Deganit Berest
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Born in Israel, 1949; lives and works in Tel Aviv

 

Education 


1973 BFA, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Since 1974     Senior lecturer in painting and photography, the Midrasha School of Art, 

      Beit Berl Academic College, Israel (formerly Ramat Hasharon)

1978     Received the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship for studies in the USA

1980     MFA, Pratt Institute, New York

1992     Artist-in-residence, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

1998-2001     Head of the Department of Photography, the Midrasha School of Art,

Beit Berl Academic College, Israel

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

1977   Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1980     Pratt Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York

1983     The Discussion, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1985     Portraits and Landscapes, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

        Photographs 1978-1985, The Art Gallery, Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv

1986     The Art Gallery, Kibbutz Na'an, Israel

1987     Works from the Loch Ness Investigations, Gallery of the Department of Fine Arts, 

        Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

1989     Loch Ness Investigations, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; curator: Yigal Zalmona (cat.)

1991     The Bathers: The Photographs, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1993     Small Bather, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

        Blow up: Between Painting and Photography—3 Solo Exhibitions

        (with Smadar Eliasaf and Danny Tabak), Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel; 

        curator: Galia Bar Or (cat.)

1994     Select Works, The Gallery of the Art Department, University of Haifa

        Art 5 III, Inge Herbert Gallery, Berlin

        MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis

1995     8 in November: 8 Small Solo Exhibitions, 

        Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Ellen Ginton (cat.)

1996     The Art Institute Gallery, Oranim Academic College of Education, Kiryat Tivon, Israel

1997     The Montager or Broken Telephone, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1999     Couples and Threesomes, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2001     Dreams, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel; cutator: Dalia Levin (cat.)

2004     Four Chapters on Water, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa; curator: Daniella Talmor (cat.)

2005     Glasses and Stains, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2006     Sea Level (A), The Art Gallery, Bet Gabriel on the Kinneret, Tzemah, Israel; 

        curator: Gideon Ofrat (cat.)

2009     Sea Level (B): Pigment Prints on Paper 2006-2008, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2010     White on White (guest artist: Dror Daum), Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

        Sea Level, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto (cat.)

2011     Paintings from the 80s+, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2012     Heads in Water, The Peres Center for Peace, Jaffa; curator: Diana Dallal

        A Poem by Tadeusz Różewicz, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2013     The Conspiracy of Nature: Works, 1973-2013, Tel Aviv Museum of Art;

        curator: Ellen Ginton (cat.)

2015     2014, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2016        The Making of Poem by Tadeusz Różewicz, Hayarkon 19 Gallery, Tel Aviv


 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

1973     Eight Young Artists, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel

1975     Young Artists, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1976     Letters in Art, The Artists' House, Tel Aviv (cat.)

1977     Russ Gallery, Tel Aviv (with Henry Shelesnyak)

1978     Artist and Society in Israeli Art, 1948-1978, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 

        curator: Sarah Breitberg Semel (cat.)

1979     30+30, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Sarah Breitberg Semel

1981     Art from Israel, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (cat.)

1984     Two Years: Israeli Art, Quality Accumulated, 

        Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 

        curator: Sara Breitberg Semel (cat.)

1986     The First Israeli Photography Biennial, Museum of Art, Ein Harod; curators: Galia Bar Or, 

        Avraham Eilat, Avi Ganor,  Micha Kirshner, Simcha Shirman (cat.)

1987     Artist-Format, Format-Artist: Israeli Painting in Big Format, The Museum of Israeli Art,

        Ramat Gan, Israel; curator: Meir Ahronson (cat.)

        The Gallery Artists, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1988     Fresh Paint: The Younger Generation in Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 

        curators: Yigal Zalmona, Micha Levin Ellen Ginton (cat.)

        It's Possible: 24 Israeli and Palestinian Artists Unite for Peace—An Exhibition of Works on 

        Paper, The Great Hall Gallery, Cooper Union, New York; traveling exhibition in the USA; 

        curators: Kamal Boullata, Yona Fischer (cat.)

