Artist Statement

 

Engaging with various mediums including drawing, photography, and a signature manual paper cutting technique, I explore the tension between shared human experiences complicated through cross-cultural perspectives. I work with source images of disasters to metaphorically speak to the universal experiences of destruction, loss, trauma, and memory. Adopting a symbolic relation to ruins, I explore the collective and personal process of remembering and forgetting the past. In an on-going exploration of man-made and natural disasters I use a paper cutting technique to suggest both fragility and permanence. Akin to the demolition of building, swift changes are an absolute act followed by the strained effort to rebuild, leaving permanent scars. The negative space of the paper cuts render absence visible, attesting to a loss of information or misplaced memories. Mirroring the human desire for control, the paper cutting is a labor-induced effort that doesn't allow mistakes. It is an irreversible process that emphasizes the temporality of the human body and demonstrates irreversible destruction.


I draw from personal experiences to explore conflicts surrounding assimilation and immigration, which are undeniably relevant in today’s globalized reality. Coming from the context of the Israeli-Palestine conflict, my work often incorporates various inconsistent narratives from different cultural contexts that occupy a single space, blurring the line between fiction and fact. Through an evolutionary process of working with images I afford viewers glimpses into the construction and development of narratives. By layering specific images of day to day human interactions, I bring together various stories into a singular frame to examine how larger social and political structures affect the personal realm of empathy and emotion and vice versa. The focus of the works migrates from the personal to the collective and back again to the personal. Reflective materials and are sometimes incorporated in installations to confront the viewer with their own subjectivity and place them within the work. By combining and overlapping images of cities and the people that inhabit them, I look beyond the notion of a singular and secure notions of home and instead find truth in the ephemeral residues.


Noa Yekutieli (b.1989, USA)  lives and works in Tel Aviv and Los Angeles.

Solo Exhibitions:

2019

  • Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany (upcoming)

  • Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (upcoming)

2018

  • Modern Portrait, NEW POSITION Solo Exhibition, Art Cologne, with Galerie Sabine Knust, Cologne, Germany

2017

  • The Other Side, Public Art Installation, Los Angeles, USA

  • Meeting Place, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany

  • Fractured Water, Israeli-Palestinian Pavilion, Nakanojo Biennale, Nakanojo, Japan

2015

  • Transitions, Open Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Particles, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Around The Cracks, Sommer Frische Knust, Bad Gastein, Austria

  • While They Were Moving, They Were Moved, Gordon ll Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Reflecting On Shadows, Artist House, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Uncontainable, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel

  • What Doesn't Bend Breaks, Gallery Schimming, Hamburg, Germany

  • The Magnifying Glass and the Telescope, p/art, Hamburg, Germany

2014

  • Through The Fog, The Distance, Wilfrid Museum, Kibbutz Hazorea, Israel

2013

  • Between All Our Intentions, Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Incorporeal Reality, with Yael Balaban, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • 1952, Special installation project, Fresh Paint art fair, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • 1952, Givat Haim Gallery, Givat Haim Ehud, Israe

  • A Document of a Passing Moment, Artstation Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2012

  • Baggage, Al Ha'tzuk Gallery, Netanya, Israel

2011

  • We Forgot It In People, Opus DV, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

Awards & Grants:

  • Young International Artist Award by OUTSET & TAAC (2014)

  • The Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts Book grant (2015)

 

Residencies:

  • Sommer Frische Knust Residency, Alp Mountains, Bad Gastein, Austria (July 2015)

  • Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan (Oct-Dec 2015)

  • The Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri, Israel (July 2018)

 

Selected group Exhibitions:

2019

  • Impersonating Myself/Becoming Myself, Creation Center, Shanghai, China (upcoming)

  • Hermann Sturck Museum, Haifa, Israel (upcoming)

2018

  • Group Exhibition, Cantor Museum, Stanford University, USA (upcoming)

  • I To Eye, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

  • 70.70.70 Israeli Artists, JCC Santa Barbara, USA

  • The Esthetic of Inferno, Zebulon Gallery, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel

  • "24:7", Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel

2017

  • Zaz 10TS, “24:7” video takeover in Time Square, NYC, USA

  • 2nd Changjiang International Photography & Video Biennale, Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China

  • Art Cologne with Sommer Frische Knust, Cologne, Germany

  • On The Edge, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

2016

  • Höhenrausch, Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin, Germany

  • Women’s Work, Ra’anana Gallery, Ra’anana, Israel

  • Group exhibition, Artemisia Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • Group exhibition, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2015

  • On Site Festival, Taipei, Taiwan

  • There Is There, StArt Collection, Jaffa, Israel

  • Cut Out Line, Municipal Gallery, Kfar Saba, Israel

  • Group exhibition, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • ART15 with Alon Segev Gallery, London, UK

  • Forgiveness, Municipal Art Gallery, Rishon Le’zion, Israel

  • Jasmine Scent, Gallery 48 for Contemporary Art, Tira, Israel

  • Baggage, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany

  • Paper Art, Jaffa Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Tabula Rasa, Barrer Art Center, Ma'alot Tarshiha, Israel

  • Discovering Continents, Gordon ll Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2014

  • Gestures, Artstation Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Group exhibition, Galerie Musee Kums, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Partners, Chelouche Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2013

  • Paper Art in Israel, 2nd paper biennale, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • The Female Being, The Zimmer Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Point of Views, Artstation Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • Art Vienna Art Fair with Marina Gisich Gallery, Vienna, Austria

  • SWAB Art Fair, with Artstation Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

  • Art Moscow Art Fair with Marina Gisich Gallery, Moscow, Russia

  • A Station in Time, The Old Train Station, Kfar Yehoshua, Israel

2012

  • Golconda Exchange, Contemporary by Golconda Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • On a Small Scale, Zadik Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • Fresh Paint Art Fair, with Artstation Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Jaffa Salon of Modern Art, Jaffa, Israel

  • Group exhibition, Gallery P8, Jaffa, Israel

2011

  • Other Places, Ba'alie Hamelaha, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • Portrait exhibition, Riviera Gallery, Bat-Yam, Israel

  • Sea Breeze, public artwork, Bat-Yam, Israel

  • ZeZe, Bar Yohai, Tel Aviv, Israel

 

Works In Collections:

  • ORS Collection

  • Jaglom Collection

  • Fishman Collection

  • Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art

  • The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts (MMP)

  • Various international private collections