Photo: BL Henn
Born in Yemen in 1949, immigrated to Israel in the same year; lives and works in the U.K.
Ben-David creates images of insects and botanicals accumulating in immense numbers, as well as installations consisting of miniaturized objects. The structure of his works reveal the viewers’ prejudices and social conventions through their viewing experiences. Since presenting work at the Venice Biennale (1988), he has participated in many exhibitions and art projects. He is the recipient of the Tel Aviv Museum Prize for Sculpture in 2005, and was commissioned to create a work for the Beijing Olympics (2008). At KENPOKU ART 2016, he will be presenting an installation where numerous elaborately-crafted botanical silhouette miniatures will cover a large exhibition space. The work is expected to bring a viewing experience of both tranquility and surprise.