Tamar Harpaz (B. Jerusalem) lives and works in Amsterdam.Tamar 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. Tamar 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.
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). Recent group exhibitions include Rolling Snowball, 8th edition at CEAC Xiamen (China, 2017);Sense of Sound, Dordtyart (Netherlands 2017); Artricks at The Israel Museum (Israel, 2013); Reinventing the Future at MACRO (Italy, 2013); WYSIWYG at Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Israel, 2013).
Tamar Harpaz will be showing new work at Henry Moore Institute in Leeds as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International.
About Yorkshire Sculpture International
This first Yorkshire Sculpture International builds upon Yorkshire’s rich history as the birthplace of pioneering sculptors, including Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, and as the home of this unique consortium of galleries and celebrated sculpture collections. The festival will feature exhibitions and events inside the galleries at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park and major new outdoor sculpture commissions in unexpected places across Leeds and Wakefield.
About The INSIDE/OUT Lecture Series
The INSIDE/OUT series offers historical, theoretical and critical analyses of the art, architecture and design. Organised by Professor Simon Morris from the School of Art, Architecture & Design, the series offers a platform for internationally recognised practitioners to come and talk about their practice. All events are open to all.