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Meital Covo

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Meital Covo, born Israel, 1976, is a London-based artist working across the disciplines of moving image, sound and photography.

The motivation behind my artistic endeavour is a desire for contact, but also a fear of it. My video and sound installations are imbued with a strong, sometimes even threatening sense of physical and emotional intimacies. Such intimacies, I find, originate in the suture between mind and matter, between force and flesh. For me, moving image and sound have the ability to capture this suture in its transitory manifestations, which would otherwise be forgotten.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2009

  • Meital Covo, born Israel, 1976, is a London-based artist working across the disciplines of moving image, sound and photography.

    The motivation behind my artistic endeavour is a desire for contact, but also a fear of it. My video and sound installations are imbued with a strong, sometimes even threatening sense of physical and emotional intimacies. Such intimacies, I find, originate in the suture between mind and matter, between force and flesh. For me, moving image and sound have the ability to capture this suture in its transitory manifestations, which would otherwise be forgotten.

  • Degrees

  • BDes Visual Communication, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, 1999
  • Experience

  • Writer/Lesson Planner, Image, Jerusalem, Israel, 2007–8; Freelance Artist's Assistant, London, 2006–7; Writer/Lesson Planner, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Diffusion, British Film Institute, London, 2009; SleepTalkers FM, Ressonance FM, London, 2009; Why Do We Cling to Each Other?, Royal College of Art, 2009; Schmatte Couture, Rivington Gallery, London, 2008
  • Awards

  • Winner, Photography & Video, America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, 2007–9; Winner, Communication Arts and Design Bursary, 2007–9; Shortlisted, International Contemporary Art Competition, MMAC07 - Mollerussa, Mostra d'Art Contemporani, 2007