Avner Ben-Gal

Works

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Acrylic pencil and paper on paper 82 x 57.5 inches 208.3 x 146.1 cm
Acrylic on paper 76 x 105 inches 193 x 266.7 cm
Colored pencil and pencil on paper 84 x 97 inches 213.4 x 246.4 cm
Acrylic on paper 84 x 107 inches 213.4 x 271.8 cm
Acrylic on paper 92 x 94 inches 233.7 x 238.8 cm
Acrylic on paper 94 x 76 inches 238.8 x 193 cm
Acrylic on paper 76 x 94.5 inches 193 x 240 cm
Acrylic and felt pen on canvas 86.61 x 70.87 x 1.38 inches 220 x 180 x 3.5 cm
Acrylic on canvas 78.74 x 138.19 x 2.76 inches 200 x 351 x 7 cm
Acrylic on canvas 86.61 x 145.67 x 2.36 inches 220 x 370 x 6 cm
Acrylic on canvas 78.74 x 137.8 x 2.76 inches 200 x 350 x 7 cm
Acrylic on canvas 23.82 x 19.88 x .98 inches 60.5 x 50.5 x 2.5 cm
Acrylic on canvas 23.82 x 19.88 x .98 inches 60.5 x 50.5 x 2.5 cm
Acrylic on canvas 23.82 x 19.88 x .98 inches 60.5 x 50.5 x 2.5 cm
Acrylic on canvas 23.82 x 19.88 x .98 inches 60.5 x 50.5 x 2.5 cm

Biography

Born in 1966 in Ashkelon
Lives and works in Tel-Aviv and New York

Education

1993 BA Fine Art, cum Laude, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012

Sadie Coles HQ, London

2010

Smackville, Bortolami, NY

2009

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

2008

Sadie Coles HQ, London

Kunstmuseum Basel ,Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Switzerland

Fabio Tiboni, Bologna, Italy

2007

Sudden Poverty, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado

2006

New Paintings, Bortolami Dayan, New York, NY

2005

Cursed By Slaves, Nouvelles Images Gallery, The Hague, Holland

Sadie Coles HQ, London

2002

Helena, The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion of Art, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel

2001

The Eve of Destruction, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

1999

New Army, Mary Fauzi Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

1998

Curly Drugs, The Artists Studios Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

1997

Design, Hamidrasha Academy of Art Gallery, Beit Berl, Israel

1995

Avivit, The Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel

1994

Ethiopian Birthday Party, The Ramat-Gan Museum of Art, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010

Re-Dressing, Bortolami, NY

What Is Political , Bat – Yam Museum of art, Israel

2009

Directions, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy

History of Violence, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel

2008

Penal Colony, Ein Harod Museum, Israel

SGOZZATA, Peres Projects, Berlin

Eventually We’ll Die, Young art in Israel of the Nineties, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel

2007

XXS (Extra Extra Small), Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Isreal

2006

Infinite Painting – Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin, Centro d’arte contemporanea, Codroipo
Dark, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, Holland

“Through the Looking Glass”, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich

Blind Date – Selected Affinities, New Acquisition in the Deutsche Bank Collection, Seligenstadt, Germany

Melancholy, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2005

Hazeret , Givon Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

A Wonderful View, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam

The New Hebrews, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin

2004

Huts, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

Painting 2004, Victoria Miro Gallery, London

2003

Guess Who Died, Dvir Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Clandestine, Curated by Francesco Bonami, The 50th International Art Exhibition of

La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2002

Balagan, Experimental Films and Videos, The Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston, MA

2001

The Armory Show, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Recent Acquisitions, Uzi Zucker Fund for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

Forceful Drawing, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Spunky, Exit Art, New York, NY

2000

La Rupubbliche Dell’Arte; The Israeli Season, Palazzo Delle Papesse, Sienna, Italy

Wish List; New Acquisitions, Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel

1999

Ladies and Gentlemen, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel

1998

Video Program #3: Avner Ben-Gal, Johan Grimonprez, Mona Hatoum, Muntean/Rosenblum, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

The Lesser Light, Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel

Art after Rabin, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

Spring at the end of the summer, Tel-Aviv Art Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Ministry of Education and Culture Award Exhibition, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

1994

En Suite, Curated by Bart De Baere, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

Transit, Art Focus 1; New central bus station, Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

Prizes and Awards

2001 Residency program at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York (NY), USA

1998 Minister of Education and Cultural Prize, Israel

1996 Kollner award for excellent young artists, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel

1993 Mary Fischer award for excellent young artists, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalm, Israel