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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 […]

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. 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, […]

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 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 […]

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. 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 […]

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 Arts Council, 8BC and Danceteria. His works in sculpture, video and installation have been exhibited at the Chelsea Art Museum (New York), the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, the Tel Aviv Museum, The Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Museum Beelden aan Zee (Scheveningen) and the State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg).

Katzenstein has participated in the São Paulo Art Biennial (1991), the Venice Biennale (2001), the International Art Biennial of Buenos Aires (first prize, 2002), the Biennale in Poznań, and the 9th Istanbul Biennial (2005).

His performance works have been shown in theatres and galleries in London, Berlin, San Francisco, Cardiff (Wales), Santiago de Compostela (Spain), New York and Tel Aviv.

Uri Katzenstein lived in Tel Aviv and taught at the Department of Fine Art at the University of Haifa. He was 67 years when he died.


Education
1976-1979 Art Institute, San Francisco, California
1974-1976 Indiana University, Indiana
1972-1973 Avni Institute of Art and Design, Tel Aviv

Teaching
2002-present University of Haifa, Arts Faculty
1998-2002 Beit Berl College, Faculty of Arts – Hamidrasha, Head of the Department of
Sculpture

Selected Solo Exhibitions2017 Anna’s Assignment, Anna Akhmatova Literary and Memorial Museum, St.
Petersburg, Russia
2015 Backyard, Midlife Retrospective, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
2011 Weight, Digital Art Lab, Holon
2008 Room of Hope, Goren Gallery, the Academic College, Emek Yzreel
2007 Hope Machines, CCA Tel Aviv | Galerie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
2004 Vehicles, Trace Gallery, Cardiff, Wells, UK
2001 Home, Venice Biennale, the Israel Pavilion
2000 Families, Duke University, North Carolina, USA
The Family of Brothers, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1996 Love Dub, Artists’ Studio, Tel Aviv
1993 Missive, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1987 Works, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
1981 New no.2, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 11th Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania
2016 Men and Women from the Museum’s Collection, Bar-David Museum of Art and
Judaica, Bar’am
(dis)place, Ashdod Art Museum
2015 Blood Printing, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Capsule at Jessi Cohen, the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
2014 Over the Rooftops of Berlin, Galerie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Fine Mechanics, the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
2013 Three Trees, no-se-no, New York, USA
Hood-iconophilia, Manofim – Jerusalem Contemporary Art Festival
About Stupidity, the Petah Tikva Museum of Art
2012 Yom Gagtzi Music Performance, Ozen Bar, Tel Aviv | MoBY: Museum of Bat Yam, Bat
Yam
Hollow, the 2nd Biennale of Israeli Internet Art
2011 Resonance Boxes, Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv
Ad-dress, Jerusalem Artists House
u.a.i, Habait Halavan, Nir Oz
Neo-Barbarism, Rothschild 69 projects, Tel Aviv
Constructiodeconstruction, Tape Modern, Berlin, Germany
Weight, the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
2010 Evett, HaMidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv
Bread and Roses, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv
Poeteka, Festival of Poetry, Tirana, Albenia
Ciclo de Video Arte, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Erased Walls, the 3rd Mediations Biennale, Posnan, Poland | Bratislava, Slovakia |
Berlin, Germany
Trembling Time, Tate Modern, London, UK
2009 Who am I and what is my name? NCCA, Ekaterinburg, Russia | MoCA: Museum of
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
P.O.V Israeli Photography, Hatahana, Tel Aviv
Factory, Yom Gagtzi, MoBY: Museum of Bat Yam
Family Pictures, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2008 AIACE Invideo Festival, the Israeli representative, Milano, Italy
Israel in den Augen lokaler FilmemacherInnen, Top Kino, Vienna, Austria
Territorial Bodies, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, Holland
Memo, artlv. Caretakers, the Balcony, Tel Aviv
Degenerate Art, Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv
Israeli Short Works, Jerusalem Film Festival, Jerusalem Cinematheque