        Nine Israeli Artists, Kunsthaus, Zurich; Orangerie Herrenhausen, Hannover; 

        curator: Ellen Ginton (cat.)

1990     Towards the 1990s, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel; curators: Miriam Tovia Bonneh, 

        Galia Bar Or, Amnon Barzel, Yona Fischer, Gideon Ofrat, Pinchas Cohen Gan (cat.)

        Feminine Presence: Israeli Women Artists in the Seventies and Eighties,

        Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Ellen Ginton   (cat.)

        Political Signs, 1967-1982, Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

1991     Photography and Text, Kalisher 5 Gallery, Tel Aviv

        Art in Israel Today, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan (cat.)

        Recent Acquisitions to the Photography Collection,

        Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Rona Sela

        Imagewriting: The Verbal Component in Israeli Art towards the 90s, 

        Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod; curator: Sara Hakkert (cat.)

        Israeli Art Now: An Extensive Presentation,

        Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art;

        curators: Ellen Ginton, Havatzelet Kolodro (cat.)

        The Secret of Minimalistic Palette, traveling exhibition, Omanut La'am;

        curators: Dalia Levin, Ada Na'amani (cat.)

        Summer 1991: Contemporary Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 

        curator: Ellen Ginton (postcard box)

        Grids, Kalisher 5 Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Itamar Levy

1992     Stations to and from the Final Work, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 

        cutator: Yona Fischer (video)

        The Youth, Mary Faouzi Gallery, Jaffa

        Postscripts: 'End'-Representations in Contemporary Israeli Art,

        The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University; 

curator: Tami Katz-Freiman (cat.)

        Works on Paper from the 1970s, Artifact Gallery, Jaffa; curator: Sergio Edelsztein

        Locus: Contemporary Art from Israel,

        Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; 

        curator: Shlomit Shakked (cat.)

        Subtropical: Between Figuration and Abstraction, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 

        curator: Ellen Ginton (brochure)

        The Range of Realism: Contemporary Israeli Photography from the 

        Collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Private Collections,

        Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Rona Sela (brochure)

1993     The Eighties, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

        Silent Vision: Six Israeli Artists, Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York

        Collectors' Choice II: Geographic Ambivalence, Shafir-Kalmar Gallery, New York

1994     The Valise, Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv

        Mary Faouzi Gallery, Jaffa

        Three (with Michal Na'aman and Eti Jacobi), Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1995         Memories of/from the Future - Israeli Contemporary Art, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo. 

                From the Rita and Arturo Schwarz collection of Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 

1996         Deganit Berest, Michal Na’aman,Tsibi Geva,Julie M. Gallery, Tel- Aviv.

1997         Desert Cliché- Israel Now, Local Images, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida, 

                Grey Art Gallery, New York. Curated by Tami Katz-Freiman and Amy Cappellazzo.Cat

                Photography from Israel, Galerie Passage De Retz, Paris.

                Five Israeli Artists from the print collection of The Tel- Aviv Museum of Art, Shirley 

                Fiterman Gallery New-York. 

1998         Condition Report, Photography in Israel Today.The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

                Perspectives on Israeli Art of the Seventies, the Tel- Aviv Museum of Art      

                KADIMA, To the East. The Israel museum. Jerusalem.Curated by Yigal Zalmina. Cat.

        FLOATING, Kunst aus Tel Aviv und Hamburg, Kunsthaus, Hamburg. (Cat.)

1999         Stains, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.         

                “The Mechanized Sublime “, Ways of Observing in the Works of Deganit Berest, Yitzhak 

                Livneh, Gabriel Klazmer. The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel–Aviv University. 

                Curated by Aya Lurie. Cat.

                Tales of the Sands. The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Cat.)

2000        "The world of yesterday" Julie M. gallery. Tel Aviv. 

