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For the year 2017, the Fondazione Spinola hosted the Israeli artist Lihi Turjeman, in residence throughout the months of October and November 2017.

Lihi Turjeman (born in 1985) is an artist who lives in Tel-Aviv. She completed her Master in Fine Arts at the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, going on to frequent the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris as a visiting student. In 2015, she took part in the residency programme of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, receiving the Young Artists’ Prize from the Ministry of Culture. Lihi Turjeman was a resident at Artport Tel Aviv , and in the autumn of 2017 spent six weeks in residence at the Fondazione Spinola Banna in Italy, as part of the RESÒ International Network for Art Residencies and Educational Programs project.

Her large-scale installations are characterised by their monochromatic nature, and revolve around the space in all its forms and multiple meanings. Her works, which emphasise the extreme duality of an epic approach and with a microscopic attention to detail, entail the ‘mapping’ and scratching of surfaces.

Her practice features an approach which may be classified as action painting, in which she carries out physical actions on the paint surface. By spreading, rubbing, removing, staining and gluing, she lets the canvas fabric harden, underlining its folds and tactile structure. In Turjeman’s work, the canvas may represent a wall, a territory or a map yet to be drawn.



"Spunti per una lettura di Geapolitica" text by Gabriele Pieroni

Video of the entire residency project
By Gessica Caruso e Josè Loggia


Photogallery Corso