Roni Aviv is a visual artist born in Tel Aviv, Israel, and currently based in New York, NY. She is a MFA candidate at Columbia University, and will graduate in the coming spring of 2020. Aviv earned her BFA in Photography (with honors) from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem in 2017. In the fall semester of 2015, she attended Cooper Union, New York, as part of a student exchange program, where she also participated in two exhibitions. Aviv’s work combines an expanded inquiry into the nature of photography, as well as the relationship between the viewer and the space. She explores emotional and physical residues within domestic objects and spaces, and creates photo-installation that invite the viewer to engage with these complexities.
Aviv’s work has been published in online and printed magazines, as well as at print fairs. She has shown her work at numerous venues in New York, including The Jewish Museum (2019), Nancy Hoffman Gallery (2019), The Wallach Gallery (2019), and LeRoy Neiman Gallery (2020). In Israel, She had a dual exhibition in Indie Gallery (2018), and participated in group exhibitions at Bezalel Photography Gallery, Jerusalem (2018), Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv (2017), Artists’ Studios Gallery, Tel Aviv (2017) and more.
During her studies at Columbia University, she received several honors: 2018-20 The David Berg Foundation Fellowship, 2018-20 Artis Contemporary Fellowship, 2018-20 Visual Arts Scholarship. Aviv was chosen to be the Visual Arts programmer representative in “Works in Progress”, an ongoing series of events that brings together graduate students and faculty in Columbia’s Visual Arts Program and Department of Art History. Further, Aviv’s curatorial proposal for LeRoy Neiman Gallery was chosen, and is planned for February 2020. During her studies at Bezalel, she received a few awards: 2017 Academic Excellence Award, Department of Photography, 2016 Academic Excellence Award, Department of History & Theory and 2016-2017 Dean’s Scholarship, Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design.