Roi Carmeli (b. 1982 in Tel-Aviv, Israel) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. He Graduated with distinction a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (2010) and a Master of Fine Arts with Merit from the Glasgow School of Art (2015).
In his work, Carmeli links present times to early civilisations, reconnecting humans and bridging the modern day singularities defined by race, nations, or states. His curiosity at the fragility of memory, the nature of time, spatial rhythm, and movement is conveyed through the use of sculpture and audiovisual Narratives. He distinctively uses sound not as background, but as a tangible material in and of itself.
Solo shows include: Don’t forget to bring me back, Project Room, Glasgow, Scotland (2010); Video works: Some Thing Spacious, Oakland, U.S.A (2014), curated by Adam Carlin and Erich Richter; Vulcan, ’H’hanot’ gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, (2011), curated by Rani Lavi.
Group exhibitions include: RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland (2017); Safety, Savoy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland (2017); Cherry Picker, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2016); Sunday Salon, Open House festival, Glasgow, Scotland (2015); Israeli Glass 2015, Eretz Israel Muesum, Tel-aviv, Israel (2015); Black box, Juresalem, Israel (2014); Expression in glass, David Owsley Museum of Art, Indiana USA (2014); Different Country, the Same Theme, Pokorna Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic (2012); Passing on knowledge, Tubbergen, Holland (2011).
For more information visit roicarmeli.art.
Ayelet Ben Dor, Jedrzej Cichosz, Uist Corrigan, Roi Carmeli, Judith Leupi, Jonny Lyons, Tom Krasny, Tim Sandys and Alex Stursberg
Holy Wave touches on the connection between art and ritual; a connection less obvious today, as art becomes increasingly self-reflective, and religious rituals abide by rules stemming from years of unchanged worship. It remains essential, however, in understanding art’s role in contemporary society and spiritual life.
The artists view the art object as charged with power; a combination of intention and action; of emotions and thoughts that cannot be separated from material and labour.
Supported by WAVEparticle as part of the award-winning Laurieston Art Strategy: Open Spaces.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 12 noon – 7pm