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If only I could eat foam...

Meet Tamara Kostianovsky. She is a Jerusalem born artist who grew up in Buenos Aires, and currently works out of NYC (no wayyyy). Much like Heather Hart, Tamara's work is extremely tedious and material and fabric based that mimics objects or enhances the ordinary, such as her favorite subject, the meat industry (a very large industry in Argentina).

As Tamara explains," My intention is to confront the viewers with the real and grotesque nature of violence, offering a context for reflecting about the vulnerability of our physical existences, brutality, poverty, consumption, and the voracious needs of the body."

Tamara received her BFA from the National School of Fine Arts “Prilidiano Pueyrredon” in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 98' and her MFA in 2003 from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She is represented by the SLAG gallery in NYC and recently had a show entitled, "Stains".

"Abacus", 2008

"Mast", 2008. Clothing and wood originally from the artist.


"the Persistence of Agony", 2008. Wood, vinyl, foam and metal installation.



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