Eli Barak

Born in Israel, 1979

Lives and works in NY



2016 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2009 BFA, B.ED., Beit Berl College, Kfar Saba, Israel

2012 Graphic Design studies, New York University, New York, NY

Selected Exhibitions and Performances


  • “Manifest Destiny”, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery, Wayfarer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Part-Time Artist, Full-Time Fuk Boi, Dress Shop Gallery, NY
  • “In a Plain Sight”, Space Heater Gallery, NY
  • Fresh Paint Art Fair, Museum of Natural History,  Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv,  Israel


  • “Defy/Define”, Transformer Gallery, Washington, D.C.
  • “If You Build It”, The Willows & Lord and Taylor, New York, NY
  • “Town”, Mildred’s Lane Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY
  • “Equinox”, The Willows, New York, NY
  • “Magic & Mayhem- A Rock Missing a Star”, Young at Art Museum, Davie, Florida (Solo)
  • “Visual Aids”, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, NY


  • “Me, U, & the Robot, The Gift of Dyslexia”, VCS SVA Gallery, New York, NY (Two man show)
  • “So Hot Right Now”, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY          
  • “Battle of the Masters”, Open Space Gallery, New York, NY 
  • Performance Art Showcase, Bushwhick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
  • “Out of Sight”, Haifa Museum, Israel
  • “Sidewalk Trophy”, The Java project, New York, NY


  • “The Firemen’s Ball”, Hasadna Ramat Eliyahu, Rishon Letzion, Israel


  • “Big Cloud”, Fresh Paint, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem
  • “Base Colors”, Kiryat Shmona, Israel


  • “Big Cloud”, a performance in Porter Gallery, Times Square, New York, NY
  • “Blind Carbon Copy”, Gallery 39, Tel Aviv, Israel (Solo)


  • “The Corridor – Pyramid”, Contemporary Art Center, Haifa, Israel
  • “Survival”, Tavi Dresdner Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


  • “Blur”, performance Biennale at CCA Contemporary Art Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Zaz Festival - Art Performance Platform, Tel Aviv
  • “Exemplary Family”, Biennial space in Herzliya, Israel
  • “Vip7”, House of Anna Ticho, Jerusalem, Israel


  • “Don Quixote”, Municipal A High School, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • “A Temporary Grove”, Line # 16 Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


  • “Artik 9” - Cultural Foundation” America   Israel” Winners Exhibition, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • “Apropo Ha’alamot - (p.s. the Les Demoiselles)”,  Petach Tikva Museum , Israel



  • “The Corridor”, The Pyramid Contemporary Art Center, Haifa
  • Sequence of guest artist shows at Beit Berl College
  • “Crow to Fox” Solo, Spring  College


  • Launched the Atzirut Group, a young group of artist-activists from Hamidrasha School of Art, Exhibitions: Uri 83, Danny's house d.z. 34- Hamidrasha Gallery, Starter


  • "Pressure",  Hamidrasha  guest gallery , Haifa University
  • MFA Graduate program exhibition 


Selected Grants/Residencies/Scholarships

2016 Mildred’s Lane residency scholarship, New York, NY

2014 Merit scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2008 America - Israel Foundation Scholarship winner for Excellence in Fine Arts


Community Projects and Workshops


  • Instructor, Performance Art Camp, Young at Art Museum, Davies, FL


  • Instructor, Founder, Photo Workshop for refugee children, Bialik Rogozin School, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Instructor, Photography workshop, Alsam Rehabilitation Association, Beit Berl College & Bar Ilan University


  • Instructor, Pardes Dhaka Puppetry Workshop, Jaffa, Israel


Selected Talks and Panels

2014 School of Visual Art, “Art in the Aftermath of the Gaza Conflict”

2015 IHeap NY, “What do I Expect From the Art World?”



Lauren and Mitchell Presser Collection

Gallery 39 Collection

Young at Art Museum Collection

Audrey Sklar Levy Collection

Yaglom Collection