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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 ” I like the mess of painting: a wild space of diverse occurrences, a jumbled language, blowing in the wind, unraveled. Sunset transforms into a sign which transforms into a screen which transforms into a painting. Meaning is superimposed upon meaning, language upon language. Almost an […]

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 attributes slowly dissolve as a void is formed. As opposed to the massiveness of the surroundings, 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 […]

Brendan Fowler – CV

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. Working with Hezi Cohen Gallery for more than two […]

Ilan Baruch (Born in 1974, Jerusalem) Ilan Baruch was 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 […]

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 […]

Shay Kun Born in Israel in 1974. Lives and works in New York. Known for his hyper-surrealist style. As an artist who is firmly averse to painting from the real-world, Shay’s central focus is to contrast the decay of the artificial with that of the natural to create an organic digital removal from the original […]

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 […]

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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 ” I like the mess of painting: a wild space of diverse occurrences, a jumbled language, blowing in the wind, unraveled. Sunset transforms into a sign which transforms into a screen which transforms into a painting. Meaning is superimposed upon meaning, language upon language. Almost an […]

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 attributes slowly dissolve as a void is formed. As opposed to the massiveness of the surroundings, 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 […]

Brendan Fowler – CV

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 […]

Carsten Nicolai Carsten Nicolai-CV

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. Working with Hezi Cohen Gallery for more than two […]

Ilan Baruch (Born in 1974, Jerusalem) Ilan Baruch was 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 […]

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 […]

Shay Kun Born in Israel in 1974. Lives and works in New York. Known for his hyper-surrealist style. As an artist who is firmly averse to painting from the real-world, Shay’s central focus is to contrast the decay of the artificial with that of the natural to create an organic digital removal from the original […]

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 […]

