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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.

Selected Exhibitions

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

2022    Itchimbia Cultural Center, Quito, Ecuador

Photo credit - Gene Ogami, Soupdemots, Dmitry Shtifonov

People I saw but never met

People I saw but never met

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