Fine artist Hagar Vardimon is known for her threads and paper works. She earned her B.F.A degree at Bezalel academy.
Her work has been seen both nationally and internationally, including: Robert Mann Gallery in New York, USA; The Schneider Museum of Art in Oregon, USA; Bedford Gallery in California, USA; Scope Art Miami, USA; Fresh, Hong Kong; Photo Biennale in Ireland; MK gallery, UK; Museum of Musée de Sant Cugat in Catalogne, Spain; 2016 Fresh start in Los Angeles, USA; and many others in Europe and Worldwide.
Her work has been reviewed in local and national publications including the Village Voice, Needle Work: Stitched illustration, Monsa publication, Stitch Illustration”, encyclopedia of inspiration, Uppercase , The Textile Art Magazine, Frankie Magazine, Uppercase Magazine, Art Maze Mag, Musee Magazine, A5 Magazine and more. In 2012, an artist book about her art “Coutures” was published by the French publisher Edition Marguerite Waknine.
In 2015 she won the Aesthetica long list Art prize.
In 2017, her work was chosen to be “Artist in the spotlight” on the “Fresh” exhibition in Hong Kong.
Hagar lives and works in the center of Amsterdam in the Netherlands with her husband Sjoerd and their two kids.
2017 Acquisitions of the X th Triennial, Musées d’Angers, France
Art Fair, “Fresh” exhibition, Hong Kong
AAF, London Hampstead, UK , (Retrospect galleries)
AAF, New York, USA, (Retrospect galleries)
Affordable art fair, London Battersea, UK, (Retrospect galleries)
AAF Brussels, Belgium, (Retrospect galleries)
Scope-Art, Miami, USA
Affordable art fair, Hamburg, Germany, (Retrospect galleries)
Affordable art fair, Stockholm, Sweden, (Retrospect galleries)
Good Eye Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Art House LA, Los Angeles, USA
Fresh stART, Los Angeles, USA
Galerie XS, Delft , The Netherlands
“Metamorphosis”, Belfast Photo Festival, QSS Gallery, N. Ireland
“Trop de toile ou pas”, Museum of Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
“Aesthetica Art Prize”, Yorkshire Museum, York, UK
“The Artist Corner”, The Thinking Hut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“The Embroidered Image”, Robert Mann Gallery , New York, NY, USA
“Too web or not to web”, Musée de Sant Cugat , Catalogne, Spain
10e triennale international des mini-textiles, musée du Feutre de Mouzo, France
“Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art”, The Schneider Museum of Art, OR, USA
“Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art”, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, California, USA
Capsule show, New York Womens, , NYC, USA
10e triennale international des mini-textiles, Chateau de Felletin, Aubusson, France
“Down to sleep”, Essex Art Center, Lawrence MA
“Hemmed In”, MK gallery, UK
Xème Triennale internationale des mini-textiles, Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Anger, Angers- France
Group exhibition, kunstkerk, Amsterdam
5X5, Atelier- Oosterbosch, Amsterdam
Open Atelier, Oranjekerk, Amsterdam
Sketchbook , Brooklyn public library, NYC
Group exhibition, Diamantslijperij Asscher , Amsterdam
2015 “The Artist Corner”, The Thinking Hut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013 “Present Perfect”, Atelier Oosterbosch, Amsterdam The Netherlands
The 2015 Aesthetica Art Prize Longlist
“Art for your ear” podcast, The Jealous Curator, 2016
“We are OCA“, The Open College of the Arts, UK, 2016
“Down time“, Sydney collage society, 2016
“Inside look“, Art Zealous, 2017
Publications & Press:
“Stitch Illustration”, encyclopedia of inspiration, Uppercase publishing, 2017
“Art Maze Mag”, Issue No.3, 2017
“Create! Magazine”, Issue No.5, 2017
“Flow Magazine”, Issue No. 4 , 2016
“Frankie Magazine”, Issue No.71 , 2016
“Flow Magazine”, Issue No. 3 , 2016
“Quanta Magazine”, January 29, 2015
“Scientific American”, February 5, 2015
“Embroidery, The Textile Art Magazine” , Volume 66, Jan-Feb 2015
“Needle Work.Stitched illustration” , Hard cover book, by Carolina Amell, Monsa publication, 2015
“knotwe” , Art & Design, August, 2014
“Redesign Revolution” , Art & Design, Jul 23, 2014
“Musee Magazine” , The Embroidered Image, June 3, 2014
“The Village Voice” , Art, Jun 11, 2014
“Robert Mann” , May, 2014
“A5 Magazine” , Issue No. 13 / Animal, 2014
“Uppercase Magazine” , Issue No. 16, 2013
“Little Treasures: Made by Hand”, Pia Jane Bijkerk, 2013
10# international textile triennial, exhibition catalog, 2013
“RiverLit” magazine, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2012
“Down to sleep”, Exhibition catalogue, 2012
“Amsterdam made by hand”, Pia Jane Bijkerk, 2010
Featured on (selected):
The Jealous Curator, Booooooom, The Jealous curator, Style by Emily Henderson, Frankie magazine, Design sponge, SF girl by bay,
Design boom, Ignant, Fine Little Day, Artnau, Kireei, Things Organized Neatly, The art cake, The Mag, Bloesem, Smile in your face,
Thread and Needles, Curate 1k, Boligcious
I have been working with paper and threads for over ten years now. I see my artwork as storytelling. Behind every found photograph I’m choosing to work on I see a new story that can be told.
Working with thread allows me to create a new physical, tactile layer on top of existing photos. A layer that was not there before. Adding a new dimension to the surface, a new view, and with that a new meaning.
I’m drawn to images of houses, especially lonely houses. I start by separating the houses from their original surrounding, and in the process, the details around the house are been removed, leaving only the house itself. In this way, the house becomes the main character. The next step is to create a new space for this character, connecting lines as anchors to the space around it.
The starting point of my projects is never a blank canvas. Working with selected found photographs allows me to reveal my own personal memories.
With thread and collage in contrast to painting, I feel free to experiment and create my own method and path. I put a lot of thought into trying to understand the relationship between the objects in the images. Finding the story inside the picture itself, I then work on connecting the objects. It becomes a story within a story.