Itamar Gov (*1989) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice consists of sculptural and spatial installations, as well as graphic and video works. 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 was a member of the curatorial teams of documenta 14 (Kassel and Athens), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) and Fondazione Adolfo Pini (Milan), and awarded residency grants at the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris) and the Nordic Artists’ Centre (Dale), among others.
Represented by Zilberman Gallery (Istanbul, Berlin).