Asaf Ben-Zvi

Born in Kfar Yehezkel, 1953

Lives and works in Jerusalem  

1981-1985 Studied at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (BFA)

1983-1984 Studied at Pratt Institute, New York  

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1986  “Out of Town”, Gimel Gallery, Jerusalem 

“Apple in the Garden”, Gimel Gallery, Jerusalem

1987  “From the Doum-Gal-Doum Drawings”, Artists Studios, Aika Brown Gallery, Jerusalem

1990  “Remnants of the Day”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, (cat.)

1991  “White Flower”, Oranim Institute for Artists Gallery, Tivon 

 “Soft Spot”, Julie M Gallery, Tel Aviv

1992  “Silbury Hill”, Julie M Gallery, Tel Aviv

1994  “Magnetic Strip”, Artists Studios, Tel Aviv

1995  “Painting”, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot Gallery

1996  “His Shoes”, Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv

1998  “Painting from the Neck”, Rachel and Israel Polak Gallery, Kalisher, Tel Aviv

1999  “The Model’s Nudity”, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv

2000  “The End of the Night”, Kibbutz Nachshon Gallery

2005  “Twisting Drops”, Hakibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv

2006  “From a Painter’s Diary”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, (cat.)

2011  “Valley of the Cross”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

2012  “Forgetting Almost Everything”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, (cat.)

2013  “Live Stitches – Prints from the Jerusalem Print Workshop”, The Jerusalem Print             Workshop, (cat.)

2014  “Standing River”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

2015   “Coal Fly Ash”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions

1987  “Tel-Hai 87”, environmental sculpture, Tel-Hai

1988  “Fresh Paint”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

 “Ecological Work”, Artists Studios, Aika Brown Gallery, Jerusalem 

“Upon One of the Mountains”, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

1989  “Israeli Art – New Acquisitions”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1990  “Promise – Ten Bezalel Artists from the Last Decade”, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design,  Jerusalem

1992  “The Presence of the Absent: The Empty Chair in Israeli Art”, The Genia Schreiber             University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

1993  “Recipients of the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport Prize for Painting and             Sculpture”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 “It Was Chilly”, Mary Fauzy Gallery, Tel Aviv 

 “Subtropical: Between Figuration and Abstraction”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1994  “The Printer’s Imprint – Twenty Years to the Jerusalem Print Workshop”, The Israel             Museum, Jerusalem

1996  “New Acquisitions at the Department of Print and Drawing”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

From the Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1998  “Israeli Art – Historical Cross-Section from the Museum Collections, 1920s to 1990s”, Tel        Aviv Museum of Art

 “Fifty Works by Israeli Artists”, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco 

 “Ninety Years of Israeli Art – A Selection from the Joseph Hackmey – Israel Phoenix             Collection”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1999  “In the Name of the Land, In the Name of the Lord – Art and Realeties in Jerusalem”, The       Artists House, Jerusalem; curator: Ilan Wizgan

 “Artfocus 3”, International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Jerusalem

2000  “Looking Ahead: Visions of Israel, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art”, San Jose; curator:             Marie Shek

2001  “Love at First Sight”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; curators: Arturo Schwarz and Amitai   Mendelsohn

2002  “Focus on Painting”, Haifa Museum of Art; curator: Daniela Talmor 

“The Second Biennial of Israeli Ceramics”, Collaboration with Irit Aba, Eretz Israel 

Museum, Tel Aviv; curator: Surin Heller 

 “Running Words – On Writing in Prints”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Tamar

 Manor-Friedman

2003  “Firs Flowers of Israeli Art”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; curator: Tamar Manor-Friedman 

“Prints”, Tobey Moss Gallery, Los Angeles

2004  “A Point of View”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Ellen Ginton 

“Homage to Hanoch Levin”, Haifa Museum of Art; curator: Daniela Talmor

2005  “Collect 2005”, Collaboration with Irit Aba, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2006  “Handwriting”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Shlomit Breuer 

“Detail”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Shlomit Breuer 

2012  “Parallel”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

“After”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

2013  “Summer Exhibition”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Prizes and Awards

1981-1982 Scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation – Sharrett Scholarship Fund

1982-1983 Scholarship from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation – Sharrett Scholarship Fund

1987  Beatrice S. Kolliner Prize for a Young Israeli Artist, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1989  Mendel Pundik Prize for Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1991  Rafael and Hadassa Klutchkin Prize of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant

1992  Minister of Education, Culture and Sport Prize for Painting and Sculpture

1994  Israel Discount Bank Prize for an Israeli Artist, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1997  Eugen Kolb Prize for Israeli Graphic Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2011  The Rappaport Prize for an Established Israeli Painter, Tel Aviv Museum of Art