Michael Ben Abu

    • Visual Arts

    Tel Aviv, Israel


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    Michael Ben Abu (b. 1959, Israel) is a multidisciplinary artist and a poet living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has a varied background including agricultural sciences and clairvoyant meditation. He graduated B. of Fine Arts at Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem, Israel in 2015.

    Education

    2011-2015  BFA, Fine Arts Depart., Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.

    Education

    2011-2015    B. Fine Arts, Fine Arts Department, Bezalel Art academy, Jerusalem, Israel

    1994-1996   M.A. Judaic Studies, Solomon Shechter Institute for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem

    1988-1990   Modern Greek Language studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    1985           Schwartz Program Certification – Community Center Director’s Training– Social Work School and School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    1982-1984  B. of Sc. Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot, Hebrew University

    1971-1977   “Nir HaEmeq” Regional Agricultural High School, Afula

    Solo Exhibitions

    2020  Journeys/Burdens, Municipal Gallery, Yavne. Curator: Doron Fishbien

    2018           Pulse, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Yair Shulevitz.

    2017          Identity-Mihut, Rishon Lezion Municipal Gallery.

    2003         God Holds the Key, San Rafael JCC, California, USA.

    2002         Golden-Hearted Rose, Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, Jerusalem, Israel.

     

    Group Exhibitions

    2020          Hagadda for Pesach/Passover, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem. Curators: Ori Holban, Naomi Brikman.

    2020          Someone opened and Left, David Yalin College’  Gallery, Ramat Gan. Curators: Nava T. Barazany.

    2019          Accelerator, ND Gallery, Ramat Gan. Curators: Eyal Katz, Ronit Rot Hadad..

    2019           In Print Art Book Fair, Artists books presentation, Hansen House, Jerusalem Israel.

    2019           Lucid, Animatiom video art (4,26 minutes), Thessaloniki Animation Festival, Greece.

    2019          The Public’ right to Touch, ND Gallery, Ramat Gan. Curator: Doron Fischbein. Digital Catalogue.

    2019           Lucid, Animatiom video art (4,26 minutes), Toronto Lift Off  Film Festival, Canada.

    2019           Lucid, Animatiom video art (4,26 minutes), Paris Short  Film Festival, France.

    2019           Impersonation, Central Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Doron Furman. Digital Catalogue.

    2019           Birthing, Video art (3,10 minutes), ‘TLVFest’ LGBT Film Festival, Cinematheque Tel Aviv. Catalogue.

    2019          Lucid, Animatiom video art (4,26 minutes), Paris Short  Film Festival, France.

    2019         Hidden within Language, Rishon Lezion Municipal Gallery. Curators: Efi Gen, Adi Angel.  Catalogue.

    2018         The Map, Eretz Israel Museum,Tel Aviv, IsraeI. Curator: Batia Doner. Catalogue.

    2017         Salon 2017, Gallery HaCubia, Jerusalem, IsraeI. Curators: Ella Cohen-Vansover and Dan Orimian. Digital Catalogue.

    2016        Collectors 2016, Gallery HaCubia, Jerusalem, IsraeI. Curators: Ella Cohen-Vansover and Dan Orimian. Catalogue. Recommendation and short interview. “Haboker Hazeh”- Miri Krimolovsky, Culture Magazine. Kol Israel National Radio.

    2016         Earth, Gallery Mémoire de l’avenir, Paris, France. Curators: Margalit Berriet, Marie-Cécile Berdaguer. Digital Catalogue.

    2015       BFA Graduates’ Exhibition, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, JRLM, IL. http://2015.bezalel.ac.il/art/michael-ben-abu/

     

    Reviews and press coverage:

    2018  Article at ERETZ VATEVA The Magazine of Israel, January 2018 Hebrew edition.

    2017  Article at ERETZ The Magazine of Israel, October 2017 English edition.

    2016        Feature on poetry, including an interview with the artist. Israel Radio Second Channel, Culture Magazine, on the morning news (“Haboker Hazeh”).

    2017        Interview (30 min.) at the Yaron Enosh show, “Kol Shishi” Israel National Radio.

    Collections:   2017   48 works, Orient Isrotel Spa Hotel, German Colony Jerusalem, various art collectors around the world.


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