Orly Sever, born in 1976, lives and works at Kibbutz Cabri, a graduate of Hamidrasha Faculty of Arts (B.ED) and Bezalel Academy of Art (M.FA).
Sever has exhibited numerous solo exhibitions such as at Herzliya Museum, Petah Tikva Museum, Haifa Museum, Line 16 Gallery and more. Winner of the Culture and Sports Minister’s Award for 2017.
Sever’s works are usually defined as site-specific installations and are based on the relationship of the work and space that contains it. Through formalistic sculptural research that creates paradoxes within the space, she tries to reach biographical experiences and raise questions about issues of identity and place. Sever works with burdened materials as the very encounter between them and intense physical activity creates new space. She creates situations where there is tension between a geometric, minimalist shape and a soft, pouring, seductive material that gives the shape an organic, almost animalistic texture. This tension also exists in the materials she uses, essentially industrial materials but with amorphous properties.Read more