In his work Itamar Gilboa is inspired by the power of numbers and the influence of science. He reflects upon himself and his personal experiences through research and data collection. For his previous project Food Chain Project he created over 8000 sculptures embodying everything he consumed in one year time. Now, instead of focusing on his behavior, the artist researches the relationship between identity and his body. With his project Body of Work Gilboa aims to explore the meaning of the self, while innovating the self-portrait.
Body of Work is a conceptual self-portrait made with advanced medical technology. With the data derived from his research he creates works representing his own body: a body of flesh and blood, an interplay of organs, bones and, more abstractly, his mind. Gilboa works in diverse media: photography, video and sculptures. The latter, in reflecting materials such as mirror and chrome, blur the distinction between self and other and shift the focus to the relationship between identity and the body.
Resume Itamar Gilboa
Tel Aviv, 1973 Lives and works in Amsterdam
2001 – 2005 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam 1999 – 2000 Avni Institution of Art, Tel Aviv Yoram Levinstein Drama School, Tel Aviv 1996 -1999 BA in Business Management, Natanya Academy, Natanya, Israel
Residency 2012 Red Gate Residency, Beijing
2019 Body of Work, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Scheveningen ( Upcoming )
2017 Food Chain Project, Beit HaOmanim , Tel Aviv
2014 Food Chain Project, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
2010 Chief Of Stuff, Contemporary by Golconda, Tel Aviv
2009 The Chief Of Stuff, Nacht Gallery, Amsterdam
Group exhibitions ( selected )
2018 Darlings, Gallery Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam
2018 Permanent exhibition, Lisser Art Museum, Lisse 2018 We Are Food, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss 2017 EXPO Chicago, special project Food Chain Project, Chicago 2016 Eten bij de Kunstenaar, van Stilleven tot Fooddesign, De Mesdag Collectie, Den Haag 2015 Culture of Colors, AkzoNobel Essential Art Space, Amsterdam 2014 It’s Chinatown 这是唐 街 Gallery Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam 2014 Outset, The Big Pitch, Amsterdam 2013 Food Chain Project, Agri Meets Design, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven 2013 Momentum: Paris-Tel Aviv-Paris, Minotaure Gallery 2012 Untitled, Red Gate Studios, Beijing 2011 FaceLook, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv 2011 Venice Memoire; Zemack Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv 2011 Nominator & Denominator, Herzeliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel 2008 Rijtjeshuizen, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam 2008 Artists With Attitude, OT301 Gallery, 2008 – 2009 on going project Amsterdam
AkzoNobel Collection | ING Collection | Van den Broek Foundation | Ekhart Collection | Tiroche Collection, Israel | Rosenblatt Collection LA | Meitar Collection Israel