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 Hempel, Art Basel Parcours, Museum Kleines Klingental – Historic
Monastery Building, Basel
Songs for the Blind, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012 The Story of the Old New Girls, art:concept, Paris
Opium, La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Ceuti (Murcia)
2011 Suedehead, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Lothar Hempel, Sadler´s Wells, London
Pyramix Pix, c/o – Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
Silberblick / Squint, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London
2009 Kats, Nerves, Shadows & Gin, Anton Kern, New York
Rise & Fall, MGM, Oslo
Café KAPUTT, Gio Marconi, Milan
2008 Signal, Art:Concept, Paris
Casanova & Other Problems, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London
Casanova, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (cat.)
2007 Effetti Speciali, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Alphabet City, curated by Florence Derieux, Le Magasin, Grenoble (cat.)
2006 Tarantella, Bar Ornella, Cologne
Umbrella, Anton Kern, New York (cat.)
2005 casa musica (extrema), c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Butterfly, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Nova, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin (cat.)
2004 Fieber/Fever: 5 Paintings and Other Stories, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Ikarus, Art: Concept, Paris
On the Olympus, Unlimited Contemporary Art, Athens
Versteck!, with Petra Hollenbach, Parkhaus, Düsseldorf
2003 Der Gesang der Vögel ist sinnlos!, The Song of the Bird is NONSENSE,
Galerie Anton Kern, New York
2002 Propaganda, ICA –Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Diamanten, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Fleisch: Maschine, Magnani, London
Concentrations 42, Dallas Museum, Dallas
Wespennest, Dallas Art Museum, Dallas
2001 Magnet!, Art:Concept, Paris
2000 Das Orakel lächelt, das Orakel lacht, das Orakel lächelt, Ars Futura, Zurich
An Schlaf ist nicht zu denken, Lab of Gravity, Hamburg
Wespennest, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
1999 Amerika verschwindet, nur das Lächeln bleibt, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
KAPUTT und die Folgen, Robert Prime, London
The Observer, Statement Art Basel at Anton Kern, Basel
Videos, Centre Gervais, Geneva
1998 Ein Sandstrand voll Glas, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Kunstschnee will schmilzen, Bureau Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1997 Samstag Morgen, Zuckersumpf, Robert Prime, London
This Bittersweet Disaster, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
1996 Ström, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
The Bienenkorb Times, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
FRAC Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier
1994 LOW, Artistbooth, Cologne Art Fair at Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
LA BOUM, with Thorsten Slama, New Reality Mix, Stockholm
OMRON, six videos by Lothar Hempel, Preview Theatre Wardour Street, London
Bewegungslehre (No Future), Buchholz und Buchholz, Cologne
1992 240 Minuten, with George Graw, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 Showroom, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv
Luggage and Observations, Galerie Klaus Gerrit Friese, Stuttgart
2013 Limousin – L´exception culturelle, Abbaye St André,
Centre d’art contemporain Meymac
2012 Without Hope, Without Fear, Mottahedan Projects, Al Quoz, Dubai
Post Tenebras Lux – Eine Uebersichtsausstellung, Galerie Nicola von Senger,
Zurich
It’s Always Summer on the Inside, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Wunderkammer, Autocenter, Berlin
Tomorrow, Die Bastei, curated by Chantal Blatzheim und Lena Brüning, Cologne
Blind Cut, Marlborough Chelsea, New York
2011 portraits & faces, heldart, Berlin
Herzliya Biennial for Contemporary Art, Herzliya
MakeUP, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia
Synecdoche, curated by Johannes Sperling, Bourouina Gallery, Berlin
Quelques rêves lucides, Château du grand Jardin, Joinville
The Bell Show, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin
Œuvres de la collection du Frac des Pays de la Loire, Frac des Pays de la Loire,
Carquefou
2010 Storytellers, Centre d’art contemporain / Passages, Troyes
Plus Ultra – Opere dalla Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, curated by
Francesco Bonami, MACRO Testaccio, Rom
Forgotten Bar Project – Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
Who are you Peter?, Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris
Scene Grammar, Parra & Romero, Madrid
“IDEOLECT”, curated by Dirk Snauwaert, as part of the festival “Poetry in double
time. A small lovely rustling Revolution”, various locations, Bruges
Crosstown Traffic, Wentrup, Berlin
Cinématique, esthétique, politique, hermétique, art:concept, Paris
SHAZAM!, c/o – Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
2009 L’exposition rayonnante, FRAC Limousin, Limoges
Art Foundation Mallorca, Centro Cultural Andratx CCA, Andratx
