selected works

  • Rut Katz (detail), 2013, video, 15:54 minutes

  • Yid, 2010, video 3:47 minutes

  • 2014 The Ecstasy of The Institutionalized Artist, Performance

  • 2014 The Ecstasy of The Institutionalized Artist, Performance

selected exhibitions

27.10.2005 ― 10.12.2005
Main space

1889 (Braunau, Austria) – 1945 (Berlin, Germany)

group exhibition


Tamy Ben-Tor
b. 1975, Jerusalem
Lives and works in New York, NY
MFA, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, NY 2006
The School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel
Solo Exhibitions and Performances
2013 Colby College Museum of Art, Watervill, ME (performance)
2012 Untitled, Venus & Apoll, Dusseldorf, Germany (performance)
New Performance Work, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY (exhibition and performance)
Performance Work, testsite, Fluent~Collaborative, Austin, TX (exhibition and performance)
2010 Disembodied Archetypes, Salon 94, New York, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY and Stefan
Stux Gallery, New York, NY (exhibition and performance)
Brown Collective at Peles Empire, London, UK
Disembodied Archetypes, Beaumont Public + Königbloc, Luxembourg (exhibition and
2009 Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden (exhibition and performance)
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Beaumont Public + Königbloc, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2008 Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
101 Gallery, part of the Sequences Art Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
Brown Gallery, London, UK
Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
The Kitchen, New York, NY (performance)
2007 1st at Moderna, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (exhibition and performance)
PERFORMA 07, Salon 94, New York, NY (performance)
All About Humor Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (performance)
2006 Girls Beware, World Wide Boxing, Miami, FL
Exploration in the Domain of Idiocy, Cubitt, London, UK (exhibition and performance)
Exploration in the Domain of Idiocy, Lightbox, Los Angeles, CA
The Dance of the Albino Rat, Stux Gallery, New York, NY (performance)
Figures of Excess, Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium (performance)
Hip Hop Judensau America, Hebbel Am Ufer Theatre, Berlin, Germany; Riccardo Crespi, Milan,
Italy and Associazione Mutilati e Invalidi di Guerra, Rome, Italy (performance)
2005 Exploration in the Domain of Idiocy, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY (exhibition and
PERFORMA 05, Salon 94, New York, NY (performance)
2004 The Tamy Ben-Tor Show, Electroyiddish, Tourism, and suspicious tourists, various clubs,
Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel (performance)
2003 Electroyiddish and Popaganda, Hugo Boss fall/winter party, Berlin, Germany (performance)
Electroyiddish, HEEB party, Jüdische Kulturtage, Berlin, Germany (performance)
The Tamy Ben-Tor Show, Electroyiddish, Tourism, and suspicious tourists, various clubs,
Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel (performance)
Mazda Begelman, Public Life, London, UK
2002 Tamy Ben-Tor Show, Tmuna Theatre, Tel-Aviv, Israel (performance)
The Tamy Ben-Tor Show, Chashama Theatre, New York, NY (performance)
Bublitchki Beigelach, Hazira, Jerusalem, Israel (performance)
Harriet Phillis Stein, Women’s Rights Evening, Tel-Aviv, Israel (performance)
2001 The Tamy Ben-Tor Show, Hazira Theatre, Jerusalem, Israel (performance)
The Tamy Ben-Tor Show, Public Life, London, UK (performance)
The International Festival of Puppets, Charleville-Mézières, France (performance)
Lutke 3rd International Puppet festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia (performance)
PIF 2000, Puppet festival, Zagreb, Croatia (performance)
The Talent Show and The Talk Show, collaboration with Anat Ben-David, Jerusalem and Tel
Aviv, Israel (performance)
Harriet Phillis Stein, Claude Lanzmann’s life achievement award ceremony, Jerusalem, Israel
Group Exhibitions and Screenings
2013 Theatrical Gestures, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
Jew York, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY and Untitled, New York, NY
macht heimat!, DRAIFLESSEN Collection, Mettingen, Germany
2012 Stand-Up, Sit Down, and Visual Art Comedy Today, CPH PIX, Copenhagen, Denmark
Raum für Video, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2011 Monanism, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia
Recent Contemporary Video from Israel, Japan and Mexico, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
Memory of a Hope, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverypool, UK
Musuem Night, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Global Contemporary Art Worlds After 1989, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art,
Karlsruhe, Germany
Curated by…, Espace Beaumont, Luxembourg
Performa 11: Stand-Up, Sit Down, and Visual Art Comedy Today, Anthology Film Archives,
New York, NY
2010 Arabesque & Grotesque – New American Video, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Video Art: Replay, Part III: Ludicrous! Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
As soon as Possible – Acceleration in contemporary society, Centro di Cultura
Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Single Channel: Contemporary Videos, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Phenomenal: Selections from the Manuel de Santaren Collection, Young Projects, Los
Angeles, CA
Soft & Hard: Celebrating the Humorous in Contemporary Video Art by Women, Young
Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Open, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
2009 The Making of Art: The Art World and Its Players, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Kehraus – Abschied von stabilen Wänden, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Echoes of Time and Place, Jerusalem Cinematheque – Israel Film Archive, Jerusalem, Israel
State of the Art: New York, Urbis, Manchester, UK
Seriously Funny, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Family/Tree: New Acquisitions donated by the Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker Fund for
Contemporary Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Incarnational Aethetics, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York, NY
Unusual Behavior, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Welt als Bühne (World as Stage), Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
2008 As Others See Us, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Funny not Funny, Bellwether Gallery, New York NY
Alternating Beats, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI
Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia
A New High in Getting Low, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY
AIR Artist in Resignation, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
16th Biennale of Sydney. Revolution – Forms that Turn, Sydney, Australia
Manifesta 7, Trentino Alto Adige / South Tyrol, Italy
The New Absurdists, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
VIDEOCRACY, The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Excerpt: Selections from the Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Collection, Frances Lehman Loeb
Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
A Lower World: Excesses and Extremes in Film and Video, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Canada
2007 Bad Joke, Tallinn Art Hall and Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Ceci n’est pas…, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Beings and Doings, British Council Gallery, New Delhi, India
Video Loop in the Garden, Ticho House, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2006 Yanko Dada Museum, Israel
America. How Contemporary Video Artists See the USA (part I), Figge von Rosen Galerie,
Cologne, Germany
Combine Platter, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Smile Machines, Transmediale.06, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Neo Sincerity – The difference between the comic and the cosmic is a single letter,
Apex Art, New York, NY
Video Salon 5, Brooklyn, NY
…but I was only acting!, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Humor Me, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, KS
Heeb Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
2005 Day Labor, PS1/MoMA, Queens, NY
Light Opts: A Selection, LightBox, Los Angeles, CA
1889 (Braunau, Austria) – 1945 (Berlin, Germany), Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Greater New York 2, PS1/MoMA, Queens, NY
First Look, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
T1- La sindrome di Pantagruel / The Pantagruel Syndrome, Torino Triennale Tremusei, Turin,
2004 VideoZone2, Second International Biennale For Video Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Auschwitz-Prozeß 4Ks 2-63 Frankfurt am Main, Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt am Main,
Hitler- the horror and the horrah, Vienna Jewish Film Week, Vienna, Austria
2003 Hitler- the horror and the horrah, Jewish Film Festival, Jerusalem, Israel
Women Talk about Hitler, Jewish Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
The Love of Power, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Wonder Years, NGBK Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2001 Aco Festival, Aco, Israel
2008 Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York
Art Matters Foundation, New York
Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
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