Visual Arts

About Gidi Gilam

Until recently, Gilam exhibited under the pseudonym ‘Signor Gi’, and was active mostly in the public sphere. His work was led by a persistent
critical examination of the art scene in Israel and worldwide as well as an examination of the patterns of conduct and centers of power within the
artistic community. Today Gilam focuses on the combination of painting, video and instillation,
which he creates in his studio; A sort of research laboratory – a creative space
for experimentation and error. Gilam’s works deal with the tensions between the act of observing and the perception of reality in the world of painting: An archive of photographs collected from different sources, mostly from the internet, are used to created digital collages. Gilam recreates the image on canvas, and then transforms his paintings into three-dimensional installations. The new images are then added to his photo archive, becoming raw materials for future paintings. The transition between the different media
exposes the complexities involved in the modes of human vision.

Gidi Gilam (b. 1977), lives and works in Berlin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy from Tel Aviv University (2006), and a bachelor’s degree from the Visual Communications Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design (2010). In 2006 he was awarded a D.A.A.D. scholarship from the German government, in 2010 was a recipient of the Feldheim Award for Excellence in Visual Communication, 2015 he was awarded Rabinovitch Grant and Mifaal HaPais in 2018. His final project was exhibited in the Design Museum Holon (2011), and his works are part of private collections (France, USA) and in the Jewish Museum Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Selected Solo & Duo Exhibitions
The Past Is A Different Country (solo), Memorial Museum, Curitiba, Brazil
Irregular Act (solo), Galil Gallery, Akko
Death of Spring (duo), Binyamini House Gallery, Tel Aviv
Quiver (solo), Ramat Gan Museum of Art, Ramat Gan
Free (duo), Lames Culture House, St. Poelten, Austria
Cut by Demand (duo), Grille/Forelle Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Note to Self (solo) OTCA Gallery, Tel Aviv
Garden of Heavenly Delights (duo), Jaffa Art Salon, Tel Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions
Pyrotechnics, Sadnaot Ha Amanim, Jerusalem
Gamma, Soma Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil
Soma Gallery Booth, Parte Contemporary Art Fair, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Independent Artists Booth, Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv
I Was Looking At You As You Were Looking At Me, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv
Prettimess, Old Municipality Museum, Tel Aviv
Head, Gabirol Artist House, Tel Aviv
Encounter+, Ilana Gur Museum, Tel Aviv
Sideluck, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv
Painting Forever, Salon 96, Tel Aviv
Note-Book, Old Municipality Museum, Tel Aviv

Grants, Awards & Publications
Mifal HaPais Artist Grant
Soma Gallery Residency, Brazil
Rabinovitch Grant
Nicholas Ganz, Street Signs, Dokument Press Publication, Sweden
Feldheim Award for Excellence in Visual
D.A.A.D Scholarship

Gidi Gilam

Visual Arts
Drawing & Painting, Installation

Berlin, Germany

Artist Gallery