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 practice centers on revealing and reconfiguring systems by physically and 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 at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, and their Bachelor of Architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, their methodology entails critical engagement with societal constructs and fantasies, questioning the trajectory of our society.
Selected exhibitions, lectures, and events
2023 Group exhibition, A Superyacht Encounter, DAE Graduation Show, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
2022 Solo exhibition, Truck Tales, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
2021 Group exhibition,The Jerusalem Design Week (TAKEOFF), Beit Hansen, Jerusalem
2021 Lecture, Portable Us, Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival, NEXT! Evening, Tel-Aviv, IL
2021 Group exhibition, Nature Awakens (Turbulence), Edmond de Rothschild Center, Tel-Aviv, IL
2020 Talk, Architectural Association AA School of Architecture, Summer program, London, UK Guest lecturers
2019 Group exhibition,Graduation Show (Portable Us), Bezalel Department of Architecture, Jerusalem
2018 Event, Installation at inauguration of Beit Ariela Public Library, Tel Aviv, IL
2018 Solo exhibition, XL Travelogue XS Manifestos, the Information and Cultural Centre of the Embassy of Japan, Brussels, BE
2018 Solo exhibition, XL Travelogue XS Manifestos, Volkstraat 38 Gallery, Antwerp, BE
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
2023 Gijs Bakker Award nominees, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL
2019 Interfaculty Meisler Prize, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
2017 'Drawing of the Year', Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, DK, first prize