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Biographical Notes

Born in Israel, 1956-2018
Lived and worked in Tel Aviv

2009-2018 ❘ Curator of Hamidrasha gallery, Tel Aviv
2007-2018 ❘ Teacher at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
2001-2018 ❘ Teacher at Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel
1983-2005 ❘ Teacher at the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, Givatayim, Israel
1993-2004 ❘ Teacher at Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv
1995-1996 ❘ Student at the New Seminar for Visual Culture, Criticism and Theory, Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv
1978-1982 ❘ Student at the Avni School of Art, Tel Aviv


Solo Exhibitions

2017 ❘ “1+0+1=2″, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016 | Behind all this Hides a Great Happiness, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015 ❘ The Collector – Dana Gallery, Yad Mordehay
2013 ❘ The Life, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012 ❘ Sussita, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2013 | The Sky is Blue Because We Live Inside the Eye of a Blue-Eyed Giant
2011 ❘ Folk Tune, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2011 ❘ Boaz Arad, Video and Photography, The Morel Derfler Gallery, Vizo Academy, Haifa
2009 ❘ Kings of Israel, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 ❘ Hitler and I, virtual exhibition, Bezalel’s History & Theory website (http://bezalel.secured.co.il/zope/home/he/1252746792/1253422292)
2009 ❘ Screenings, Tegen 2 Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2008 ❘ Oi Va’avoi, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2007 ❘ Boaz Arad: VoozVooz, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (cat.)
1986 ❘ Mapu Gallery, Tel Aviv
1985 ❘ Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv


Selected Group Exhibitions
2018
  • The Map, Musa- Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
  • When the Jay feeds the Cuckoo, Art Center and Gallery, Ma’a lot Tarshicha. Curator: Ronia Harari
  • ShowReal, Bezalel Photography Gallery

2017
  • Zumu, Yeruham. Curator: Milana Gitzin Adiram
  • Neuland Theodor Herzel, Jewish Museum of Switzerland 
  • A Full Cart, Historical train station Kefar Yehoshua. Curators: Neta Habar and Ayelet Herzwolf
  • Taboo, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2016
  • Art School, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curator: Avi Lubin
  • The B lack Art, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ron Bartos
  • Sanctification of the Body, Meshuna gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Yael Fibak Ilan  
  • A New Horizon for New Horizons, Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod. Curators: Prof. Gila Ballas, Dalia Danon and Yaniv Shapira
  • Sotto lo stesso cielo (Under the Same Sky), Pino Pascali Foundation in Polignano a Mare, Apulian, Italy
  • A New Horizon for new horizons, Ein Harod museum
  • Staring Back at the Sun, Towson University, USA

2015
  • Wandering Jew: the mirror of art, Mane Katz museum, Haifa
  • Tel Aviv Museum collection
  • Donkey Now, Beer Sheva museum
  • Anthology, The Artists House, Jerusalem

2014
  • Made of stone, The Roman Square Jerusalem
  • They are painting flowers, Jaffa saloon
  • Milano trienalla

2013
  • See Under Actor, Petach Tikva Museum
  • The Zionist Artwork Award, The Spaceship Gallery, Tel aAviv
  • The Compromised Land, Neuberger Museum of Art
  • Aet Love, Hamishkan, Holon
  • Recoco, Life Under Representational, Bet Yam Museum
  • Ebisu Festival of Art and Alternatives Visions, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Invito Mostra Israel, Reinventing the Future, Macro Testaccio Roma

2011
  • Recoco, Life Under Representational Regims Kunsthalle Exnergassm, WUK, Vienna
  • Blowing on a Hairy Shoulder, Grief Hunter examines the relationships between origin Through video, photography, drawing and sculpture.
  • Gordon and I, ICA Philadelphia
  • ACHTUNG! ACHTUNG!, EX GIL, Roma

