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Alma Itzhaky Alma Itzhaky, (b. 1984) lives and works in Tel Aviv, has received her Fine Arts Diploma from Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College (2005), and graduated the Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio Program at Hamidrasha School of Art (2012). Currently, Itzhaky is teaching at the interdisciplinary art department at the Shenkar Academy. Itzhaky’s paintings […]

Alon Kedem b.1982, Israel lives and works in Jerusalem Education 2012-2014 – MFA , Bezalel academy of Art, Israel, Tel Aviv wing 2005 -2009- B.F.A. in Art, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. 2008 – Exchange studies at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Solo\ dual exhibitions 2017- “Great sunset”, Cipa gallery, […]

Alona Harpaz Born in 1971 Tel Aviv, Israel Lives and works in Berlin, Germany Education 1995-1999 BA HaMidrasha, The Art teacher’s training college, Ramat Hasharon, Israel 1993-1995 International Center of Photography, New York 1991-1993 Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel 1985-1989 Wizo Tsarfat High school, Photography Department, Tel Aviv, Israel Selected Solo Exhibitions […]

Amit Cabessa Happiness “In my work, I try to create a sense of disappearance: the character’s physical attribute slowly dissolves as a void is formed. As opposed to the massiveness of the surrounding, the individual emerges in its singularity, with the potential to spread into a larger metaphysical unity.  By using a concoction of images […]

Andreas Golinski Born in the Ruhrgebiet city of Essen, the artist Andreas Golinski has studied in Basel and lives part time in Italy. Although his works contain an inherent social criticism, they remain private and even intimate. He lets collective fears, childhood traumas and desires take shape in his bulky, raw works. Steel, glass, black […]

Arik Miranda Born in Israel, 1972 Lives and works in Tel Aviv Education 1997-1998 Hamidrasha School of Visual Art, Beit Berl College, Israel 1995-1997 Avni Institute of Art and Design, Tel Aviv Solo Exhibitions 2012 ‘The Luckiest People in the World’, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv 2011 ‘Summer’, Gallery 39 for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv […]

Benni Efrat Benni Efrat immigrated to Palestine in 1947. From 1959 to 1961, he studied at the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv under Yehezkel Streichman  (1906–1993). From 1966 to 1976, he lived in London, where he studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London. Benni Efrat was one of the […]

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BRIAN ALFRED (b. 1974 in Pittsburgh, PA) Brian Alfred lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Alfred received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1997 from Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1999 from Yale University. In his paintings, collages, and digital animations, Brian Alfred surveys the urban landscape and […]

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Darren Goins Lives and works in Los Angeles Education: 2004-2009 Univeresity of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC BFA:Photography and Printmaking, Minor in Art History Awards + Experience: 2013 FCA Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY 2012-13 Public art commission, NYCDOT, New York, NY 2011-12 Artist in residence, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, […]

Hillel Roman “…The significance of the concrete versus the metaphorical, the human desire to get through the metaphor and to touch, the vain struggle to bridge the distance between the eye and the hand. Maybe that is the” privilege of the painter/sculptor, and the source of his relevance, despite it all. In any case, I […]

Igael Tumarkin (born 1933,   Dresden, Germany) Igael Tumarkin, a distinguished Israeli artist with decades of an intensely creative career in the course of which his work has been constantly in the public eye. Though born in Germany he is considered the most Israeli of local artists. The relevance of his oeuvre and his cultural contribution […]

Ilan Baruch (Born in 1974, Jerusalem) Ilan Baruch Born in 1974, to a religious family from the Geula neighborhood in Jerusalem. In 1988 he began his studies at the School of Painting and Sculpture founded by Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz, where he met painter Lillian Klapisch, who taught there at the time. In 1992 Klapisch exhibited his […]

JAN TICHY Born in Prague, 1974 Lives and works in Chicago Education 2007-2009 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sculpture Department, MFA 2005-2007 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv, Advanced Studies in Fine Art 1999-2002 Jerusalem School of Photography & New Media, Photography Department 1995-1999 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Political Science […]

Klone B. 1983 in Kharkov, Ukraine, currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. Influenced by his childhood emigration from the Ukraine to Israel, Klone’s initial practice of tagging and graffiti were personal challenges to themes of diaspora. This urban tradition allowed him to take ownership of his surrounding and localize an often hostile and alienating […]

