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.
Born in 1989
Live and work in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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)
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
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