2010
  • Untaken photograph, Museum of Modern Art, Lijublijana
  • Reesonance Boxes, Reuven museum, Tel aviv
  • Newbarbrism, Rotshild 12, Tel Avia
  • Decadence Now! Visions of Excess, Galerie Rudolfinumu, Prague
  • Overview israeli video 2000
  • Gefiltefish, Haifa Museum
  • O God, Hanina Gallerym, Tel Aviv
  • Annunciation, Video and sculptur, Hanina Gallerym, Tel Aviv
  • Leaders, Petach Tiquva Museum

2009
  • hulululu (abroad-road-road), P8 gallery, Tel Aviv (curator: Rakefet Viner Omer)
  • Fucking Tourists, Hotel Galini, Athens, Greece (Curators: Konstantinos Dagritzikos & Yael Messer)
  • Entartung, Degenerate Art, Dan Gallery (curator: Maayan Amir)
  • Starter, Ironi H Gallery (curators:Eli Barak, Ofra Harnam, Naama Ben yosef)
  • Your Cat is Dead, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv (curator: Doron Rabina)
  • Tel Aviv Time, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (curator: Nili Goren)

2008
  • Good Kids, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • Self Portrait, Cabri Gallery of Israeli Art, Israel Minshar for Art, Art School and Culture Center
  • Art of The State, Contemporary Photography and Video Art from Israel, The Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam
  • Real Time, Art in Israel 1998-2008, Israel Museum Jerusalem (cat.)
  • Access to Israel I & II, Israeli Contemporary Art, Stadt Frankfurt Am Main (Cat.)
  • Mamma’s Boy, Bait Banamal, Tel Aviv (Cat.)
  • Dead End, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv



2007
  • Food for Thought: A Video Art Sampler, The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Surrealism and Beyond, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • This is Not Israeli Art, Tmuna Theater, Tel Aviv (curator: Maayan Amir)
  • Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art, The Jewish Museum, New York
  • Temporally, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon (curator: Hadas Maor; cat.)

2006
  • Storytellers, The Art Gallery, University of Haifa Hifa (curator: Ruti Direktor; cat.)
  • Untitled, The Art Gallery(with Miki Kratsman), University of Haifa, Hifa (curator: Ruti Direktor; cat.)
  • Equal and Less Equal(with Miki Kratsman), Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem (curator: Raphie Etgar)
  • Double Exposure: Middle-Eastern Rooftops (with Tsibi Geva and Miki Kratsman), Makor Gallery, New York
  • Wanderland: Israel – Palestine(with Miki Kratsman), Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany (curator: Martin Hentschel; cat.)
  • Canal Street, VideoTrip, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • Five Wall Paintings, The Midrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv (curator: Doron Rabina)

2005
  • Alphabet: Contemporary Israeli Art (with Miki Kratsman), Kristinehamns konstmuseum, Sweden
  • Etched Voices, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem (curators: Yehudit Shendar and Sorin Heller)
  • Why Don’t You Say It?, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya (curator: Michal Heiman)
  • 1889 (Braunau, Austria) – 1945 (Berlin, Germany), Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • November 4, 1995: Assassination in Retrospect, Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv (with Miki Kratsmanm, curator: Dana Arieli-Horowitz)
  • Blanks, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (with Miki Kratsman, curators: Joshua Simon and Sergio Edelsztein; cat.)

2004
  • Alphabet: Contemporary Israeli Art, Stockholmsmässan (Stockholm International Fairs, with Miki Kratsman)
  • Recipients of the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport Prizes exhibition, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
  • Everything Could Be Seen, Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery, Umm el-Fahem (with Miki Kratsman, curator: Ariella Azoulay)
  • What is it that makes contemporary houses so different and so charming?, Kav 16 Gallery, Tel Aviv (curator: Galia Yahav)

2003
  • Wonderyears: New Reflections on the Shoah and Nazism in Israeli Society, NGBK, Künstraum Kreuzberg,
  • Künstlerhaus Bethanie, Berlin (cat.)
  • Mifkad, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv (with Miki Kratsman)
  • Gordon and I, VideoTrip, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • Border Counter, 50th Venice Biennale (with Miki Kratsman)
  • Border Counter, Roomade Gallery, Brussels (with Miki Kratsman)
  • Art Focus 4 International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Museum of the Underground Prisoners, Jerusalem (with Miki Kratsman, curators: Suzanne Landau and Yigal Zalmona; cat.)