Lea Nikel Born in the Ukraine in 1918, Lea Nikel immigrated to Palestine at the age of two. She grew up in Tel Aviv, studied with Gliksberg, Stematsky and Streichman. To continue her studies she travelled to Paris, where she lived and worked between 1950-1961,an important decade in the history of postwar European art. Nikel […]

Leo Ray Born in 1950, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Since 1991 lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. Graduated Vilnius University and Vilnius Academy of Arts Works in painting, graphics, small-scale sculpture. Head of the painting program in BASIS School of Sculpture (2006-2014). Selected Solo Exhibitions 2017 Collages, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv Infinite Painting, St. Louis University […]

Lothar Hempel Born in Cologne, 1966 Lives and works in Berlin Education 1987–1992 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Selected Solo Exhibitions 2014 People Like You Make It Easy, Anton Kern Gallery, New York Mäusebunker, The Kitchen, New York, NY 2013 Loneliness is a cloak you wear, a deep shade of blue is always there, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin Lothar […]

Madeleine Boschan born 1979, lives and works in Berlin. Since 2008 she has participated in numerous institutional exhibitions throughout Europe and North America, amongst others: ACLA – Art Center Los Angeles. Autocenter, Berlin. b-05, Montabaur. Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. Daimler Contemporary, Berlin. Einraumhaus, Mannheim. Enea, Rapperswil-Jona. Forgotten Bar, Berlin. Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck. Galerie Klaus Gerrit […]

Matthew Chambers Born 1982, Boise, ID Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA Education MFA Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA, 2006 BFA University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2004 Selected Solo and Duo Exhibitions 2015 Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY 2014 Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, with Brendan Fowler […]

Meir Pichhadze Meir Pichhadze was born in 1955 in Georgia. He has emerged as one the most prominent and leading painters in Israel. His work was featured in several exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including at the Hezi Cohen Gallery, which represents the artist’s estate. Pichhadze initiated his art journey when together with his […]

Michal Rovner Rovner (b. 1957, Israel) work in video, sculpture, drawing, sound, and installation reflects on the continuum of human experience. Her work defines an evocative language of abstraction, dealing with themes such as time, history, and science. While generally avoiding specific issues or events, Rovner’s work shifts between the poetic and the political, and […]

Nahum Tevet 1946 – Born  in Kibbutz Messilot, Israel 1969-70 – Studied  painting with painter  Raffi Lavie since 1973 – Lives and works in Tel Aviv 1980-2013 – Professor  at the Fine Art Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem 2001-2010 – Head of the Master’s Degree Program in Fine Art, Bezalel Academy of […]

Nir Harel Born in Israel, 1978 Lives and works in Tel Aviv Education 2009-2010 MFA, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv 2009 Student Exchange, New School, New York 2000-2004 BFA, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem 2003 Student Exchange, Slade, London Solo Exhibitions 2014 New Family, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv Changing […]

Nirit Takele Born in Ethiopia in 1985, Takele immigrated to Israel in 1991 in “Operation Solomon” an Israeli military operation that transported more than 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 36 hours. Although she grew up with very few memories of her childhood in Ethiopia, Nirit has been painting from a very young age practicing […]

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Ori Reisman Reisman was born 1924, Tel Yoseph, Israel. He participated in Aklim Group (founded 1974). He died in 1991. He studied at the studio of Yitzhak Frenkel, Tel Aviv in 1939 and at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, with Jean Souverbie’s Monumental Art Workshop from 1951 to 1953. He taugh at the Kibbutz Cabri, […]

Rami Maymon Rami Maymon Born in Israel, 1976 Lives and works in Tel Aviv Education 2001-2003 MFA, Bezalel Graduate of Fine Art Program, Tel Aviv 1995-1999 BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem 1998 Cooper Union of Art and Science, Manhattan, NY Solo Exhibitions 2015/16 Further Reading, the Lauren and Mitchell Presser Photography Award […]

Ron Amir Ron Amir (b. 1973, Israel) engages in long-term projects, highlighting politically, socially, culturally, and economically marginalized communities. His practice is characterized by the use of an analog camera to produce large-format photographs, thus necessitating a slow and deliberate working process, turning the camera itself into a tool for social interaction. Amir chooses to […]

