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.
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)
© Portrait by Jossy Albertus
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(pdf) תערוכה,במוסף הארץ 13 אוגוסט 2015
Museutopia chapter: Israeli military museums- Curators statement written by Eyal Danon and Hadas Zemer Ben-Ari (pdf)
Museotopia: A photographic research project by Ilya Rabinovich ,by Theopisti Stylianou- Lambert , Visual Studies 2014 (pdf)
The Post Soviet Museum, History Ruptures,Memory Continutoes by Ludmila D.COJOCARU,book review at Romanian Cultural History Review Supplement of Brukenthal. Acta Musei No.3, 2012 (pdf)
Museutopia A Photographic Resarch by Ilya Rabinovich published by Alauda Publications. With contributions from: Viktor Misiano,Stefan Rusu Huub van Baar and Bogdan Ghiu. 2011 (pdf)
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