Tamar Ettun graduated from Yale University School of Art, with an MFA in Sculpture. She studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, where she graduated with honors. Ettun has previously curated an event at the Queens Museum and exhibited at the Performa Bianalle 2009 NYC, The Jewish Museum NYC, The Center of Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv), Herzelia Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Israel Museum. She is currently working on a project for the Herzelia Bianalle, and a solo exhibition in Andrea Meislin Gallery. Ettun has been honored by several organizations, including the America Israel Cultural Foundation, The World Performance Project at Yale, Artis, and received the Alice English Kimball Fellowship from Yale School of Art, by Robert Storr, that she used to travel around the US chasing Hot Air Balloons. Ettun creates multi-disciplinary installations that mix the boundaries between sculpture, video, and performance.
“AICF supported my MFA studies at the sculpture department at Yale University. This help made it possible for me to focus and develop my artistic practice while taking advantage of the University’s facilities. As an Israel artist in New York, I am deeply committed to the cultural exchange in the diverse artistic community. Recently, Katayoun Vaziri – an Iranian artist that studied with me at Yale – and I co-curated a video summit of 15 Israeli and Iranian artists at the Queens Museum of Art that reflected on our understanding of this dialogue.”
Ettun was an America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship recipient from 2008-2010.