Ohad Meromi is part of a group of Israeli artists who migrated from Tel Aviv to attend Columbia University’s graduate program. Matt Distel previously made us aware of this group when, while working at the Contemporary Arts Center, he brought Guy Ben- Ner’s work there in 2005. Now he has brought Meromi’s installation Who Owns the World? to his Country Club gallery in the West End for a show that lasts until Nov.
Meromi currently lives and works in New York City and has an impressive international exhibition history, including recent New York solo exhibitions at P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center and Harris Lieberman Gallery. Similarities arise between Meromi and Ben-Ner. Both see video as a crucial element, both have Constructivist sympathies and both use performances that (at least at some point) activate their installations of sculptural objects.
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