Gil (1968) & Moti (1971)
In their work, the Israeli duo of artists Gil & Moti often engage the appropriation of public space and its effect on human relationships. Most of their projects involve the rehabilitation of the network of relationships in a given community. An analytic critique of the relationship of private life and public space constitutes an important facet of their work. Gay and Jewish, they contribute with most of their works to the contemporary debates about being different and the rules of social coexistence.
Gil & Moti are interdisciplinary artists who have lived and worked together since 1994 turning their lives and actions into art. Their work moves freely between life, the visual arts and performance. The decision to live life as a performance and to make art a way of living creates a tension, which motivates the work. This concept of living a staged life dictates their public life and results in a manipulated biography, which is presented in the form of performance, video, installation, painting and writing in their exhibitions.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Love Grows Free, Gallery Eric Dupont, Paris
Love Stories, De Praktijk, Amsterdam
Dating Gil & Moti, Mucsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest
Sleeping With the Enemy, Jack the Pelican Presents, New York
Laylah the Creature Beyond Dreams (performance), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
A Home of Our Own, Layr:wuestenhagen zietgenoessische kunst, Vienna
Fresh Feelings & Boyzone Pavilion, Herzelia Museum, Israel
Road to a Dream, Tal Esther Gallery and Kav 16 Gallery, Tel Aviv (catalogue)
The Gil & Moti Wedding Project, Stadhuis, Rotterdam
Gil & Moti Homegallery, ongoing project, Rotterdam
Selected Group Exhibitions
SuperStars, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (catalogue)
HOME at TENT., TENT., Rotterdam (catalogue)
Artistic Strategies, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Para-site, MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
Love is in the Air, Museum Zman Leomanut, Tel Aviv (catalogue)
A Point of View, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (catalogue)
The Claim of Images ... Jewish Perspectives in Modern Art, Museum Bochum, Bochum, (catalogue)
The 2nd International Triennale for Installation Art, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa (catalogue)
The Wandering Library, 50th Venice Biennial, Jewish Museum, Venice (catalogue)
Parking DenHaag, Stroom, The Hague
*Artists’ Home-page: www.gilandmoti.nl
De VolksKrant, Holland.
Art Magazine, Hungary.
NY ARTS Magazine, Sep-Oct issue, Rorigo Tisi, NY, New York.
Texte Zur Kunst, nr. 57, Tabea Metzel, Berlin, Germany.
Die Presse, Austria.
STILUS Magazin, Hungary.
Territorial Invasions of the Public and Private, (p. 111-129), Piet Zwart Institute, Holland.
Madam, I’m Adam / the Organisation of private life, (p. 96-97), Piet Zwart Institute, Holland.