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Itamar Gov (*1989) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice consists of site-specific installations, sculptures, paintings, photographic series, graphic works and videos. Addressing the intricate relations between history, ideology and aesthetics, his projects explore various forms of personal, collective and institutional memory. Since 2010 he has been living in Berlin, Paris and Bologna, where he studied cinema, history and literature. 


Approaching forgotten micro-histories as a means to shed light on vast socio-political landscapes, the starting point of Gov’s projects is an inquiring scepticism towards cultural traditions, conventions and gestures that are considered self-evident. His works are based on ongoing research and revolve around the intersection of art and politics, highlighting the strong tension between the known and the supposed, and challenging any assumption of clear borders between facts and falsehoods, reality and imagination. Never providing a full and complete picture, he invites viewers to engage with the elements of the works and to become part of an inquisitive process.


Gov has presented his work in different contexts and institutions around the world, and was a member of the curatorial teams of documenta 14 (Kassel and Athens), HKW (Berlin) and Fondazione Adolfo Pini (Milan). He was artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris) and the Nordic Artists’ Centre (Dale), among others, and received the Special Prize UTOPIA, as part of the Talent Prize 2023 (Rome).

Represented by Zilberman Gallery (Istanbul, Berlin, Miami).

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