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Netai Halup

b.1991 raised in Israel,  currently lives and works in Tel Aviv.

Netai Halup’s body of work explores the possible performativity that sculptures can manifest. Through the use of organic and industrial materials, he creates precarious compositions that are held by the force of tension and balance.

Theatre and poetry take a major role in Halup’s installations and thus give context to his sculptural language. The works revolve around the materials’ potentialities to act as “bodies” — as characters — that perform poetic relationships within the installations.

Tension is a main element in the environments Halup is creating; it may be physical, poetic, or as subject matter. The notion of tension is the common ground that conjoint all the layers in Halup’s work. His practice looks further into how tension can be manifested as visual poetry and expressed through different sculptural events. In that sense, his assemblages investigate the possibilities in which precariousness, resistance, subtlety, and tension can appear together

as theatrical situations.

 

Halup's work has been exhibited in contemporary art galleries around Barcelona such as Galería Carles Tache, Galería àngels, and Espronceda, where he exhibited his solo exhibition as part of 'Art Nou' festival 2019. He was one of the finalists in BIG awards 2018 and has won a grant to take part in Nectar AIR program. He founded 'Pujós Studios' in 2017, art studios an exhibition space for art and critical thinking. In 2022‭ ‬Halup exhibited a solo exhibition at Artport‭, ‬Tel Aviv, and installed a permanent public sculpture in the city of Ofakim‭, ‬Israel‭. ‬In 2023‭ ‬he took part in Arad Contemporary Art Center Residency program and exhibited a big-scale installation at Zumo Museum‭. ‬

Today, Netai Halup is Based in Tel Aviv.

       

       

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Solo Exhibitions
2023 The Big Liv
ing Room, Uri and Rami Nehoshtan Museum, Israel
2022 And Other Stories, Artport, Tel Aviv
2020 Mapping Accidents and Other Unsuseful Things, Pujo Studios, Barcelona

2019 Performing Mechanisms, Espronceda Center For Art, Barcelona

Selected group exhibitions
2023
Zumo Acre, Zumo Museum on the Move, Acre, Israel

2019
Manipulating Divisions of Joy, Haimney gallery, Barcelona
Flexure, Galeria Angels, Barcelona

2018
Anteclimactic, Pujo Studios, Barcelona
Passage across no-space Mutuo gallery, Barcelona
BIG Awards, Cage Gallery, Barcelona
Land(e)scapes, Galeria Carles Tache, Barcelona.
Iterations, Pujo Studios, Barcelona

2017 
Tuning the self, Untitled BCN,  Barcelona

Public Works
2022, Corner Stone, permanent public sculpture, Ofakim, Israel
2019  L'Ultim Passtge, Passatge de Piera, Barcelona

Experience
2022
Arad Contemporary Art Center, Residency Program
2022 Midarom Festival, Ofakim, Residency Program
2021 Artport, Tel Aviv, Spring Residency Program
2018 Nectar, Artist in Residence Program

Publications
2022 And Other Stories, Collection of short stories, published by
 Artport Tel Aviv
2019 Performing Mechanisms, published by Espronceda
2017  100 Ways to Survive in the City, published by Pujo Studios
2016 Naked Lines, independent publication

Education
2016-2019 Metafora, Barcelona, advanced diploma in visual arts
2015  Screen printing, Baalei Hamelaha, Tel Aviv
2015  Scriptwriting, Norma Studios, Tel Aviv

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