Itamar Freed & Kristina Chan

BIOGRAPHY

barred owl 2019 photography inkjet pigment print on archival kozo japanese paper

Itamar Freed

Itamar Freed (born in Manhattan, 1987) lives and works in Brisbane, Tel-Aviv and London. His work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including Royal Academy, London; NordArt, Büdelsdorf; Royal Photographic Society, Bristol; Beers Gallery, London; Museum of London; FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane; RCA, London; Hancock Gallery, Newcastle; Ramat Gan Museum of Art.

In 2019 he participated in Airie Artist in Residence Creative Spaces, Florida, USA, and in 2017 he participated in the BigCi artist residency, Sydney, Australia

Freed holds a B.F.A from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and in 2018 he graduated his M.F.A in Photography from the Royal College of Arts, London. His work has also been recognized by a grant from the Clore Bezalel Scholarship for MFA degree in the Royal College of Art in 2016.

Among the many awards he has received are the Travers Smith 2021/2022 CSR Art Awards Alumni Artist (with Kristina Chan), London; Beers Gallery Summer Marathon 2020, London; “EPSON” first prize for excellence in the art of photography, 2012.

Freed’s works are included in numerous private collections worldwide as well as major public collections such as Lauren and Mitchell Presser Photography Collection, USA; The Estee Lauder art collection, USA; The Clore Collection, London, UK, the USA State Department Collection, USA, and other private collections in Israel and abroad.

 

Kristina Chan

Kristina Chan (born in Vancouver 1991) lives and works in London. Her work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including the Lightbox Museum, Woking, UK; Hancock Gallery, Newcastle; KoMask Master Printmaking Salon at Royal Academy of Fine Art, Antwerp Frestonian Gallery, London; Project 88, Mumbai; and Espace Barrell, Paris; Louvre Museum, during the 5th Annual Exposure Award Black and White Collection; Offprint TATE at TATE Modern; Museum für Moderne Kunst Bremen; Mindepartementet Museum, Stockholm; Litvak Contemporary, Tel Aviv.

Chan holds a B.F.A from Parsons Paris School of Art and Design, and in 2016 graduated with distinction the MA in Print at the Royal College of Arts, London.

Chan’s works are included in numerous private collections worldwide as well as major public collections such as The Royal Collection, Clarence House, Private Collection of His Royal Highness Prince of Wales, UK; Victoria & Albert Museum, Permanent Print Collections, London, UK; Royal College of Art, Print Archives, London, UK; Edinburgh Print Archives, UK; Shanghai Institute for Visual Arts, Print Archives, Shanghai, China; Parsons Paris Institute of Design, Alumni Archives, Paris, France; Parsons The New School, New York, USA.

Among the many awards Chan has received the 2022 Travers Smith CSR Awards, Alumni Category for works co-created with Itamar Freed; 2021 Canada Council for the Arts Explore & Create Project Grant, Canada; 2020 Ingram Prize, London, UK; 2018 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Project Grant, Montreal, Canada; 2017 Edinburgh Printmakers Award, Edinburgh, UK and more.