Biography

Tamar Katz is a video, performance and social artist. Born in 1989 and based in Tel Aviv, Israel. A BFA graduate from the Interdisciplinary-Art School of Shenkar College in 2014 and an MFA student in Bezalel Academy. Recipient of the 2018 Ministry of Culture award for young artists, the 2017 Adams Award for Young Artist and the 2015 Rabinovich Fund of the Arts grant.

Katz’s work focuses on situations where intimacy, violence and objectification of the body intersect. She deals with violation of mundane physical confidence in order to arouse self sense of otherness and liminal intersubjective experiences.  

Her works shifts from experimental film to camera-mediated performance, staged dance, participatory and new-media based performance. Through the act of performing, acting and playing Katz investigates the potential of new forms of intimacy.

Katz participated in screenings and group exhibitions in Israel and Germany in institutes such as the Tel Aviv Art Museum and the Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (CCA) and Jerusalem Film Festival, as well as solo shows and performance in the Artists-Studios Tel Aviv, Bezalel Gallery, Gabirol Gallery and others. In 2017, Katz participated in the Club-Conceptual residency of the Bezalel Academy MFA program.

CV

Born in 1989

Live and work in Tel Aviv, Israel.


Education

2018- M.F.A Bezalel Academy

2010—2014 B.F.A Shenkar College for Engineering, Design and Art. Summa Cum Laude

2013 HAW – HAMBURG UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

 

Solo Exhibitions and Performance

2017, MASSAGE, Bezalel MFA Gallery, Tel-Aviv. Curator: Carmel Michaeli

2016, SLOW RELEASE, Sadna'ot Ha'Omanim, Tel-Aviv. Curator: Eitan Buganim

2015, AIEKA?, STA Gallery, Tel-Aviv (Collaboration with Omer Goldman)

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 (future) Ministry of Culture Award Winners exhibition, Ashdod Museum, Ashdod.

        Zamal, Bezalel MFA gallery, Tel Aviv.

2018, ViDEOSKiN, Edge Gallery, Yukon, Canada. Curator: Monique Romeiko

BUSINESS, Hanut 31 Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Tali Kayam

2017, TERMS AND CONDITIONS, Worth Gallery, Shenkar. Curator: Uriel Miron

2015, THE WEDDING, Gabirol Gallery, Tel-Aviv. Curator: Eyal Vexler                            

(Collaboration with Omer Goldman)

KARMA SHE – DYSLEXIC EXPERIENCE, CCA, Tel Aviv.                                          

(Collaboration with Carmel Michaeli and Nissim Tretiakov)

2014, REAL-A-STATE, Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art, Jaffa. Curator: Yossi Lampel

BACKGROUND ONLY, B.F.A Thesis Exhibition, Multidisciplinary Art School, Shenkar

2013, UN-UNUSUAL, Elektrohaus, Hamburg. Curator: Til Van Daalen

 

Screenings

2018, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, United-Kingdom

Jerusalem Film Festival - Video Art and Experimental Cinema Competition

Epos International Art Film Festival, Tel Aviv Art Museum

 

Grants and Awards

2018, The Ministry of Culture and Sports, Young Artist Award winner

2017, Adams Family Foundation, Young Artist Award winner

2015, Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation, grant recipient