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Tamar Levy Alfasi

Contemporary Artist- Autodidact.

Had solo exhibitions at the C.B.IT Center and Arbel Gallery. Hundreds of meters of iron wire were manually cut into tens of thousands of pieces, and these were processed into loops and woven one by one in latitudes and longitudes to form tapestries of various sizes.

Levy Alfasi calls these tapestries "Zarbias", a term that reminded her of her grandmother's work in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. There, for the sustenance of her family, she tirelessly spun threads of sheep wool and wove them into rugs using a loom. The wool was not dyed and the rugs remained in their natural shade, and so their embellishments were created using textures which extruded out from the rug.

Inspired by her grandmother, Levy Alfasi also toils, engaging in repetitive, meditative and patient handwork. The coarse and industrial material becomes delicate and aesthetic in her hands, the technical becomes personal and the traditional becomes contemporary. Relying on hard-working female traditions, Levy Alfasi weaves soft metal fabrics which depict mythical images as well as timeless ornamentation, using hands which intuitively know their craft.

CV- Tamar Levy Alfasi 

Solo exhibitions
2012 - "Carmel" - compound c.b-i.t Petah Tikva: Eliezer Shachar 
2014 - "Inside" - Amalia Arbel Art Gallery. Curator: Eliezer Dawn. 
2020-2021 - Biennial of Arts and Design - Eretz Israel Museum. 
2020 - Participates as a freelance artist "in the greenhouse" of fresh paint. 

Selected Group exhibitions
2006 - End of Year Exhibition - Beit Berl. 
2008 - "Talking Postcards" - Municipal Gallery. Curator: Eric Schneider 
2008 - "Art on Art" - The Bar-Zimra Cliff Gallery 
2008 - "Land, city, living, still life .." - The gallery on the cliff. 
2009 - "Fatah" - Nachshon Gallery, Kibbutz Nachshon. 
2009 - "Without Dimensions" - The Gallery on the Cliff. 
2010 - "70/50" - The Gallery on the Cliff 
2010 - "Nimiatures" - Engineering Gallery, Curator: the late Michal Weiser 
2010 - "Print as a Painting" - Council Gallery. Curator: Dorit Magal 
2010 - "Drawers" - Jerusalem (Biblical Lands) Art Team 
2010 - "Thoughts on Darkness and Light" - Givatayim Theater. Curators: Doron Polak and Ayelet Amorai-Biran. 
2011 - "Network" - The Gallery on the Cliff - Curator: Daniela Lahav. 
2011 - "Bigger Than Life" - "Achievement Fund" House. Curator: Reli Wesser. 
2012 - "A New Thing in Art" - "Rothschild (-0). 
2013 - "When Nature Becomes Still" - Gallery on the Cliff. - 
"Textures" - the gallery on the cliff. 

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