My work focuses on traditions of object making and how objects and traditions morph as they travel with their makers through time and place, and echo the complex stories of relocation and shuffled identities. Although dislocated from their particular history and geography, the objects I create nonetheless pay homage to the timeless traditions from which they emerge, while being revitalized as products of contemporary enquiries about place, belongingness and the politics of the moment.

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Rotem Tamir is an artist from Israel who migrated to the United States in 2011. Currently she serves as Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota.  Her work has been exhibited at venues including Locust Projects, Miami, FL; the Harn Museum, Gainesville, FL; Kav 16 Community Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; BCA Center, Burlington, VT; Artists’ House, Tel Aviv, among others. Tamir has been awarded residencies at Sculpture Space, Utica, NY; Seven Below Arts Initiative, Burlington, VT; Art OMI International Arts Center, among others. She received the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship award; the Artis Exhibition Grant from artiscontemoprary.org, New York, NY, and she is 2021 McKnight Fellow.