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Palestinian, 20th–21st century, female.

Active in England since 1975.

Born 1952, in Beirut.

Sculptor, installation artist, photographer. Multimedia.

Mona Hatoum studied graphic design at Beirut University College before settling in London in 1975, during civil war in Lebanon. In London she studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. In the 1980s she began making video and performance works incorporating themes of exile and the body, such as ...

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Japanese, 20th century, male.

Born 1944, in Niigata Prefecture.

Painter.

Mono-ha (school of things); Conceptual Art.

Honda Shingo specialises in conceptual art and photographic collage. After interrupting his studies at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music in mid-programme, he had his first solo shows in Tokyo in ...

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American conceptual artist, designer, and writer. She enrolled at Parsons School of Design, New York, where her teachers included the photographer Diane Arbus and Marvin Israel (1924–84), a successful graphic designer and art director of Harper’s Bazaar, who was particularly encouraging. When Kruger’s interest in art school waned in the mid-1960s, Israel encouraged her to prepare a professional portfolio. Kruger moved to New York and entered the design department of ...

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Filipino, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Roxas City, Philippines.

Painter, assemblage artist, graphic designer. Religious, socio-political themes, historical subjects, objects.

Black Artists of Asia.

Norberto Roldan studied at the University of Santo Tomas, majoring in visual communication. He also took graduate courses in art studies at the University of the Philippines. In ...

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Janet Koplos

Japanese sculptor and installation artist. A Tokyo-based graphic-design graduate of Tama Art University, Tokyo (1992), Suda briefly worked in the design field. Exposed to wood-carving in art school, he began to use both traditional Japanese techniques and those of his own devising and to present his work in unconventional installations....

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Georgian, 20th century, male.

Born 1903, in Tbilisi; died 1969, in Moscow.

Graphic designer, poster artist, photomontage artist.

Solomon Telingater studied at the Azerbaijan Art Studios until 1920 and then went to Moscow to study at the Vkhutemas. From 1921 to 1925 he worked in Baku on political newspapers, ...

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Israeli, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1948, in Tel Aviv.

Painter (mixed media). Figures, animals.

Avi Trattner lives and works in Beer-Yaacov. His primitive, highly graphic works, full of lines, hatching and interlace, evoke the work of Cy Twombly. He uses an earthy palette, rich in material effects and dominated by ochres and browns, but which give forth the occasional splash of colour, and a very gestural technique, full of tension, such as when working around the image of a stray dog - an abstract shadow against a neutral background imprisoned by the canvas, out of context, representing the isolation of Israel’s Jews. Anonymous figures, soldiers, children and seated figures also haunt his works, while, in his series ...

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Israeli, 20th century, female.

Born 1927, in Safed; died 1989.

Draughtsman, pastellist, painter (mixed media), collage artist. Figures.

Aviva Uri was taught by the Israeli painter Hendler and paints in a graphic style characterised by spontaneity and expressive violence. She took part in the first Biennale des Jeunes in Paris in ...