|Artwork created prior to residency|
Residency: June-July 2016
Omri Zin is an Israeli artist who has been working extensively since 2006, predominantly in sculpture but incorporating a wide range of other mediums such as drawing, video, performance and installation. He Received his BFA from the Department of Fine Arts at Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem and his MFA from the Sculpture + Extended Media Program at VCU in Richmond, VA. Posing questions of deconstructed narratives, structural corruptions and objecthood against identity issues concerning the archetypical model of the male-maker as a figure that supposedly invokes trust, his work unfolds into many layers of meaning and invites the viewer to an elongated visual dialogue open to discovery and interpretation.
His work has been exhibited in a range of both conventional and alternative spaces in Israel and the United States including Darom Gallery Tel Aviv, the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia MOCA Virginia Beach and Protocol Gallery, among others. He has also curated and collaborated in numerous large-scale public art projects such as Fishtank by artist Gabi Kricheli and The Periplanomenos Whistles by Artist and partner Rotem Tamir. He has been the recipient of the Rabinowitz Foundation Grant for Solo Exhibitions in Tel Aviv and the Fermenter Residency Program in Gainesville, FL.