Since founding Studio Weinbenami in 2016, Charles Weinberg and Shai Ben-Ami collaborate as a creative duo operating at the intersection of architecture and art.
Drawing inspiration from personal encounters and contemporary media representation, their spatial practice centers on revealing and reconfiguring systems by physicallyand digitally manipulating and reconstructing spatial fragments. Their installations, staged sets, films, and models serve as catalysts, raising awareness about the normalization of systemic structures.
Having completed their Master's in Fine Art and Design (cum laude) at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and their Bachelor of Architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Charles & Shai’s methodology entails critical engagement with societal constructs and fantasies, questioning the trajectory of our society.
Selected exhibitions, lectures, talks and events
2023 Group exhibition, A Superyacht Encounter, DAE Graduation Show, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
2020 Talk, Architectural Association AA School of Architecture, Summer program, London, UK Guest lecturers
2018 Event, Installation at inauguration of Beit Ariela Public Library, Tel Aviv, IL
2021-2023 (MA) Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design,
Contextual Design, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL cum laude
2014-2019 (B.Arch) Bachelor of Architecture,
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem cum laude