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Merav Shinn Ben-Alon

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Merav Shinn Ben-Alon (1965) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Tel-Aviv.

Biography

Merav Shinn Ben-Alon is a multidisciplinary artist based in Tel-Aviv. She holds a master's degree with honors from the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts, Tel Aviv University, studied at the New York Studio School, NYC and earned her bachelor's degree with honors from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. She was a two-time recipient of the 'Artistic Encouragement Award' from the Israeli Ministry of Culture, won the America–Israel Cultural Foundation Prize and received an excellence award twice during her Graduate studies.

Her works were presented, inter alia :Mark Rothko Art Centre (Daugavpils Latvia) Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo) Museum of Art (Tel-Aviv) Museum of Art (Haifa) Museum of Art (Petach –Tikva) The Israel Museum (Jerusalem) and at further art institutions such as Hakibbutz Art Gallery (Tel- aviv) and Zenit Gallery (Copenhagen)

Education

  • 2009–2013 M.A. (with honors), The Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts, The Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University
  • 1990–1991 The New York Studio School, NYC
  • 1986–1990 B.F.A. (with honors), Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Solo exhibitions

  • 2015 Five Walls, Ha' Kibbutz – Israeli Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 2008 The Red Time, Gallery 10 at Beit Michal, Rehovot
  • 2005 Home, The Gallery at Tmuna Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • 2003 Collaborators [collaborative project with Ram Samocha], The Museum of Art, Ein Harod (Cat.)
  • 2003 Good Night Sleep Well, Nachshon Gallery, Kibbutz Nachshon
  • 2002 Stories in the Hallway [installation and performance], The Gallery at Tmuna Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • 1999 Between the Studio and Someplace Else, Dafna Na'or Contemporary Art, Jerusalem
  • 1997 On the Floor [painting installation], The Office Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 1996 Solo Exhibition, The Borochov Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Ilana Tenenbaum (Cat.)
  • 1992 The Undated and the Next of 1991, The Studio on 22nd Leroy St, NYC

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2015 The Exhibition of 'The International Symposium Mark Rothko 2015” , Daugavpils, Latvia
  • 2015 And the Winners Are: // Ministry of Culture and Sport Award Winners in Art and Design, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (Cat.)
  • 2013 The Ready Made Centennial, Haifa Museum of Art, Curator: Ruti Direktor (Cat.)
  • 2012 Teachers // The Trump Foundation in collaboration with Musrara – The Naggar School of Photography, Media and New Music at Pe’ila, Amiad Center, Jaffa
  • 2011 Curators & Co., Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Curator: Revital Ben-Asher Peretz (Cat.)
  • 2010 Spacing, Wizo Gallery, The NB Haifa School of Design, Haifa And You Have Nothing That Has No Place, The Artists’ House, Tel Aviv (Cat.)
  • 2007 See Not / Fear Not, Umm el-Fahem art Gallery, Umm el-Fahem, Curator: Moran Shoub
  • 2006 The Winners // Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport Award Winners in Art and Design, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (Cat.)
  • 2003 Art of the Land // Art Festival at Reading Power Station, Tel Aviv, curator: Ruti Direktor
  • 2001 Hands, The Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • 2000 Magazine Camp 2000, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
  • 1999 Brief Moment, Limbus Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 1996 The Loaded Part of the Sign I II III, Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv 37 Danish & Foreign Artists Collaborate, Zenit Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (Cat.)
  • 1994 Painting Above and Beyond, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Curator: Dr. Aïm Luski (Cat.)
  • 1992 Small Works // 16th Annual Competition Exhibition, 80 Washington SQ. East Galleries, New York

Awards and residencies

  • 2015 Artist Residency Program, “Mark Rothko 2015” International Painting Symposium, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils Latvia
  • 2015 Artist Residency Program, Art & Architecture Arad
  • 2014 Exhibition Support, The Arts Department, Culture Division of Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality
  • and the Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv
  • 2014 Creativity Encouragement Award, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Israel
  • 2013 Studio Space Scholarship, The Artists' Studios, Tel Aviv
  • 2005 Creativity Encouragement Award, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Israel
  • 2003 Catalogue Publication Support, The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Tel Aviv
  • 1990 Mary Fisher Prize for Painting, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
  • 1989 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize, Sharett Scholarship for Young Israeli Artists
  • 1988 Award for Academic Excellence, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
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