September 29 – October 25, 2019
Tal Amitai-Lavi (born in Israel, 1969) is a multidisciplinary artist, engaging in painting, drawing, sculpting and installation work. She graduated cum laude from the Hamidrsha- Faculty of Arts, Beit Berl College in 1994, and got her B.A. (cum laude) from the Multidisciplinary Program of the Arts, Tel Aviv University in 2001. She has an MFA in Creative Arts from the University of Haifa. (2010) Amitai-lavi had exhibited solo shows among are “Green on the Outside Red on the Inside“ (Basis Gallery, Herzliya, 2017);“Light Construction” (Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2014); “(temporary) Happiness” (Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004) ; “Aleph for Ohel [tent] / Bet for Bayit [house]” (Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2001); “We are a Bound Family” (The Kibbutz Art Galery, Tel Aviv, 1996). She had participated in various group exhibitions in major galleries and museums in Israel, among them The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv museum; Haifa Museum; Petah-Tikva museum; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. She has also shown her work in prominent venues abroad in Germany, New York, London, Belgium etc. In 2016, she was selected to be a finalist in “Arte Laguna Prize“, Arsenale, Venice and in September 2017 she participated in Nakanojo Biennale for contemporary art, Japan. Amitai-Lavi’s work is straddling on the boundary between two-dimensional and three-dimensional. It is characterized by love of craftsmanship, laborious processes, minimalism, sensitivity to details and an exploration of unusual materials. In her recent works, Tal Amitai-Lavi shows images that mark out elusive spaces of emptiness and fullness. Through a variety of methods and different materials such as sewing thread, soda powder, kinetic sand, suction cups, nylon strings etc., she creates worlds whose foundations are fragile and disintegrating. These worlds seemingly materialize from concrete images yet they create a disturbing mental atmosphere. Her unique work succeed to transcend the private case and addresses universal values with which any viewer may identify.