Description of Work & Bio
Shahar Marcus (born in Israel, 1971) is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily in video, performance, and installations. He regularly appears in his video works, playing different roles, crossing his personal and artistic figure with that of someone else. In his performances he relates his body to organic and perishable materials, such as dough, bread, juice or ice. His relationship to those materials examines the position and the role of his body as both human and creator. His choice of perishables likewise highlights the nature of art and life. In his video works he often relates to iconic art works.
Marcus has had his work shown in many exhibitions around the world including Tate modern in London, The Israel and the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel, The Charlottenburg Kunsthhalle in Copenhagen, The Moscow and Poznan Biennale, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and other venues in Germany, France, Italy, and the United States.
“Freeze” - 2008
“1,2,3 Herring” - 2011
“The fathers have eaten sour grapes” - 2008