Rona Stern Born in Israel, 1984. Education 2017-2019 Meisterschuler at the Intermedia class of Prof. Alba D’Urbano,HGB, Hochschule fur Grafik and Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany 2008-2011 B.Ed.F.A. Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Israel Solo Exhibitions 2018 Those who cannot remember the past are destined to repeat it, Tobacna 001 Culture Center, Ljublijana, Slovenia 2017 […]

“The source material usually gives my work a bit of a sinister feeling, but there is also a certain longing, a lyrical aspect running through everything I do. As a painter, I wanted to do something completely different, but in the end my work comes from my personal background and my artwork is an amalgam […]

Siglit Landau At her core Landau is a sculptress; her work keeps a vibrant continuity between the formative living act of creating, and the final restive product created. She is best known for her epic multimedia installations which explore the complexities of living in a divided, traumatic geographical reality, arguably one of the most conflict […]

Tai Shani Born 1976, London Solo Exhibitions & Projects 2011: Anti-Antigone End Time , FRAC Nord Pas de Calais for Loop, Barcelona 2010: W.O.W. Noumenon Dilation: Reduced to 3 Artprojx, London Last Night I Dreamt I was Venus… Barbican, London Tai Shani ICA Screentest ICA London 2009: Empire and Daughter Isotope Spike Island /The Arnolfini, […]

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Tsibi Geva Tsibi Geva is one of Israel’s most prominent and influential artists. Born in 1951 in Kibbutz Ein Shemer, Israel, Geva lives and works in Tel Aviv and New York. Since 1979 he has exhibited extensively worldwide. Solo exhibitions include the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (1984); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (1985); Tel Aviv Museum […]

Uri Katzenstein  Uri Katzenstein studied at the San Francisco Art Institute in the late 1970s, and after receiving his MFA moved to New York City where he lived and worked throughout the 1980s. His early performance works were regularly presented at such legendary performance venues as The Kitchen, the No Se No Social Club, Brooklyn […]

Uri Radovan Born in 1971, Jerusalem Lives and works in Tel Aviv Uri Radovan’s work is characterized by the use of found materials, accompanied by intricate content that communicates simultaneously on two levels: the social and political as opposed to the personal and emotional. The works in the exhibition are created by low-tech means: the […]

Vik Muniz  Vik Muniz was born as Vicente José de Oliveira Muniz to a working-class family in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1961. Relocating to the United States in 1983, he has since become one of the best-known contemporary Brazilian artists working today. He lives and works in New York and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Muniz has […]

Yehezkel Sreichman Biographical Notes: (b. 1906) in Zapyškis, Lithuania. Lived and worked in Tel Aviv. The Israeli representative at the Venice Biennale 1948, 1954, and 1966, Italy The Israeli representative at the São Paulo Biennale 1955, Brazil Education 1928-1931 Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy 1927 Architecture, Paris, France 1924-1926 Bezalel Academy of Arts and […]

Zigi Ben-Haim (b.1945 in Bagdad, Iraq),At the age of five his family fled the country to Israel via Iran. Zigi Ben-Haim spent most of his adolescence in Tel-Aviv and studied at The Avni Institute of Fine Arts from 1966 to 1970. After he moved to the United States, he enrolled in the California College of […]

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Alma Itzhaky Alma Itzhaky, (b. 1984) lives and works in Tel Aviv, has received her Fine Arts Diploma from Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College (2005), and graduated the Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio Program at Hamidrasha School of Art (2012). Currently, Itzhaky is teaching at the interdisciplinary art department at the Shenkar Academy. Itzhaky’s paintings […]

Alon Kedem b.1982, Israel lives and works in Jerusalem Education 2012-2014 – MFA , Bezalel academy of Art, Israel, Tel Aviv wing 2005 -2009- B.F.A. in Art, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. 2008 – Exchange studies at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Solo\ dual exhibitions 2017- “Great sunset”, Cipa gallery, […]

Alona Harpaz Born in 1971 Tel Aviv, Israel Lives and works in Berlin, Germany Education 1995-1999 BA HaMidrasha, The Art teacher’s training college, Ramat Hasharon, Israel 1993-1995 International Center of Photography, New York 1991-1993 Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel 1985-1989 Wizo Tsarfat High school, Photography Department, Tel Aviv, Israel Selected Solo Exhibitions […]

