Naama Tsabar
New York, NY


Artist’s Statement

The roots to my work are to be found in concert halls and nightlife, playing in a band, performing in small crowded venues and bar tending, I often go back to these urban nocturnal environments to investigate the structures and tools that support them as emotionally charged spaces. Zooming in on the objects and materials which have a distinct functional purpose within these bigger encompassing experiences, I remove them from their original environments, restructuring their serviceable presence, inserting them into a new order, materials such as the gaffers tape (used to stabilize cords on stage) andrubber floor mats (used as flooring in bars and kitchens) are formed into experiential and conceptual charged installations, exploring questions of power, sexuality, gender and memory through sensual experience.

Naama Tsabar (b. 1982 Israel) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2010 and her Bachelor’s from the Hamidrasha School of Arts, Israel. Her work was included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; The X Initiative, New York; The Tel Aviv Museum, Israel (solo); The Haifa Museum, Israel; Herziliya Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel (solo); Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York(solo); Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (solo); Pianissimo Gallery, Milan (solo); Ford Project, New York; White Box Gallery, New York; Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; ExtraCity, Antwerp, Belgium. Art Statements, Art Basel 38 (Switzerland); The Bucharest Biennale for Young Artists, Romania; Tsabar’s work has been featured and reviewed in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Artforum, Artreview, Art Asia Pacific, and Fader Magazine.

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