2002
  • Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery / Recent Art, The Jewish Museum, New York (curator: Norman L. Kleeblatt; book)
  • Something Local, Contemporary Art Project, Weizman Square, Holon, Israel

2001
  • A4, Alon High School, Ramat Hasharon, Israel
  • Storytellers, Pe’er Gallery – Hamidrasha, Tel Aviv
  • Igal Amir’s Victory, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • Portrait, Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv

2000
  • The Erection in Israeli Art, Pe’er Gallery – Hamidrasha, Tel Aviv
  • The Angel of History, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel (curator: Ariella Azoulay)
  • The Disaster of Love, Museum of Art, Ein Harod (curator: Galia Yahav)
  • The 33rd Year, Beit Ha’am Gallery, Tel Aviv (curators: Aïm Deüelle Lüski. Roee Rosen, Tamar Getter)

1997
  • “The Museum of Irony and Love of the Land,” Beit Uri and Rami Nehushtan, Kibbutz Ashdot Yaacov
  • Black Box, Camera Obscura Gallery, Tel Aviv

1994
  • Israeli Art, The Broadcasting Authority Headquarters, Hanover

1990
  • Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv






Video Screenings

2010
  • Home cinema, Jewish Museum London

2009
  • Trembling Time: Recent Video From Israel, Tate Modern, London (Gefilte Fish, 2005)

2008
  • 24th International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany (Gefilte Fish, 2005)

2006
  • The Sound of the Word, The Jerusalem Khan Theater, Jerusalem, Israel (The Annunciation, 100 Beats, Safam, Hebrew Lesson, Marcel Marcel)

2005
  • Alphebet: Israeli Contemporary Art, Kristinhams Konstmuseum, Sweden
  • Homesick Home, Zentrum fur kulturproduktion, Bern (Until When?)
  • Homemade: An Israeli Video Art Compilation, R.R Cultural Center, Buenos Aires (Marcel Marcel)

2004
  • Local time 7, Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Dual Movie with Elyasaf Kowner)
  • Israeli Video Art in Poland, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (Marcel Marcel)
  • Vienna Jewish Film Week, The Jewish Museum, Vienna (21:40, Great Inner Peace)
  • VideoZone2: The 2nd International Video-Art Biennial in Israel, Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Until When?)


2003
  • The 2nd Annual Detroit International Video Festival, Detroit (Marcel Marcel)
  • Art In General, New York (21:40)
  • Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Lattice with Miki Kratsman and Tsibi Geva)
  • Phil Collins Selection of Documentary Films by Contemporary Artists, Barbican Center, London (21:40)
  • Ontology of a Conflict, Seminar for Political Documentary Film, Ma’alot, Israel (21:40)
  • Sala1 Gallery, Rome (Immense Inner Peace)
  • Foundation Modern Art Centre, Lisbon (21:40)
  • International Video Festival, Manchuria, China (21:40)
  • Homemade: Video Art in Poland, Cytryna Cinema, Lodz, Poland (Marcel Marcel, Canal Street)
  • Screenings of The New Foundation for Cinema and Video Art, Tel Aviv Cinematheque (21:40 with Miki Kratsman)

2002
  • Zoom In Zoom Out, Art In General, New York (Immense Inner Peace)
  • Black Box, Argos, Brussels (Immense Inner Peace)
  • Video Art from Israel, Orensanz Foundation Center, New York (Marcel Marcel)
  • VideoZone1: The First International Video-Art Biennial in Israel, Tel Aviv Cinematheque (21:40)
  • Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv (Loop)

2001
  • Local Time 4, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Cinematheques (Canal Street)
  • Jerusalem Film Festival (Marcel Marcel, Hebrew Lesson, 100 Beats)
  • Novalog, Stadtbank, Berlin (Immense Inner Peace)

2000
  • Local Time 3, Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Immense Inner Peace)

1999
  • Local Time 2, Tel Aviv Cinematheque (The Man)
  • Real Time – Art in Israel 1998-2008, Israel Museum Jerusalem (cat.)

