Festival de la création du Centre Pompidou, Conciergerie, Paris
Anabasis. Rituals of Homecoming, curated by Adam Budak, Ludwik Grohman
Villa, Lodz
Birds love fish, CHERT, Berlin
Sculpture show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Un plan simple (Perspective – Scène – Écran), Maison populaire, Centre d’art
Mira Phalaina , Paris-Montreuil
Athens Biennale: Heaven, Athens
Le sang d´un poète, Biennale Estuaire Nantes < > St. Nazaires, curated by Adam
Budak & Laurence Gateau, Hangar à bananes, St. Nazaire
Art by the Sea, Beaufort 03, Ostend
Jean-Luc Blanc: Opéra Rock, curated by Alexis Vaillant, CAPC Musée d`Art
Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
2008 Sphinxx, curated by Alexis Vaillant, Modern Art, London
La Fete Est Permanente / The Eternal Network, FRAC – Champagne-Ardenne,
Reims
A show of many parts, each part more spectacular and elaborate than the last,
curated by Kirsty Ogg, The City Gallery, Leicester
7th Gwangju Biennale, Korea
Art Berlin Contemporary 2008, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Family and Friends, Anton Kern, New York
Lust warande, Skulpturenpark, Tilburg
Mystery of the Invisible Clock, curated by Joshua Nathanson, Karyn Lovegrove
House, Hancock Park, Los Angeles
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Mission: to interpret and understand
contemporary art, Barbican Art Gallery, London
2007 L.A. Desire, Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf
Pale Carnage, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Imagination becomes Reality. Werke aus der Sammlung Goetz, ZKM – Museum
für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
Galleri MGM, Oslo
Pale carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol
2006 Implosion, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Pelouses autorisées, Parc de la Villette, Paris
The Triumph of Painting, Part 4, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Angela Bulloch, A K Dolven, Olafur Eliasson, Ceal Floyer, Liam Gillick, Lothar
Hempel, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Galleri MGM, Oslo
I Love My Scene: Scene 1, cur. by Jose Freire, Mary Boone Gallery, New York
2005 Growing Up Absurd, Problems of Youth in the Organized System,
Herbert Read Gallery, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Kent
The difference between you and me, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
Imagination becomes Reality. Part II. Painting Surface Space, Sammlung Goetz,
München (cat.)
Bidibidobidiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Eberhard Havekost “Marvel” / Lothar Hempel, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
World artists now!, Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, Japan
Tombola, Kjubh, Köln
2004 She’s Come Undone, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery,
New York (curated by Augo Arbizo)
Now is a Good Time, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (curated by Dean
Valentine)
The Snow Show, Tate Liverpool, Grande Bretagne
The Snow Show, Cities of Kemi and Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finnland (curated by
Lance Fung)
Art Unlimited, Art 35 Basel 2004, Art Basel
RHINEGOLD – Art from Cologne, Tate Liverpool
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Millers Terrace, London
The drawing project, Vamiali’s, Athen’s, Grèce
Creative Growth, CCA, San Francisco, USA
2003 Hands Up, Baby, Hands Up! 160 Jahre Oldenburger Kunstverein, 160 Arbeiten
auf Papier, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg
Dark Shadows, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
2002 Schöne Aussicht, Herr Schweins!, Galerie Otto Schweins, Cologne
It’s Unfair! Museum de Pavilijoens, Almere
Accrochage, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Internationales Netzwerk, Fluxus und die Folgen, Karstadt Wiesbaden
Les vertus sont des titres, les souffrances sont des droits, Exposition de la
collection du Frac Poitou- Charentes, Hôtel saint simon et Théâtre
d’Angoulème, Angoulème
2001 A new horizon, Art:Concept, Paris
Uniform: Order and Disorder, P.S.1, New York
Und keiner hinkt – 22 Wege vom Schwegler wegzukommen, Museum Kurhaus
Kleve, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
Drawings, Galeria Salis, Rome
I LOVE New York, Anton Kern, New York
Signatures, The Miami Arts Center, Miami
Beauty Of Intimacy – Lens and Paper, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
2000 Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture, Museum
of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL)
10 Jahre Ars Futura, Ars Futura, Zurich
Portraitartig 16 Positionen, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne
The Beauty of Intimicy – Lens and Paper, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag/
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden / Kunstraum Innsbruck
1999 Proposals for a show, AC Project Room, New York
oldNEWtOWn, Casey Kaplan, New York
Ars Viva, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
Who, if not we?, (cur. Yilmaz Dziewior) Elizabeth Cherry Contemporary Art,
Tucson (AZ)
