Addam Yekutieli

b. 1986 in California, USA

Over the past decade, Addam Yekutieli has developed a visual iconography and language used to mirror real-life situations and observations, and document the notion of a collective human struggle. By creating parallels between political situations and emotional conditions, there is an attempt to perceive the political process and dialogue as an emotional mechanism, therefore making it a process that can be understood and participated in intuitively and not solely intellectually. These processes take place both indoors and outdoors, in the form of site-specific installations, murals and assemblages, combining ready-made materials, mixed media pieces, photographs and text. Yekutieli has worked and exhibited internationally, including at Gordon Gallery in Tel Aviv; Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles; Lazarides Gallery, London, UK, Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon, France; Jameco Exchange in Jamaica In association with No Longer Empty, NYC; and Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York. Yekutieli lives and works in Tel Aviv. For HaYom he is making a one of a kind hannukiah with holes filtering the light of the candles in the shape of birds, one of the artist’s iconic imagerie.