Avner Ben Gal

Born in Ashkelon, Israel, 1966.
Lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.

1993 B.A., Fine Art, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, cum laude

Awards & Residencies 
2008 Rapaport Award For An Established Artist
2001 Residency program at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York 1998 Minister of Education and Cultural Prize, Israel
1996 Kollner award for excellent young artists, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem
1993 Mary Fischer award for excellent young artists, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 Take The Long Bone Home, Givon Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2017 The Sky Fell Down, The Box, NBA Gallery, Ha-Teder, Beit Romano, Tel-Aviv
2015 Skinny Returns to Asbestos, Tempo Rubato Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2013 Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
2012 Sadie Coles HQ, London
2010 Smackville, Bortolami Gallery, New York
2009 Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv
2008 Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel
Sadie Coles HQ, London
Fabio Tiboni, Bologna, Italy
2007 Sudden Poverty, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
2006 New Paintings, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York
2005 Cursed By Slaves, Gallery Nouvelles Images, The Hague
Sadie Coles HQ, London
2002 Helena, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv
2001 The Eve of Destruction, Tal Esther Gallery, Tel-Aviv
1999 New Army, Mary Fauzi Gallery, Tel-Aviv
1998 Curly Drugs, The Artists’ Studios Gallery, Tel-Aviv
1997 Design, Hamidrasha School of Art Gallery, Beit Berl College, Tel-Aviv
1995 Avivit, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Selected Group Exhibitions
Current Affairs, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
Yael’s Dreams (and Nightmares), Art+Text, Budapest
Dreams and Dramas, Intensities of Contemporary Israel, Art Territory, Zuzeum, Riga, Latvia Avner Ben-Gal – Adam Rabinowitz, Macbeth Street, Los Angeles
Smoke and Clouds, Hermann Struck Museum, Haifa
2015 Good Taste, HaMidrasha Gallery-HaYarkon 19, Tel-Aviv (curated by Boaz Arad)
All The Truth About McDonald’s, Central Bus Station, 5th Floor, Fanzine Festival 666 Shibboleth, Dvir Gallery, Tel-Aviv
Words Without Letter, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel-Aviv
Archives Benjamin, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art (curated by Noam Segal and Raphael Zagury)
2014 Potent Wilderness, works from the Igal Ahouvi Collection, curated by Sarit Shapira, (The Babylon Trilogy Part 1), The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv
The Towering Inferno, Works from the Igal Ahouvi Collection (The Babylon Trilogy Part 2),
The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2013 La figurazione inevitabile, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Passive Aggressive Expressive, The Genia Schreiber Tel-Aviv University Art Gallery (curated by Gilad Melzer) The Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of Arts, Tel-Aviv University
Smile Harder or Die Trying, CQ Mutiny Gallery, The Hague, NL
2012 Accelerating Toward Apocalypse: Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Givon Art Forum, Tel-Aviv
The Irreconcilable, The Spaceship at HaYarkon 70, Tel-Aviv
2011 Third Herzeliya Biennale of Contemporary Art, Israel
The Museum Presents Itself: Israeli Art from the Museum Collection, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv
2010 Re-Dressing, Bortolami, New York
What is the Political, Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam, Israel
2009 Directions, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
History of Violence, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
2008 Penal Colony, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
SGOZZATA, Peres Projects, Berlin
Eventually We’ll Die: Young Art in Israel of the 90s, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya
2007 XXS, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2006 Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Art, Codroipo, Italy
Dark, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Through the Looking Glass, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich
2005 The New Hebrews: A Century of Art in Israel, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
A Wonderful View, Vous êtes ici, Amsterdam
2004 Huts, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Painting 2004, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
2003 Clandestine, the 50th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
2001 The Armory Show, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Spunky, Exit Art, New York
2000 La repubblica dell’arte: Israele, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Palazzo Delle Papesse, Sienna
Wish List, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Ladies and Gentlemen: Contemporary Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
1999 Ladies and Gentlemen, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
1998 Video Program #3, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya
The Lesser Light, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
After Rabin: New Art from Israel, The Jewish Museum, New York
Spring at the End of Summer: Young Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Minister of Education and Culture Prize Exhibition, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
1994 En Suite, S.M.A.K., the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent
Transit, ArtFocus No. 1, Tel Aviv