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Ilia Yefimovich

Born in 1988 in Moscow, Russia
Lives in Israel

My 7th attempt to observe Palestina. 2009–2011. 18 digital colored prints, framed. 60 × 90 cm each. Courtesy of the artist

Observer, the eye that creates a new life. It does not take sides, but draws a wide and profound picture. Fully espousing it reveals the miniature details, which are the story. This brings a sense of the moment, establishing a historical view, full of significance, much deeper then a simple journalistic report. Like a soup that's missing salt. An eye that never gets tired. It moves from one detail to another, supplementing the full story. Weaving a texture of reality, holding plenty of colored sorrow. This melancholy is present in Israeli-Palestinian life. Preserved, in the pictures of Ilia Yefimovich.

Ilia Yefimovich

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.