Biennale of Sydney

Gal Weinstein

Gal Weinstein, Jezreel Valley in the Dark, 2017, installation, 43 m² x 5 cm (h). Installation view for the Venice Biennale (2017) at the Israel Pavilion, Venice, Italy. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Claudio Franzini.
Gal Weinstein, Fire Tire, 2011, Sculpture, 450 x 600 x 300 cm. Installation view at Kunsthaus Baselland (2011), Basel, Switzerland. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Victor Kolibal.
Gal Weinstein, Jezreel, 2002, installation, 20 x 1900 x 1500 cm. Installation view Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Claudio Franzini. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Ilit Azoulay.

Gal Weinstein

Born 1970 in Tel-Aviv, Israel
Lives in Tel-Aviv


Gal Weinstein’s works are living environments in flux. Inspired by earthly landscapes, waterways and historical events, Weinstein’s practice deals with the process of changes over time. His organic carpets often reference bodies of water and question humans’ authoritative control over water resources which has on many occasions led to agricultural disaster and flooding. In his works, Weinstein uses organic materials including coffee grounds, sugar, metal fibres and vinegars. Over time, the installations evolve, grow mould and blend with the site, making the work itself indistinguishable and blurring perceived lines between culture and nature. Weinstein’s works are often based on images which are ingrained in the collective memory of Israel and real places which feature in the mythology and narratives of the state.