PEOPLE I SAW BUT NEVER MET, 2015-2020
People I Saw but Never Met is Zadok Ben-David’s latest ongoing body of work, which to date includes over 6,000
chemically acid-etched stainless steel miniature figures and 200 large hand-cut aluminium figures. Culled and drawn
from photographs the artist took from people he encountered from distance as a result of his travel to Europe,
Central Asia, Far East Australia USA, and Antarctica.
The installation brings together an unlikely assemblage of global citizens including refugees and immigrants.
“Ben-David’s sculptural milieu comes at a critical point in our current socio-political climate [...] Where heated debates about exclusion and borders versus inclusivity and multiplicity are part of our daily experience.” Shoshana Wayne Gallery.
2016 Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia
2017 SUUM project, Seoul, Korea
2017 Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2019 Centro de Arte Contemporanea Graca Morais, Braganca, Portugal
2020 13 Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Siberia
Photo credit - Gene Ogami, Soupdemots, Dmitry Shtifonov