Nur Wasser lässt sich leichter schneiden, Projektraum Hafen, Hamburg
Dessins, Forde Gallery, Geneva
Officina Europa, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna
1998 Conspirazione, Collection ReRebaudengo, Turino
Roommates, Van Loon Museum Amsterdam
Yesterday Begins Tomorrow: Ideals, Dreams, and the Contemporary Awakening,
(cur. Francesco Bonami) Bard College, Long Island (NY)
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
El Niño, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
ars viva 98/99 – Installationen, Brandenburgische Kunstsammlungen Cottbus /
Kunstverein Braunschweig / Portikus Frankfurt am Main
Büro Friedrich, Berlin
Zone, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
1997 Group Show: Painting, Photography, Drawing, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Aura, (with Walter Dahn, Rosemarie Trockel & Dirk Bell) Ars Futura, Zurich
X 2, (cur. Andreas Spiegel) Wiener Secession, Vienna
Panic, ICA, London / UK, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
Surprisen, (cur. Jörn Bötnagel & Eva Meyer Hermann) Kunsthalle Nürnberg
Bring your own walkman, (cur. Jack Jaeger) W 139, Amsterdam
Delta, (cur. Francesco Bonami) Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Cologne show, Goetheinstitut Turin
1996 Glockengeschrei nach Deutz, das Beste aller Seiten!, Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
This is really nice, a project with students from the royal academy of arts,
Aircondition, Copenhagen
TRAFFIC, (cur. Nicolas Bourriaud) CAPC Musée, Bordeaux
PUSH UPS, The Factory, Athens
Auto Reverse 2, Le Magasin, Grenoble
How will we behave?, Robert Prime Gallery, London
Escape Attempts, (cur. Simon Sheik & Globe) Christiania, Copenhagen
1995 Atomic!, Oberwelt, Stuttgart
Auto Reverse, Centre Européen de la Culture, Geneva
The Video Collection, Filmfestival Knokke, Knokke
Figures, Le Parvis, Centre Le Meridien, Ibos
Moral Maze, (cur. Liam Gillick & Philippe Parreno) Le Consortium, Dijon
Stoppage, (cur. Liam Gillick) CCC Tours, Villa Arson, Nice
I Confess, Nicolaij Art Center, Copenhagen
Purple 8 1/2, (cur. Purple Prose) Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris
L‘Hiver de l‘Amour, Part 2, P.S.1, New York (NY)
Aperto, previously unreleased!, (cur. Sabrina Grassi) APAC, Nevers
Photomontage, Le Consortium, Dijon
Labyrinthe Morale, (cur. Liam Gillick & Philippe Pareno) L‘Usine, Dijon
X/Y, (cur. Christine van Asche) Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Palast der Künste, utopie macht endlos…(Lotus Club), Kölnischer Kunstverein,
Cologne
1994 Sonne München, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Homegrown, Lotus Club, Cologne
Grand Prix, Air de Paris, Nice
L‘Hiver de l‘Amour, ARC Musée d‘Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Rue des Marins, Air de Paris, Nice
Residence Secondaire, Galerie Sabrina Grassi, Paris
20, (cur. Tomaso Corvi-Mora) Galleria Pascale Laccese, Milan
Caravanserai, W 139, Amsterdam
L‘Hiver de l‘Amour, Part 2, P.S.1, New York (NY)
Henry Bond, Olafur Eliasson, Lothar Hempel, Saga Basement, Copenhagen
Das Studium der Kunstgeschichte…, Schleifschnecke, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
Miniatures, The Agency, London
Mixbild, Galerie Esther Schipper und Michael Krome, Cologne
13 Levels of Meaning, with Henry Bond, Ars Futura, Zurich
Atomic, Neurotic, Ecstatic, (cur. Hendrik Larsson) The New ROOM, Gothenburg
1993 Some artists I’ve been thinking about who fall under the title of: Wouldn’t it be
more pluralistic to embrace turmoil and / or violence?,
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Galerie Esther Schipper at the Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica
Biennale di Venezia, APERTO, Venice
Summer Show, Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne
Future Book Collection, Air de Nice, Nice
Fuck the System,Villa Rossi, Lucca
Food for Thought, (cur. Felix Gonzalez-Torres) Franklin Furnace, New York
Phenylovethylamour, Unfair 1993, project by Lothar Hempel and Carsten Hoeller,
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Unplugged, (cur. Nicholas Bourriaud), Inter Conti, Cologne
jeder kind is van marmer, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam
Christmasshop, Air de Paris, Paris
Video, Galerie Sabrina Grassi, Paris
1992 Prince, Madonna, Marky Mark & Cinderella, Ancient Etablissement Sacré, Liège
Paradise Europe, BIZART, Copenhagen
Tattoo Collection, Air de Paris & Urbi et Orbi at the Jennifer Flay Gallery, Paris ;
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne / Andrea Rosen, New York
Galerie Pasquale Leccese, Milan
Multiples, Lukas & Hoffmann, Berlin
Lying on top of a building the clouds seemed to be nearer than they had when I
was the street, Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, D; Le Case d’Arte, Milan
Rest in Peace, Esther Schipper, Cologne
Events
Trinkwasser! Jazz Festival Köln, Cologne, 1995
Wie kann ich sagen, was ich denke, bevor ich höre, was ich sage! (Together with
Carsten Höller) a production by Casino I., Roter Salon in the Volksbühne, Berlin
King’s Cross Project, Public Art Development Trust, London

