Gal Weistein to Represent Israel at 2017 Venice Biennale

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
June 23, 2016

Gal Weinstein, who represented Israel at the 2002 Sao Paulo Biennial, has been selected to take over the Israeli pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

In 2002, Weistein represented Israel in the 25th Sao Paulo Biennale, where he showed a piece called Roof—a life-size roof of red shingles that entirely obstructs the gallery space. The sculpture evoked the European-style roofs favored in Israeli settlements in the West Bank that dot the arid landscape.

Artist Gal Weinstein was born in Ramat Gan in 1970 and is currently living in Tel Aviv, Israel. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Weinstein won local and international acclaim from early on in his career.

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