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Motti Mizrachi - CV


1946 Born in Tel Aviv
1969-1974 Studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
Lives and works in Tel Aviv
Represented Israel at the 1980 Biennale de Paris, the 1987 and 1981 São Paulo Art Biennials, and the 1988 Venice Biennale.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

 

1975

"New Faces", Sarah Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem

 

Soft Art Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland

1976

Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv

1977

"White Exhibition", Sarah Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem

1978

Petry Gallery, Malmo, Sweden

1982

"Outlines for the Akeda Opera”, Sara Levi Gallery

1985

Youth Wing, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1989

Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv

1991

"One Handed clapping", Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

1992

Chicago Art Fair, by the Chelouche Gallery, Chicago, U.S.A.

1993

"Stella Maris”’ Beit Constant, Ramat Gan

1996

"Passage" (with Patrick Raynaud), Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

2000

"Rwanda Casanova", Haifa Museums, The Museum of Art

2001

"Body Care Light" (with Buki Grinberg), Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

 

"Rwanda Casanova - Temptation", Braunstein / Quay Gallery, San Francisco

2002

"Rwanda Casanova - Blinking", city hall gallery, Yavne

 

"Rwanda Casanova – Blinking, Chelouch Gallery, Tel Aviv

2004

"Passion"- Chelouch Gallery, "Wailing"- Dvir Gallery, "Compassion" - The Midrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv.

2014

“Ich Bin Ein Mensch”, Nitzana Gallery, Jaffa

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

1975

"0pen Workshop", Israel Museum, Jerusalem,

1978

"Artists - Society -Artist”, Tel Aviv Museum

 

"CAYC”, Buenos Aries, Argentina

1979

"Performance 79”, The Artists House, Tel Aviv

 

“Artist Chooses Artist", Tel Aviv Museum

1980

The Paris Biennale

 

Tel Hai ’80, Contemporary Art Meeting

 

7 Israeli Artists, Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

 

“Borders” , Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1982

“Here and Now”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

“Pictures are not Forbidden”, Museum of Modern Art, Dusseldorf, Germany

1984

“80 Years of Sculpture”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

“A Pear as well as an Apple”, The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum

1985

“Two Years - Qualities Accumulated”, The Helena Rubinstein, Tel Aviv Museum (Sunfrost Project)

1987

The Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil

1988

The Venice Biennale

1989

“In the Shadow of the Conflict”, The Jewish Museum, New York

1990

“The Jewish Experience in 20th Century Art”, Barbican Center, London

1991

The Sao Paolo Biennale, Brazil

 

“Israeli Art Around 1990”, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany ; The Artists House, Moscow ; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

“Makom - 1991”, Hara Museum, Japan

 

“Israeli Art Now- Expanded Exhibition”, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv Museum

1992

“A Look and a Perspective", Opera House, Leipzig, Germany

1993

“Makom-Contemporary Israeli Art", The Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria

 

“1990-1993: Confrontations - New Acquisitions”, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria

 

“Action Traces from the 70th”, Chelouch Gallery, Tel Aviv

1994

“Anxiety”, The Museum of Israeli Art Ramat Gan

1999

"Echo", Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

2000

The Vera' Silvia and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

 

"Collection", Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

2001

"The Collection" ,The Museum Moderner Kunst , Wien

2002

"The Boundaries of Sculpture, The Open Museum in Tefen and Omer, and the Abraham Baron Gallery at Ben Gurion University of the Negev

 

“The Water Division”, Acco Festival

 

“Conceptes De L’espai”, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona

 

“Alien Seedling”, Yanko-Dada Museum, Ein-Hod, and The City-Hall, Gallery Kfar-Saba

 

The Minister of Science, Culture & Sport Prize, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary art, Tel Aviv

2003

“Surface Talk”, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

 

Art-Basel 34, Switzerland

 

“Mifkad”, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

 

Valencia Biennial, Valencia

 

"Thou Shall Make...- Resurgence of Judaism in Israeli Art" Time for Art Gallery, T.A

2004

"Love is in the Air", Time for Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

 

"The Puppet Show", Time for Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

2007

"dateline: Israel", The Jewish Museums, New York and Berlin

2008

“Micro Narrative”, Musee d’art modern de Saint-Etienne metropole, France.

2008

“Mediations Biennale”, Poznan, Poland.

2010

“Essential Experiences”, Museo d’arte contemporanea della Sicillia, Palermo, Italy.

2015

Jerusalem Biennale for Jewish Art, Tower of David Museum.

2016

"Staring Back at the Sun”, a video exhibition and public program, Artis, travelling till 2018.

2016

“Behold the Man: Jesus in Israeli Art”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

 

Selected Performances and Projects:

 

1973

Via Dolorosa”, Jerusalem

1976

"Performance 76”, Artists House, Tel Aviv

1978

"Breakthrough”, International Art Fair, Tel Aviv

1979

"Art Therapy", performance, Artists House, Tel Aviv

1980

"Mizrachi Mail", project

 

“The Year of the Dove" performance, Tel -Hai ’80 Biennale

1981

"Rejoicings", performance, Tel Aviv Museum (together with Erick Shapira)

1982

"Klein’s Way Of Agony", Performance, Israel Museum, Jerusalem (with Erick Shapira)

 

“Songs”. Israel Museum, Jerusalem (with Erick Shapira)

2016

Days of Performance Art in Lviv, international festival, Lvov Ukraine.

Selected public Sculptures:

 

1984

"Sunfrost" on roof of Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv

1986

"Lament of the Angels" on roof of Discount Bank, Ramat Aviv

1988

"Good Morning Haifa

1988

“Column, Screw and Ducks", Masaryk square, Tel Aviv.

 

The Lament of the Angels, roof of The Israel Discount Bank, Ramat Aviv

1991

"Marduk" Merkazim Building, Herzelia; Israel.

1992

"Halogal - Angel of peace", Beit Dani, Tel Aviv; Israel.

1993

"Oriental kiss", Opera tower, Tel Aviv. , "Fall of the Muses", Opera tower, Tel Aviv.

1996

“Good Morning, Rehovot", Central Station, Rehovot.

1998

Raanana Sculpture Park

2000

"Icarus" Tel Aviv Museum; Israel.

2011

“Herzl meet Keizer Wilhelm the 2nd” , at the gates of Mikve Israel, Israel.

2012

“Eye of the Sun”, Ashdod, Israel.

Awards

 

1976

the Beatrice S. Colliner Prize for a Young Israeli Artist, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1987

Israeli Artist Award, Tel Aviv Museum and Bank Discount

 

Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

America-Israel Culture Foundation Prize

1997

Prize to encourage creativity, Ministry of Education and Culture

2001

The Dan Sandel and Sandel Family Foundation Sculpture Award, Shoe Sculpture,Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2002

Israel Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport Award.