In the collection: Where Are We Going

In the collection: Where Are We Going

Diverse portretten door Efrat Zehavi

Efrat Zehavi moved from Jerusalem to Rotterdam in 2001 to study at the art academy. She fell in love with the city immediately. Efrat is fascinated by the many faces she sees around her every day. Encounters with strangers form the inspiration for her sculptures.

Kunstenaar Efrat Zehavi maakt een portret in een park in Rotterdam

For FENIX, Efrat is creating a new work, entitled Where Are We Going. For this, she is modelling 90 faces of people living in Rotterdam in colourful clay. She gets to know her models during spontaneous meetings at public locations in the city, such as the park or the library.

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Kunstenaar Efrat Zehavi maakt een portret in een park in Rotterdam

There and then, she models the face of the person she is talking to. As she gets to know the person opposite her, the portrait takes shape. Together, the 90 portraits are a tribute to the faces that give colour to Rotterdam and form the city.

Portret van Naomi door Efrat Zehavi
Portret van een man door Efrat Zehavi
“Behind each face, there is a life story. I want to find out: where are you from? Who are you? Where are you going?”
- Efrat Zehavi

FENIX 2024

After the opening, in FENIX you will find contemporary art, photography and historical objects. The collection tells stories about the movement of people around the world. Stories from yesterday, today and tomorrow.