Biographical Notes

1956 Born in Israel
Lives and works in Tel Aviv

Since 2009 –curator of the “Midrasha” Gallery Tel Aviv

Since 2007 – Teaches art at Bezalel Academy of Art and
Design, Jerusalem
Since 2001  – Teaches art at the Midrasha School of Art,
Beit Berl Academic College, Israel
1983 – 2006 –  Teaches art at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts,
Givatayim, Israel
1993-2004 – Teaches art at Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv
1995-1996 – Studied at the New Seminar for Visual Culture,
Criticism and Theory,
Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv
1978-1982 – Studied art at the Avni School of Art, Tel Aviv


One-Person Exhibitions

2015 – The collector – Dana gallery’ Yad mordehay2015 – The collector – Dana gallery’ Yad mordeha

2013 – The Life – rosenfeld gallery ‘ Tel Aviv

2012 – Susita — Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2011 -Folk tune — Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 – Kings of Israel  – Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008 – OI VA’AVOI, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2007 – “Boaz Arad: VoozVooz,” The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (cat.)
1986 – Mapu Gallery, Tel Aviv
1985 – Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Sanctification of the body -Meshuna Gallery Tel Aviv                                                                                                      2016 – Sotto lo stesso cielo” (Under the Same Sky) Pino Pascali Foundation in Polignano a Mare, Apulian, Italy                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2016 -A  New Horizen for new horisons – Ein Harod museum                                                                                                        2016 Staring Back at the Sun  –Towson UniversityUSA

2015 -“Wandering Jew: the mirror of art” Mane Katz museum. Haifa

2015- Tel Aviv Museum collection

2015 – Donkey Now  – beer sheva museum

2015- Anthology – The Artists House Jerusalem

2014 – Made of stone  – The Roman Square jerusalem

2014 – “They are painting flowers”  Jaffa saloon                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2014 Milano trienalla

2013 See Under Actor – petach tikva Museum

2013 – The Zionist artwork prize  – The spaceship gallery tel aAviv

2013THE COMPROMISED LAND Neuberger Museum of Art

.2013 Aet Love  – Hamishkan Holon                                                                                                                                                      2013-   Recoco -life Under Representational –  Bet yam Museum                                                                                                                   2013 Ebisu festival of art and alternatives visions, metropolitan museum of photography, tokyo, japan.         2013  Invito mostra Israel – Reinventing the Future /Macro Testaccio Roma

