Samocha, Ram

Ram Samocha was born in 1966. He holds a B.F.A from the Bezalel Academy of Arts, Jerusalem and M.F.A from the University of Waterloo, Canada. As an immigrant artist, Samocha focuses on the issues of personal and global transformation by combining drawing, video, animation, and performance. He speaks through abstraction and the physical process of repetitive line-based actions. Samocha’s work is part of various museum and private collections and has been shown in Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Mexico, the United States and Canada.

New Male Born

34.5" x 60"

Printed colour photograph






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Selected solo exhibitions:

2011   From Scratch, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2010   The restless line, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, Canada

             Action, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2009   No Peace, MFA thesis exhibition, Artery Gallery, Kitchener, Canada

2007   Scarring, the Bookshelf, Guelph, Canada    

            First Impression, Loose Canon Gallery, Hamilton, Canada

2005   The name will come, Temona Theatre Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

            Office Works, Peer Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2003   Family Union, Nacshon Gallery, Kibutz Nacshon, Israel

            Collaborators, (with Merav Shinn) Ein Harod Museum of Art, Israel

2000   Baldness, Ishmalov House, Tel Aviv, Israel

1997   Dachel, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein-Hod, Israel

1995   Hand Eraser, Borochov Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


Selected group exhibitions:

2011   Traces IV, Israeli drawing biannual, the Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel

2010   Time Shift, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2009   UpArt - Rooms of Wonder, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada

            Parallel Worlds, ScalaMata Exhibition Space, Venice, Italy

            Good Question, Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, Canada

            (ab strak’tid), Headbones Gallery, Toronto, Canada

            Deviant Detour, Kunsthaus Santa Fe, Guanajuato, Mexico

2008   Insomnia, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Canada

            Traces III, Israeli drawing biannual, the Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel

            47th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

            Slide-All, NY Studio Gallery, New York, NY, the United States