          Time Frame A century of Photography in the Land of Israel, Israel museum, Jerusalem. 

          Israeli Contemporary Art – Print Exhibition, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea. Cat.

2001         Flatland, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv. 

          Love at First Sight, the Vera, Silvia, and Arthur Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art.The Israel 

          Museum, Jerusalem.

          Cutting Edge, ARCO, Madrid, Spain

          Art and Science International Exhibition, the National Museum of Art, Beijing, China.

2002         Handled with care, The Israel Museum.Jerusalem.Cat.

                Grid Images in Israeli Art. The Art Gallery, Faculty of Humanities. University of Haifa. Cat.

                35 prints - 35 years of occupation. 35 Israeli & Palestinian artists against occupation and 

                for a common tomorrow. Hagar Art Gallery, Tel Aviv – Yafo. 

2003         Corpus Christi: Representations of Christ in Photography, 1850-2001, Hotel de Sully, Paris 

                International House of Photography, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Kulturhuset Stockholm

                The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Curated by Nissan Perez. (Cat.)

                Contemporary Israeli Photography, Three Generations,Provincia di Milano – Palazzo

                Ilsimbardi, Milano. (Cat.)

                Affirmative Action, Tel Aviv museum of Art, Curated by Ellen Ginton.

2004         Current Vision: Inside Israel’, A photographic Exhibition, Andrea Meislin

                Gallery. New York. 

                Prints + Artists Books from the Jerusalem Print Workshop. Widener Gallery, 

                Department of fine Art. Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Curated by 

                Arik Kilemnik.

2005         Medusa and Narcissus, Women in Israeli Art and the Monster of Self-

                Identity, the National Museum in Warsaw (Krolikarnia wing) and Museum 

                Narodowe, Krakow, Poland.Curated by Naomi Aviv.(Cat.)

                Camera Sacra, Capturing the Soul of Nature, the Israel Museum, 

                Jerusalem.

                Light and Matter, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

                Jesus Christ Superstar, 140 years of Jesus Christ in Photography, Bruce 

                Silverstein Photography Gallery. New York. N.Y.

2006         Revelation, Representations of Christ in Photography Kunsthalle Krems, 

                Austria and Kulturhuset, Stockholm. Curated by Nissan N. Perez. (Cat.) 

                Israele Arte e Vite 1906-2006, 100 Years of Israeli Art, Palazzo Reale, 

                Milan, Italy. Curated by Amnon Barzel. Cat.

2007         Digital Landscapes, the Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery Tel Aviv 

                University.Curated by Irith Levine. (Cat.)

                Passing the Batonette: Four Decades of Feminism in Israeli Art Haifa 

                Museum of Art. Curated by Ilana Tenenbaum and Einat Amir. 

2008         My Own Body – Art in Israel 1968-1978, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, curated 

                by Mordechai Omer. (Cat.)

                Check-Post – Art in Israel in the 1980's, Haifa Museum of Art, Curated By 

                Ilana Tenenbaum.Cat.

                Depletion, Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd. Tel Aviv 

                Museum of Art.(Cat.)

2009     The Light Show, Israeli Photography on Photography, CCA Tel Aviv, 

                Curated by Yanai Toister. (Cat.)

                Circular, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto

                Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places. The Israel 

                Museum Jerusalem. Curated by Efrat Nathan

2010         Anticipation Time, Museum of Bat Yam for Contemporary Art,curator: Lea 

                Abir,(Cat.) 

2011         Hello Grade A!" in Numerator and Denominator, Herzliya Museum of 

                Contemporary Art. Curated by Zali Gurevitch, Tsibi Geva, Dalia Levine and 

                Tal Bechler. 

                Accrding to Foreign Sources, The Israeli center of Digital Art, Holon. Curator: 

                Gilad Melzer. Cat        

                Making Room: Contemporary Israel Photography. Tel Aviv Museum of Art. 

                Curator Nili Goren.

