Tamy Ben-Tor Performance

Tamy Ben-Tor PerformanceSunday, September 12
6:00 - 6:45 PM

Performance artist Tamy Ben-Tor invents tragicomic characters to investigate politics, social systems, and issues of identity. Using spoken word, various soundtracks, costumes, masks and wigs, Ben-Tor's videos and performances are a hysteric embodiment of her surroundings and an amplified over exaggerated interpretation of “Normal."


“My consciousness is a sponge absorbing all of contemporary filth. The artistic process for me, in the form of a performance, is to solidify this sponge into a hard stamp tool and press it back onto the audience's consciousness for the duration of the performance. At the end, I hope they come out of it stained, impressed, as I am, by the ailments of this time which we live in.”  

She has had solo shows at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Kunsthalle Winterthur; and Cubitt, London. Ben-Tor has also participated in exhibitions at ZKM, Karlsruhe; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Biennale of Sydney; Manifesta 7; Mori Museum, Tokyo; MoCA, Los Angeles; Reina Sofia, Madrid; as well as the PERFORMA 05 and PERFORMA 07 Biennials, New York.  

She has been collaborating with artist Miki Carmi since their joint Artists’ book “Disembodied Archetypes” Regency Arts Press , 2008. Their most recent artists’ book “Archive” has been published by Minerva Press, 2021. She graduated from the The School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem in 2001 and from Columbia University's M.F.A program in Visual Art in 2006.

Members $5. Non-members $10.


Untitled Live Performance, 2021
Created and performed by Tamy Ben-Tor
Music by Stena Stracha and Intercontinental Zvukoprocessing 2001-2003.
Duration 35 min