Meital Covo is an interdisciplinary artist working across video, sound, photography and installation, currently living and working in Jerusalem. She is the winner of the Israeli Ministry of Culture ‘Aman-more’ Scholarship for 2017-2018, and of the Israeli Ministry of Aliya and Integration Grant for Distinguished Artists for 2018. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Jerusalem, and the Royal College of Art, London, she is twice the winner of the America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship. Her work is exhibited internationally, in group and solo exhibitions and screenings, including the British Film Institute, London, the Center for contemporary art, Tel Aviv, and Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem. In 2015 she moved to Jerusalem, and recently joined the Jerusalem Artists House.
“The motivation behind my artistic endeavor is a desire for contact, but also a fear of it. My works are imbued with a strong, sometimes even threatening sense of intimacy, an intimacy which I believe that initiates in the meeting points between mind and matter. In my works I am trying to capture this suture between our psyche and our flesh, in its ephemeral manifestations, which would otherwise disappear.”