Mati Elmaliach lives and works in Tel-Aviv,
Elmaliach’s art stems from his life as an Israeli artist and his personal biography – introspecting personal memory versus the collective memory in the society in which he lives.
Emerging from the field of photography, he chooses not to create new images, but rather, bases his work on existing photos. Thus, in place of adding images to the collective repository, he creates new images from those that already exist.
MFA – Bezalel Academy Of Art, Tel Aviv / Jerusalem, Israel (2019)
B.Ed – Graduate of the Wizo Academy of Education and Design (2009)
He has won the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship (Sharett Grant) for 2008,
as well as the Bezalel Residency Program Grant by Edmond de Rothschild Foundation for 2018-19.
He has exhibited in solo exhibitions and in many group exhibitions in Israel and abroad, including the Petach-Tikva Museum Of Art; Haifa Museum of Art; the Tel Aviv Artists’ House; the Sackler Levy Gallery, Modi’in; Indie Gallery, Tel Aviv; the New Gallery Musrara, Jerusalem; Gate 3 Gallery, Haifa; Art Market Budapest and at the Fresh Paint Contemporary Art & Design Fair, Tel Aviv.
His works are in the Schocken Collection, the Knesset Collection, Soho House Collection and private collections.