                Schooling: Wall/ education/ classroom. Bat- Yam Museum of Contemporary 

                Art. Curators: Tali Tamir, Meir Tati. Cat.

                Lyrical Correcrness, FiftyFifty Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany. Curator: 

                Katharina Mayer

                Infancy of Israeli Avant-Garde, Ashdod Museum of Art - Monart 

                Centre.Curated by Yona Fisher

2012         Through the Looking Glass, Julie M. Gallery Toronto, Canada

2013         Out of Body, Fragmentation in Art. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curated 

                by Tanya Sirakovich. (Cat.)

                Adventures of Truth-Painting and Philosophy: A Narrative, Curated by 

                Bernard-Henri Lévy, Fondation Marguerite et Aime maeght, Saint-Paul, 

                France. Cat.

2014         Mazal U'Bracha, Myth and Superstition in Contemporary Israeli Art. Beit 

                Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv. Curated by Carmit  Blumensohn. Cat.

                Map, Map on the Wall, Mapping in science and art. Weizmann institute of 

                science. Rehovot. Curated

                by Yivsam Azgad. Cat.

                Beneath The Tranquility, Deganit Berest and Shai Kremer. Julie M. Gallery, 

                Toronto, Canada.

                Home Photographer, Internatinal Photography Festival 2014. Rishon 

                Letzion. Curated by Adi Nes

                Horror Movie, Internatinal Photography Festival 2014. Rishon Letzion. 

                Curated by Uri Gershuni.

                The Chicago Triangle, Haifa Museun of Art. Curated by Ruti Direktor. Cat 

                Double Exposure Project, The Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP). 

                Video. (Cat.)

2015         Unprotected Zone, Museum on the seam, Jerusalem Curated by Raphie 

                Etgar.

                The Hinder Sea, Ashdod Art Museum, Curated by Roni Cohen- Binyamini. 

                (Cat.)

                The Museum Presents Itself 2, Israeli Art from the Museum Collection, Tel 

                Aviv Museum of Art.Curated by Ellen Ginton.

                Under Erasure, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, curated by Irith Hadar. (Cat.)

                Drive In, Israeli Photography in the Eighties.Ashdod Art Museum.Curated 

                by Yuval Biton.Cat.

2016        The Return of Paper/ Reflectios on Drawing-Traces VI, Jerusalem Artist 

                House, Curated by Haftel Naveh Sally and Moshenson Edna. (Cat.)

2017         Off the Record - Works from the Nava and Ronnie Dissentshik Collection. 

                The Israel Museum. Jerusalem. Curated By Tamara Abramovitch.

                Bad taste, The Fiftieth year of the occupation. From the collection of 

                Haaretz. Minus 1 Gallery. Tel Aviv. Curated by Efrat Livny. Cat.

                Euphoria Project: 1967 turns 50: Wartime Art. Mishkan Museum of Art. 

                Ein Harod. Curated By Dana Arieli.

                Ingathering, 10th Anniversary of the Rappaport Prize for 

                young/Established Israeli Artist. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curated by 

                Anat Danon Sivan and Noa Rosenberg.Cat.

                Art School, Hamidrasha at Seventy, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for 

                Contemporary Art. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curated by Avi Lubin.


Scholarships and Awards


1987 Israel Discount Bank Prize for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1988 Minister of Education and Culture Prize for Painting and Sculpture

1990 The Histadrut Prize for the Arts

1991 George and Janet Jaffin Scholarship, America-Israel Cultural Foundation

1993 Mid-America Arts Alliance award (MAAA)

  The Sandberg Prize for an Israeli Artist, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem 

2000 Isracard and Tel Aviv Museum of Art Prize for an Israeli Artist

2005 Minister of Education and Culture Prize for the Visual Arts

2006 Mendel and Eva Pundik Foundation Prize for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2007 The Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality

2012 The Rappaport Prize for an Established Israeli Painter, Tel Aviv Museum of Art


  

   

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