Yehudit Sasportas

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Yehudit Sasportas
2013 Yehudit Sasportas.jpg
Yehudit Sasportas (2013)
Born 1969
Ashdod, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Known for Sculptor, video artist
Movement Israeli art

Yehudit Sasportas (b 1969) is an Israeli artist. She is active in Israel and Germany. In 1997 she was awarded the Ingeborg Bachman Scholarship for her work and in 1999 the Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation prize.

Biography[edit]

Yehudit Sasportas was born in Ashdod in 1969. In her early works, for example, "Cradle" (1991) and "Trash Can Scale" (1996), she created three-dimensional structures based on images of household objects. Her work, "The Carpenter and the Seamstress" (2000), focuses on the architectural project of her parents apartment in housing project in Ashdod. In it she created a large installation from dimensions that combined sculpture and drawing. In the 2000s, her works began to include images from nature, mainly forests and swamps, and concrete and metaphorical dimensions. In addition, she began to work in the field of video. In 2007, she was the representative of Israel in The Guardians of the Threshold, 52 which took place at the Venice Biennale, Italy.

Education[edit]

  • 1988–1989 College of Visual Art, Beersheva
  • 1989–1993 B.F.A., Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
  • 1993 Academy of Art and Science, Cooper Union Academy of Art, New York
  • 1997–1999 M.F.A., Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Prizes[edit]

  • 1991 Rosa Markin Prize for Excellent Work, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel
  • 1992 Nina Weiner Fellowship, America-Israel Cultural Foundation
  • 1992 Ehud Alhanani Prize for Academic Excellence, Fine Art Department, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel
  • 1993 Roman Steinmann Prize for Sculpture, Herzliya Museum of Art, Yad-Labanim, Herzliya
  • 1994 Sharett Foundation Fellowship, Helena Rubinstein Award for Sculpture, America-Israel Cultural Foundation
  • 1996 Prize for a Young Artist, Ministry of Education and Culture
  • 1996 Kadishman Prize for Sculpture, America-Israel Cultural Foundation
  • 1997 Ingeborg Bachman Scholarship, established by Anselm Kiefer, Wolf Foundation
  • 1999 The Israeli Art Prize, The Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation
  • 2000 Arthur Goldreich Foundation, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
  • 2003 Artist-in-Residence, Binz Foundation, Nairs, Switzerland
  • 2003–2005 Chosen Artist, Israel Caltural Excellence Fondation (ICExcellence)
  • 2004–2005 Artist-in-Residence, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Germany

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 1994 Drawings, Jerusalem Artists' House, Jerusalem
  • 1995 Mapping, Office in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Yaffo
  • 1996 Trash-can Scale. Work 1995–96, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod
  • 1999 PVC 1999, Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv-Yaffo
  • 2000 The Carpenter and the Seamstress, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv-Yaffo
  • 2001 The Carpenter and the Seamstress II, Deitch Projects, New York City
  • 2001 How did it ever come so far..., Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin, Germany
  • 2002 The Archive, Artist's Statement, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Art Cologne, Germany
  • 2002 By the River, Matrix 200, The Berkley Museum of Art, San Francisco, USA
  • 2003 The Swamp and the Magnetic Ants, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig, Germany
  • 2004 The Guardian of the Pearl's Shadow 1, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv-Yaffo
  • 2004 Locher, Muellerhaus, Literatur und Sprache, Lenzburg, Switzerland
  • 2004 The Guardian of the Pearl's Shadow 2, Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2005 The Cave Light, Leonhardi Museum, Dresden, Germany
  • 2005 The Pomegranate Orchard, Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 The Guardian of the Pearl' Shadow, Sint-Lukas Galerij Brussel, Belgium
  • 2007 The Guardians of the Threshold, 52. Venice Biennale, Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the present Tense, Israeli Pavilion, Venice, Italy
  • 2008 Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv-Yaffo
  • 2008 The Laboratory, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2008 Galerie EIGEN + ART, frieze art fair, London, GB
  • 2009 The Clearing of the Unseen, DA2 Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
  • 2009 Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig, Germany
  • 2009 Cosmic Voices, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv-Yaffo
  • 2010 Hasipur (The Story), Herbert-Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany
  • 2011 Films, Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig, Germany
  • 2013 Seven Winters, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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