The Brussels-based artist, Thomas Israel (1975), proposes immersive, generative or interactive works in the form of video installations, sculptures, video stage design and performances. Having begun his career in contemporary theatre, his atypical and transdisciplinary approach of digital arts revolves around societal themes, the body, time and the subconscious.
He has been showed in many festivals, exhibitions, galleries, art fairs and museums around the world since 2005, like MoMA (New York), Les Abattoirs (Toulouse), Palais des Beaux-Arts (Lille), Musée National des Beaux-arts (Québec) and Haifa Museum of Art.
He is favoring the installations in historical places (Prehistorical Cave of le Mas d’Azil, Abbey of Villers).
Skinstrap, his first performances in body-mapping, is laureate of the prestigious Japan Media Art Festival 2013. Since then his performances about color, vision and cancer are touring worldwide in museums, treaters and in the medical world (Brazil, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, Scotland, Quebec, US).
At the same time, he creates video design for the stage, for institutions such as Bordeaux Opéra, Charlerois-danse and Varia Theater.
In 2019 he signs the direction, stage & video design of his first opera, the world première of Toshio Hosokawa’s most recent opera, in South Korea.
Memento Body, a book on his work, was published by la Lettre Volée in 2013.
He is represented since 2010 by Galerie Charlot in Paris & Tel-Aviv, with 3 solo show.
His work is part of the collection of the MoMA in New York, The Jewish Museum of Belgium and the Musée des Abattoirs in Toulouse.

BIO Fr-Eng-Need.pdf
CV-english.pdf   CV-français.pdf
2 papers about thomas Israel by Raya Baudinet-Lindberg & Regis Cotentin