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Asaf Ben Zvi Talks about his work - Silent XI

Born in Kfar Yehezkel, 1953
Lives and works in Jerusalem  

 

Education 

1981-1985    Studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (BFA)
1983-1984    Studied at Pratt Institute, New York  

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

1986    Out of Town, Gimel Gallery, Jerusalem 
   Apple in the Garden, Gimel Gallery, Jerusalem
1987    From the Doum-Gal-Doum Drawings", Artists Studios, Aika Brown Gallery, Jerusalem
1990    Remnants of the Day, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, (cat.)
1991    White Flower, Oranim Institute for Artists Gallery, Tivon 
   Soft Spot, Julie M Gallery, Tel Aviv
1992    Silbury Hill, Julie M Gallery, Tel Aviv
1994    Magnetic Strip, Artists Studios, Tel Aviv
1995    Painting, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot Gallery
1996    His Shoes, Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv
1998    Painting from the Neck, Rachel and Israel Polak Gallery, Kalisher, Tel Aviv
1999    The Model's Nudity, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv
2000    The End of the Night, Kibbutz Nachshon Gallery
2005    Twisting Drops, Hakibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv
2006    From a Painter's Diary, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, (cat.)
2011    Valley of the Cross, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012    Forgetting Almost Everything, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, (cat.)
2013    Live Stitches - Prints from the Jerusalem Print Workshop, 
           The Jerusalem Print Workshop, (cat.)
2014    Standing River, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015    Coal Fly Ash, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2017    There Was No Mountain, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

1987    Tel-Hai 87, environmental sculpture, Tel-Hai
1988    Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
   Ecological Work, Artists Studios, Aika Brown Gallery, Jerusalem 
   Upon One of the Mountains, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1989    Israeli Art – New Acquisitions, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1990    Promise – Ten Bezalel Artists from the Last Decade, 
           Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1992    The Presence of the Absent: The Empty Chair in Israeli Art, The Genia Schreiber  
           University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1993    Recipients of the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport Prize for Painting and  
           Sculpture, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
   It Was Chilly, Mary Fauzy Gallery, Tel Aviv 
   Subtropical: Between Figuration and Abstraction, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1994    The Printer’s Imprint – Twenty Years to the Jerusalem Print Workshop, 
           The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1996    New Acquisitions at the Department of Print and Drawing, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
   From the Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1998    Israeli Art – Historical Cross-Section from the Museum Collections, 1920s to 1990s, 
           Tel Aviv Museum of Art
   Fifty Works by Israeli Artists, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco 
   Ninety Years of Israeli Art – A Selection from the Joseph Hackmey – 
           Israel Phoenix Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1999    In the Name of the Land, In the Name of the Lord – Art and Realeties in Jerusalem, 
           The Artists House, Jerusalem; curator: Ilan Wizgan
   Artfocus 3, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Jerusalem
2000    Looking Ahead: Visions of Israel, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose; 
           curator: Marie Shek
2001    Love at First Sight, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem;
           curators: Arturo Schwarz and Amitai Mendelsohn
2002    Focus on Painting, Haifa Museum of Art; curator: Daniela Talmor 
   The Second Biennial of Israeli Ceramics, Collaboration with Irit Aba, Eretz Israel 
   Museum, Tel Aviv; curator: Surin Heller 
   Running Words – On Writing in Prints, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 
           curator: Tamar Manor-Friedman
2003    First Flowers of Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; 
           curator: Tamar Manor-Friedman 
   Prints, Tobey Moss Gallery, Los Angeles
2004    A Point of View, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Ellen Ginton 
   Homage to Hanoch Levin, Haifa Museum of Art; curator: Daniela Talmor
2005    Collect 2005, Collaboration with Irit Aba, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2006    Handwriting, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Shlomit Breuer 
   Detail, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Shlomit Breuer 
2012    Parallel, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
   After, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2013    Summer Exhibition, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2017    Ingathering, 10th Anniversary to The Rappaport Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv 

 
Prizes and Awards

 

1981-1982    Scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation – Sharrett Scholarship Fund
1982-1983    Scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation – Sharrett Scholarship Fund
1987    Beatrice S. Kolliner Prize for a Young Israeli Artist, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1989    Mendel Pundik Prize for Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1991    Rafael and Hadassa Klutchkin Prize of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant
1992    Minister of Education, Culture and Sport Prize for Painting and Sculpture
1994    Israel Discount Bank Prize for an Israeli Artist, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1997    Eugen Kolb Prize for Israeli Graphic Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2011    The Rappaport Prize for an Established Israeli Painter, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
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