Lilac Madar (born 1975, Haifa) earned her BFA in photography from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (2000) and holds a master’s degree in Art history research from Tel Aviv University (2014). Lives and works in Tel Aviv and Boston.
Madar’s works are based on the strategies of Dada and Pop Art: collage, ready-made, and references of mass culture. She uses everyday objects such as magazine clippings, old photographs, reproductions, and stamps. These materials are means to reconstruct representations of gender and to subvert the values and ideologies that lay in those images. Her works are witty, sarcastic and full of humor.
2016-2018 Teaching Certificate, Pedagogy Studies, Kerem Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.
2010-2014 M.A. The Department of Art History, Tel-Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
My master’s thesis, “Photomontage, Feminism, Pornography,” written under the guidance of Dr. Vered Maimon.
1996-2000 B.F.A. The Department of Photography, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.
2020 Pink on Red, Ken Hamazaki Red Museum, Osaka, Japan.
2020 Spell, Hironit Gallery, Rishon LeZion, Israel.
2019 Assemblaging, Rishonim at Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel.
2019 Pulp Encyclopedia, Workshop Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2019 Northern Exposure, Givon Memorial Center Art Galey, Givon, Israel.
2018 Griechen Plastik, Mazal Dagim Studio, Old Jaffa, Israel.
2018 Fresh Paint 10, Artist’s Greenhouse, Tel-Aviv, Israel. (Catalog)
2016 The International Style, The Bauhaus Center Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2015 An Eye for an Eye, The Artist House (Elharizi), Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2015 Jungle Britt, Tiny Tiny Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2019 Selected week Workshop: Residency as a civil-artistic creation, hosted by Anat Litwin – The Baroness Ariane de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program. The Artists Union, Tel-Aviv.
2018 Private studio and gallery in Mazal Dagim 12, Old Jaffa (August-December). Old Jaffa Development Co.
Scholarships and Grants
2019 Independent Artist Fund Grant for a solo exhibition in Osaka, Japan 2020. Minister of Culture and Sport.
2016-2018 Alliance Israélite Universelle scholarship for pedagogue studies.
2016-2018 Minister of Education excellence scholarship for pedagogue studies.
2013-2014 Yad Hanadiv Academic excellence full scholarship for photography research in Tel-Aviv University.
2004 Grant from The Israeli Pais Art and Culture Council for publishing 4 issues of Forno Magazine.
2004 Sponsorship from Goethe Institute (Germany’s worldwide cultural institute) for hosting the artist Jens Harder at Forno issue #2 launch event.