Robert Bassal Art

Robert Bassal was born in Teheran, Iran, in 1948. He Studied drawing and sculpture in
Iran before moving to Israel in 1972. In Jerusalem, he continued to study art at Bet
Zalel Academy of Art and Design, where he focused on drawing, sculpture and performance
art. While teaching at the academy, he had local exhibitions in video art, sculpture
and performance art; his performance piece, "The Pale Story" debuted at the Tel Aviv
Museum of Art in 1986. In addition, he created various installations, including
"The Great Mother"(1989) and "The Moment Before"(1989).

In 1986, Bassal Co-founded the Alternative Theater workshop in Tel Aviv. He produced
and performed in two original short plays, "Narcissus" and "Untitled" as well as an
original adaptation of Hamlet.

In 1989, Bassal moved to New York City, where he lives in Brooklyn. After a hiatus
from art, he had his first New York City exhibit of drawings in 2006 at the Crosby
Studio in Soho, under the direction of Minerva Durham.