Thomas Israël

The Brussels-based artist Thomas Israêl, born in 1975, creates 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 social and humanist themes, the body, time and the subconscious.

With his immersive video installations, Israël takes over places and monuments steeped in history such as the prehistoric cave of Mas-d'Azil (2009, 2011) or the Abbey of Villers. He has also directed and created video environments for the opera, sometimes interactive (Bordeaux, Japan, Korea), for over two years. Israël has been invited for solo exhibitions at L’Orangerie (Center d’Art Contemporain in Bastogne) in 2010, Galerie Merhart in Istanbul in 2013 and Galerie PazYComedia in 2007, and three times by Galerie Charlot in Paris & Tel Aviv, where he has been represented since 2010.

Skinstrap, his first performances in body-mapping, won the prestigious Japan Media Art Festival in 2013. Since then, his performances in body-mapping, didactic and surreal fictions about colour, vision & cancer have been touring worldwide in museums, theatres and in the medical world (Brazil, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, Scotland, Quebec, US). Memento Body, a book on his work, was published by la Lettre Volée in 2013. Israël's work is part of the collection of the MoMA in New York, The Jewish Museum of Belgium and the Musée des Abattoirs in Toulouse, and has been shown in numerous festivals, exhibitions, galleries, art fairs and museums around the world since 2005, including, Palais des Beaux-Arts (Lille), Musée National des Beaux-arts (Québec) and Haifa Museum of Art.

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Exhibitions

Past

Editions

  • + Data Dating
    48 color pages booklet, ISBN 978-2-9541000-6-7
    - Galerie Charlot Èdition

Press

Press Release & Details

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Interview with Thomas Israël

by Thomas Israël

Watch Thomas Israël speak about himself and his artistic practice

Lazlo/cinetic/generative/dada.isr

by Thomas Israël

Generative art piece
5 + 1 AP
Infinite
2017

Lazlo/cinetic/generative/dada.isr

by Thomas Israël

5 + 1 AP
Infinite
2017

by Thomas Israël

© Olivier Papegnies and Thomas Israel
Digital print on photo paper laminated on aluminium
10 copies signed by the photograph and the artist
30 x 40 cm
2016
by Thomas Israël

© Olivier Papegnies and Thomas Israël
Digital print on photo paper laminated on aluminium
10 copies signed by the photograph and the artist
30 x 40 cm
2016
by Thomas Israël

© Reza and Thomas Israël
Digital print on photo paper laminated on aluminium
10 copies signed by the artist
30 x 40 cm
2016
by Thomas Israël

© Reza and Thomas Israël
Digital print on photo paper laminated on aluminium
10 copies signed by the artist
30 x 40 cm
2016
by Thomas Israël

© Johanna de Tessières and Thomas Israël
Digital print on photo paper laminated on aluminium
10 copies signed by the photograph and the artist
30 x 40 cm
2016
by Thomas Israël

© Johanna de Tessières and Thomas Israël
Digital print on photo paper laminated on aluminium
10 copies signed by the photograph and the artist
30 x 40 cm
2016
by Thomas Israël

© Johanna de Tessières and Thomas Israël
Digital print on photo paper laminated on aluminium
10 copies signed by the photograph and the artist
30 x 40 cm
2016
by Thomas Israël

© Olivier Papegnies and Thomas Israel
Digital print on photo paper laminated on aluminium
10 copies signed by the photograph and the artist
30 x 40 cm
2016

View exhibition

by Thomas Israël

© Olivier Pepegnies and Thomas Israel
© Reza and Thomas Israël
© Johanna de Tessières and Thomas Israël
2016
by Thomas Israël

Details of the fresco
Framed drawings and drawings on wall
Variable size
2016
by Thomas Israël

Details of the fresco
Framed drawings and drawings on wall
Variable size
2016
by Thomas Israël

Details of the fresco
Framed drawings and drawings on wall
Variable size
2016
by Thomas Israël

Fresco in situ
Framed drawings and drawings on wall
Variable size
2016

Persiste

by Thomas Israël

Video installation
Barrel of gasoline, water, Indian ink, HD or 4K video projection
3 copies + 1 AP
25 minutes in loop
2016

Peeping Tom (version porno)

by Thomas Israël

Interactive installation
Specific software, screen or projection
5 copies + 2 ap
Dimensions variables
2006

Insomnia

by Thomas Israël

Video installation
3 copies
4’00’’
2012

Insomnia

by Thomas Israël

Video installation
3 copies
4’00’’
2012

A Ma d’Azil

by Thomas Israël

In collaboration with Charley Case
Music: Gauthier Keyaerts
Video, Bluray+HD
5 copies
6’52’’
2011

A Ma d’Azil

by Thomas Israël

In collaboration with Charley Case
Music: Gauthier Keyaerts
Video, Bluray
5 copies + 1 AP
6’52’’
2011

A Ma d’Azil

by Thomas Israël

In collaboration with Charley Case
Music: Gauthier Keyaerts
Video, Bluray
5 copies + 1 AP
6’52’’
2011

Lisière

by Thomas Israël

Video installation
Music : Gauthier Keyaerts
HD video projection, chalet, projector video, media player, speakers, paper
3 copies
chalet 40 x 30 x 34 cm
2011

Edge of the woods

by Thomas Israël

Video installation
Music : Gauthier Keyaerts

Projector, video, media player, speakers, paper
3 copies
chalet 40 x 30 x 34 cm
2011

Lisière

by Thomas Israël

Video installation
Music : Gauthier Keyaerts
Projector, video, media player, speakers, paper
3 copies
chalet 40 x 30 x 34 cm
2011

Bloody ideas

by Thomas Israël

Autonomous video lightbox
3 copies
50 x 40 cm
2011

Bloody ideas

by Thomas Israël

Autonomous video lightbox
3 copies
50 x 40 cm
2011

T comme...

by Thomas Israël

HD Video
5 copies
3'35"
2011

M26

by Thomas Israël

Autonomous video lightbox
3 copies
75 x 46 cm
2011

M26

by Thomas Israël

Autonomous video lightbox
3 copies
75 x 46 cm
2011

Face au temps

by Thomas Israël

Autonomous video lightbox
3 copies
75 x 46 cm
2011

Face au temps

by Thomas Israël

Autonomous video lightbox
3 copies
75 x 46 cm
2011

«Breath me out»
Chinese boxes

by Thomas Israël

3 screen, wood, silk, ventilator

Video object
3 copies
40 x 40 x 20 cm (closed) / 80cm (open)
2010

«Breath me out»
Chinese boxes

by Thomas Israël

3 screen, wood, silk, ventilator
Video object
3 copies
40 x 40 x 20 cm (closed) / 80cm (open)
2010

Scriptus

by Thomas Israël

Autonomous video lightbox
55 x 155 cm
2010

Scriptus

by Thomas Israël

Autonomous video lightbox
55 x 155 cm
2010

MrF

by Thomas Israël

Light box, x-ray, HD screen, HD media player, neon
Unique piece
153 x 50 x 12 cm
2010

Peeping Tom

by Thomas Israël

Interactive installation
5 copies
2010

Peeping Tom

by Thomas Israël

Installation intéractive
5 copies
Variable size
2010

Le Mobile

by Thomas Israël

Video installation
Steel, video projector, DVD player, mask
Unique Piece
180 x 100 x 27 cm
2007