Pinchas Cohen Gan

Pinchas Cohen Gan, an Israeli artist and sculptor, was born in 1942, in Meknes, Morocco. In 1949 he immigrated to Israel. During the 1970s Gan created a number of installations and other conceptual activities, among them “The Dead Sea Project,” “Touching the Border,” and activities in refugee camps in Jericho which combined the social, political, and ecological dimensions of art. Along with the artistic discussion, his works showed both the conceptual and abstract and metaphorical allegories of alienation, rejection, and life in a hostile environment. From the end of the 1980s Cohen Gan’s works concentrate on images of man and on his anonymity, described in philosophical and Ars Poetica terms. These works use a combination of different techniques and are in expressive style. Many of Cohen Gan’s works are parts of large series of works, and in them and different variations on them, we see both formal and ideological themes together. In addition to his artistic works, Cohen Gan has published a number of research projects and texts combining views on the aesthetics, sociology, and philosophy of art. Pinchas Cohen Gan resides in Tel Aviv and New York Education 1967-70 Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, advanced studies 1971 Central School of Art, London 1971-73 B.A. social sciences and art, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 1975-77 M.F.A. in arts, Columbia University, New York Teaching 1971-75 Bezalel Academy of Art, Jerusalem Awards and Prizes 1977 Shapira Prize for Design of Religious Items 1987 Independence Award, Jezreel Valley Regional Council. Lives at Kibbutz Gvat and has own studio

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