Yafit Taranto

Yafit Taranto

Master of Film

Yafit Taranto is a video artist with a graphic design background. After finishing high school in Tel Aviv she moved to Amsterdam to study art at the Rietveld Academy and graphic design at the Sandberg institute. At the same time, she completed her art studies with a Masters degree (Cum Laude) in Literature studies at the University of Amsterdam. For sixteen years Yafit held a weekly VJ spot in the Melkweg and has extensive experience in creating large projections for festivals, such as Lowlands, Awakenings, Noorderslag and 5 Days Off.

After her clubbing years Yafit naturally rolled into the world of museums and exhibitions. Her work has been shown at the “Reconstructing Stevens”-exhibition, the “Bedroom Restoration “-project at the Van Gogh Museum, the Joods Historisch Museum and many other museums exhibitions and cultural events. She also worked as a coordinator for the Audio Visual department at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.

Currently Yafit is following the MA course of the Film Academy in Amsterdam, where she investigates the narrative and taboos of death, representation of death in cultural context and death rituals.

In her free time, she combines her passion for the arts with her natural attraction of working with elderly in a voluntary art and literature workshops at senior homes.

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