Amikam Toren

b. 1945, Jerusalem, Israel

lives and works in London

Amikam Toren is a conceptual artist whose work engages with Arte Povera, Minimalism, Gutai and covertly with Pop Art. Toren has been the subject of major solo exhibitions at The Serpentine Gallery (1976); ICA, London (1979); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2013, 1990); Chisenhale Gallery, London (1991); Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (1991); Rotterdam Kunststichtung, Rotterdam (1989); Serpentine Gallery (1976); Ramat-Gan Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2000); as well as galleries in Basel, Berlin, Paris, Cologne, London and Tel Aviv. Internationally, his work has been represented at the Paris Biennale (1967); Venice Biennale (1984). Recent group exhibitions include Unorthodox, Jewish Museum, New York (2016); Imago Mundi at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice (2015); Hite Foundation, Seoul (2013); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2012); Common Ground, Biennale Architettura, Venice (2012); 4th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art in China (2012); The John Moores Painting Prize (2012); The Jerwood Drawing Prize, London (2011); Neuberger Museum of Art, New York (2009); The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2008); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1997). He has had several solo exhibitions at Anthony Reynolds Gallery in London since 1985.

Recent solo exhibitions include Palpable, works from 1973 – 2002, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (2017); Blue Beard (Self Portrait in Time), Piper Keys, London (2016); The End of The World as we Know It (reproductions and momentos), Art Seen, Nicosia, Cyprus (2015); Reproductions, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London(2013);

Toren has work in the permanent collections of Tate, London; British Arts Council, London; and Vehbi Koç Foundation, Istanbul. Also, works have entered major private collections in Istanbul, Madrid, New York, Dallas and London.