The wall installation is about deconstruction, created by fragile materials and images dissolving-a sewing thread glued carefully on Plexiglas draws destructed houses and crystal trees made by Soda powder. Together they reflect a fragile world and an unstable environment. The gentle presence of the images is almost transparent. It is an evasive drawing, although made by meticulous labor. It expresses the nature of impermanence and deals with questions of existence, loss and memory.
The space between the controlled and spontaneous, the concrete and amorphous , intend to reflect a complex reality, containing inner contradictions: Gentleness and violence; memory and forgetfulness; creation and destruction- all live together, ongoing processes that occur simultaneously and are inseparable.
1969, Born in Israel
Lives in Tel Aviv
2008-2010 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Haifa University
1996-2002 B.A. in the Multidisciplinary Program of the Arts, Tel Aviv
1991-1994 The faculty of arts “Hamidrasha”, Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba
Selected solo exhibitions / Special Projects
2014 Light Construction, Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Duet: Tal Amitai-lavi & Dina Shenhav, the Heder Gallery.Curator: Neta Gal-Atzmon
2010 (temporary) Happiness, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod; Herzliya
Museum of Contemporary Art; Rehovot Municipal Art Gallery, M.
Smilansky Cultural Center. Curator: Tami Katz-Freiman
2004 Aleph for Ohel [tent] / Bet for Bayit [house], Noga Gallery of
Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2001 We Are a Bound Family, The Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Scholarships and Awards
2014 Support for “Light Construction” catalogue from the Israel National Lottery Council for the Arts
2010 “Under the Hammer” award by Sotheby’s auction house, Fresh Paint 3 Art Fair