I am Avital Yomdin, an Israeli artist based and working in Berlin. After studying theater design in Israel, I started making art mainly in the field of street art. It naturally evolved into installations, examining the connection of space and spectator from a dramatic point of view in public sphere.
My world of reference is always in a tie to the material I work with; it is intuitive and somewhat casual. I use found objects and strip them from their original purpose, sometimes in a contradictive way. Many of my recent work deals with human portraits, in connection with a piece of nature, all created with ready-made objects, used out of context.
The space I exhibit my works in is significant to the outcome and success of the experience to the spectator. For example, in one work I created a small area in which the spectators were stuffed and crowded. For another artwork, I created a dry sandy floor that cracked under the feet of the visitors. I use the ready-made material to provoke a sensation of familiarity and comfort within the audience and make a multi-layer experience for them.
In my working process, I find influence and inspiration mostly by the storytelling of the literature I read, and bring my experience as a former stage and set designer to the table. I aim to evoke an emotional response for of a glimpse of life and to show the magical, intimate and temporary phenomenon of human life.
Avital Yomdin - CV
2002-2006 Bachelor of Theatre Design, The department of theater arts, Tel Aviv University
2015 Auf Sand Gebaut, Platteau Gallery, Berlin
2014 Tea V, Gottlieb Dunkel Festival, Berlin
2017 Transnational queer underground, Raamatupood puänt gallery, Allinn, Estonia
2017 Transnational queer underground, Yalta club art room, Sofia, Bulgaria
2017 Transnational queer underground, Biro gallery, Podgorica, Montenegro
2017 Transnational queer underground, Patra gallery, Prague Czech republic
2017 Der Blaue Raum, The Jewish Museum, Berlin
2011 Landsberger Allee 54 artist collective, Berlin
2010 Kasba Florentine 3 - Urban Art Space, Tel Aviv
Set Design and Art Direction
2012 Incarnation, concert by ommi Simatupang, "Haus Kulturen der Welt", Berlin
2006 The Chai, short film by Dan Chayutin
2006 Treasures, short film by in Oran Raviv
2009 The Cosa Nostra, Tel Aviv
2009 Reuse Project, Public sphere, Tel Aviv
2009 Urban Angel Gallery, Shoreditch, London
2009 Leak Street, Public sphere, Tel Aviv
2009 White Trash,Tel Aviv
2009 Painting Tomorrow, Tel Aviv harbor
2008 Inspiration, Casco Urban Lab, Tel Aviv
2oo9 White Trash, Tel Aviv
Workshops & Lectures
Urban Art Workshop - “Alon“ high school
Graffiti Workshop - Activist Summer Camp
Street Art Seminar - Beit Berl Collage of Fine Arts