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BIOGRAPHY

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Photo: Oleg Alon Murevich


Michael Beck

Born in Afula, Israel, 1989
lives and works in Herzliya - Tel-Aviv.

 
Education

2019–2021
Master Studies in Fine-Art 
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem.

2015–2019
Completion of a bachelor's degree with honors in the Department of Art, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem.

 

I am a multidisciplinary artist, who is mainly engaged in sculpture, ready-mades, drawing, and photography. In my work, I want to create a strong emotional experience for the viewer and a deep dedication to the space in which I create.

My creative process is the product of events in my personal life. Through visual images, I try

Reveal my point of view on these personal experiences. That's why my main concern is with readymades, as they arrive with their own history, but I do not strictly stick to any specific material. The choice of material is made following a specific experience

that I want to mediate to the viewer.

 

The work I have handed in is my undergraduate thesis project at the Bezalel Art Department where I recorded my friends singing and playing in their home, and at the end of the process

I created a vinyl record that serves as a sound work that loads the creative space into the home experience and the warmth of the place. The record serves as testimony on the one hand and on the other hand as a print. The material I use moves within the boundaries of local materials within my reach And influenced by my personal environment. For example trees, fabrics and industrial materials.

My Point of origin is also the geographical, emotional space, which changes with me as a result of my nomadic status. From a young age, I was on a constant quest, to find a place to have as home As part of these wanderings I come across many different cultures within the same country, new structures against old ones, and encounters with new significant individuals. So my search is not necessarily just a physical and geographical one  but also a search for cultural belonging and in some way, finding my identity

CV

Education 

2015 - 2019   BFA - Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem. 

2019 - 2021  MFA - Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem. 

Awards 

2016  Award In the name of Ebert and Bentley Jurgenson, IL

2017  Award, The Jerusalem Foundation, IL

2017  Award Study tour in New York, Aileen S. Cooper, NY

2019  Lorraine and Mitchell Presser Award for Excellence in Painting

Exhibitions 

Solo

Group

2017   'Components', the new gallery Teddy, Jerusalem. Curator: Yochai Avrahami.

2018    'The Collection 33-97', Bezalel, Jerusalem. Curator: Vered Hadad.

2019    'Not Before 11', Zoe Gallery, ZOA House, Tel Aviv. Curator: Doron Polek.

2019    Hanina Gallery,  Tel Aviv. 

2019     Aroma Art , Jerusalem. Curator: Einav Burns-Eliasov.

2019     'Between Man and Place', Final Exhibition Bezalel, Jerusalem. Curator: Meltz Peter Jacob,  Gordon Irena.

2020     Special Edition 2020 Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv. Curator: Yifat Gurion, Raz Shapira.

2020     'Credit', Exhibition selling artwork for at-risk youth, Tel Aviv. Curator: Shulamit Nos, Vera Filpol.

2021    'A Man Through A String', mixed media, Master's Program in Fine Arts (M.F.A) Graduate Exhibition, Curator: Prof. Dor Guez.

2022    'Afula-Thirst Beach' project; A fantasy in a varietye ,Afula, Curator: Oz Zloof.

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