Amit Cabessa Happiness “In my work, I try to create a sense of disappearance: the character’s physical attribute slowly dissolves as a void is formed. As opposed to the massiveness of the surrounding, the individual emerges in its singularity, with the potential to spread into a larger metaphysical unity.  By using a concoction of images […]

Andreas Golinski Born in the Ruhrgebiet city of Essen, the artist Andreas Golinski has studied in Basel and lives part time in Italy. Although his works contain an inherent social criticism, they remain private and even intimate. He lets collective fears, childhood traumas and desires take shape in his bulky, raw works. Steel, glass, black […]

Arik Miranda Born in Israel, 1972 Lives and works in Tel Aviv Education 1997-1998 Hamidrasha School of Visual Art, Beit Berl College, Israel 1995-1997 Avni Institute of Art and Design, Tel Aviv Solo Exhibitions 2012 ‘The Luckiest People in the World’, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv 2011 ‘Summer’, Gallery 39 for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv […]

Benni Efrat Benni Efrat immigrated to Palestine in 1947. From 1959 to 1961, he studied at the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv under Yehezkel Streichman  (1906–1993). From 1966 to 1976, he lived in London, where he studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London. Benni Efrat was one of the […]

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BRIAN ALFRED (b. 1974 in Pittsburgh, PA) Brian Alfred lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Alfred received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1997 from Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1999 from Yale University. In his paintings, collages, and digital animations, Brian Alfred surveys the urban landscape and […]

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Darren Goins Lives and works in Los Angeles Education: 2004-2009 Univeresity of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC BFA:Photography and Printmaking, Minor in Art History Awards + Experience: 2013 FCA Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY 2012-13 Public art commission, NYCDOT, New York, NY 2011-12 Artist in residence, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, […]

Hillel Roman “…The significance of the concrete versus the metaphorical, the human desire to get through the metaphor and to touch, the vain struggle to bridge the distance between the eye and the hand. Maybe that is the” privilege of the painter/sculptor, and the source of his relevance, despite it all. In any case, I […]

Igael Tumarkin (born 1933,   Dresden, Germany) Igael Tumarkin, a distinguished Israeli artist with decades of an intensely creative career in the course of which his work has been constantly in the public eye. Though born in Germany he is considered the most Israeli of local artists. The relevance of his oeuvre and his cultural contribution […]

Ilan Baruch (Born in 1974, Jerusalem) Ilan Baruch Born in 1974, to a religious family from the Geula neighborhood in Jerusalem. In 1988 he began his studies at the School of Painting and Sculpture founded by Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz, where he met painter Lillian Klapisch, who taught there at the time. In 1992 Klapisch exhibited his […]

JAN TICHY Born in Prague, 1974 Lives and works in Chicago Education 2007-2009 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sculpture Department, MFA 2005-2007 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv, Advanced Studies in Fine Art 1999-2002 Jerusalem School of Photography & New Media, Photography Department 1995-1999 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Political Science […]

Klone B. 1983 in Kharkov, Ukraine, currently lives and works in Tel Aviv. Influenced by his childhood emigration from the Ukraine to Israel, Klone’s initial practice of tagging and graffiti were personal challenges to themes of diaspora. This urban tradition allowed him to take ownership of his surrounding and localize an often hostile and alienating […]

Lea Nikel Born in the Ukraine in 1918, Lea Nikel immigrated to Palestine at the age of two. She grew up in Tel Aviv, studied with Gliksberg, Stematsky and Streichman. To continue her studies she travelled to Paris, where she lived and worked between 1950-1961,an important decade in the history of postwar European art. Nikel […]

Leo Ray Born in 1950, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Since 1991 lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. Graduated Vilnius University and Vilnius Academy of Arts Works in painting, graphics, small-scale sculpture. Head of the painting program in BASIS School of Sculpture (2006-2014). Selected Solo Exhibitions 2017 Collages, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv Infinite Painting, St. Louis University […]

Lothar Hempel Born in Cologne, 1966 Lives and works in Berlin Education 1987–1992 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Selected Solo Exhibitions 2014 People Like You Make It Easy, Anton Kern Gallery, New York Mäusebunker, The Kitchen, New York, NY 2013 Loneliness is a cloak you wear, a deep shade of blue is always there, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin Lothar […]

