Roi Alter holds a BFA from the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design Jerusalem and an MFA from the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam. His main medium is sculpture. Within his sculptural practice Alter subverts what is usually taken for granted, including social norms, common concepts and the prevalent modes of production. Next to this Alter explores the zone between the visual and performing arts. In 2013 he staged War of the Worlds, based on Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast, in collaboration with Alissa Snaider and Renzo van Steenbergen as part of the tour performance Low Standards/High Ideals at Chukotka temporary Art Space in Amsterdam.
During his residency Roi Alter worked on the staging of Kurt Schwitters’ Dada story Franz Müller's Wire Spring centring around a man who started a revolution simply by standing there. Vocalist, performer and composer Anat Spiegel (IL) , performer Daniel Rovai (FR), artist and performer Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson (IS) and performer and composer Thomas Myrmel (US) are also taking part in this project.
Roi Alter (IL, 1980)