Visual Arts

About Efrat Kedem

Efrat Kedem is an artist who was born 1980 in Jerusalem, Israel.

She received her B.Ed.F.A. (2005) from the Midrasha School of Art. And graduated with honors her M.F.A. (2008) studies at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design. Efrat has a very active career in the Israeli art scene since 2006, she had five solo shows, and participated in dozens of group exhibitions, in museums and galleries in the U.S and Israel.

With strategies varying from small gestures with ready-mades to minor interventions, Efrat's work pays declarative attention to nuanced details of under-noticed objects and moments. She uses peripheral, seemingly dysfunctional objects: discarded IKEA table, synthetic turf leftovers, Amazon packages, to create visual references to contemporary cultural landscapes. Efrat explores and blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, representation and reality, transience and permanence, function and dysfunction, self-importance and irony. Looking for the drama in the non-event, she seeks to excavate new meanings and references, converting the objects to testimonies of a greater order, while retaining their original concreteness. Her choice of materials is prompted by the feeling that as the world is exploding with stuff, we should engage in conceptual recycling of the ready-made. But unlike the tradition of the objet trouvé, found objects serve as natural starting points, not end results. The choice of titles – inseparable part of Efrat's work – finalizes and enhances these conversions.


2019 ZUMU-Museum on the move, Hatzor Haglilit, Israel

2018 Dead Honeys-The Artists Residence Herzeliya, Herzeliya,Israel

2017 Along the Line, Atelier Shemi, Kibutz Cabri, Israel

2016-2017 Club Conceptual 17-New Friends, Salame 60 Gallery,Tel Aviv, Israel

2014 Goods,MOBY,Bat-Yam Museum of Art,Israel

2013 The Better Eye, Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Readymade Centennial, Haifa Museum, Israel

Telling Details, Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), Philadelphia, PA

2012 The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society, Arts Council of Princeton, NJ

New Media: New Forms, Montclair Art Museum, NJ

Map Project, EX3 Collective Space of Florence, Italy

2011 I just want to be loved, MAGA Museum Gallery, Milan, Italy

Nimrod’s Descendants, Artists House Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

Line Made by Walking, Haifa Museum, Israel

Colored Cactus, Industry City Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NY

Signs on the Road, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

Epitaph, Clemente Soto Velez Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Through Gutter to Glory, Rishon Lezion, Israel

What Does Sculpture Want? Salame 60 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2009 The Invisible Hand, Sommer Contemporary Art Project Space, Tel Aviv, Israel

Universoul Circus LTD, ARTLV Art Biennale of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Standard Deviation, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2008 The Roaring Stuffed Animal, Shtruman Museum, Ein Harod, Israel

Borderline/Mirror Like, Huashan Cultural Park, Taipei, Taiwan

Regba, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

2007 The 17th Congress, 17 Congress St., Tel Aviv, Israel

2006 Matte, Kav 16 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


2012 The Reality Shows, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton NJ

2009 Beneath Giant Ficus Trees, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

2008 Real Estate Agency, Dollinger Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2007 Real Estate, The New & Bad Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Heart, Dollinger Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


2012 Grant recipient, Artis, New York, NY

2012 The Anne Reeves Artist in Residence, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ

2011 The Givon Art Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

2008 EcoOcean Scholarship, Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel

2008 The Musya Tulman and Malca Ben Yosef Excellency Award, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel


2012 Artist in residence guest lecture, Arts Council of Princeton, NJ

2011 Creative Capital and Artis Strategic Planning Workshop, New York, NY

2011 Artist guest lecture, Cornell University, The College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, NY

2010 Artist talk, The Invisible Hand, Sommer Contemporary Art Project Space, Tel Aviv, Israel

2009 Artist guest lecture, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2007 Open Space Workshop, Documenta12, Kassel, Germany

Efrat Kedem

Visual Arts
Digital Art / Multimedia, Sculpture, Video Art