Michal Fargo
Tel Aviv/Berlin — Israel/Germany
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Michal Fargo’s inspiration comes from the natural world combined with elements of progress. Dealing with the thin line that lies between imitation and interpretation, Fargo achieves a distinct aesthetic through her unique process.

Authenticity plays an essential role in her practice. Born in Israel, she attributes her endless curiosity and improvisation abilities to her cultural heritage. In the artist’s words: “Being born in Israel, a young country with a short secular cultural heritage, I found working in a vacuum with relatively little predefined aesthetic history to be an empowering experience. The ease of making mistakes, as well as improvising, are great tools that I attribute to my culture.
Fargo lived in London, where she received her master’s degree in ceramic and glass at the Royal College of Art, and where she was inspired by British culture and its respect for crafts.

More recently, she was a finalist for the Loewe Craft Prize. On occasion, she had one of her pieces from the “Soft Accent Collection” exhibited at Isamu Noguchi’s indoor stone garden ‘Heaven’ inside the Sogetsu Kaikan building in Tokyo. The chosen piece is an example of the artist’s practice evolution, where she has her ceramic sculptures coated with synthetic fibers.

Nowadays, Fargo is based in Berlin, where she continues to be challenged in her search for authenticity, both as an artist and in her personal life.
Michal Fargo

1984 — Now
Selected Exhibitions, Awards & Collections
Finalist for the Loewe Craft Prize
Award - Tokyo, Japan
Special citation, Cheongju Craft Biennale, Korea
Recipient of the Clore & Bezalel grant for a full tuition for MA studies at the Royal College of Art, London
Loewe Craft Prize 2019
Exhibition - Tokyo Japan
London Art Fair, UK
Art Fair - London, UK
Art Fair, Saatchi gallery, UK
Hands on Innovation,
Exhibition - „Servus Zukunft“, Munich Germany
Perfect Darkness
Exhibition - Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy
Homo Faber, by the Michelangelo foundation
Exhibition - Venice Italy
Jingdezhen Ceramics
Cheongju Craft Biennale
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