Artist Statement

 

Noa Yekutieli acts as a researcher of memory that materializes her findings into visual art. Motivated by the drive to sweep viewers into both individual and collective streams of consciousness, Yekutieli employs a morphological debate that allows an intimate contemplation on both conscious and unconscious aspects of being, moving from past, current, and future at each given moment.

Yekutieli's main practice is installation works. Using technique of manual paper cutting, which she obtained through an autodidactic research of material the content of each work is subjected to a process of deconstruction and compilation. As her work focuses on questions of narrative and both subjective and social trauma, the paper cutting technique - as a play of substance and absents - correspond with the content, allowing it to develop further.  

The foundation for each work is documentation. Using photography and employing  press-images there is a shift from everyday moments to natural or man-made disasters; this shift enables me to explore occurrences of the formation of memory and the construction of narratives in different locations. In deciding and pivotal moments of extreme hardship, memory enters a fickle state, transforming occurrences too hard to bare with vague traces. These events impel the construction of concise memories, and particularly as a given reality is abound with conflict. This is not to say that disasters in and of themselves are the main question, but rather how representation of catastrophe play as visual facts that sustain and negate human memory. They become an expression of insufferable locus of emptiness, but such that only their acceptance we are able to confront and learn from them. 

The paper-cutting technique is an irreversible act. When positioned opposing to its betrothed glass frame, the relation between the monochromatic image and the glass surface create a constant, yet concurrently changing, substrate of reflections. The appearance of material as reflection stands as an invitation for participation and even interference of the viewer. The reflection also emphasizes the constant influence the surrounding gives rise to the relation between narrative and context, as they are placed in a juxtaposition. In her current undertaking ‘Mountains of Narratives’ these juxtapositions are further developed as she combines visual information, that was extracted as part of a cultural research, and placed in such a way to create an overlapping of instances - past and current - which become one.

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

Solo Exhibitions:

2018

  • The Acoustics of Relations, Tel Aviv, Israel (upcoming)

2017

  • Meeting Place, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany (upcoming)
  • 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:

  • Young International Artist Award by OUTSET & TAAC  (2014)
  • Mifal Ha'pais Grant for artist book (2015)

 

Residencies:

  • Sommer Frische Knust Residency, Alp Mountains, Bad Gastein, Austria (July 2015)
  • Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan (Oct-Dec 2015)

 

Selected group Exhibitions:

2017

  • 2nd Changjiang International Photography & Video Biennale, Changjiang Museum of
  • Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China
  • Art Cologne with Sommer Frische Knust, 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