YAIR BARAK


Installation view from the solo exhibition Moving away from something he stares at, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 2014

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Exhibition: Moving away from something he stares at, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2014
Exhibition: The Whole Truth, 2013, Geneva
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Biography

Born in 1973, Tel Aviv
Lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Education
2008 – 2009 - Studied for MFA, Bard College, New York
2000 - Excellently graduates the department of photography, Camera Obscura school of Art, Tel-Aviv
1996 – 1997 - Architecture Department, Bezalel Academy of art and design, Jerusalem

Upcoming Exhibitions
2018 – Future show with Matan Oren, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem

Solo Exhibitions
2017 - 'Continents and Faces', The Herzliya artists residence, curator: Ran Kasmy-Ilan (cat.)
2017 - 'Hindsight', The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary art, Curator: Aya Lurie (cat.)
2017 – Emek Refaim, The Lobby art space, with Netta Lieber Sheffer, Tel-Aviv
2014 - 'Moving away from something he stares at’, the Tel Aviv museum of art, Tel Aviv (Until Jan. 31, 2015)
2014 - 'Generally Speaking', Julie m. Gallery, Tel Aviv;
2013 - 'The Whole Truth', Gowen contemporary, Geneva;
2013 - 'The Winners', The Ashdod Museum of Art (culture ministry prize), Ashod;
2013 - 'New Directions', Mani House, Tel Aviv, Ashod;
2013 - 'Plagiarism and Revolutions', Dan Gallery, curated by Smadar Sheffi, Tel Aviv;
2012 - 'Immersion', Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010 - 'Regarding History', Tavi-Dresdner Gallery, Tel Aviv
2007 - 'Midnight Frost', curated by Yaniv Shapira, The Kibbutz Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2005 - 'Earth Works', curated by Yehudit Matzkel, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
2004 - 'The Deceit of the Outskirts', curated by Haim Maor, the Ben-Gurion University, Be’er-Sheba
2003 - 'Getaways', Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 - 'Vacuum', the International photography festival, Jaffa curators: Etti Shcwarts and Rea Ben-David
2015 - 'Dad', Dad at P8 gallery, curator: Adi Simoni
2014 – 'Tabula Rasa: Variations on White Trapeze', Kupferman’s House, Kibbutz Lochamei Ha-Getaot, curator: Irit Carmon Popper
2014 – 'Spolia', Haifa Museum of art, curator: Orit Bulgaro
2014 – 'Under Erasure', Tel Aviv Museum of art, Curator: Irith Hadar (Cat.)
2013 – 'New Directions 2', Leumi Bet Mani House, Tel Aviv, curator: Smadar Sheffi
2013 – Winners of the Ministry of Culture and Sport 2012 Prizes for Art, Design and Curatorship, Ashdod Museum of Art Monart Centre
2012 - 'Black Box', curated by Rami Maymon, The 2012 Photo Festival, Tel Aviv;
2012 - 'Making Room', The Tel Aviv museum of art, Tel Aviv;
2010 - 'Orozco Was Here', curated by Ruthi Director, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design Gallery, Tel Aviv;
2010 - 'Body of Evidence', curated by Liav Mizrahi, Mika gallery, Tel Aviv;
2010 - 'Works from an Archive', a joint show with Orit Raff, curated by Taly Cohen Garbuz, The Tivon Art Gallery, Kiryat Tivon;
2009 - 'My Camp', curated by Liav Mizrahi, Dolinger Gallery, Tel Aviv;
2009 - 'In the Same Breath', curated by Yael Yudkovik, Tavi-Dresdner Gallery, Tel Aviv;
2009 - 'Explosion', Contemporarry Israeli Art, curated by Keren Bar Gil, Free studios, Geneva;
2009 - 'Tel Aviv Time', curated by Nilly Goren, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv;
2008 - 'Dialoge', Yair Barak & Ohad Matalon, The Midrasha Gallery, Beit-Berl
2007 - 'Engagement', curated by Nissan Perez, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2007 - 'Explosive', Herzlya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzlya
2007 - 'Miss America', Inbal Yona Levi, the Artist's House, Jerusalem
2006 - 'The Third Generation – Photography as an Identity Crisis', Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv
2006 - 'Present Now', curated by Ben-Zvi, Reding power station, Tel Aviv
2004 - 'Men in Blue and White', Camera Obscura Gallery, Tel Aviv
2003 - 'The Jacques and Genya Ohana Collection of Israeli Art', Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
2006 - 'Dwelling Unit', A two artist's project curated by Shelly Cohen, the Architect’s House Gallery, Jaffa

Awards
2017 - Israel National Lottery Council support for The Continents & Faces at the Herzliya artists residence
2017 - The Ostrovsky Family fund for experimental film and video for Mirror Therapy
2017 - The Rabinovich fund support for Hindsight at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary art
2014 – Israel National Lottery Council support for the Tel Aviv museum show Catalogue
2013 – Israel National Lottery Council Support for The Whole Truth, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva
2002 - Sharet Prize of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation
2012 - The Ministry of Culture Encouragement Award
2000 - Sharet Prize of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation

Teaching
2012 - Chair of Studio Arts Practice Studies, Seminar Hakibutzim, Tel Aviv
2005 - 2007 - Chair, Photography Department, Minshar School of Art, Tel Aviv
2001 - 2005 - Teaching at Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv
2001 - 2005 - Director of the External Studies Unit, Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv

Collections
The SIP (Shpilman)collection
Tel Aviv Museum of art
Haifa Museum of art
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Herzlya museum of contemporary art
Shoken Collection
Hapoalim Bank, Israel
Judy & Michael Steinhard