Artist Profiles

Yochai Avrahami

Yochai Avrahami was born in 1970 in Afula and currently lives and works in Israel.
Arahami’s recent solo exhibitions include "UZI" at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, "Mistrust the Parks" at the ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany, "The Negotiations Continue" at Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel, and "Yochai Aavrahami" at Akerby Sculpture Park, Nora, Sweden.

In 2007 Avrahami participated in OK VIDEO MILITIA, Jakarta, Indonesia; In The Time Tunnel, ByArt Projects Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; and in 2006 in Liminal Spaces, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Mfzk), Leipzig, Germany and Mini Israel, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. In 2005 Avrahami’s work The Negotiations Continue was included in the 9th International Istanbul Biennial and in 2009 his Rocks Ahead was included in the 6th Taipei Biennial.

In his work Avrahami attempts to portray the current chaotic situation in Israel/Palestine. He does this through the construction of replicas of man-made machines presented as sculptures in distorted environments, or crafted kinetic beings that participate in his videos. These models are made of materials such as cardboard, epoxy, and polyurethane that are, by their very nature, weak and frugal.