Bio

Biographical Notes

Born in Israel, 1956-2018
Lived and worked in Tel Aviv

2009-2018 ❘ Curator of Hamidrasha gallery, Tel Aviv
2007-2018 ❘ Teacher at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
2001-2018 ❘ Teacher at Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel
1983-2005 ❘ Teacher at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, Givatayim, Israel
1993-2004 ❘ Teacher at Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv
1995-1996 ❘ Student at the New Seminar for Visual Culture, Criticism and Theory, Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv
1978-1982 ❘ Student at the Avni School of Art, Tel Aviv

Solo Exhibitions

2019 | Weeping Willow, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2017 ❘ “1+0+1=2″, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016 | Behind all this Hides a Great Happiness, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015 ❘ The Collector – Dana Gallery, Yad Mordehay
2013 ❘ The Life, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012 ❘ Sussita, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2013 | The Sky is Blue Because We Live Inside the Eye of a Blue-Eyed Giant 
2011 ❘ Folk Tune, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2011 ❘ Boaz Arad, Video and Photography, The Morel Derfler Gallery, Vizo Academy, Haifa
2009 ❘ Kings of Israel, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 ❘ Hitler and I, virtual exhibition, Bezalel’s History & Theory website (http://bezalel.secured.co.il/zope/home/he/1252746792/1253422292)
2009 ❘ Screenings, Tegen 2 Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
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

2019
• The True Artist, Fake News Fack truth, Haifa Museum of Art

2018
• From the Artist’s Diary, Hermann Struck Museum, Haifa
• Teacher’s Choice, Basis For Art and Culture
• The Map, Musa- Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
• When the Jay feeds the Cuckoo, Art Center and Gallery, Ma’a lot Tarshicha. Curator: Ronia Harari
• ShowReal, Bezalel Photography Gallery

2017
• Zumu, Yeruham. Curator: Milana Gitzin Adiram
Neuland Theodor Herzel, Jewish Museum of Switzerland
• A Full Cart, Historical train station Kefar Yehoshua. Curators: Neta Habar and Ayelet Herzwolf
• Taboo, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2016
• Art School, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curator: Avi Lubin
• The B lack Art, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ron Bartos
• Sanctification of the Body, Meshuna gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Yael Fibak Ilan
• A New Horizon for New Horizons, Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod. Curators: Prof. Gila Ballas, Dalia Danon and Yaniv Shapira
• Sotto lo stesso cielo (Under the Same Sky), Pino Pascali Foundation in Polignano a Mare, Apulian, Italy
• A New Horizon for new horizons, Ein Harod museum
• Staring Back at the Sun, Towson University, USA

2015
• Wandering Jew: the mirror of art, Mane Katz museum, Haifa
• Donkey Now, Beer Sheva museum
• Anthology, The Artists House, Jerusalem

2014
• Made of stone, The Roman Square Jerusalem
• They are painting flowers, Jaffa saloon
• Milano trienalla

2013
• See Under Actor, Petach Tikva Museum
• The Zionist Artwork Award, The Spaceship Gallery, Tel Aviv
• The Compromised Land, Neuberger Museum of Art
• Aet Love, Hamishkan, Holon
• Recoco, Life Under Representational, Bet Yam Museum
• Ebisu Festival of Art and Alternatives Visions, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan.
• Invito Mostra Israel, Reinventing the Future, Macro Testaccio Roma

2011
• Recoco, Life Under Representational Regims Kunsthalle Exnergassm, WUK, Vienna
• Blowing on a Hairy Shoulder, Grief Hunter examines the relationships between origin Through video, photography, drawing and sculpture.
• Gordon and I, ICA Philadelphia
• ACHTUNG! ACHTUNG!, EX GIL, Roma

2010
• Untaken photograph, Museum of Modern Art, Lijublijana
• Reesonance Boxes, Reuven museum, Tel aviv
• Newbarbrism, Rotshild 12, Tel Avia
• Decadence Now! Visions of Excess, Galerie Rudolfinumu, Prague
• Overview israeli video 2000
• Gefiltefish, Haifa Museum
• O God, Hanina Gallerym, Tel Aviv
• Annunciation, Video and sculptur, Hanina Gallerym, Tel Aviv
• Leaders, Petach Tiquva Museum

2009
• hulululu (abroad-road-road), P8 gallery, Tel Aviv (curator: Rakefet Viner Omer)
• Fucking Tourists, Hotel Galini, Athens, Greece (Curators: Konstantinos Dagritzikos & Yael Messer)
• Entartung, Degenerate Art, Dan Gallery (curator: Maayan Amir)
• Starter, Ironi H Gallery (curators:Eli Barak, Ofra Harnam, Naama Ben yosef)
• Your Cat is Dead, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv (curator: Doron Rabina)
• Tel Aviv Time, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (curator: Nili Goren)

2008
• Good Kids, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
• 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 Hifa (curator: Ruti Direktor; cat.)
• Untitled, The Art Gallery(with Miki Kratsman), University of Haifa, Hifa (curator: Ruti Direktor; cat.)
• Equal and Less Equal(with Miki Kratsman), Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem (curator: Raphie Etgar)
• Double Exposure: Middle-Eastern Rooftops (with Tsibi Geva and Miki Kratsman), Makor Gallery, New York
• Wanderland: Israel – Palestine(with Miki Kratsman), Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany (curator: Martin Hentschel; cat.)
• Canal Street, VideoTrip, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
• Five Wall Paintings, The Midrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv (curator: Doron Rabina)

2005
• Alphabet: Contemporary Israeli Art (with Miki Kratsman), Kristinehamns konstmuseum, Sweden
• Etched Voices, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem (curators: Yehudit Shendar and Sorin Heller)
• Why Don’t You Say It?, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya (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 Kratsmanm, 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, Haifa
• Everything Could Be Seen, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery, Umm el-Fahem (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, Künstraum Kreuzberg, Künstlerhaus Bethanie, Berlin (cat.)
• Mifkad, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv (with Miki Kratsman)
• Gordon and I, 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, Israel (The Annunciation, 100 Beats, Safam, Hebrew Lesson, Marcel Marcel)

2005
• Alphebet: Israeli Contemporary Art, Kristinhams Konstmuseum, Sweden
• 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

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