Prizes and Awards

2006  The Petach Tikva Museum of Art Prize
2004  Prize to Encourage Creativity, The Israeli Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport


Videography

2015 ❘  The collector
2006 The Annunciation, 5 min
2005 Gefiltefish, 11 min
2004 Until When?, 4:30 min
2003 Dual Movie, with Elyasaf Kowner, 12 min
2003 21:40, with Miki Kratsman, 6:30 min
2003 Gordon and I, 4:30 min
2003 Lattice, with Tsibi Geva and Miki Kratsman, 53 min
2003 Kelev Andalusi, 15 min (after Salvador Dalם and Luis Buסuel’s Un Chien Andalou)
2002 Loop, unlimited duration
2002 Canal Street, 2 min
2002 Untitled, with Miki Kratsman, 40 min
2001 Immense Inner Peace, 6:30 min
2000 Hebrew Lesson, 12 sec
2000 Marcel Marcel, 27 sec
1999 The Man, 6 min
1999 100 Beats, 1 min
1999 Safam (Mustache), 30 sec
1999 Safam 2, 13 sec



Publications

  • The Life, Artist book, 2015
  • Hemda Rosenbaum, Talking Heads, Achbar Ha’ir, 15 Feb. 2007 [Hebrew]
  • Maya Becker, The Nazi Hunter, Yedioth Ahronoth, 7 Nights Supplement, 9 Feb. 2007 [Hebrew]
  • Galia Yahav, Ana Frenk (*of Eastern origin), TimeOut Tel Aviv 223, 8 Feb. 2007 [Hebrew]
  • Dana Arieli-Horowitz, Loop: Igal Amir’s Victory, in Dana Arieli-Horowitz, Creators in Overburden: Rabin Assassination, Art and Politics (Jerusalem: Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and Magnes Press, the Hebrew University, 2005) [Hebrew]
  • Eitan Buganim, An Artist on Fire, Nana (Hebrew)
  • Maaria Oikarinen, Holokaustin hahmoja, Historiallinen Aikakauskirja, Finland, Feb. 2004
  • Gene Ray, Working Out and Playing Through: Boaz Arad’s Hitler Videos in Gene Ray, Terror and the Sublime in Art and Critical Theory: From Auschwitz to Hiroshima to September 11 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)
  • Gene Ray, Boaz Arad’s Hitler Videos, Afterimage, Sept.-Oct. 2003
  • Ariella Azoulay, The Return of the Repressed, in Impossible Images: Contemporary Art after the Holocaust, eds.: S. Hornstein, L. Levitt, and L.J. Silberstein (New York: New York University Press, 2003), pp. 85-117
  • Dana Gilerman, Co-existence on a Bald Head, Haaretz, Gallery Section, 17 Sept. 2003 [Hebrew]
  • Dana Gilerman, The Trauma and the Ridicule, Haaretz, Gallery Section, 13 Sept. 2001 [Hebrew]
  • Ariella Azoulay, The Return of the Repressed: Hitler Representations in Israeli Art, Studio 124, June 2001, pp. 56-66 [Hebrew]
  • Joanna Lindenbaum, The Villain Speaks the Victim’s Language, in Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery / Recent Art, ed. Norman L. Kleeblatt, exh. cat. (New York: The Jewish Museum and Rutgers University Press, 2001)
  • Gilad Meltzer, A Small Country with a Moustache, Yedioth Ahronoth, 7 Days Supplement, 8 Sept. 2000 [Hebrew]


Collections

The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Haifa Museum of Art, Hifa, Israel
Tel Aviv museum of art, Tel Aviv, Israel