Tamar Harpaz, Current, 2019 at the Henry Moore Institute for Yorkshire Sculpture International. Technical team: Mai Aylon and Oded Rimon Special thanks to Kees Reedijk Courtesy of the artist and Sommer Contemporary. Photography Jerry Hardman-Jones

Tamar Harpaz

Henry Moore Institute

Tamar Harpaz’s work was on display at the Henry Moore Institute during Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019.

Harpaz is best known for sculptures that use light, mirrors, and lenses to create uncanny optical illusions. Combined into meandering installations, they unfold into narratives that touch on the cinematic and spectacular, but lay bare the simple mechanisms of their creations.

Harpaz graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and was the recipient of the Rijksakademie Fellowship Award in 2016, and the Wolf Fund Anselm Kiefer Prize in 2013. In 2018, Harpaz had a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Edel Assanti in London.

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Other recent solo exhibitions include March Madness at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Holland, 2017, Kitchen Sink Drama at Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv, Israel, 2014, Girl-to-Gorilla at Sommer Contemporary Art, Israel, 2012.

b. 1979, Jerusalem
Lives and works in Amsterdam

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