Madeleine Boschan born 1979, lives and works in Berlin. Since 2008 she has participated in numerous institutional exhibitions throughout Europe and North America, amongst others: ACLA – Art Center Los Angeles. Autocenter, Berlin. b-05, Montabaur. Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. Daimler Contemporary, Berlin. Einraumhaus, Mannheim. Enea, Rapperswil-Jona. Forgotten Bar, Berlin. Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck. Galerie Klaus Gerrit […]

Matthew Chambers Born 1982, Boise, ID Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA Education MFA Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA, 2006 BFA University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2004 Selected Solo and Duo Exhibitions 2015 Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY 2014 Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, with Brendan Fowler […]

Meir Pichhadze Meir Pichhadze was born in 1955 in Georgia. He has emerged as one the most prominent and leading painters in Israel. His work was featured in several exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including at the Hezi Cohen Gallery, which represents the artist’s estate. Pichhadze initiated his art journey when together with his […]

Michal Rovner Rovner (b. 1957, Israel) work in video, sculpture, drawing, sound, and installation reflects on the continuum of human experience. Her work defines an evocative language of abstraction, dealing with themes such as time, history, and science. While generally avoiding specific issues or events, Rovner’s work shifts between the poetic and the political, and […]

Nahum Tevet 1946 – Born  in Kibbutz Messilot, Israel 1969-70 – Studied  painting with painter  Raffi Lavie since 1973 – Lives and works in Tel Aviv 1980-2013 – Professor  at the Fine Art Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem 2001-2010 – Head of the Master’s Degree Program in Fine Art, Bezalel Academy of […]

Nir Harel Born in Israel, 1978 Lives and works in Tel Aviv Education 2009-2010 MFA, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv 2009 Student Exchange, New School, New York 2000-2004 BFA, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem 2003 Student Exchange, Slade, London Solo Exhibitions 2014 New Family, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv Changing […]

Nirit Takele Born in Ethiopia in 1985, Takele immigrated to Israel in 1991 in “Operation Solomon” an Israeli military operation that transported more than 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 36 hours. Although she grew up with very few memories of her childhood in Ethiopia, Nirit has been painting from a very young age practicing […]

CV_Noga Shtainer_2019

Ori Reisman Reisman was born 1924, Tel Yoseph, Israel. He participated in Aklim Group (founded 1974). He died in 1991. He studied at the studio of Yitzhak Frenkel, Tel Aviv in 1939 and at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, with Jean Souverbie’s Monumental Art Workshop from 1951 to 1953. He taugh at the Kibbutz Cabri, […]

Rami Maymon Rami Maymon Born in Israel, 1976 Lives and works in Tel Aviv Education 2001-2003 MFA, Bezalel Graduate of Fine Art Program, Tel Aviv 1995-1999 BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem 1998 Cooper Union of Art and Science, Manhattan, NY Solo Exhibitions 2015/16 Further Reading, the Lauren and Mitchell Presser Photography Award […]

Ron Amir Ron Amir (b. 1973, Israel) engages in long-term projects, highlighting politically, socially, culturally, and economically marginalized communities. His practice is characterized by the use of an analog camera to produce large-format photographs, thus necessitating a slow and deliberate working process, turning the camera itself into a tool for social interaction. Amir chooses to […]

Rona Stern Born in Israel, 1984. Education 2017-2019 Meisterschuler at the Intermedia class of Prof. Alba D’Urbano,HGB, Hochschule fur Grafik and Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany 2008-2011 B.Ed.F.A. Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Israel Solo Exhibitions 2018 Those who cannot remember the past are destined to repeat it, Tobacna 001 Culture Center, Ljublijana, Slovenia 2017 […]

“The source material usually gives my work a bit of a sinister feeling, but there is also a certain longing, a lyrical aspect running through everything I do. As a painter, I wanted to do something completely different, but in the end my work comes from my personal background and my artwork is an amalgam […]

Siglit Landau At her core Landau is a sculptress; her work keeps a vibrant continuity between the formative living act of creating, and the final restive product created. She is best known for her epic multimedia installations which explore the complexities of living in a divided, traumatic geographical reality, arguably one of the most conflict […]

Tai Shani Born 1976, London Solo Exhibitions & Projects 2011: Anti-Antigone End Time , FRAC Nord Pas de Calais for Loop, Barcelona 2010: W.O.W. Noumenon Dilation: Reduced to 3 Artprojx, London Last Night I Dreamt I was Venus… Barbican, London Tai Shani ICA Screentest ICA London 2009: Empire and Daughter Isotope Spike Island /The Arnolfini, […]

