Hilla Ben Ari (born 1972, Yagur) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Tel Aviv. Her work spans a variety of media such as video, installation, sculpture, and print. The female body as a crossroads of political, social and cultural contexts is at the core of her work.
Ben Ari graduated from the Ceramics Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (1999) and has a Master’s Degree in Poetics and Comparative Literature from Tel Aviv University (2006).
Ben Ari held a solo exhibition at various art venues including the Libby Gallery, Florida; the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Art, Ein Harod. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions at various museums and galleries, among them: the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Orange County Museum of Art, California; the MAXXI Museum, Rome; and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, as part of the 2009 Asian Art Biennial. Her video works were presented in international festivals including Videonale 12 at the Bonn Museum of Art, and the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival at the National Art Center, Tokyo.
Among her prizes: The Prize for an Established Video Artist – the Israeli Ministry of Culture (2016), the Pins Prize – The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2016), The Premio Combat Prize, Italy (2016), The Kolb Prize – Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2014).
Furthermore, Ben Ari has won grants and scholarships from funds such as AICF, Artis, Asylum Arts, Outset Contemporary Art Fund, the Ostrovsky Family Fund, the Israel Institute, and more.
Her works are in the collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, the Bundestag, Berlin, and other public and private collections.