Khen Shish
Khen Shish, Tunis Mon Amour

Khen Shish, Anyway You Turn It, You Get a Heart

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Born in 1970 in Safed, Israel
Lives and works in Tel Aviv

1995  BFA, The Art institute, Oranim Academic College, Kiryat Tivon
1999  MFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2000  Studied at Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv
Studied at the New Seminar for Visual Culture, Theory, and Criticism

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1995  Installation at the Protestant Church, Wadi Nisnas, Haifa (cat.)
1997  "Henna", Beit-Hagefen Gallery, Haifa (with Rana Bishara)
1998  "Part Time Witch", Jerusalem Artists House
1999  "The Goat and the Sesame", Antea Gallery, Jerusalem
2000  "Buongiorno Giotto", Department of Photography Gallery, Bezalel Academy of Art and
Design, Jerusalem
2003  "Birthday", Hagar Gallery, Jaffa (cat.)
2005  "La Vie en Rose", Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2006  "Transit", Kodra Visual Arts Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece (cat.)
"I was Kidnapped by Indians", The University Art Gallery, University of Haifa (cat.)
2008  "This Damned Heart of Mine", Habers Gallery, Vienna
"Nerves Sing", Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009  "Fire, Smoke, and Scales", Oranim Gallery for Israeli Art, Kiryat Tivon
"Ornements et plis", Hagalleria, Paris
2010  "In the Black Distance: Lea Nickel and Khen Shish", Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod (cat.)
2013 "I Didn't Have the Heart to Wake You", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv (cat.)
2014 "Handmade Bombs", C1, Berlin
2015 "De Kooning and Me – Family", Kibbutz Beeri Gallery, Kibbutz Beeri
"Tunisian Bride", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions

1995  "Gathering on the 5th Floor", New Central Bus Station, Tel Aviv
"Point", Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa
"Artic: Recipients of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships", The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University (cat.)
1997  "Artic: Recipients of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships", Museum of 
Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (cat.)
"Sixty Horsepower", Installations in Wadi Nisnas, Haifa (cat.)
1998  "The House in Musrara 3", Musrara Gallery, Jerusalem
"Seeing with your Fingertips", the New Art Workshop, Ramat Eliyahu, Rishon-Lezion
1999  Biennale degli Artisti Giovani, Rome (cat.)
"Hidden, Latent, Unknown", Ami Steinitz Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
"Look Mamma Look", The Old Bezalel, Jerusalem (in the framework of Art Focus)
"Artic: Recipients of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships", Museum of 
Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (cat.)
"Here and Not From Here", WIZO Design College, Haifa (cat.)
"Sister", Jerusalem Artists House (cat.)
2000  "Exile: Recipients of the Anglo-Israeli Photographic Award (Multi-Exposure)", Hamumch
Gallery, Tel Aviv; Wigmore Fine Art Gallery, London (cat.)
2002  "BodyCase", RAM Foundation Gallery, Rotterdam
"Mother Tongue", Museum of Art, Ein-Harod (cat.)
2003  "Young Israeli Art: The Jacques and Eugenie O'Hana Collection", Tel Aviv Museum of Art (cat.)
"The Promise, the Land", OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria (cat.)
"There are Flowers", Line 16 Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Scar", The New Gallery, Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem (cat.)
2004  "Intensive Care", Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2005  "Recipients of the Ministry of Culture and Sport Awards", Tel Aviv Museum of Art (cat.)
2006  "Sigalit Landau, Gal Weinstein, Khen Shish", Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Present Now: Art of the Land 5", Reading Power Station Compound, Tel Aviv
2007  "Young Israeli Art: Recipients of the Legacy Heritage Fund Prize", Helena Rubinstein 
Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (cat.)
"Traces 3: The Third Biennale for Drawing in Israel", Jerusalem Artists House (cat.)
"Manual Labor", Beit-Hagefen Gallery, Haifa (cat.)
"Selected Artists", Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
"The Other Sea", Jerusalem Artists House (cat.)
"Looking at the Trees and Seeing More than the Forest: from Raffi Lavie's House", Givon 
Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008  "Short Cuts", Habers Gallery, Vienna
"Near and Apparent: Connections and Contexts from the Benno Kalev Collection", The 
Open Museum, Tefen industrial Park (cat.)
"Rooms of Their Own: Art, Video, and Installation", Ticho House, The Israel Museum
Jerusalem
"NOIR", Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009  "Osculation Point: A Dialogue Between Image and Word, from the Benno Kalev Collection", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
"In Drawers", Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
"Selected Artists", Hagalleria, Paris
"Spring – Summer", The Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri
"League: 101 Tel Aviv Female Artists", Amiad Center, Jaffa
"Consolation", Inga Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
"Israeli Art Now", Naomi Arin Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada
2010  "Day Light", Nechoshtan Compound, Tel Aviv
"Recipients of the Ministry of Culture and Sports Awards", Herzliya Museum of
Contemporary Art (cat.)
2011  "The Museum Presents Itself — Israeli Art from the Museum Collection", Tel Aviv 
Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (cat.)
"New on Paper", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (cat.)
2012  "The Happy Mummy", Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (cat.)
2013 "Summer Exhibition", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Momentum — Paris – Tel Aviv – Paris", Minotaure Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Scar", Petah Tikva Museum of Art
"Curator: Yona Fischer Beginnings of a Collection", Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod (cat.)
"Time of Human Experience", Inga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2014 "Confrontation", Galerie La Minotaure, Paris
"Mazal U'Bracha - Myth and Superstition in Contemporary Israeli Art", Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv, curator: Carmit Blumensohn (cat.)
2015 "Beuys, Beuys, Beuys", The Artists' House, Tel Aviv, curator: Liav Mizrahi
2016 NordArt 2016, Israeli Pavilion, Germany

Prizes and Awards

1994  America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship
1996-1998 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships
1999  The Anglo-Israeli Photographic Award (Multi-Exposure): grant to make a project in London
2003  Eugen Kolb Foundation Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2004  Young Artist Award, Ministry of Culture and Sport
America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant for a stay abroad
2007  Legacy Heritage Fund Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Artist in Residence, Cité des Arts, Paris
2009  The Ministry of Culture and Sport Award
2013 Landau Foundation Prize for Painting

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