Tal Yerushalmi-CV

Tsibi Geva Tsibi Geva is one of Israel’s most prominent and influential artists. Born in 1951 in Kibbutz Ein Shemer, Israel, Geva lives and works in Tel Aviv and New York. Since 1979 he has exhibited extensively worldwide. Solo exhibitions include the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (1984); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (1985); Tel Aviv Museum […]

Uri Katzenstein  Uri Katzenstein studied at the San Francisco Art Institute in the late 1970s, and after receiving his MFA moved to New York City where he lived and worked throughout the 1980s. His early performance works were regularly presented at such legendary performance venues as The Kitchen, the No Se No Social Club, Brooklyn […]

Uri Radovan Born in 1971, Jerusalem Lives and works in Tel Aviv Uri Radovan’s work is characterized by the use of found materials, accompanied by intricate content that communicates simultaneously on two levels: the social and political as opposed to the personal and emotional. The works in the exhibition are created by low-tech means: the […]

Vik Muniz  Vik Muniz was born as Vicente José de Oliveira Muniz to a working-class family in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1961. Relocating to the United States in 1983, he has since become one of the best-known contemporary Brazilian artists working today. He lives and works in New York and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Muniz has […]

Yehezkel Sreichman Biographical Notes: (b. 1906) in Zapyškis, Lithuania. Lived and worked in Tel Aviv. The Israeli representative at the Venice Biennale 1948, 1954, and 1966, Italy The Israeli representative at the São Paulo Biennale 1955, Brazil Education 1928-1931 Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy 1927 Architecture, Paris, France 1924-1926 Bezalel Academy of Arts and […]

Zigi Ben-Haim (b.1945 in Bagdad, Iraq),At the age of five his family fled the country to Israel via Iran. Zigi Ben-Haim spent most of his adolescence in Tel-Aviv and studied at The Avni Institute of Fine Arts from 1966 to 1970. After he moved to the United States, he enrolled in the California College of […]

Benni Efrat

Benni Efrat immigrated to Palestine in 1947. From 1959 to 1961, he studied at the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv under Yehezkel Streichman  (1906–1993). From 1966 to 1976, he lived in London, where he studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London.

Benni Efrat was one of the first of Israeli Conceptual artists and influenced others in this direction (e.g., Joshua Neustein, Michael Gitlin, Buky Schwartz). His works were systems of components which spoke for themselves and sought to represent no more than the sum of their parts. In the mid-1970’s his displays were accompanied by films, on the back of which the artist had painted. After settling in New York City in 1976, became involved with conceptual art, producing drawings, prints and photographs that explore energy, space and the perception in sculpture. Efrat currently lives in Tel-Aviv.

Biographical Notes

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, 1934
Lived in Tel-Aviv, 1948-1966; London, 1966-1975; New-York, 1975-1981, Paris, 1981-1983;  Amsterdam, 1983-1992; Antwerp, 1993-2007;
and Israel, since 2007
1962-1965: Studied art at the Avni Institute, Tel-Aviv
1966- 68- Studied art at St. Martin’s School of Art, London

Education
1966-68 St. Martin’s School of Art, London
1962-65 Avni Institute of Art and Design, Tel-Aviv

