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Ilya Rabinovich (b. in Kisheniev Moldova, U.S.S.R, 1965) is a typological photographer. He immigrated with his family to Israel in 1973, where he received his BFA in photography from Bezalel Art and Design Academy, Jerusalem, in 1994.

He was a participant in the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam years 1998-1999, and lives since 2000 in Amsterdam. Since 2008, he is focusing on the contextual and photographic research of Ethnography and History museums, in his Museutopia project. Its first part was photographed in in Moldova and the current part concentrates on Israeli Ethnography museums and wings. 

The website presents Rabinovich’s artistic projects, which are exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and art centers since 1994.

Since his graduation and parallel to his artistic practice, Rabinovich also works as a commissioned photographer, specializing in the documentation of the art field. 

Selected Publications

Hoe verbeeld je de nasleep van oorlog? Tracy Metz, NRC 2017

Making National Heritage Move: Ilya Rabinovich's Museutopia Projects written by Noa Roei,  ESPACIO,TIEMPO Y FORMA   UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACIÓN A DISTANCIA, Madrid ,2016 (pdf)

Israel’s Military Museums: History Museums or Memorial Monuments?  Maya Cohen-Mossek 2015

This Exhibit of Old-fashioned Zionist Heroism May Make You Laugh -Galia Yahav, Ha'artez newspaper 13 August 2015(pdf)

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