Alter Roi - The Jerusalem Coat of Arms
2015 - Pencil on wood, wax - 360 x 50
Roi Alter (Israel, 1980) holds a BFA from the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design Jerusalem (2010) and an MFA from the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam (2013). He has participated in several group and solo exhibitions in The Netherlands, Greece, Israel and Germany. Solo exhibitions include FRAMED (2017) at Kultur Salon, Berlin; The Last Waltz (2016), A Few Necessities (2015), Shock Echelons (2013) at JOEY RAMONE, Rotterdam. Group exhibitions include Art-Athina Contemporaries, Athens, Greece (2013), Present Forever, FatForm Amsterdam (2012) en Revolutionary Playgrounds, De Appel, Amsterdam (2011). Alter also explores the zone between the visual and performing arts. In 2013 he staged War of the Worlds, based on Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast, in collaboration with Alissa Snaider and Renzo van Steenbergen as part of the tour performance Low Standards/High Ideals at Chukotka temporary Art Space in Amsterdam. During his residency at OAZO Air (2016) Roi Alter worked on the staging of Kurt Schwitters' Dada story Franz Müller's Wire Spring centering around a man who started a revolution simply by standing there. Vocalist, performer and composer Anat Spiegel (IL) , performer Daniel Rovai (FR), artist and performer Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson (IS) and performer and composer Thomas Myrmel (US) are also taking part in this project. Roi lives and works in Jaffa.