Tamy Ben-Tor


New York, USA
Tamy Ben-Tor’s “Gewald” as her performance “Judensau” are stand-up pieces on a scathing, self-lacerating meditation
on stereotypes of Jewishness, seen from inside out.

place & year of birth
Jerusalem, 1975

featured galleries
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education
2006
MFA Columbia University School of the Arts

1998-2001
The School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel

solo exhibitions
2008
Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (upcoming)
Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY (upcoming)
Brown Gallery, London, United Kingdom (upcoming)

2007
1st at Moderna, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
The Moore Space, Miami, FL

2006
World Wide Boxing, Miami, FL
'Exploration in the Domain of Idiocy', Cubitt, London, UK
'Exploration in the Domain of Idiocy', Lightbox, Los Angeles, CA

group exhibitions
2008
Manifesta 7, Trentino Alto Adige / Südtirol, Italy
“A New High in Getting Low” John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
“Artist in Resignation”, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia

2007
'Bad Joke' Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
PERFORMA 07, New York, NY
'Ceci n'est pas...' Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
'Beings and Doings' British Council Gallery, New Delhi, India
'Our Land is our land' Artists' Cinema, Seattle, WA

2006
'Figures of Excess' Beursschouwburg, Brussels
'All About Humor' Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Yanko Dada Museum, Israel
Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Germany
The Artist's Cinema screening, Frieze Art Fair, London UK
'Combine Platter' Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
'Smile Machines',Transmediale.06, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
'Neo Sincerity- The difference between the comic and the cosmic is a single letter'
Apex Art, New York, NY
Video Salon 5, Brooklyn, NY
'…but I was only acting!', Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
'Humor Me', Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, KS

bibliography
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Chasnoff, Ariel. 'The many faces of Tamy Ben-Tur', The Jerusalem Post, December 13, 2001
Choi, Amy S., 'Ben-Tor's 'Exotica' Elicits Laughter', artinfo.com, November 9, 2005.
Cotter, Holland. 'Art is Brief. You Just Have to be There.' New York Times 9 Nov 2007: E31, 44.
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Feldman, Suzanne. 'Tamy Ben-Tor' Modern Painters, February 2006.
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Kessler, Sarah. 'Tamy Ben-Tor: Exploration in the Domain of Idiocy', Artkrush, December 28, 2005.
Kolhatkar, Sheelah. 'The Life of Leisure', The New York Observer, January 16, 2006. p. 3
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Lieberman, Rhona. 'Female Trouble', artforum.com, January 12, 2006.
Lowenstein, Katie. 'Wigging Out', Time Out New York, November 17 - 23. p 92
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Newhouse, Alana. 'Trend Setters: From Führer to Furor.' ARTnews Sep. 2007: 132-133.
Ollman, Leah. 'There's a big bite to her humor' LA Times, April 7, 2006. p. E20.
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Schor, Mira. 'She Demon Spawn from Hell', M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online, January 13, 2006.
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