Yaacov Agam (*1928) comes from Israel/Palestine and is particularly known for his sculptural works in kinetic art. He studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, moved to Switzerland in 1949 and studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule and at the University in Zurich. From 1951 he lived in Paris, where he studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.
With works of kinetic art, which he combined with audiovisual media, light and water features, which move by natural influences, motors or by human hand and thus trigger visual effects, he participated, among others, in the Documenta 3 in Kassel.
His works are frequently and internationally in the public space, he found honors for his work among other things by the award of the Jan Amos Comenius Medallie of the UNESCO for his educational work with children.