Simcha Shirman
Simcha Shirman, Drinking Song of Earth's Sorrows (detail)
Simcha Shirman, Drinking Song of Earth's Sorrows (detail)
Simcha Shirman, Drunkard in SpringSimcha Shirman, Farewell (detail)
Simcha Shirman, Drinking Song of Earth's SorrowsSimcha Shirman, Farewell
Simcha Shirman, Acre, Muslim GraveSimcha Shirman, PondSimcha Shirman, Simcha Shirman, Simcha Shirman,  Ramat Aviv Simcha Shirman, Ramat Aviv
Simcha Shirman, UntitledSimcha Shirman, Lesson
Simcha Shirman, Satuday Breakfast
Simcha Shirman, Israeli Landscape
Simcha Shirman, Skyline

Simcha Shirman, I am Japanese 2
Simcha Shirman, I am Japanese 3 Simcha Shirman, I am Japanese 4 Simcha Shirman, I am Japanese 1Simcha Shirman, Simcha Shirman in his studioSimcha Shirman, Simcha Shirman in his studio
 
Simcha Shirman talks about his work - Krystyna

 

Born in Germany, 1947

Immigrated to Israel with his parents, 1948

Lives and works in Tel Aviv 

 

1976 BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York

1978 MFA, Pratt Institute, New York

Since 1985 Studied courses in Sociology, Hebrew Literature, Israeli Film and History of Art, Tel Aviv University  

 
Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

1974 "Objects in Motion and other Photographs", Dizengoff Gallery, Tel Aviv
1978 "Photographs", MFA exhibition, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York
1981 "19 Inch Television", Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1984 "Photographs from Lebanon", Pratt Institute, New York
1986 "Simcha Shirman-Photographic Works, 1982-1986", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1988 "Between Reality and Remembrance", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1989 "Holiday Inn The Obligation to Feel a Stranger", David Tower, Jerusalem
"Photographs", Art Gallery, Kibbutz Cabri
1994 "From the Wandering of the One - Armed Rider, S.S. 470430-920430", The Museum of  Israeli Art, Ramat Gan;  Camerawork, San Francisco
"Art and Reality", International Photography Center, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1995-1996  "The Unseen Borders", The First Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa; Art Gallery,  Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; The Unseen Borders, Taipei Fine Arts  Museum, Taiwan; Academy of Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; Waikito Museum of 
Art and History, Hamilton, New Zealand
1997 "13", The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan 
Light Factory, North Carolina
"The 2nd Tokyo International Photo Biennale", Japan
1999 "The 48th Venice Biennale of International Art", Italy
2001 "Saturday Morning", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Borders and Space-Dialogue", Sala Mendoza Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
2003 "Bilder des Erinners und Verschwindens", IFA Galerie, Berlin
"Names, Places", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2004  "Family", The Eli Lamberger Israeli Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai Industrial Park
"Living in the Shade", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2007 "Photographs", Instituto Superiore Di Fotografis e Comunicazione Integrata, Rome, Italy
2009 "Simcha Shirman: The Song of the Earth", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012 "Breakwater", The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai, (cat.)
2013 "Waiting for the Crows", Gordon Gallery 2, Tel Aviv

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

1981 "Acquisitions", Israel Museum, Jerusalem
"Political Identity", Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1982 "Here and Now", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1984 "A Pear and an Apple", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion
1986 "Contemporary Israeli Photography", Lieberman and Saul Gallery, New York
"The First Israeli Photography Biennale", Mishkan Le'Omanut, Ein Harod
1987 "Israel Photography", Konsthall, Lunds, Sweden
1988 "Israeli Photography", Moment Galerie fur Photokunst, Hamburg
"Skyline-Israeli Photographers Contemplate and Landscape", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1989 "Photographs", La Galerie de Photographie de la Bibliotheque National, Paris
Lammin Valo Suomen Valokuvataitten Museo Helsinki
"The Body", Haifa Museum of Art
1990 Stara Galeria, Warsawa
"Collections", Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1991 "Israeli Artist, A Tribute to Joseph Zaritsky", The Tel Aviv Museum of Art
"The Presence of the Absent, the Empty Chair in Israeli Art", Tel Aviv University Art 
Gallery, Tel Aviv
1992 "Patterns of Jewish Life", Gropius-Bau, Berlin Postscripts "end" Representations in  Contemporary Israeli Art, Tel Aviv University Art Gallery
1993 "Acquisitions 1991-1993", Haifa Museum of Art
"Focus on Industry", Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
1994 "Photographie Contemporaire", La Matiere, L'Omber, La fiction,Bibliotheque Nationale De  France, Paris
"Anxiety", Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
1995 "The Myth of Daidalos and Icarus", Yad Lebanim Museum, Petach Tikva
1996 "Photographs D'Israel", Passage De Retz, Paris 
"A Delicate Balance, Six Israeli Photographers", Light Factory Gallery, Charlotte, 
N. Carolina
1997 "Landmark", Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
"Photo Yona", Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
"Exploring the Diversity", The 2nd Tokyo International Photo-Biennale
"A Delicate Balance, Six Israeli Photographers", University Fine Art Gallery, Nashville,  Tennessee
1998 "Facing the Reality", Israel Art, a traveling exhibition, Germany
"Capturing Reality, 19 Israeli and Palestinian Photographers", Tennessee State Museum
"Condition Report, Photography in Israel Today", Israel Museum, Jerusalem
"To the East - Orientalism in the Arts in Israel", Israel Museum, Jerusalem
"After Rabin: New Art from Israel", The Jewish Museum, New York
"90 Years of Israeli Art: A Selection of the Joseph Hackmey-Israel Phoenix Collection", Tel  Aviv Museum of Art
1999  "Identity and Environment", Ludvig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
"90 Years of Tel Aviv Yaffo, Contemporary Sights, Israeli and American Artists", Tel Aviv  Museum of Art
"The International Trienniale of Installation", Haifa Museum of Art
2000 "100 Years of Photography in Israel", Mane Katz Museum, Haifa
"Exhibition of the winners of the Leon Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli 
Artist", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2001 "Inside", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Exhibition of the winners of the award of the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport, for  Art and Design", Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2002 "Lebanon - 20 Years", Hakibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Believe the Day will Come, 300 Artists for Co-Existence", Umm El Fahem Gallery
‏2003 "Sailing, From the Zionist Ethos to a Personal Quest", Bat Yam Museum of Art
2004 "Current Visions", Chelsea, New York
"Self Portrait with Camera", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2006 "New Works – Raffi Lavie and Simcha Shirman", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv 
2011 "Personal Photography, Private Poetry", The Morel Derfler Gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem
2012 "Parallel", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
"After", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2013 "Summer Exhibition", Gordon Gallery 2, Tel Aviv

 

Prizes and Awards
 
1980 Enrique Kavlin Photography Grant, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1991 Jane and George M. Jaffin Award, America-Israel Cultural Foundation
1995 The Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Grant, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
2000 The Leon Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2001 The Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport Award for Art and Design, Israel
2013 Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture

Books
 
Shirman, Simcha, and Yosef Sharon. Saturday Morning. Tel Aviv: Gordon Gallery, 2001. 
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