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 “Double X”, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel- Aviv
2018 “Doom’s Path, Winter 2065”, Petach Tikva Museum of Art
2016 “Primal Scent”, “Post Post-modernism ≠ Utopia” Haifa Museum of Art
2014 “The Dove , Summer 2062”, Contemporary By Golconda Gallery Tel-Aviv
2013 ”ADDING TO SUBTRACT” wall Painting, Oranim University Gallery
2012 “Adding to Subtract” , Contemporary By Golconda Gallery Tel-Aviv
2010 “Until The Last Breath”, Haifa Mediterranean Biennial
2004 “Where Have the Bees Gone, Spring 2052”, The Art Gallery, University of Haifa,
Israel
2002 Robert Fulton Fine Art, San Francisco
1999 “Fist Full of Candies”, Fall 2048, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
1998 “Nature’s Factory, Winter 2046 ( Benni Efrat and Ronny Someck)”, The Israel
Museum, Jerusalem
1998 HaMumcheh Alternative Space, Tel Aviv
1997 Gallery Robert Bonneville, Montreal
1997 “Hide-and-Seek in a Minefield, Fall 2045”, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
1996 “Internationaal Cultureel, centrum, Antwerp”, macht Onmacht, de Zomer van de
Fotografie”
1996 Mark Bogart Fine Art, Chicago
1995 “Ararat Express, 2034”, First Art Biennale, Johannesburg: Gallery Robert
Bonneville, Montreal
1994 Basel Art Fair (Chelouche Gallery)
1994 “Roots Diversion by Push Button, winter 2042”, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
1991 “Natural Shape of Things, Winter 2040”, Aleph Contemporary Arts, Almere, The
Netherlands
1991 MUHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
1990 Elisabeth Franck Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
1990 Aleph Contemporary Arts, Almere, the Netherlands
1990 Chicago International Art Fair (Elisabeth Franck Gallery)
1989 Witzenhausen Meijrink Gallery, Amsterdam
1989 Gallerij Fons Walters, Amsterdam
1988 M.I.T Boston, “Interaction: Science and Arts”
1987 “Inside Outside”, MUHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp,
1987 “Had No One to Ask, Summer 2035”, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
1985 Elisabeth Franck Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
1984 “Electra”, Musee d’Art Modern, Paris,
1983 “Film as Installation”, Clock Tower Gallery, New York,
1983 “A La Limite”, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
1983 “Quest for Light”, Galerie de France, Paris
1983 Symposium International FRIGO, Lyon, France
1981 “Ararat Express”, Elac, Lyon, France,
1980 “Under Cover Blues”P.S.1, New York,
1980 Gallerie Albert Baronian, Brussels
1980 Gallerie Schmela, Dusseldorf
1980 Hudson River Museum, New York
1978 “Shadows”, P.S.1 NY
1978 Gallerie Oppenheim, Cologne
1978 Ohio State University Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
1978 Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
1976 Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
1975 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1975 Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York
1974 “Benni Efrat, Adding to Subtract, Artist’s Proof”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1973 Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York
1973 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1973 I.C.C , Antwerp -Belgium
1972 Israel Museum Jerusalem
1972 Gordon Gallery , Tel-Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 “The Museum Presents Itself”, Minimalism in the museum’s collections,
Tel-Aviv museum
2014 “Other Primary Structures” , The Jewish Museum , New York, NY
2010 “Neo Barbarism” ,Art Space Tel Aviv
2009 “The Third Decade : 1968-1978” , Tel Aviv Museum
2009 “Ecosphere Festival”, Ein Hod, Israel
2008  Israeli Minimalism to Neo-Minimalism, Herzlia Museum of Contemporary Art
2008 “International triennale of Contemporary Art”, Prauge
2008 “The Third Generation”, Tel Aviv Museum
2009 “Ararat Express”, Herzliya Biennale, Herzlia Museum of Contemporary Art
2009 “ We Were Here Before You, Spring 2057“, Ecospheres – International Green
festival of art in the environment, Ein Hod
2003 “Exoriente”, Stadt Aachen, Germany
2002 “Grid Images in Israeli Art”, The Art Gallery, University of Haifa
2000 M.I.T, Boston, “Interaction II, Science and Art”, Vancouver Art Gallery,
Vancouver
1998 “White Fire”, Robin Sandler Gallery, New Mexico
1993 Cologne Art Fair (Chelouche Gallery)
1993 “Infusion, New European Art”, Icon Gallery, Birmingham; Brighton Museum and
Art Gallery Cardiff; The South bank Center,
London
1993 “Trade Routes”, The New Museum, New York
1982 “Installations 82” , Museum of Modern Art, Rhode Island School of Design,
Providence, U.S.A
1981 Whitney Museum Biennial, New York
1980 M.I.T Boston, “Interaction: Science and Arts”
1979 “Journees Interdisciplinares et Performances”, Pompidou Center, Paris
1979 “Bievan de Kritiek”, Internationaal Cultureel Centrum ICC, Antwerp
Tel Aviv Museum of art, Tel Aviv
1977 Documenta 6, Kassel
1977 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1977 Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York
1977 Gallerie Schmela, Düsseldorf
1969 Biennale of young artists, ARC, Paris
1969 Grabowsky Gallery, London
1969 Mayfair Gallery, London

Benni Efrat-CV

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