Tomer Sapir

(born 1977) lives and works in Tel Aviv. He received his MFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. His work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in Israel, Europe and the USA.

In his ‘laboratory’ he focuses on a critical and compressed moment, examines the overlapping of biological/synthetic and tries to find the chemical formula for combining them. Through the mediums of sculpture, installation, drawing and collage he undermines prevalent dichotomies such as nature and culture, good and bad, male and female, life and death. He searches to create a world that exists in a twilight zone where history, mythology and fiction are mixed and where the border between a joke and a catastrophe is ambiguous.

Most of his body of work from the past few years is a part of his ongoing project Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index. Through this project he examines different strategies of installation and mediums while the starting point is always sculpturing. The project examines the relations between art and science, challenging perceptions of cataloguing and scientific research.

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Tomer Sapir: Untitled (detail), 2012, mixed media, 2012, installation at Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv. Photo: Elad Sarig