Nurit David

Born 1952 in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Lives and works in Tel-Aviv.
Since 1982 Works with Givon Gallery, Tel-Aviv.

1975-1978 Studies at Art Teachers’ Training College, Ramat-Hasharon.

1986 -2007 Teacher of painting in the same institute (now Beit-Berl College School of Art).
2002-2006 Teacher of painting at Bezalel Academy Art Department

Prizes and Awards
2018 Honorary Fellowship Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
2017 Life Achievement Prize, Ministry of Culture and Education
2015 Dizzengoff prize Tel-Aviv Municipality
2006 The Rappaport prize Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
2003 Minister of Culture and Education Prize for Art and Design
2001-2002 Bursary for studying drawing at The Prince of Wales Drawing Studio London
1998 The Encouragement of Creation Prize, Ministry of Culture and Education
1996 Creation Award, America-Israel, Cultural Foundation
1995 Isracard Prize, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
1993 The Sandberg Prize for Israeli Art, Israel Museum Jerusalem
1990 Minister of Culture and Education Prize for Painting and Sculpture
1985 Jacques O’hana Prize for Young Israeli Artists, The Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
1983 The Beatrice S. Colliner Award for Young Artists, Israel Museum Jerusalem

Works in Public Collections:
The Israel Museum Jerusalem
Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
Ein-Harod Museum
The Jewish Museum New-York

Solo Exhibitions
2019  “The Figurative Ones 1992-2012” Givon Gallery
2017  “Nobody’s Clothing / An Outline for a Business” Givon Gallery
2015  “Two Cities, the same Island” Haifa Museum of Art
2014  “Bunraku Haifa or The New Haifa Modernism” Givon gallery (catalogue)
2012  “Care of the Sick and Late Spring”, Givon gallery, Tel Aviv
2009  “I’m dancing on your grave”, Givon gallery, Tel Aviv
“Paintings 1997-1999”, The municipal art gallery, Raanana
2007  “I was born Chinese”, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
2006  “Eternal Summer”, Givon gallery, Tel-Aviv
2005  “Come Ye Sons of Art”, Chateau Golan
“Apocalypse at the sea of Galilee, Flanders”, Beit-Gavriel
2004  “Milk and Wine”, The gallery of the memorial site, Kiryat-Tivon
“The Invisible”, The Senate gallery Ben-Gurion University
2003  “Seven Good Years”, Givon gallery, Tel-Aviv
2001  “Landscapes”, Herzeliya Museum of Art
1999  “A Season in Hell”, Artists’ Studios Gallery, Tel-Aviv
1998  “Hurry Up… It’s Time”, Givon Gallery, Tel-Aviv
1996  “Drawings”, Givon gallery, Tel-Aviv
1994  Paintings after “Dubliners” by James Joyce, Givon Gallery, Tel-Aviv
1991  “To Learn Writing from Trees”, Givon Gallery, Tel-Aviv (catalogue)
1987  “ABA” (Father), Israel Museum, Jerusalem
“The Chinese Works”, Bograshov Gallery, Tel-Aviv
1984  “The Chinese Works”, Noemi Givon Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
1983  Sara Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem
1979  Sara Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Keeping at Distance, Petach Tikva Museum of Art
‘Dramatis Personae’ Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel Zichron Yaakov
2018  ‘Measure’ Givon Art Forum, Tel Aviv
  “Ingathering” Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2015  “The Museum Presents Itself 2” Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2013  “The Museum Presents Itself 1” Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2010  Family/Tree, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2008 “Surreale” Mimmo Scognamiglio gallery Milan
2005  “Die Neue Hebraer”, Gropius Bau, Berlin
2004  Prizes in Art and Design, Haifa Museum of Art
2003  “Affirmative Action”, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
2001  “Love at first Sight”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1998  “After Rabin – New Art from Israel”, Jewish Museum, New-York
“Good Children, Bad Children”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1996  “Ktav” Flesh and Word in Israeli Art, Ackland Art Museum, North Carolina
1995  “Eight in November”, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
Rita and Arturo Schwarz Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1994  “Memories of/for the Future”, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo
1993  “Makom” Contemporary art from Israel, The Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
1992  “Routes of Wandering”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
“Einblick-Ausblick” Young Artists from Israel, Leipzig, Bonn, Berlin
1991  The 21st. Biennial of San-Paolo, Brazil
1990 “Feminine Presence”, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
1988 “Fresh Paint”, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
“Nine Israeli Artists” Zurich, Hannover (Tel-Aviv Museum of Art)
1986  “The Want of Matter as a Quality in Israeli Art”, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
1984  “Two Years – Qualities Accumulated”, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art 

Special Projects
2015  “Wall in the City” – “From A to Z” a wall at the Tel Aviv Municipality Building

2016  The Happy Business a story, printed in a booklet accompanying the exhibition “Nobody’s Cloting / An outline for a business” at Givon gallery
2015  The Golden Temple “Gag” literary magazine no.35 p. 44-52
2012  Wedding, Care of the Sick and Late Spring exhibition catalogue Givon Gallery
2011 Carriages to Or Akiva, Yitzhak Golombek’s catalogue Herzliya museum of contemporary art.
2007 “The Landscape Teacher” catalogue Tel-Aviv Museum of Art (“I was born Chinese”) and in GAG no. 19 2009 p.69-76.
2006 “The good neighbor” a story, printed in a booklet accompanying the exhibition “Eternal Summer” at Givon gallery and in “Studio” magazine no. 165
2005 Two autobiographical stories “Hamidrasha” magazine no. 8
2002 “The Holocaust and the art of drawing” Jewish Quarterly no. 184
2001 “The Wound by Deganit” – Deganit Berest’s catalogue, Herzliya Museum of Art
“Michal, Come” – Michal Bachi’s catalogue Artists’ Studios, Tel-Aviv
“Milk and Wine” – Nurit David’s catalogue, Herzliya museum of Art
1999 “The Naked Model”, Hamidrasha magazine no. 2
“A Guide for the Bachelor”, on Mordechai Geldman’s “Sefer sh’al”, Schebo Poetry magazine no. 2.
1998 “Unicorn, The Death of Doubling” – Gil Scahar’s catalogue, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
“Up the descending stairs”, Hamidrasha magazine no.1
1996 “Towards a Body and from it” – “The Medium in 20th Century Art”, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Or-Am Publishers
“Who is the third who walks always beside you?” – on Raffi Lavie and Moshe Gershuni in Givon Gallery, Studio magazine no. 76
1995 “Discours Amoureux according to Smadar Eliasaf”, Studio magazine no. 62
1993 “Time returns to the shell” – Shosh Kormosh catalogue, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan
1990 “While Beuys was Pregnant”, Feminine Presence catalogue, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
1982 “The Class is in a Deserted Boat – About The Chinese Works”, KAV magazine no. 4/5

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