2011 –   Recoco -life Under Representational Regims Kunsthalle exnergass /WUK Viena
2011 – Blowing on a Hairy Shoulder/ Grief Hunter examines the reletionships between origin Through video, photography, drawing and sculpture. -ICA PHILADELPHIA – Gordon and I                                                                                    2011 ACHTUNG! ACHTUNG! EX GIL – ROMA                                                                                                                                         2010 Untaken photographs – Museum of modern art Lijublijana                                                                                                                                     2010 Reesonance Boxes-Reuven museum Tel aviv                                                                                                                                2010 Newbarbrism – Rotshild 12 Tel avia                                                                                                                                                 2010 Decadence Now! Visions of Excess. Galerie Rudolfinumu Prague                                                                                               2010 Overview israeli video 2000 – 2010 Haifa Museum – Gefiltefish                                                                                               2010 “O God” Hanina Gallery Tel Aviv Annunciation Video and sculptur                                                                                                2010 “Leaders” Petach Tiquva Museum – Ben Guryon sculpture                                                                                                                      2009 hulululu (abroad-road-road), P8 gallery, Tel Aviv.       Curator: Rakefet Viner Omer                                                                     2009 Fucking Tourists, Hotel Galini, Athens, Greece.             Curators: konstantinos Dagritzikos & Yael Messer                       2009 Entartung, “Degenerate Art”, Dan Gallery.Curator: Maayan Amir                                                                                                2009 “Starter”, Ironi H Gallery.Curators:Eli Barak, Ofra Harnam, Naama Ben yosef
2009    Your Cat is Dead, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator:  Doron Rabina
2009     2009 Tel Aviv Time, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Curator: Nili Goren
2008 – Good Kids, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008 – “Self Portrait”, Cabri Gallery of Israeli Art, Israel
Minshar for Art, Art School and Culture Center
ART OF THE STATE,  Contemporary Photography and Video Art
from Israel, The Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam
“Real Time – Art in Israel 1998-2008”, Israel Museum Jerusalem (cat.)
“Access to Israel I & II– Israeli Contemporary Art,
Stadt Frankfurt Am Main (Cat.)
“Mamma’s Boy”, Bait Banamal, Tel Aviv (Cat.)
“Dead End”, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2007 – “Food for Thought: A Video Art Sampler,” The Jewish Museum, New York
– “Surrealism and Beyond,” The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
– “This is Not Israeli Art,” Tmuna Theater, Tel Aviv (curator: Maayan Amir)
– “Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art,”
The Jewish Museum, New York
– “Temporally,” The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
(curator: Hadas Maor; cat.)
2006 – “Storytellers,” The Art Gallery, University of Haifa
(curator: Ruti Direktor; cat.)
– “Untitled,” The Art Gallery, University of Haifa (with Miki Kratsman)
(curator: Ruti Direktor; cat.)
– “Equal and Less Equal,” Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
(with Miki Kratsman) (curator: Raphie Etgar)
– “Double Exposure: Middle-Eastern Rooftops,” Makor Gallery,
New York (with Tsibi Geva and Miki Kratsman)
– “Wanderland: Israel – Palestine,” Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld,
(with Miki Kratsman) (curator: Martin Hentschel; cat.)
– “Canal Street” as part of “VideoTrip”, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
– “Five Wall Paintings,” The Midrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv
(curator: Doron Rabina)
2005 – “Alphabet: Contemporary Israeli Art,” Kristinehamns konstmuseum,
Sweden (with Miki Kratsman)
– “Etched Voices,” Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
(curators: Yehudit Shendar and Sorin Heller)
– “Why Don’t You Say It?,” Herzliya Museum of Art (curator: Michal Heiman)
– “1889 (Braunau, Austria) – 1945 (Berlin, Germany),”
Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
– “November 4, 1995: Assassination in Retrospect,” Bezalel Gallery,
Tel Aviv
(with Miki Kratsman) (curator: Dana Arieli-Horowitz)
– “Blanks,” The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (with Miki Kratsman)
(curators: Joshua Simon and Sergio Edelsztein; cat.)
2004 – “Alphabet: Contemporary Israeli Art,” Stockholmsmässan
(Stockholm International Fairs) (with Miki Kratsman)
– Recipients of the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport Prizes exhibition,
Haifa Museum of Art
– “Everything Could Be Seen,” Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
(with Miki Kratsman) (curator: Ariella Azoulay)
– “What is it that makes contemporary houses so different
and so charming?” Kav 16 Gallery, Tel Aviv (curator: Galia Yahav)
2003 – “Wonderyears: New Reflections on the Shoah and Nazism
in Israeli Society,” NGBK, Berlin; Künstraum Kreuzberg /
Künstlerhaus Bethanie, Berlin (cat.)
– “Mifkad,” Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv (with Miki Kratsman)
– “Gordon and I,” as part of “VideoTrip”, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
– “Border Counter,” 50th Venice Biennale (with Miki Kratsman)
– “Border Counter,” Roomade Gallery, Brussels (with Miki Kratsman)
– Art Focus 4 International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Museum of the
Underground Prisoners, Jerusalem (with Miki Kratsman)
(curators: Suzanne Landau and Yigal Zalmona; cat.)
2002 – “Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery / Recent Art,” The Jewish Museum,
New York (curator: Norman L. Kleeblatt; book)
– “Something Local,” Contemporary Art Project, Weizman Square,
Holon, Israel
2001 – “A4,” Alon High School, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
– “Storytellers,” Pe’er Gallery – Hamidrasha, Tel Aviv
– “Igal Amir’s Victory,” Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
– “Portrait,” Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv
2000 – “The Erection in Israeli Art,” Pe’er Gallery – Hamidrasha, Tel Aviv
– “The Angel of History,” Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel
(curator: Ariella Azoulay)
– “The Disaster of Love,” Museum of Art, Ein Harod (curator: Galia Yahav)
– “The 33rd Year,” Beit Ha’am Gallery, Tel Aviv
(curators: Aïm Deüelle Lüski. Roee Rosen, Tamar Getter)
1997 – “The Museum of Irony and Love of the Land,” Beit Uri and
Rami Nehushtan, Kibbutz Ashdot Yaacov
– “Black Box,” Camera Obscura Gallery, Tel Aviv
1994 – “Israeli Art,” The Broadcasting Authority Headquarters, Hanover
1990 – Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv


Video Screenings

2010 –Home cinema –Jewish Museum London
2009 – Trembling Time: Recent Video From Israel, Tate Modern, London (Gefilte Fish, 2005)
2008  24th International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany (Gefilte Fish, 2005)
2006 – “The Sound of the Word,” The Jerusalem Khan Theater, Jerusalem
(The Annunciation, 100 Beats, Safam, Hebrew Lesson, Marcel Marcel)
2005 – “Alphebet: Israeli Contemporary Art,” Kristinhams Konstmuseum,
Sweden (21:40)
– “Homesick Home,” Zentrum fur kulturproduktion, Bern (Until When?)
– “Homemade: An Israeli Video Art Compilation,” R.R Cultural Center,
Buenos Aires (Marcel Marcel)
2004  – “Local time 7,” Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Dual Movie with Elyasaf Kowner)
– Israeli Video Art in Poland, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (Marcel Marcel)
– Vienna Jewish Film Week, The Jewish Museum, Vienna
(21:40, Great Inner Peace)
– VideoZone2: The 2nd International Video-Art Biennial in Israel,
Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Until When?)
2003 – The 2nd Annual Detroit International Video Festival, Detroit
(Marcel Marcel)
– Art In General, New York (21:40)
– Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Lattice with Miki Kratsman and Tsibi Geva)
– “Phil Collins Selection of Documentary Films by Contemporary Artists,”
Barbican Center, London (21:40)
– “Ontology of a Conflict,” Seminar for Political Documentary Film,
Ma’alot, Israel (21:40)
– Sala1 Gallery, Rome (Immense Inner Peace)
– Foundation Modern Art Centre, Lisbon (21:40)
– International Video Festival, Manchuria, China (21:40)
– Homemade: Video Art in Poland, Cytryna Cinema, Lodz, Poland
(Marcel Marcel, Canal Street)
– Screenings of The New Foundation for Cinema and Video Art, Tel Aviv
Cinematheque (21:40 with Miki Kratsman)
2002  – “Zoom In Zoom Out,” Art In General, New York (Immense Inner Peace)
– ”Black Box,” Argos, Brussels (Immense Inner Peace)
– Video Art from Israel, Orensanz Foundation Center, New York
(Marcel Marcel)
– VideoZone1: The First International Video-Art Biennial in Israel, Tel Aviv
Cinematheque (21:40); Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv (Loop)
2001 – “Local Time 4,” Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Cinematheques (Canal Street)
– Jerusalem Film Festival (Marcel Marcel, Hebrew Lesson, 100 Beats)
– “Novalog,” Stadtbank, Berlin (Immense Inner Peace)
2000  – “Local Time 3,” Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Immense Inner Peace)
1999  – “Local Time 2,” Tel Aviv Cinematheque (The Man)