The White Sport, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv
Fresh Paint, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv
VideoZone – 4, Opening Performance, Radio HALAS, the Israeli Center for Digital Art,
Holon
2007 Pathos, Gallery Dieter Reitz, Kassel, Germany
Sipa: Seoul International Prints, Photography Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
Asia – Europe Mediations, National Gallery Po, Poland
Hapzura, sound interventions, the Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
La La Major, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya
2006 Maf06, New Media Arts Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
Trace: In New York, Franklin Furnace, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Karamel, Azoi Herzel, Jerusalem Film Festival, the Chan Theatre, Jerusalem
Hope Machine (2nd version), Hearat Shulayim, Bloomfield Science Museum,
Jerusalem
2005 Little Red Riding Hood, Dot Fifty One, Art Bazel, Miami, USA
Realizing a Future, Contemporary Voices, the Jewish Museum, NYC, USA
Zoya vs. Igal. Referee: Uri Katzenstein, Galerie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Hunger, the Jerusalem Film Festival, Kalisher Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on*, Chelsea Art Museum, NYC, USA
2004 Alphabet, Gavel Konstcentrum, Stockholm, Sweden
The Puppet Show, Zman Leomanut, Tel Aviv
Video Zone, Cinematheque, Tel Aviv
2003 The Claim of Images, KunstMuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
(Pro)cmotp, Home, the Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Families of Men, the Art Department Study Gallery, University of Haifa, Haifa
Haifa 2nd International Installation Triennale, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
Communication Interferences, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
Art Focus, Contemporary Israeli Art, various exhibition venues, Jerusalem
2002 Parallel Worlds, K&S Gallery, Berlin, Germany
First Prize, 2
nd Biennale Internacional de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Perfume, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv
Borders of Sculpture, Tefen Museum, Tefen
Where are the Children? Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv
Self Portrait, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
2001 Self Reflection, Artists’ House, Tel Aviv
Israeli Video Art, the University Gallery, University of Haifa, Haifa
1999 Back Room Noise, Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Drawing the Line, Ambrogonio Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
Wonderland, the New Studio, Ramat Eliyahu
Fantasia, Arad Museum, Arad | MoBY, Bat Yam
7/10, Artists’ Studio, Tel Aviv
Works on Paper, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv
Local Ready Made, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1997 Series, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv
4
the Biennale of Sculpture, Ein Hod
Memo/Random, Ami Steinitz Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
1996 Ketav, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Visions of a New Morning, Hambach Palace, Germany
Signs, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1995 Ritual Reality, Channel 2, Israeli Television
1994 Dejavoodoo, Art Focus, the Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
The Suitcase, Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
1993 Recent Acquisitions, the Jewish Museum, NY, USA
Worum Gehts, Romer Museum, Hildesheim, Germany
Makom, Contemporary Art from Israel, Museum of Modern Art, Shtiffung, Ludwig,
Vienna
Anti-Pathos, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1992 Who is Signed Under the Duck? Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
Design Line Art, the Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
Post-Script, the Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1991 Israeli Art around the 90’s, Panta Rai, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Ermany Artists’ House,
Moscow
São Paulo Art Biennial, the Israeli Presentation, Sao Paolo, Brazil
1990 Opening Exhibition, Artists’ Studio, Tel Aviv
st Biennale of Sculpture, Ein Hod
1989 Artists for Human Rights, Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
Eclipse, Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
1988 Forty from Israel, Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA
The Critics Choice, Artifact Gallery, Tel Aviv
Fresh Paint, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1987 Theatrical Views, Kalisher 5 Gallery, Tel Aviv
Solo Exhibition, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
1984 Sound Art, Baca, Brooklyn, NY, USA
This is Not a Sculpture, the Kitchen, NYC, NY, USA
1983 Live Radio with Isaac Jackson, Fashion Moda, NY | WBAI Radio, NY, USA
Yom Gagatzi, 8/BC, NY, USA

