Bar Amotz has been active as an artist since his graduation from the Bezallel Academy of Art & Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hons, Distinction), Jerusalem (1994). In 1997 Bar-Amotz graduated from the Master of Fine Arts course at Goldsmith’s College, London (supported by a full scholarship from the British Council). During 1998-9 he participated in the Two Year Residency Programme at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands (with a full scholarship from the Dutch Government).
Bar Amotz’s projects have been commissioned by art spaces such as The Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Tate Britain (London), CCA (Geneva), Project (Dublin) the Ein-Harod Museum, the Stedelijk Museum’s Bureau (Amsterdam), Kwangju Biennale (South Korea), The Biennale of Sydney 1998, The Ikon Gallery (Birmingham UK), Fuori Uso (Italy), Saitama Museum of Modern Art (Japan), The Trade Apartment and the APT (London), W139 (Amsterdam), Fashion House W<’s Show Room (Antwerp), and Transport for London’s “Platform for Art” (London).
Bar Amotz’s collaboration with Jasmin Vardimon Company includes video, media and set design for the company’s most successful projects: “Lullaby”, “Justitia”, “Yesterday”, “7734” and “Freedom”. Bar Amotz is currently Associate Director and Dramaturge for Jasmin Vardimon Company.
Bar Amotz has been profiled in books and publications focusing on his work at the ‘99 Sydney Biennale, ‘97 & ‘99 Israeli Biennales, ‘95 Kwangju Biennale, Sungkok Museum (Seoul), IKON (UK), Fuori Uso (Italy), and W< (Antwerpen), Saitama Museum of Modern Art (Japan), FlashArt (Itally) and Art Forum (US), Contemporary (UK), ID (UK), TimeOut (London).
In 2004 Bar Amotz was selected by Art Forum as “The Artist to Watch” for the year ahead, and in 2010 he was honored with the Lottery Award for Excellency in Art, one of Israel’s most prestigious prizes for the arts.