Itamar Jobani

Itamar /   Itamar Jobani

Israel 1980

Installation, Sculpture

Itamar Jobani
October 25, 2015
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Itamar Jobani is an Israeli artist, best known for his sculpture-installation, unique for its conceptual lucidity.

Itamar was born in Israel in 1980. He earned a B.A. in Fine Art at Beit-Berl Collage, Israel. After graduation, he taught there Video-Art and New- Media. Jobani also received a BA with honor from Tel-Aviv University with a double major in Philosophy and Film Studies. At Pratt Institute in NY, he studied sculpture and new media.

Tectonic Collisions

Itamar Jobani - Tectonic Collisions, 2009
Itamar Jobani – Tectonic Collisions, 2009

Itamar Jobani works are characterized by a balanced relationship between craftsmanship, innovation, and new technologies.
His topographic sculpture, from 2009 were enthusiastically received all around the world. They were created in the technique of topographical models, constructed from hundreds of layers of wood and cardboard – serving as a physical metaphor for territorial entities. A series of sculptures titled Tectonic Collisions is dealing with the direct connection between people and earth.

Invalid Topography

Itamar Jobani - Invalid Topography, 2009
Itamar Jobani – Invalid Topography, 2009

Jobani held many museum shows and in has in his CV residencies in Glasgow and Berlin. From 2002-2009 he was an America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship recipient.

The artist is represented by Urban Spree Gallery from Berlin.

Itamar Jobani currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, US.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2011Making the CutJanco Dada MuseumGroup
2011Making the CutThe Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IsraelGroup
2011Colored CactusThe Dershowitz Center, Brooklyn NYGroup
2011MetakomKunstverein Kreis Goh e.V, Goh, GermanyGroup
2011MetakomGesellschaft fane Kunst und Gestaltung, Krefeld, GermanyGroup
2011MetakomKunstverein Kreis Soest, St. Thom⬋irche, Soest, GermanyGroup
2011PulseNew York, NYGroup
2011Gathering SparksMizel Museum, Denver, ColoradoGroup
2010PulseMiami, FloridaGroup
2010MonumationVierter Stock, Berlin, GermanySolo
2010Artwalk Skylight StudioNew York, NYGroup
2010Ray of lightOpera Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2010Open StudiosMuseum of Arts and Design, New York, NYGroup
2010The Human landscapeLimner Gallery, Hudson, New YorkGroup
2010PulseNew York, NYGroup
2010Bread and RosesMinsher Gallery, Tel Aviv, IsraelGroup
2010Laba's GuestsLaba Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2009PulseNew YorkGroup
2009ArtwalkSkylight studio, New York, NYGroup
200910Sommer Gallery, Tel aviv, IsraelGroup
2009 WayfindingAkus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut University, ConnecticutGroup
2009OmanotArt Sale for the children Tavi Dresdner GalleryGroup
2009InspiredMitchell Library, Glasgow, UKGroup
2009Volta NYexhibitor lounge, New York, New YorkGroup
2009Palm Beach 3Palm Beach, Florida.Group
2009Bread and RosesArt Sale benefiting Women and Work, Minshar Gallary. Tel Aviv, IsraelGroup
2009Tectonic CollisionLe Poisson Rouge, New YorkSolo
2009Wounded Topography Andrea Meislin Gallery, New YorkSolo
2009The Volta ShowVoltaNY, New YorkSolo
2008Art MiamiMiami, FloridaGroup
2008Artwalk NY Benefiting Coalition for the HomelessMetropolitan Pavilion, New YorkGroup
2008InternazionaleLeft Bank, Tel Aviv, IsraelGroup
2008From Punk to PinkMoti Hasson Gallery, New York, New YorkGroup
2008Governors Island ArtGovernors Island, New YorkGroup
2008Fresh Paintthe Young Israeli Art Fair, Tel Aviv, IsraelGroup
2008Deliciously Disposable EarthThree Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaGroup
2007Herzeliya BiennaleHerzeliya museum, IsraelGroup
2007Somewhere Near HomeBraverman ByArt Projects Gallery, Tel Aviv, IsraelGroup
2007UnderCurrentWhite Box Gallery, New YorkGroup
2006ShekhinahJanco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, IsraelSolo
2005The New Hebrews Martin Groupius Bau, BerlinGroup
2005Artic 7 The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, IsraelGroup
2004More Than This Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.Group
2004Artic 6The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IsraelGroup
2003Group ShowSharon, Rachel and IsraelPoliak GalleryGroup
2003Nidbach 11 The Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem, IsraelSolo
200211.95X 6.91The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, IsraelSolo