"My eyes wander constantly in search of visual poetry concealed in the simple things in life".
Ilya Rabinovich (b. 1965 in Moldova) is a dedicated critical photographer, who studied photography at The Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem from 1990-1994. He then went on to earn a master’s at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam from 1998-1999. Rabinovich is known for his distinctive, research-oriented photographic depiction of museal interiors and exteriors. He has also achieved recognition for his publication of Museotopia, which was dedicated to photographing permanent exhibitions in national museums and searching for the narratives conveyed through their visual and contextual presentation. Rabinovich’s biography has dictated the subject matter of this project: The first part was photographed at his birth-town Chişinău in Moldova (formerly known as Moldavia) in 2008, the second part was photographed in Israel (where he lived for 25 years from 1973-1998), and the final part of this trilogy will be dedicated to The Netherlands, where he has lived since 1998. He is represented with a series depicting visuals he captures in his everyday routine moving through the land- and cityscapes of the town in which lives and works: Amsterdam.