American photographers and conceptual artists of Irish and Israeli birth. Collaborating under a corporate-sounding name, Michael Clegg (b Dublin, 1957) and Martin Guttman (b Jerusalem, 1957) began making photographs together in 1980. Using corporate group portraits as their resource material, they made constructed photographs in the manner of 17th-century Dutch paintings. ...
Israeli, 20th century, male.
Active since 1972 active in England.
Born 1940, in Jerusalem.
Painter, video artist.
He studied in Tel Aviv and exhibited in Israel from 1968. He has lived in London since 1972.
He has taken part in a number of group exhibitions including the Autumn Salon in Tel Aviv, in ...
Israeli, 20th century, male.
Born 1941, in Shemer Kibbutz.
Painter, performance artist.
Geva has continued to live on the kibbutz where he was born. Virtually self-taught, he painted until 1968. Later, his ‘artistic’ work became more experimental, first visual, then sociological: the way of life on the kibbutz, the self-contained world of its inhabitants, the whole making up both the subject and the material. He exhibited at the Museum of Jerusalem in ...
Israeli conceptual sculptor. After studying at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem (1966–9) he completed his studies (1969–72) at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan. He returned to Israel in 1978, intent on cutting his connections with the Western mainstream to develop an artistic language based on a strong conceptual attitude and opposed to the then dominant trend towards figurative painting. This language was conceived as parallel to textual expressions being formulated at that time in Italy. The relationship between object and text subsequently became more intricate, with the object becoming a syntactical language transforming the text as an interpreter. Although having deliberate echoes of Russian Constructivist structures, Goldstein’s works are not characterized by a stylistic approach, but build on the exchange of conflicting and parallel ideas. In ...
Palestinian conceptual artist. Jacir’s works use a variety of media including film, photography, installation, performance, video, sound, sculpture and painting. Jacir was raised in Saudi Arabia and attended high school in Rome, Italy. She received her BA from the University of Dallas, Irving, TX in ...
Lebanese, 20th century, male.
Born 1938, in Beirut.
Emmanuel Krouk graduated both from the school of fine arts in Lebanon and from the Faculté des Sciences in Paris. He studied mathematics and, at the same time, painting and sculpture.
His pictorial activity appears to consist, essentially, of the consideration of the status of painting, particularly modern painting, which is not a new idea, and to respond to this question with scorn, which is not a new idea either, but which is as adequate (or inadequate) a response as any other....
American conceptual artist, designer, and writer. She enrolled at Parsons School of Design, New York, where her teachers included the photographer
Mitra Monir Abbaspour
Lebanese conceptual artist, photographer, video and performance artist active also in America. Raad received his BFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1989, and completed his MA and PhD in Cultural and Visual Studies at the University of Rochester in 1993 and ...
Armenian, 20th century, male.
Active in France from 1964.
Born 1938, in Istanbul.
Painter, watercolourist, sculptor of assemblages, installation artist. Multimedia.
Conceptual Art, Art Narratif.
After studying in Istanbul from 1957 to 1960, Sarkis began to paint. He worked in Paris from 1964 onwards and taught at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. Between ...
Israeli conceptual artist. He emerged as an artist, in the 1970s, without having had any formal education, addressing disparate concerns germane to conceptual art. The series Five Finger Excercise, begun in 1973, looked at the idea of sameness and uniqueness in art by covering canvases with the artist’s fingerprints. Towards the end of the decade he began to settle on a core of related themes and concerns that continued to preoccupy him. Fascinated by Modernist art’s pursuit of formalism, Toren sought metaphors for the way in which art cannibalizes itself; in so doing he has addressed issues relating to representation in art. In the series ...
Israeli, 20th – 21st century, male.
Born 1965, in Tel Aviv.
Sculptor, installation artist, video artist. Multimedia.
Uri Tzaig graduated from the theatre school in Jerusalem in 1990 and lives and works in Tel Aviv. He initially produced small-scale sculptures in which his literary work played an essential part, then progressed to video installations. One of these, ...
Susan T. Goodman
Israeli sculptor, painter, draughtsman, printmaker and conceptual artist. He studied at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and in 1965 at Central School for Arts and Crafts in London. After painting abstract pictures in an expressionist technique he began to make etchings and (from the early 1970s) drawings. He also became involved in land art and conceptual art projects, some of them politically oriented, such as the ...
Chinese, 20th – 21st century, male.
Active in France and Germany.
Born 1956, in China.
Painter, conceptual artist.
Yang Jie-chang trained in calligraphy at the Folk Art Research Institute in Foshan, Guangdong Province, and graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in ...