Attai Chen

Attai Chen was born in 1979, Jerusalem, Israel. Since 2007, he lives and works in Munich, Germany. In 2006 Chen graduated receiving (B.F.A), from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, the department of Jewellery and Fashion. In 2012 he graduated with a Diplom from Professor Otto Kuenzli’s class at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.

In the first series, Compounding Fractions, Attai Chen relies on fragmented recycled paper, documenting the gestation, growth and decay of those fragments and revealing their inherent beauty. The latter, Matter of Perspective, aims at denouncing how each individual views reality through the lens of its own specific culture and references. With his exceptionally beautiful pieces, he encourages us to see raw materials as if for the first time, without any preconception.

A graduate of Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Attai Chen also holds a degree from the Munich School of Fine Arts. In 2010, his work was rewarded with the Herbert Hoffmann Award at Schmuck and in 2011 with the Oberbayerischer Prize for Applied Art. In 2014, he was granted the Andy Prize for Contemporary Art and was offered a solo exhibition at the Tel Aviv Art Museum. His works can be seen in the collections of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Munich Neue Sammlung, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Jerusalem Israeli Museum of Art and Rotasa Trust Collection in California. He recently participated in an artist’s residency at the Konstepidemin Center in Sweden with his wife Carina.