhibition", 2018, multiple-channel HD video & animation installation, wooden furniture, 11 pedestals, wooden frames, linoleum sheets, stuffed animals, ceramic plates, and different types of objects, stereo sound, multiple durations

"Song of Songs", 2018, single-channel video, projection on a linoleum, color, silent, duration 1 min loop, dimensions variable, video still

"Oak of Abraham", 2018, single-channel video, projection on a linoleum, color, silent, 3 min loop, dimantions variable, video still

"Tower of David", 2018, single-channel video projection on a linoleum, color, silent, 30 sec loop, dimantions variable, video still

"Tomb of Absalom", 2018, single-channel video projection on a linoleum, color, silent, 20 sec loop, dimantions variable, video still

"Gallery of Jewish Portraits", 2018, 9-channel HD video & animation installation, 
 black & white, silent, 1 min loop, dimantions variable

"Portrait of a Tunisian Jew", 2018, single-channel HD video and animation, black&white, silent, duration 1 min loop, dimantions variable, video still

"Portrait of a Russian Jew", 2018, single-channel HD video and animation, black&white, silent, duration 1 min loop, dimantions variable, video still

"Off the Ruling Class", 2015, two-channel HD video & animation installation, stereo sound, duration 10 min, dimensions variable, video still

"The Anti Thinkers" (video still), 2015, two-channel HD video & animation installation, stereo sound, duration 10 min, dimensions variable

"WarCraft", three-channel video installation projected on 3 linoleums, color,stereo sound, duration 8 min, dimensions variable

"WarCraft", 2014, three-channel video installation projected on 3 linoleums, color,stereo sound, duration 8 min, dimensions variable

"War Rug #1", 2014, single-channel video, color, stereo sound, duration 8 min, dimensions variable

"War Rug #2", 2014, single-channel video, color, stereo sound, duration 8 min, dimensions variable

"War Rug #3", 2014, single-channel video, color, stereo sound, duration 8 min, dimensions variable

"Detail no. 1 from the Museum of Displaced Monuments: Luxor Obelisk", 2014, two-channel video installation projected on a wall and a column, color, stereo sound, duration 3:20 min, dimantions variable

"Detail no. 1 from the Museum of Displaced Monuments: Luxor Obelisk", 2014, two-channel video installation projected on a wall and a column, color, stereo sound, duration 3:20 min, dimantions variable

"Detail no. 1 from the Museum of Displaced Monuments: Luxor Obelisk" (video still), 2014, two-channel video installation projected on a wall and a column, color, stereo sound, duration 3:20 min, dimantions variable

"Detail no. 1 from the Museum of Displaced Monuments: Luxor Obelisk" (video still), 2014, two-channel video installation projected on a wall and a column, color, stereo sound, duration 3:20 min, dimantions variable

"Detail no. 1 from the Museum of Displaced Monuments: Luxor Obelisk" (video still), 2014, two-channel video installation projected on a wall and a column, color, stereo sound, duration 3:20 min, dimantions variable

"Orient Express", 2013, 8-channel audio video installation, stereo sound, total duration 15 min, dimensions variable

"Orient Express", 2013, 8-channel audio video installation, stereo sound, total duration 15 min, dimensions variable

"Orient Express", 2013, 8-channel audio video installation, stereo sound, total duration 15 min, dimensions variable

"Orient Express", 2013, 8-channel audio video installation, stereo sound, total duration 15 min, dimensions variable

"Orient Express", 2013, 8-channel audio video installation, stereo sound, total duration 15 min, dimensions variable

"Belly Boat" (video still), 2013, single-channel HD video & animation, black and white, silent, duration 2:37 min, dimensions variable

"The Dark-Skined Nightingle" (video still) 2013, single-channel HD video & animation, black and white, stereo sound, duration 10 min, dimensions variable

"Geometry Practice" (video still), 2013, single-channel HD video & animation, black and white, silent, duration 1 min, dimensions variable

"The Concert", 2013, 4-channel video installation, two projections on a large carpet covering a dinning table, two projections on two screens in gilded wooden frame, linoleum floor, stereo sound, duration 12:38 min, dimensions variable

"The Concert", 2013, 4-channel video installation, two projections on a large carpet covering a dinning table, two projections on two screens in gilded wooden frame, linoleum floor, stereo sound, duration 12:38 min, dimensions variable

"The Concert", 2013, 4-channel video installation, two projections on a large carpet covering a dinning table, two projections on two screens in gilded wooden frame, linoleum floor, stereo sound, duration 12:38 min, dimensions variable

"Sun before Sunset", 2013, single-channel video projection on a wooden stage, stereo sound, duration 02:45 min, dimensions variable

"Star Quality" (video still), 2013, single-channel video, black & white, silent, duration 15 sec, dimensions variable

"Ya Alby", 2013, single-channel video projection on a white curtain, black & white, stereo sound, duration 07:36 min, dimensions variable

"Alashan Maleish Gherak", 2011, two-channel video installation with a single-channel projection on manipulated tapestry gilded in wooden frame, and a single channel animation projection on a floor rug, stereo sound, duration 06:00 min, oval frame dimensions 60 cm x 50 cm, dimensions variable

"Alashan Maleish Gherak", 2011, two-channel video installation with a single-channel projection on manipulated tapestry gilded in wooden frame, and a single channel animation projection on a floor rug, stereo sound, duration 06:00 min, oval frame dimensions 60 cm x 50 cm, dimensions variable

"Alashan Maleish Gherak", 2011, two-channel video installation with a single-channel projection on manipulated tapestry gilded in wooden frame, and a single channel animation projection on a floor rug, stereo sound, duration 06:00 min, oval frame dimensions 60 cm x 50 cm, dimensions variable

"A Great Joy Tonight", 2009, two-channel video installation projected on a wall and a round stage, black&white, stereo sound, duration 10:43 min, dimantions variable

"A Great Joy Tonight", 2009, two-channel video installation projected on a wall and a round stage, black&white, stereo sound, duration 10:43 min, dimantions variable

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