Selected Live Performances

2016 Yom Gagatzi, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Men Explain Things to Me, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
UKOIDM at Tectonics Festival, Tmuna Theatre, Tel Aviv
UKOIDM, Levontin 7, Tel Aviv
UKRS, Urban Art Rave at Bascula, Tel Aviv
Instrumenta, Jaffa Museum, Tel Aviv
UKRS, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya
Experimental Israel, Radio HALAS
2011 Weight / Where to? The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
2010 SURNAME, Mediations Biennale, Posnan, Poland
2009 Yom Gagatzi, MoBY: Museum of Art FACTORY, Bat Yam
Caretakers, Blurr, the 7th Biennale of Performance, CCA, Tel Aviv | Habama,
Jerusalem
2008 Love Song, ART, Tel Aviv
2006 Man with no Shirt, Barzilay Club, Tel Aviv
2005 Hope Machines, Hapzura: Art Lab, Holon | Hateiva, Tel Aviv
Hope Machines, the 9th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul Technological University –
M.I.A.M, Istanbul, Turkey
Hearat Shulayim, Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem
2004 Hope Machines, the Jewish Museum, NYC, USA
2003 SURNAME, the 2nd International Installation Biennale, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
2002 SURNAME, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2001 Ciclo de performances, Centro Galego de Arte, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
SURNAME, Action Express, Rachel and Israel Pollack Gallery, Tel Aviv
1998 Frogman/Mirror/Frogman, Turtle Key, London, UK | The Place, London, UK
1995 Ritual Reality no. 67, TV show
1992 Samara – a Rock Opera by Hillel Mittepunkt, Tzavta Theatre, Tel Aviv
1986 Medias, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
1984 This is Not a Sculpture, the Kitchen, NYC, NY, USA
1983 Confessione Pollo, Danceteria, the Terminal Show, NYC, NY, USA
Yom Gagatzi, Limbo Lounge, no-se-no, New York, USA
Iconic Milk Man, Brooklyn Museum, Baca, USA
1982 Of Pain and Pleasure, Fashion Moda, NYC, NY, USA
Atomic Parking Lot Muzak, Fashion Moda, NYC, NY, USA

Discography

2008 0_1 Compilation, Studio Magazine, Israel. (vocals, music in collaboration with Ohad
Fishof).
2006 C. sides compilation 2006 (”In the Garden”, vocals, music in collaboration with Binya
Reches).
2004 Anne Li – Ehud Banai. N.M.C Rec. (guest musician playing theramin on two of the
album tracks).
2003 Shabatot vechagim, compilation (the series sound track) – (vocals, music)
Remember Ben, Hed-Artzi Rec.(vocals on a reches track).
9111 Oosh – Her, Ishay Adar MCI Records (vocals on three tracks)
9111 Winston Rock Collection, Nana Disc (love song, vocals music)
Ksassa, The Electronic Fact (ORY) Records (love dub, vocals, music)
Skin O. Daayba, Earsay, The Third Ear Records (vocals, music with Ohad Fishof)
9111 Love Dub, Kasba Records LTD (vocals, music words).
Stuff, compilation Kasba Records LTD (vocals, music words)

Awards and Prizes

2005 The Fund for Video-Art and Experimental Cinema in Israel , The Center for
Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2003 Scholarship, The New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT), Tel Aviv
2002 First Prize, 2
nd Biennale Internacional de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2000 Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Isracard Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
1998 Prize, Ministry of Education and Culture
1992 George and Janet Jaffin Prize for Excellence in Plastic Arts, America-Israel Cultural
Foundation
1989 Prize for completion of project, Ministry of Education
1982 Prize for the Encouragement of Creative Art, Ministry of Education and Culture
1982 Scholarship, the Kitchen, New York, USA

 

Uri Katzenstein-CV

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