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Shahar Afek
שחר אפק

Inner Space

Za’ater, from the performance, Inner Space

Shahar Afek lives and works in Shavei Tzion, acquired his MFA at Bezalel Academy, Tel Aviv, and his BA in arts at Minshar School of Art Tel-Aviv.

Shahar Afek’s practice revolves around questions such as how can one re-fabricate the past and how might a personal memory or experience be shared through smell, taste, or touch. Afek’s additional training as a chef is reflected in his treatment of materials, he appropriates the processes used in the culinary industry to recreate memories or experiences by extracting scents and tastes, resulting in a live emotional presence in space.

Combining culinary and artistic practices, Afek caters to his spectators’ senses by turning the ephemeral sensual practices of cooking – which conclude when the dish is served and consumed – into the timeless experience of art. Using ingredients such as tropical extracts, Afek creates a conceptual menu – one that offers sensual experiences from remote, exotic locations, or a blend of “olfactory dishes” to be intimately inhaled, giving rise to complex biographical memories or emotions.

Solo exhibitions include: Terminan en el Mar at Minshar Tel-Aviv (2017) and Parallel at Ramat-Gan Museum (2016)

Group exhibitions include: Now Open at Petach-Tikva Museum (2021), ‘G – host’ at Petach-Tikva Museum (2019), Graduation Exhibition at MFA Bezalel (2019), ‘Factory #5’ at Haifa Museum of Art (2019), ‘The Walls Have Ears’ at Idris Gallery (2019), Where Plato Taught at Academiae Art Biennale (2018), Table Manners at Tel Aviv University gallery (2018), Grey Material at Musrara mix#18 (2018), Escape Room at Nahum Gutman Museum (2017), Place no Place at Dana Art Gallery in Kibbutz Yad Mordechai (2017), Be more than a rock at P8 Gallery, Tel-Aviv (2016), Slalom at Binyamin Gallery, Tel-Aviv (2016), Show Room #3 at Inga gallery, Tel Aviv (2016)

Selected awards and grants: Adam Award, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan (2018), Animation Video award, Cinematheque, Tel Aviv (2013)

זעתר
2021

Za’ater
Za’ater

Evening Menu
2019

Evening Menu
Evening Menu
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