I collect experiences, images, situations from daily life, translating them into form. I took my ‘first steps in the arts’ as a jewelry design student at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax (1983-’85), and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (1985-’89). At the Rietveld Academy under the supervision of Onno Boekhoudt, I began to look at things from a somewhat broader perspective, and started to experiment, which led me to finding,developing my own language and way.When creating the work, I am relating to the human body as the ‘center’, emphasizing the mental, physical & movements, the space surrounding it, looking at restrictions that appear and taking them with me too.
I am using them, incorporating them, taking them all into the construction, trying to define and ‘extend’ the body space.
Then all elements are playing, influencing, drawing one another into one unit.
The human, is both ‘viewer & participant’ at same time on the one hand he is the center (participant) of the ‘unit’; on the other hand, he is also the viewer, looking on events…
I do not look at the works as belonging to any ‘one’ specific category or direction in the arts: for me it is, in the end, more about the search than about anything else.
1983-85 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, Canada
1985-89 Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Member of advise commission for art and culture for the municipality of Castricum.
Sculpture Network (EU)
Awards and Grants
2015 Winner of BlauLAUT-Preis für Interdisciplinaire Kunst, Hamburg, Germany
2008 Stichting ‘de oude kerk’, Amsterdam
Stichting Kattendijke/Drucker, Amsterdam
2006 Stichting A. Roland Holst funds, Bergen, N-H
City of Alkmaar (for project ‘body-sculptures’ in ‘de vest’)
2005 Mondrian Foundation
2004 Prince Bernhard Foundation
2002 Project production, City of Amsterdam
2001 Project production, performing arts foundation, Den Haag
Prince Bernhard Foundation
Basic grant, Dutch Foundation for Fine Arts
1999 Project production, Performing Arts Foundation, Den Haag
1999 Gaudeamus en Fonds van de Scheppende Toonkunst
1997 Prince Bernhard Foundation
Netherland’s Ambassadors, Bonn
2015 BlauLAUT-Preis für Interdisciplinary Kunst – 2015 (video presentation), performance -‘magnetic string’, Kunstenaars Centrum Bergen, Hamburg, Germany
2011 Exhibition & performance -‘magnetic string’, Kunstenaars Centrum Bergen N-H
2010 Exhibition & performance, Kunstenaars Centrum Bergen N-H
2006 Theater de vest, Alkmaar (NL)
2005 Galerie 59, Amsterdam (SBK)
‘De wereld van Noam Ben-Jacov’, Oosterhout, SBK
2004 ‘De wereld van Noam Ben-Jacov’ ,De Boterhal, Hoorn
2002 Exhibition and installation for Wendingen Ensemble, Amstelkerk, Amsterdam
2000 Exhibition and opening performance, Gallery Laeven de Key, Haarlem
1999 ‘Body and another Body’, exhibition and opening performance, The Open Museum, Tefen, Israel
Exhibition and opening performance, Cultural Centrum De Tambour, Hogeveen, The Netherlands
1997 ‘Desert’, Gemeentehuis Bloemendaal
1996 ‘Desert’- series, Galerie BMB, Amsterdam
1995 ‘Man in Space’, BRS Premsela Vonk, Amsterdam
grup exhib.2017 – Movement- Action- Second chines international kinetic art exhebition., China sculpture institute, Cheng Chung .
2017 – exhibition : ‘een veelkoppige draak’, 70 years k.c.b. kranenburgh museum ,Bergen, north Holland,
Sculptures Manifestations in Duin & Kruijdberg, North Holland
KCB, ‘Constant en KCB Nu’, Bergen ,NL
Gallery H10A, Apeldoorn, NL
Beyond Jewelry symposium panel and presentation,
Parkside Gallery, Birmingham City University, UK
North Holland Biennale Kunst hal 45 ,den helder ,nord holland.
‘Water’, Gallery Kapberg, North Holland
2015 ‘Object’, C-Lab, KunstWest, Amsterdam
International Kinetic Art Competition (video),
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
Artist Centrum Bergen & Museum, Kranenburg – 3D,
2014 ‘Schok’ 2014, Art Manifestation Schorel, North Holland
‘Premio Combat’ Finalist exhibition, Livorno, Toscana, Italy
‘Chaos and Beauty’ Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen,
2013 Onder de Linden, Museum Kranenburg Bergen, N-H
2011 Museum Night, Film Museum, Amsterdam
Pucheri Studio, Den-Haag
2008 Lucca Presiozacca, Villa Bottini, Lucca, Italy
2006 Kunst and Koningsduin, PWN, KCB N-H (art manifestation)
‘Pijn en Andere Dingen‘, RC de Ruimte Ljmuden,
2005 ‘50×50’ – Kunstenaars Centrum Bergen N-H
‘Stroming’art project in the nature, Oostknollendam, N-H
‘Salon’ – Arti &Amicitiae, Arti, Amsterdam
2004 SBK Amsterdam + SBK Groningen – AA Kerk, Groningen
Links! KCB in Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen N-H
2003 Wendingen Ensemble 10 Jaar – Amstelkerk, Amsterdam
2001 Nieuwe leden-Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
1989 Rietveld in the RAI, final exam exhibition and performance, RAI, Amsterdam
ORNAMENTA I, exhibition of contemporary jewellery, opening performance/exhibition Scmuck Museum, Pforzheim, Germany
1988 Five Israeli Artists, exhibition & performance, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam
1987 The Other Side of Design, Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
Schmuck ’87 ,Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.
Copy Right or Wrong, travelling exhibition, Museum Den Haag.
1986 ‘schmuck for head and hair’ international competition,
Schmuck musseum ,The Pforzheim,germany, 2nd Prize.
2011 Performance –‘Magnetic String’, Kunstenaars Centrum Bergen
2008 Project ‘Kaders’, the oude kerk, Museums Night, Amsterdam
2006 Body-sculptures in movement, full evening performance, during Week of the Dance, Theatre ‘de vest’, Alkmaar
2005 Opening performance and video presentation – X Symposium Arts Ornate, Europeans – Lisbon, Portugal
2002 Opening-performance of exhibition ‘Transparantie 3’, De Boterhal, Hoorn
2001 Privé domein –Kunst op Kamers, Lutherse Kerk, De Rijp
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