Short Bio

Eyal Segal

 

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Eyal Segal (b.1982) is an Israeli-born artist with German and Indian (Cochin) roots. His work interprets remembrance, the tradition of the past, and the possibility of self-understanding. The physical space is a central motif in his work and serves as a starting point for self-interpretation. Past and present are connected in a concrete ‘locus’; this idea is continually interwoven in a powerful aesthetic viewpoint, matched with the perception of space through multi-channel videos. Presenting multiple video works in combination, he incorporates positional relationships in the exhibition space and creates the possibility of new interpretations. The keyword for Segal’s work is ‘place’ . Here, memory, history, human activities, and the traces of particular places are epically drawn on the screen. Furthermore, his video projects are composed and positioned such that they mutually influence each other, creating a sublimated site-specific installation in which the exhibition space itself forms an element of the work. His solid video images are as if three-dimensional objects, the body of the artist himself fills the space by placing heavy bronze sculptures - video as a sculpture of time and place.

Eyal Segal, born in Arad (1982), is a multidisciplinary and international artist - he works in the mediums of video, painting, photography, and text. Presents many individual and group exhibitions in Israel and around the world. In Segal›s work, space serves not only as an almost exclusive starting point for dialogue (internal and with the audience alike) but also as a platform through which to examine memory, the heritage of the past, and the possibility of self-understanding. Physical space is a central motif in his work and serves as a starting point for self-interpretation. Past and present are connected in a concrete ‹place›; This idea is constantly woven into a powerful aesthetic point of view. 
During his studies at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv (2006-2010), he began working as an assistant and then as the studio director of the artist Sigalit Landau, for a period of five years, until 2013, a year in which he broke into a personal career and presented his first solo exhibition at the Negev Museum of Art. (Beer Sheva, Israel), has since participated in numerous exhibitions at museums, art spaces, and international art festivals around the world. More solo exhibitions; 'Release: Return', FUGA Center, Budapest, 2015. 'GROUND LEVEL', LOKO Gallery, Tokyo (Also part of the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions), Japan 2018. The solo exhibition 'LEVIATHAN' at the Neve Schechter Gallery (curator: Shira Friedman), 2020, And In 2021, the video installation 'LINE IN THE SAND', THE LAB art space in Tel Aviv (Curator: Sharon Toval). He presented twice at the RAKFAF International Festival in Ras al-Jaime In 2021 and 2022 (Curator: Sharon Toval) and thus was one of the first Israeli artists to exhibit in the UAE.