Itamar Gilboa

Itamar Gilboa

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Sake Food Chain Project, 2019
Archival pigment print on Canson, Infinity Platine, Fibre Rag 310g paper 
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 centimeters)
Edition of 10

© Itamar Gilboa, 2019.

Itamar Gilboa (Tel Aviv, 1973) is a multi-disciplinary artist base in Amsterdam. Inspired by the power of numbers and the influence of science, Gilboa’s projects are the result of thorough research and data collection. Although diverse - Gilboa's styles and aesthetics are wide-ranging, working in mediums including sculpture, video, drawing and painting – his work is consistent; Gilboa spent most of his artistic career researching factors that determine who he is – social networks, his cultural heritage, national identity and the changes he experienced migrating to the Netherlands.

For Food Chain Project Gilboa took his own consumption as a starting point, keeping a diary of everything he ate and drank for the duration of a year. Thinking about his personal consumption habits, Gilboa started to research the social implications of individual consumption choices on global food issues. By presenting the 8000 products he consumed in a year, Gilboa aimed to raise awareness and generate a wider discussion on global food issues. The installation is thought provoking and uses an inventive approach to point out our overconsumption, while hundreds of millions of people around the world still suffer from hunger every day.

The Food Chain Project was shown in TEDxEde / Nieuw Dakota Art Space Amsterdam / Special Project’s section of ExpoChicago / EXPO Beeld Amsterdam ArtFair / Van Gogh Museum’s Mesdag Collection / As of 2018 the full installation on display in Museum LAM as part of their permanent collection.