“Real Time – Art in Israel 1998-2008”, Israel Museum Jerusalem (cat.)

Prizes and Awards

2006 – The Petach Tikva Museum of Art Prize
2004 – Prize to Encourage Creativity, The Israeli Ministry of Science,
Culture and Sport

2015 – The collector
2006 – The Annunciation, 5 min
2005 – Gefiltefish, 11 min
2004 – Until When?, 4:30 min
2003 – Dual Movie, with Elyasaf Kowner, 12 min
– 21:40, with Miki Kratsman, 6:30 min
– Gordon and I, 4:30 min
– Lattice, with Tsibi Geva and Miki Kratsman, 53 min
– Kelev Andalusi, 15 min (after Salvador Dalם and Luis
Buסuel’s Un Chien Andalou)
2002 – Loop, unlimited duration
– Canal Street, 2 min
– Untitled, with Miki Kratsman, 40 min
2001 – Immense Inner Peace, 6:30 min
2000 – Hebrew Lesson, 12 sec
– Marcel Marcel, 27 sec
1999  – The Man, 6 min
– 100 Beats, 1 min
– Safam (Mustache), 30 sec
– Safam 2, 13 sec


-The life – Artist book 2015
– Hemda Rosenbaum, “Talking Heads,” Achbar Ha’ir, 15 Feb. 2007 [Hebrew].
– Maya Becker, “The Nazi Hunter, Yedioth Ahronoth – 7 Nights Supplement,
9 Feb. 2007 [Hebrew]
– Galia Yahav, “Ana Frenk (*of Eastern origin),” TimeOut Tel Aviv 223,
8 Feb. 2007 [Hebrew].
– Dana Arieli-Horowitz, “Loop: Igal Amir’s Victory,” in Dana Arieli-Horowitz,
Creators in Overburden: Rabin Assassination, Art and Politics (Jerusalem:
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and Magnes Press,
the Hebrew University, 2005) [Hebrew].
– Eitan Buganim, “An Artist on Fire,” Nana, (Hebrew)
– Maaria Oikarinen, “Holokaustin hahmoja,” Historiallinen Aikakauskirja,
Finland, Feb. 2004.
– Gene Ray, “Working Out and Playing Through: Boaz Arad’s Hitler Videos”
in Gene Ray, Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory: From
Auschwitz to Hiroshima to September 11 (New York: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2005).
– Gene Ray, “Boaz Arad’s Hitler Videos,” Afterimage, Sept.-Oct. 2003.
– Ariella Azoulay, “The Return of the Repressed,” in Impossible Images:
Contemporary Art after the Holocaust, eds.: S. Hornstein, L. Levitt, and
L.J. Silberstein (New York: New York University Press, 2003), pp. 85-117.
– Dana Gilerman, “Co-existence on a Bald Head,” Haaretz, Gallery Section,
17 Sept. 2003 [Hebrew].
– Dana Gilerman, “The Trauma and the Ridicule,” Haaretz,
Gallery Section, 13 Sept. 2001 [Hebrew].
– Ariella Azoulay, “The Return of the Repressed: Hitler Representations in Israeli
Art,” Studio 124, June 2001, pp. 56-66 [Hebrew]
– Joanna Lindenbaum, “The Villain Speaks the Victim’s Language,” in Mirroring
Evil: Nazi Imagery / Recent Art, ed. Norman L. Kleeblatt, exh. cat. (New York:
The Jewish Museum and Rutgers University Press, 2001).
– Gilad Meltzer, “A Small Country with a Moustache,” Yedioth Ahronoth,
7 Days Supplement, 8 Sept. 2000 [Hebrew].




The Jewish Museum, New York
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Haifa Museum of Art                                                                                                                                                                                  Tel Aviv museum of art