Itamar Gov (*1989) is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. Since 2010 he has been living between Berlin, Paris and Bologna, where he studied cinema, history and literature.
Addressing the intricate relations between history, ideology and aesthetics, Gov’s practice focuses on sculptural and spatial installations alongside graphic and video works, and communicates with various forms of personal, collective and institutional memory.
Working with a varied set of visual and theoretical tools, the starting point of his projects is an inquiring scepticism towards cultural traditions, conventions and gestures that are considered self-evident. His works are based on an ongoing research and revolve around the intersection of art and politics, highlighting the strong tension between the known and the supposed and challenging a clear border between facts and falsehoods, memory and imagination. Never providing a full and complete picture, Gov invites viewers to engage with the elements of his work and to become part of an inquisitive process.
Member of the curatorial teams of Documenta 14 (Kassel, Athens), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) and Fondazione Adolfo Pini (Milan), in recent years he has been involved in numerous art and film initiatives, exhibitions, festivals, workshops and publications.