Guy Bar Amotz was born in 1967 at Kibbutz Ma’abarot, Israel. He has lived and worked in London, UK since 1996.
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), "Reconnect Art- Prague Biennale (Prague) .
Bar Amotz collaborates with London-based choreographer Jasmin Vardimon; including video, media and set design for Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company’s most successful projects: "Lullaby", "Justitia", "Yesterday", "7734" and "Freedom". Bar Amotz is currently associate director and dramaturge for the 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).
RUR / Robots revolt. (Wire Magazine)