Bibliography
Monographs / Solo Exhibitions Catalogues
2012
Wunderkammer. Autocenter, Berlin
2011
Suedehead, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2008
Il Casanova di Federico Fellini: Lothar Hempel, published by Douglas Hyde Gallery,
Dublin
2007
Lothar Hempel – Alphabet City, Le Magasin, Grenoble
2006
Umbrella, Anton Kern, New York
2005
Butterfly, c/o – Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
2002
Propaganda, ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Concentrations 42. Lothar Hempel, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Lothar Hempel – Fleisch: Maschine, Magnani, London
2001
Lothar Hempel, Magnet, Art: Concept, Paris
1998
Lothar Hempel. Kunstschnee will schmilzen, Sonderdruck aus ars viva 98/99 –
Installationen (Hg.: Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI), Köln
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2012
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2008
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2007
Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Bristol/Dundee
2005
Imagination Becomes Reality, München, Sammlung Goetz, Ein Ausstellungszyklus zum
Bildverständnis aktueller Kunst. Part II: Painting Surface Space. Julian Göthe,
Eberhard Havekost, Lothar Hempel, Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, Frank
Nitsche, Veron Urdarianu. hrsg. von Ingvild Goetz & Rainald Schumacher
World artists now! , Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha
The Snow Show, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London
2001
Art – Pop – City, Büro Friedrich, Berlin
Uniform: Order and Disorder, P.S.1, New York
2000
Helga Meister: Und keiner hinkt – 22 Wege vom Schwegler wegzukommen, Museum
Kurhaus, Kleve
The Beauty of Intimacy – Lens and Paper, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag / Staatliche
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden / Kunstraum Innsbruck
1999
Officina Europa, Galleria d’arte moderna Bologna
1998
Ars viva 98/99 – Installationen, Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI, Köln
El Niño, Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach
Kunstschnee will schmilzen, Bureau Amsterdam, Stedelijk Musem, Amsterdam
1997
X2, Wiener Secession, Vienna
Delta, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Surprisen 2, Kunsthalle Nürnberg
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7e Semaine Internationale de Vidßeo (S.I.V.), Centre pour l´Image contemporaine SaintGervais, Geneva
1996
PUSH UPS, The Factory, Athens Fine Arts School, Athens
TRAFFIC, CAPC Musée d´art contemporain, Bordeaux
1995
X/Y, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
I Confess, Nicolaij Art Center, Copenhagen
1994
L’Hiver de l’Amour, ARC, Paris
Bewegungslehre, Buchholz und Buchholz, Cologne
1993
Unfair 1993, Cologne
XLV Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Aperto ’93, Milan
AMOKKOMA, Journal Oriental, Vol. I – Nr. 3
1992
Paradise Europe, BizArt Forlag, Copenhagen

Public Collections
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
FRAC Champagne, Reims
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK), Leipzig
Sammlung Goetz, München
Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy
Honart Museum / Ebrahim Melamed Collection
Saatchi Collection, London
Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

Lothar Hempel – CV

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