Born 1989 in Israel
Lives and Work in Tel-Aviv
They say that you cannot step into the same river twice. You can’t even step into the same river once; as soon as you enter it changes. We experience nature as being dynamic, always in motion, an ongoing process.
Every human attempt to put order in nature by cataloging it cannot succeed without sacrificing its sense of life. The act of cataloging always encounters death, the death of the constant flux which characterizes the natural world.
I’m interested in the tension between nature as we know it and the human attempt to enforce order, with the failure inherent to it. Using the media of collage, assemblage, drawing and video, I work in two different strategies that converge to create a dynamic catalog which conveys experiences of reality.
My first strategy is collecting encyclopedic material which I disassemble and then reassemble in dynamic contexts evoking motion, wonder and curiosity. This strategy exposes our insecurity in nature's flux which expresses itself in our need to enforce on it defining structures. In the second strategy I take an active part in nature itself. My body is part of nature and as an artist, I filter meaning which I acquire over time.
The possibility of the dynamic cataloging process is portrayed through many of my works through performative actions.
2011-2014 B.Ed. Art and Education at The Faculty of Arts: Hamidrasha, Beit Berl. Full scholarship study
Grants and Awards
2018 Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for Arts, Exhibition grant for "Nature does not long for happiness".
2014-2015 America-Israeli Cultural foundation, AICF graduate fellowship award.
2019 Fresh Paint Art Fair, curators: Yifat Gurion and Raz Shapira, Tel Aviv
2019 Form is empty, curator: Deborah Fischer, Koma6 Bezalel's Fine Arts department's magazine.
2018 NOWhere, curator: Naama Klaiman, text & guidance: Inbar Goldberg, Beit kandinof, Jaffa, Israel
2018 Corpus, Hanut31 Gallery, curator: Tali Kayam, Tel Aviv
2017 Floating moon, curator: Orly Roman, Omer Tiroche Gallery, Jaffa
2016 Over my dead body, Collaboration with the performer Savyon. Curator: Reuma Zoher-Chayot, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2015 Amazons, curator: Gilat Nadivi, Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv
2019 The mask principle, curator: Avi Ifergan, Bar-David Museum, Kibbutz Bar'am, Israel
2018 A bigger splash, curator: Naomi J. Malka, Galerie Pcp, Paris, France
2018 Fresh Paint Art Fair, artist greenhouse, curators: Yifat Gurion and Raz Shapira, Tel Aviv.
2018 Nature does not long for happiness, Galil Gallery, curator: Hagar Brill, Western Galil university, Akko
2017 Braking Balance, curator: Sally Haftel Naveh, HIT Gallery, Slovakia
2017 Floriography, curator: Rotem Ritov, Zuzu Gallery, Emek Chefer, Israel
2017 Haihatus international 6, curator: Virpi Lehto, Jousta, Finland
2017 Hinani, curator: Galit Azoge, Beit Kandinof, Jaffa
2016 Black Box, curators: Izek Mizrahi & Assaf Cohen, Rehavia, Jerusalem
2016 AlHamakom. Israeli improvisation, collaboration with Savyon Fishlovitch, curators: Galina Arbeli and Adi Karelitz, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016 A look on the Kibbutz , collaboration with Tamar Shahar, Curator: Avi Ifergan, Bar-David Museum, Kibbutz Bar'am
2016 Evergreen, collaboration with Tamar Shahar, curator: Hagar Brill, Alfred Cooperative Institute, Tel Aviv
2016 Taxis, collaboration with Tamar Shahar, curators: Ash Art Line, Bascula, Tel Aviv
2015 Untitled dots com, curator: Lilach Bar-Ami, Office Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014 Fresh Paint young Israeli Art Fair, Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2014 one two three, curator: Lior Yahel Ohad ,Zimak Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014 Graduate Exhibition, curators: Alona Fridberg & Erez Israeli, The Faculty of Arts: Hamidrasha, BeitBerl
2019 Est-Nord-Est, Quebec, Canada
2019 Cite International des-art, Paris, France
2018 Nes residency, Iceland.
2017 Haihatus, Jousta, Finland.
2016+2019 P.A.F Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme, France
2016 Art & Architecture Arad, Arad, Israel
2016 Kibbutz Bar'am, Israel
prtfl Magazine, 7.12.18, Hagit Peleg Rotem & Yuval Sahar, "Ma Kore" (artist interview). Link
Ha'artz, 3.5.18, Daniel Tchetchik, "Walk her way" Link
Ha'artz, 3.4.18, Eitan Buganim, "A world blocked by glass" Link
Calcalist, Reut Barnea, 7.8.2014, "Ten most intriguing graduates" Link
The Window, Smadar Sheffi, 22.7.14, exhibition review. Link
Yediot Achronot, Seven nights, Dana Gilerman,18.7.2014, Exhibition review. Link
Ha'artz, Galia Yahav, 13.7.2014, Exhibition review. Link
Calcalist, Reut Barnea, 10.7.14. Link
June 2020: Solo exhibition, curator: Sofie Berzon MacKie, Be'eri Gallery, Beeri, Israel
Immigration and refugees, a travelling exhibition between three museums: December 2019: Museo Civico, Sicily, Italy; April 2020: Janco Dada Museum, Ein-Hod, Israel ;December 2020: City Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Yona Hanavi 21