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Ilya Rabinovich


I was born in Kisheniev Moldova 17 December 1965 , second son to a Jewish family. My father taught Mathematics for High schools and my mother taught History. We immigrated to Israel in 1973 after the end of the war. In 1974 we moved to live in Jerusalem, where I studied from primary school to Technological high school 1983. In 1984 recruited to the Israeli Defense Army and served in the ground forces as a fighter, later as commander and after refusing to command (I did not wish to be in Lebanon at that time) trained and served as a combat first aid medic. After demobilizing in beginning 1987 went straight to study Mathematics Physics in the Hebrew University Jerusalem .After two years (1989) , I realized that I am not good enough and left the university, joined my first photography evening class in School for photography Jerusalem.

In 1990 moved to Haifa to study in Wizzo College- a professional school for photography. In 1991 moved back to Jerusalem to study in Bezale! Art academy photography department. 1994 finished studies (B.F.A ) and in 1995 moved to live in Tel- Aviv. Started to exhibit and to work as assistant of lights in the cinema industry. Year 1998 was admitted to Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Year 2000 after finishing the postgraduate program stayed in Amsterdam , currently work as an artist photographer exhibiting my projects in different venues , and as a professional photographer mainly documenting art exhibitions.