Michal Rovner

    Grant Recipient

    New-York, NY, United States

    Artist Website

    The artist’s prolific work in video and film, as well as on paper and canvas, has been the subject of over forty solo exhibitions including: -a 2002 mid-career retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York; -an acclaimed exhibition featured at the Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2003; -In Stone, in 2004 at PaceWildenstein, New York; and -Fields, opened at the Jeu de Paume, Paris in 2005 and traveled to the Tel Aviv Museum.

    Michal Rovner’s work has been collected by many major museums such as: -The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; -Museum of Modern Art, New York; -The Guggenheim Museum, New York; -The Art Institute of Chicago; -Los Angeles County Museum of Art; -San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; -Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; -The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

    Rovner’s films have been screened, including: -Notes (2001), a collaboration with composer Philip Glass, that premiered at the Lincoln Center, New York; and -Border (1997) premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Tate Gallery, London.

    Some of Michal Rovner’s site specific and public art projects include: -Chase Manhattan Bank on Park Avenue in New York City; -LVMH Headquarters, Paris; -Chanel Headquarters in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka; and – a permanent twelve-meter high video wall at the new historical museum at Yad Vashem (The Holocaust Memorial), Jerusalem.

    “AICF supported me in the moments when I needed their help the most. These were the years that I started creating independently, the years that I was already in New York, totally unknown and struggling. Meira Geyra called me out of the blue, reminding me that this scholarship fund exists and it was there for me. And suddenly, a short while afterwards, the fund arrived that lifted me up at a specific point, both spiritually and financially.”