Featured Alumna: Naama Tsabar '10SOA

Naama Tsabar '10SOA is an installation and performance artist whose works are marked by an interest in the fusion of music and visual art. Tsabar often uses musical instruments in her performance pieces and installation works. During her time at Columbia, Tsabar received the 2009-2010 Joan Sovern Award from the University and exhibited Sweat at the Fisher Landau Center in New York as part of the 2010 Columbia MFA Thesis Exhibition.

Since completing her MFA at Columbia's School of the Arts, Tsabar has been actively showing her installation works and performance art globally, including in her native Israel, New York, Miami, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and beyond. Highlights of her work include Without, curated by Cecilia Alemani for Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair in 2014, a set of 13 unique performances onPropagation (Opus 2) at the Tel Aviv Museum, Israel in 2013, and Untitled (Speaker Walls) at MoMA/PS1 in 2010.

Additionally, Tsabar is a two-time recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation grant (2005 & 2009), 2012 Grantee of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award and held residency in 2012 at The Fountainhead Residency (Miami). Tsabar’s work has been featured in publications including Artforum, ArtReview, The New York Times, New York Magazine, ArtAsia Pacific and Fader Magazine. 

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