Over the past decade, Addam Yekutieli has worked under the pseudonym of Know Hope, developing a visual iconography and language used to mirror real-life situations and observations, and document the notion of a collective human struggle.
By creating parallels between political situations and emotional conditions, there is an attempt to perceive the political process and dialogue as an emotional mechanism, making it a conduit that can be understood intuitively and not solely intellectually.
These processes take place both indoors and outdoors, in the form of site-specific installations, murals and assemblages, combining ready-made materials, mixed media pieces, photographs and text.
By placing these works in public spaces, Yekutieli aims to make the separation between the emotional and political non-existent, and allow the viewers to see themselves in the larger context of their surroundings simply by recognising each other.
Yekutieli has worked and exhibited internationally across cities like in New York, Paris, Cologne and Tel Aviv.
Born in Los Angeles 1986
Lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 It Took Me Till Now To Find You, Lazarides Rathbone, London
2016 The Truth, As Told In Our Mother Tongue, Die Kunstagentin, Cologne
2015 Empathy, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, NYC
2015 Vivid Bunch vol. 2, Die Kunstagentin, Cologne
2015 Water Takes The Shape of It's Container, Openspace Gallery, Paris
2015 Truth and Method, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014 These Traintracks, They Remain, Ungrudged by the Passing Through, Thinkspace Gallery at Scope Art Fair, New York
2013 Things That Stand Between/Things Left Standing Behind, Gordon Gallery 2, Tel Aviv
2013 The Abstract and the Very Real, Lazarides Rathbone, London
2013 Things That Stand Between, Gordon Gallery, Israel
2013 Things Left Standing Behind, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012 The Weight, Known Gallery, Los Angeles
2010 There Is Nothing Dear (There Is Too Much Dear), Show & Tell Gallery, London
2009 The Times Won't Save You, This Rain Smells of Memory, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Contemporary Istanbul, Lazarides, Istanbul
2016 Parallels, Wall Drawings – Icônes Urbaines, MAC Lyon
2014 Black Milk: Holocaust in Contemporary Art, Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde
2014 Scope Art Fair, Thinkspace, New York
2013 Brutal, Lazarides, The Strand, London
2013 Ways of Seeing, A Word of Art, Cape Town, South Africa
2012 Lazarides Presents.., Lazarides Rathbone, London
2012 Klimt Illustrated, Lazarides Rathbone, London
2012 RePrint, Hendershot Gallery, New York
2012 Streets of the World, Opera Gallery, New York
2012 Inside Job, Helena Rubenstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2010 No Soul For Sale, X Initiative, New York
2010 Small Acts of Resistance, Black Rat Projects, London
2010 Dead Letter Playground A Collection of Contemporary Street Art, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York