Biography

Biographical Notes

Born in Israel, 1956
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 to 2006 – Teaches art at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, Givatayim, Israel
1993 to 2004 – Teaches art at Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv
1995 to 1996 – Studied at the New Seminar for Visual Culture, Criticism and Theory, Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv
1978 to 1982 – Studied art at the Avni School of Art, Tel Aviv

 

One-Person Exhibitions

2015 – The collector, Dana gallery’ Yad mordehay
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 – 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 Horizon for new horizons, Ein Harod museum
2016 – Staring Back at the Sun, Towson University, USA
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
2013 – The 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 Exnergassm, WUK, Vienna
2011 – Blowing on a Hairy Shoulder, Grief Hunter examines the relationships between origin Through video, photography, drawing and sculpture.
2011 – Gordon and I, ICA Philadelphia
2011 – ACHTUNG! ACHTUNG!, EX GIL, Roma
2010 – Untaken photograph, 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 – Gefiltefish, Haifa Museum 
2010 – O God, Hanina Gallerym, Tel Aviv
2010 – Annunciation, Video and sculptur, Hanina Gallerym, Tel Aviv 
2010 – Leaders, Petach Tiquva Museum
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 – Tel Aviv Time, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (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
2008 – Art of The State,  Contemporary Photography and Video Art from Israel, The Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam
2008 – Real Time, Art in Israel 1998-2008, Israel Museum Jerusalem (cat.)
2008 – Access to Israel I & II, Israeli Contemporary Art, Stadt Frankfurt Am Main (Cat.)
2008 – Mamma’s Boy, Bait Banamal, Tel Aviv (Cat.)
2008 – Dead End, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2007 – Food for Thought: A Video Art Sampler, The Jewish Museum, New York
2007 – Surrealism and Beyond, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2007 – This is Not Israeli Art, Tmuna Theater, Tel Aviv (curator: Maayan Amir)
2007 – Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art, The Jewish Museum, New York
2007 – Temporally, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon (curator: Hadas Maor; cat.)
2006 – Storytellers, The Art Gallery, University of Haifa Hifa (curator: Ruti Direktor; cat.)
2006 – Untitled, The Art Gallery(with Miki Kratsman), University of Haifa, Hifa (curator: Ruti Direktor; cat.)
2006 – Equal and Less Equal(with Miki Kratsman), Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem (curator: Raphie Etgar)
2006 – Double Exposure: Middle-Eastern Rooftops (with Tsibi Geva and Miki Kratsman), Makor Gallery, New York 
2006 – Wanderland: Israel – Palestine(with Miki Kratsman), Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany (curator: Martin Hentschel; cat.)
2006 – Canal Street, VideoTrip, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2006 – Five Wall Paintings, The Midrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv (curator: Doron Rabina)
2005 – Alphabet: Contemporary Israeli Art (with Miki Kratsman), Kristinehamns konstmuseum, Sweden 
2005 – Etched Voices, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem (curators: Yehudit Shendar and Sorin Heller)
2005 – Why Don’t You Say It?, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya (curator: Michal Heiman)
2005 – 1889 (Braunau, Austria) – 1945 (Berlin, Germany), Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2005 – November 4, 1995: Assassination in Retrospect, Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv (with Miki Kratsmanm, curator: Dana Arieli-Horowitz)
2005 – 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)
2004 – Recipients of the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport Prizes exhibition, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
2004 – Everything Could Be Seen, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery, Umm el-Fahem (with Miki Kratsman, curator: Ariella Azoulay)
2004 – 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, Künstraum Kreuzberg, 
Künstlerhaus Bethanie, Berlin (cat.)
2003 – Mifkad, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv (with Miki Kratsman)
2003 – Gordon and I, VideoTrip, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2003 – Border Counter, 50th Venice Biennale (with Miki Kratsman)
2003 – Border Counter, Roomade Gallery, Brussels (with Miki Kratsman)
2003 – 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)
2002 – Something Local, Contemporary Art Project, Weizman Square, Holon, Israel
2001 – A4, Alon High School, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
2001 – Storytellers, Pe’er Gallery – Hamidrasha, Tel Aviv
2001 – Igal Amir’s Victory, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2001 – Portrait, Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv
2000 – The Erection in Israeli Art, Pe’er Gallery – Hamidrasha, Tel Aviv
2000 – The Angel of History, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel (curator: Ariella Azoulay)
2000 – The Disaster of Love, Museum of Art, Ein Harod (curator: Galia Yahav)
2000 – 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
1997 – 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, Israel (The Annunciation, 100 Beats, Safam, Hebrew Lesson, Marcel Marcel)
2005 – Alphebet: Israeli Contemporary Art, Kristinhams Konstmuseum, Sweden 
2005 – Homesick Home, Zentrum fur kulturproduktion, Bern (Until When?)
2005 – 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)
2004 – Israeli Video Art in Poland, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (Marcel Marcel)
2004 – Vienna Jewish Film Week, The Jewish Museum, Vienna (21:40, Great Inner Peace)
2004 – 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)
2003 – Art In General, New York (21:40)
2003 – Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Lattice with Miki Kratsman and Tsibi Geva)
2003 – Phil Collins Selection of Documentary Films by Contemporary Artists, Barbican Center, London (21:40)
2003 – Ontology of a Conflict, Seminar for Political Documentary Film, Ma’alot, Israel (21:40)
2003 – Sala1 Gallery, Rome (Immense Inner Peace)
2003 – Foundation Modern Art Centre, Lisbon (21:40)
2003 – International Video Festival, Manchuria, China (21:40)
2003 – Homemade: Video Art in Poland, Cytryna Cinema, Lodz, Poland (Marcel Marcel, Canal Street)
2003 – 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)
2002 – Black Box, Argos, Brussels (Immense Inner Peace)
2002 – Video Art from Israel, Orensanz Foundation Center, New York (Marcel Marcel)
2002 – VideoZone1: The First International Video-Art Biennial in Israel, Tel Aviv Cinematheque (21:40)
2002 – Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv (Loop)
2001 – Local Time 4, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Cinematheques (Canal Street)
2001 – Jerusalem Film Festival (Marcel Marcel, Hebrew Lesson, 100 Beats)
2001 – 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)
1999 – 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

 

Videography

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
2003 – 21:40, with Miki Kratsman, 6:30 min
2003 – Gordon and I, 4:30 min
2003 – Lattice, with Tsibi Geva and Miki Kratsman, 53 min
2003 – Kelev Andalusi, 15 min (after Salvador Dalם and Luis Buסuel’s Un Chien Andalou)
2002 – Loop, unlimited duration
2002 – Canal Street, 2 min
2002 – Untitled, with Miki Kratsman, 40 min
2001 – Immense Inner Peace, 6:30 min
2000 – Hebrew Lesson, 12 sec
2000 – Marcel Marcel, 27 sec
1999 – The Man, 6 min
1999 – 100 Beats, 1 min
1999 – Safam (Mustache), 30 sec
1999 – Safam 2, 13 sec

 

Publications

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]

 

Collections

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