Addam Yekutieli a.k.a Know Hope (1986) is an artist primarily known for his iconography made under the pseudonym Know Hope. Yekutieli is a prominent figure in Israeli street-art culture, more recently exhibiting in galleries and museums internationally using ready-made materials, mixed media pieces, photographs, videos and text. Yekutieli has undertaken community and long-term projects in the form of Social Practice art, that deal with ideas of re-contextualization and dialogue through public space.
Addam's bio below:
Over the past decade, Addam Yekutieli has worked under the pseudonym of Know Hope, developing a visual iconography and language used to mirror real-life situations and observations, and document the notion of a collective human struggle.
By creating parallels between political situations and emotional conditions, there is an attempt to perceive the political process and dialogue as emotional mechanism, therefore making it a conduct that can be understood intuitively and not solely intellectually.
These processes take place both indoors and outdoors, in the form of site-specific installations, murals and assemblages, combining ready-made materials, mixed media pieces, photographs and text.
By placing these works in public spaces, Yekutieli aims to make the separation between the emotional and political non-existent, and allow the viewers to see themselves in the larger context of their surroundings simply by recognizing each other.
Yekutieli has worked and exhibited internationally and has projects and exhibitions scheduled in NYC, Paris, Cologne and Tel Aviv throughout 2016.