Maya Attoun

Born in Jerusalem in 1974.
Lives and works in Tel Aviv

Education
2004-2006 MFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv
2000-2004 MA studies, Faculty of Arts, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
1993-1997 BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

Teaching
2013-2015 Minshar College of Art, Tel Aviv
2012-2015 The Multidisciplinary Art Faculty ,Shenkar College for Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan

Awards & Residencies
2016 Mifal Hapais, The Lottery Committee for the Arts
2015 ACDP, Artists Career Development Program, Artis, Artport & Asylom, Artport, Tel-Aviv
2015 Mifal Hapais, The Lottery Committee for the Arts
2012 Artis grant recipient
2012 Creative Encouragement Award, Ministry of Culture and Sports
2011 Pavilon Am Milchhof and ECC Residency, Berlin
2010 Oscar Handler Award, Lohamei Ha’getaot Gallery
2009 the Guttesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri
2009 Young Artist Award, Ministry of Culture and Sports
2009 Artis Grant Recipient
2008 Finalists Exhibition, the Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2008 Triangle International Artists’ Workshop, DUMBO, New York, NY
2008 Artis Grant Recipient
2007 Oded Messer Award for Young Artist, Yanko-Dada Museum & the Messer Family, Ein-Hod
2006 Collaboration on Site, Helsinki, Finland
2005 Braziers International Artists’ Workshop, Oxford shire, UK

Special Projects
2012 THE LARVA SOCIETY FOR PSYCHICAL REASERCH founded by Maya Attoun and Meital Katz Minerb

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Lover’s Eye, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
2016 Half Full, Givon Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2012 Falling in Line with Hilla Ben Ari, Marie-Laure Flisch Gallery, Rome
2011 Equations for a Falling Body, Givon Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv
Threshold of Hearing, Lohamei Ha’getaot Gallery, Kibbutz Lohamei Ha’getaot
2009 Entre Chien et Loup – Finalists Exhibition, the Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize 2008, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2008 Modes of Application, Habres+Partner Gallery, Vienna
2007 Blood Related, Yanko-Dada Museum, Ein-Hod
Heart of Gold, Levontin Exhibition Space, Tel Aviv
2006 SoulSeek, Lohamei Ha’getaot Gallery, Kibbutz Lohamei Ha’getaot

Duo Exhibitions
2011-12 Falling in Line with Hilla Ben Ari, Marie-Laure Flisch Gallery, Rome
2010 2 3 D, with Edgar Orlaineta, Water Institute Gallery, Givataym
2007 Swamp, collaboration with Orly Sever, “Saf” project, Artists House, Tel Aviv

Group Exhibitions
2017
Across From, main exhibition of Manofim Jerusalem Contemporary Art Festival, Mormon University, Jerusalem
Back to Wonder, City Museum, Haifa
Anonimix, Haifa Museum of Art
The Nature of Drawing / Paper’s Calling, the 6th Drawing Biennale, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem
2016
Made In Israel, RMCA, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Gouangzhou, China Wire(less) Connection, Ruth Youth Wing, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Repetitive Motifs in Ritual Objects and in Contemporary Art, Mané-Katz Museum, Haifa Held In Suspension, Memorial Center Gallery, Tivon.
Between Synapses:Where Art And Brain Sciences Intersect, The Artist’s House, Jerusalem
2015
Gatherer / Nonfuctional Exhibition, The Artist’s House, Jerusalem
Yes, No, Black, White, Meirov House, Holon Tondo, Hansen House, Jerusalem
Alter Native, , Berlin
Internal Tourism, Dana Art Gallery, Kibbutz Yad Mordehai
2014
Bridge of Donkeys, Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki
Mazal U’Bracha, Beit Hatfutsot Museum, Tel Aviv
Epidermis, Florentine 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv
Chicago Triangle, Haifa Museum of Art
Colon: Bezalel 7 Images Room, Jerusalem
Creating for the Drawer, National Library, Jerusalem
The Good Eye, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2013
Print Time, Teffen Open Museum
Israel Now – Reinventing the future, MACRO Testaccio, Rome
Last Call, Maze 9 Exhibition Space, Tel-Aviv
Ombres et Lumiere, The Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem
The Ministry of Culture and Sports Awards, Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center
Awakening, Gallery 45, Tel-Aviv
Lips Tax, The Farm Gallery, Holon
Tools-Testing Festival #10, Larva (Maya Attoun & Meital Katz Minerbo), Tel-Aviv
2012
The Merry Mommy, Ramat-Gan Museum of Art
Cabinets of Wonder in Contemporary Art – From Astonishment to Disenchantment, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya
Saloon Talks, The Artists House, Tel-Aviv
2011
Making the Cut, Recipients of the Oded Messer Young Artist Award, Yanko-Dada Museum, Ein-Hod
Beta 2: Scales and Measurements, Pavilon Am Milchhof. Berlin
Making the Cut, Recipients of the Oded Messer Young Artist Award, The Genia Schreiber, University Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv
Life: A User’s Manual, the Ruth Young Wing for Art Education, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2010
Caught in the Thicket, the 4th Drawing Biennale, Artists’ House, Jerusalem
Neighborliness, street art I Vadi el Nisnas, Haifa
Net Working, Hamelaha gallery and workshop, Tel Aviv
Thrice Upon A Time, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm
The Culture and Sport Ministry 2009 Art and Design Awards Recipients, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya
Shelf, Whitstable Biennale, UK
JaffaCakes TLV, Rove Gallery, London
2009
Up Against The Wall, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens
BartArt, P8 Gallery, Tel-Aviv
Neues Sehen – Young Israeli Art, Dollinger Art Project Gallery, Tel-Aviv
Second Show: Contemporary Art from The Israel Museum, Mani House, Tel-Aviv
League, Amihad Center, Jaffa
Violence of Drawing, 5 Place for Art, Tel-Aviv
Real Sci-Fi, Bezalel gallery, Tel-Aviv
2008
Neues Sehen – Young Israeli Art, Syker Vorwerk center for contemporary art, Germany
Short Cuts, Habres+Partner Gallery, Vienna
Open Studio, Triangle International Artists’ Workshop, DUMBO, New York, NY
Detail, Chelouche Gallery for contemporary art, Tel-Aviv
Real Time: Art in Israel 1998-2008, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Sterility, Florentin 45 gallery, Tel-Aviv
2007
Flat, Bezalel gallery, Tel-Aviv
The Beautiful Void, gallery 39, Tel-Aviv
Passing the Batonette, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
It’s a Small World, Isn’t It?, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Highlights of the Israeli Art Collection, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2006
Liquorish Light, Saloona, Tel Aviv
Collaboration on Site, Kiasama Museum for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Goods to Declare, MFA International, 100 Anniversary to Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Terminal 1, Ben Gurion Airport
Line in Space, Artists House, Tel Aviv
Salame 60:06, the MFA graduates’ exhibition, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv
2005
Open Studio, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv
Open Studio, Braziers International Artists’ Workshop, Oxford shire, UK
1997
Graduates exhibition, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

