Artist Statement

 

Noa Yekutieli (b.1989) 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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Born in California (USA), 1989

Lives and works in Tel-Aviv (Israel) and Los Angeles (USA) 

Solo Exhibitions

2018

  • The Acoustics of Relations, part of Mountains of Narratives, Tel Aviv, Israel (upcoming)
  • Lines and Borders, part of Mountains of Narratives, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany (upcoming) 

2015

  • Transitions, part of Mountains of Narratives, Open Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Particles, part of Mountains of Narratives, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan (catalog)
  • Around The Cracks, part of Mountains of Narratives, Bad Gastein, Austria (catalogue)
  • While They Were Moving, They Were Moved, Gordon Gallery 2, Tel-Aviv, Israel (catalogue)
  • Reflecting On Shadows, Artists House, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Curator: Rivka Bakalash
  • What Doesn’t Bend Breaks, Gallery Schimming, Hamburg, Germany
  • Uncontainable, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel. Curator: Raya Sommer Tal (catalogue)
  • The Magnifying Glass and the Telescope, p/art, Hamburg, Germany

2014

  • Through The Fog, The Distance, Wilfrid Museum, Israel. Curator: Shir Yamaguchi & Anat Turbowitz (catalogue)

2013

  • Between All Our Intentions, Dwek Gallery, Mishenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Israel. Curator: Raz Samira (catalogue)
  • Incorporeal Reality, with Yael Balaban, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Special installation project, Fresh Paint art fair, Tel-Aviv, Israel 
  • 1952, Givat Haim Gallery, Givat Haim Ehud, Israel. Curator: Hanush Morag
  • A Document of a Passing Moment, Artstation Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2012

  • Baggage, Al Ha'tzuk Gallery, Netanya, Israel. Curator: Maya Kashevitz (catalogue)

2011

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

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • Neither Black Nor WhiteNakanojo Biennale, part of Mountains of Narratives, Nakanojo, Japan (upcoming)
  • 2nd Changjiang International Photography & Video Biennale organized by Chongqing Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art (CCMCA), part of Mountains of Narratives, Chongqing, China
  • On The Edge, part of Mountains of Narratives, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel 

2016

  • Höhenrausch, Eigan+art Lab, Berlin, Germany

2015    

  • Women’s Work, Ra’anana Gallery, Israel (catalogue)
  • On Site Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
  • There Is There, StArt collection, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Sivan Gross
  • Cut Out Line, Municipal Gallery, Kfar Saba, Israel. Curator: Meira Parri-Lechmann (catalogue) 
  • Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 
  • ART15, with Alon Segev Gallery, London, England 
  • Baggage, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Curator: Hagar Bril               
  • Paper Art, Jaffa Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Paul Jackson (catalogue)
  • Tabula Rasa, Ma’alot Gallery, Ma’alot, Israel. Curator: Noga Migdal

2014     

  • Gestures, Artstation Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Galerie Musee Kums, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Discovering Continents, Gordon 2 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Partners, Chelouche Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Curator: Tal Amitai

2013    

  • Paper Art in Israel ll, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Curator: Dr. Sorin Heller (catalogue)
  • The Female Being, The Zimmer Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Curator: Mika Nesher
  • Point of Views, Artstation Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Art Moscow Fair, with Marina Gisich Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • Art Vienna, with Marina Gisich Gallery, Vienna, Austria
  • SWAB art fair, with Artstation Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
  • A Station in Time,  Kfar Yehoshua, Israel. Curator: Michal Chenhai

2012

  • Fundraiser Elem, Opera Gallery, New York, USA
  • Golconda Exchange, Contemporary Golconda Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • On a Small Scale, Zadik Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Curator: Hana Koman (catalogue)
  • Jaffa Salon of Modern Art, Jaffa, Israel. Curator: Yaara Oren
  • Buy Something, Gallery P8, Jaffa, Israel

2011    

  • Other Places, Ba'alie Hamelaha, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Curator: Know Hope
  • Portrait Exhibition', Riviera Gallery, Bat-Yam, Israel. Curator: Yona Reuveni

 

Awards 

  • 2014 ‘Young International Artist Award’ by Outset & The Tel Aviv Arts Council, for the most promising artist and potential for substantive international success in the future artistic career. 
  • 2014 'Mifal Ha'pais Grant' for artist book 2015

 

residencies

  • 2015, Sommer Frische Knust, Kunstresidenz Residency, Alp Mountains, Bad Gastein, Austria
  • 2015, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Works in Collections

ORS Collection

Jaglom Collection

Fishman Collection

Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art

Various international private collections