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EXHIBITIONS

ABOUT

 

 

roni_benari_bio_pic_resize “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
Robert Frank

Roni Ben-Ari photographer, who focuses on presenting social themes. Her photographs effectively penetrate the
viewers mind and remain in their memory, just as she successfully did in reporting journalistic social issues, for which
she was awarded Ziv Journalism Award
The photographs presented here are classic examples of her dealing with social issues documenting those who are at
the society’s margin, those who we do not see, those who are faded, transparent or muted and occasionally looked at
as social mirage
Her documentary work obtains an artistic dimension due to her ability to pronounce details and neutralize others to
abstraction, thus changes the objects’ identity
Roni’s work is challenging the collaboration between the photographer and the photographed. Her camera caresses
the photographed and cares for them softly. The picture talking is at arm’s reach so much so that the term “object”
becomes offending in relating to her work
… “In viewing her photographs, it is unclear who the object is and what is the background. Is the photographed the one
who asked to be photographed or is it the photographer who asked them to be photographed? Who exposes himself to
whom, and who serve who
Authority relationship is fundamental and the ABC of photography, especially, when dealing with what is permitted and
not permitted. From which distance is it acceptable to take a picture. What does the distance suggest in regard to the
action itself? Photograph narrates “taking” as the verb suggest “taking a picture”. In Roni Ben-Ari’s photography, there
is no “taking” it is an act of giving
It dominate to the point that she hears the voices of her objects, feels their needs and touches their textures and so
brings them closer to the viewer”. Miki Kratsman, Curator

 

 

2017

Photography Museum, DIPF / 2017 DongGang International Photo Festival / Korea

UNESCO – Art & Society, Solo exhibition at the World Humanities Conference, Bruges, Belgium

Solo exhibition, “From the Inner Margin” in the Romanian Parliament

A 360-degree, permanent virtual interactive solo exhibition at the Polish Textile Museum

 

2018

International Festival of China – invitation to present as an Honor Artist

The 5th edition of the of Fine Art & documentary, Biennale- photography, Purge, Czech Republic

Buchheim Museum, Bavaria, Germany

Solo exhibition, Valkhof Art Museum, Nijmegen, Netherlands

 

2019

Solo exhibition, “The Artists House,” Tel Aviv, Israel

“Faces” a traveling exhibition, Shanghai, New York, Munich, Prague

Art & Science Project, QCC Gallery in Queens University, NY, USA

Solo exhibition, “Gypsies of Jerusalem”, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES /

1947
Born in Ramat Gan, Israel
1967
Enamelwork and silver jewelry, cloisonné and champlevé
1968
Radio and TV research and production
1984
TV director and reporter
1996
Photographer and multimedia artist

STUDIES /

2000-2009
Master classes with the top photographers in Israel
1993-1996
Geographic Photography College, Tel Aviv
1976-1978
TV Journalism College, Tel Aviv
1971-1974
College of Art, Herzliya
1966-68
College of Arts and Crafts, Givatayim

AWARDS /

2017

UNESCO Art & Society award, Honorable Mention 

The 5th Edition of the Jacob Riis for documentary Award

2013
The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards: First Prize, Culture and People category
2011
CIDPAE Museum Award, Lishui, China
2011
The 2nd Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Portrait and Figures category
2009
“Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) Exhibition” (organized by UNESCO and CFPA), Guangzhou, China
1988
Ziv Award for TV Journalism

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE/

2015 – “Quest” –   Museums> Ceramic Artists> Photographers,  Benyamini Center, Tel-Aviv

 2016 – “Quest” –   Open Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai

 

COLLECTIONS /

The National Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

The Gutman Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art

The Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, Poland

The Artists House, Munich, Germany

Private collections, among others are: Yehudit Yovel Recanati, Ami Federmann

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS /

 2017

Photography Museum, DIPF, 2017 DongGang International Photo Festival, Korea

2016

  • Solo exhibition, Art House, Munich, Germany
  • Solo exhibition, Textile Museum, the 15th international Triennial of Textiles Lodz, Poland
  • Schema Projects gallery, “Tower of Babel”, Brooklyn NY
  • Memory of the Future “Sharing Inventory” Jerusalem, Israel

2015

•Biennial No. 2 “soil” sculpture and photography, Moshe Castel Museum, Maale Adumim, Jerusalem

•Solo exhibition- “In search of the “Tiganca”, Museum Ramat-Gan

“Earth”, Ahmdbad, Brauda, Mombai, (National Gallery), India

“Homage to Leonardo”, Leonardo Hotel Jerusalem

50th anniversary of German-Israeli relations, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany

2014

 Solo exhibition – “Home is where the Hurt is”, Memory of Future gallery, Paris  
 “Oh-Man Oh-Machine,” Tel Aviv University and new Academy Center of Art and Culture
• “Between the Lines,” Kunstpavillon im Alten Botanischen Garten, Munich, Germany
• “Woven Consciousness,” Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
• “Secret Art,” Bank-Leumi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2013

• “The Roof – Art Space,” in conjunction with Duisburg Museum, Duisburg, Germany
•  solo exhibition, “Montzi,” National Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
• “The Colors of the Rainbow in the Ocean Garbage,” Gask Museum, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
• “My I,” 92nd Street Y, New York, NY, USA
• “Sky and Earth,” Urban Culture Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012
• solo
exhibition,“Loom | Father | Requiem,” Vernon Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
• “Traces of Dance,” Tina B Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
•  solo video screening“Ocean of Garbage,”  Leumi Mani Building, Tel Aviv, Israel
• “I’ve been There,” Water Tower Art Festival,” Sofia, Bulgaria
• “Transmission body,” DOCUMENTA 2012, Kassel, Germany
2011
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“EcoPhobiaArt,” Drap-Art Festival MACBA – CCCB Museum, Barcelona, Spain
• “Wabi Sabi,” Loving Art – Making Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
• “Mapping,” part of “Markers 8,” collateral event of the 54th Venice Biennale, Art Life for the World Gallery, Venice
• “Black,” Fusion Arts Museum, New York,  NY, USA
• “Cycle of Life,” Galerie Mémoire de l’Avenir, Paris, France
2010
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“Painting on Photography / Photography on Painting,” Galerie Mémoire de l’Avenir, Paris
• “Balance/Imbalance,” Shoham Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
• “Ma’agalot,” Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009
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“The Israeli Artists Book,” exhibition and book launch, Galerie Le Cheval de Sable, Paris, France
• “Culture Kiosk / Souvenir Art,” part of “Markers 7,” collateral event of the 53rd Venice Biennale, ScalaMata Exhibition Space, Venice, Italy
• “Inside Israel,” traveling exhibition celebrating Israel’s 60th anniversary, Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing, China
• “City of Refuge,” part of Art TLV, Tel Aviv Biennale, Jaffa Port, Jaffa, Israel
2008
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Ethiopia Here: Story of a Congregation,” permanent outdoor display, Petach-Tikva, Israel
• “Light,” Fusion Art Museum, New York, NY, USA 

“Traces of borders”, In between Two Cities”, The Museum of Arachnology, Jaffa, Israel

2006
• solo
exhibition“Till Their Voices Stop,” The Gallery of the Geographic Photography College, Tel Aviv, Israel
2002
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“The Winner Love,” The Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2001
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“City Project,” The Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1998
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“Lag B’Omer Ceremony on Mount Meron,” Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

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