Special Projects:
2013 Curator of ‘Medium’, group exhibition in collaboration with Site Specific Art Agancy, Tel Aviv
2012 The Artist and Dr’ Weiss, collaboration with Meital Katz Minerbo for Art Fair Fresh Paint 5, Tel-Aviv
2009 Metabolism, mural installed at the Art+ hotel, Tel Aviv

2015
Tali Ben Nun, “Openings”, Half Full, Givon Art Gallery Oded Walkstein, “Hosting”, Half Full, Givon Art Gallery
Galia Yahav, on “Half Full”, Garleia, Ha’aretz
2014
Maya Attoun, “The Eternal Life Of The Object”, Beyond the Object, Issue #1, Bezalel Jurnal of Visual & Material colture
2012
Uzi Tzur, “Animal-Vegetable-Mineral on ‘Cabinet of Wonder”, Herzliya Museum of Art”, Galeria, Ha’aretz
Smadar Sheffi, “The Wonder That Stays on ‘Cabinet of Wonder”, Herzliya Museum of Art”, Garleia,
Ha’aretz
“About Paper: Israeli Contemporary Art”,curator Giorgia Calò
2011
Smadar Sheffi, on “Equations for a Falling Body” (Hebrew) Galeria, Ha’aretz
Hilla Shkolnik Brenner, on “Equations for a Falling Body”, Achbar Ha’ir
2010
Hilla Shkolnik Brenner,on “23D”, Achbar Ha’ir
Flash Art, on view “JaffaCakes TLV
Art Licks, on “JaffaCakes TLV
2009
Rita de Alencar Pinto Blog “Up Against the Wall
Hagit Peleg-Rotem on “Entre Chien et Loup – Finalists Exhibition, the Gottesdiener Award“, (Hebrew), Globes
Smadar Sheffi, on “The Finalists Exhibition, the Gottesdiener Award“, (Hebrew), Galeria, Ha’aretz
Eli Armon Azoulay, on “The Finalists Exhibition, the Gottesdiener Award“, (Hebrew), Galeria, Ha’aretz
2008
Jameswagner.com, on “Triangle Arts open Studio
2007
Iris Leal, “on Beauty”, interview, Hed Ha’Chinuch
Smadar Sheffi, “Emotional Microscope“, (Hebrew), Galeria Ha’aretz
Noam Avidan Sela, on “Heart of Gold”, Achbar Ha’ir
2006
Karni Am-Ad on “SoulSeek“, (Hebrew)

Articles:
2011
Hemda Rosenbaum, “Quantifying the fall“, (Hebrew), Equations for a Falling Body, Givon Art Gallery
2010
Orly Hoffman, “Journey between dimensions”, 2 3 D, collaboration with Edgar Orlaineta, Water Institute Gallery, Givataym
2009
Hemda Rosenbaum, “Map of the galaxy: on Maya Attoun’s Works“, (Hebrew), Entre Chien et Loup – Finalists Exhibition, the Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Catalog)
2007
Inbar Dror, “Staring at the Medusa’s Head”, Blood Related, Yanko Dada Museum, Ein-Hod (catalog)
Ori Drumer, “Heart of Gold”, Heart of Gold, Levontin Exhibition Space, Tel Aviv
Maya Attoun, “No-Space“, (Hebrew), Ballard Time, Ma’arav