Yair Barak

Born 1973, Hod Hasharon, Israel

Lives and works in Tel Aviv

 

Education

2001   Graduate (cum laude), Department of Photography, Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv

2008   MFA studies, Bard College, New York

 

Solo Person Exhibitions

2017

  • “Hindsight”, The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary art, Curator: Aya Lurie
  •  “Continents and Faces”, The Herzliya Artists Residence, Curator: Ran Kasmy-Ilan

2014

  • “Moving Away from Something He Stares at”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Curator: Nili Goren
  • “Speaking Generally”, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2013

  • “Plagiarism and Revolutions”, Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Ravit Harari
  • “The Whole Truth”, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva

2011

  • “Immersion”, Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Ravit Harari

2010

  • “Regarding History”, Tavi Dresdner Gallery, Tel Aviv

2007

  • “Midnight Frost”, Ha-Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Yaniv Shapira

2005

  • “Earth Works”, Haifa Museum of Art, Curator: Yehudit Matzkel

2003

  • “Getaways”, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

 

Duo Exhibitions

2017

  • “Emek Refaim”, The Lobby Art Space, with Netta Lieber Sheffer, Tel-Aviv

2010

  • “All Those Wonderful Places”, Tivon Art Gallery,with Orit Raff, Curator: Taly Cohen Garbuz

2008

  • “Dialogue”, HaMidrasha Gallery with Ohad Matalon, Beit-Berl College

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

  • “Vacuum”, the International Photography Festival, Jaffa, Curators: Etti Shcwarts and Rea Ben-David

2015

  • “Dad, Dad”, P8 gallery, Curator: Adi Shimoni

2014

  • “Tabula Rasa: Variations on White Trapeze”, Kupferman’s House, Kibbutz Lochamei Ha-Getaot,Curator: Irit Carmon Popper
  • “Spolia”, Haifa Museum of Art, Curator: Orit Bulgaro
  • “Under Erasure”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Curator: Irith Hadar  

2013

  • “New Directions 2”, Leumi Bet Mani House, Tel Aviv, Curator: Smadar Sheffi
  • Winners of the Ministry of Culture and Sport 2012 Prizes for Art, Design and Curatorship, Ashdod Museum of Art, Monart Centre

2012

  • “Making Room: Contemporary Israeli Photography from the Museum Collection”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Curator: Nili Goren
  • “Black Box”, International Photography Festival, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Curator: Rami Maymon

2010

  • “Orozco Was Here”, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design Gallery, Tel Aviv,Curator: Ruth Direktor
  • “Body of Evidence”, Mika Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Liav Mizrahi

2009

  • “In the Same Breath”, Tavi Dresdner Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Yael Yudkovik
  • Israeli Photography, Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem, Curator: Nirith Nelson
  • “Tel Aviv Time 2009”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Curator: Nili Goren
  • “Explosion: Contemporary Israeli Art”, Free Studios, Geneva, Curator: Keren Bar Gil
  • “My Camp”, Dolinger Gallery, Tel Aviv, Curator: Liav Mizrahi

2007

  • “Explosive”, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Curator: Dalia Levin
  • “Engagement”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Curator: Nissan Perez
  • “Water in Art and Life”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Curator: Hagit Alon
  • “The Other Sea”, The Jerusalem Artists’ House, Curators: Ktzia Alon and Dalia Markowitz

2006

  • “Present Now”, Turbine Hall, Reading Power Station, Tel Aviv, Curator: Tal Ben-Zvi

2005

  • “Separation”, The Architect’s House Gallery, Jaffa, Curator: Shelly Cohen

2003

  • “Young Israeli Art: the Jacques and Eugenie O’Hana Collection”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, curator: Ellen Ginton

2001

  • “Dwelling Unit”, The Architect’s House Gallery, Jaffa, Curator: Shelly Cohen

 

Grants & Awards

2017   The Ostrovsky Family fund for experimental film and video for “Mirror Therapy”

2017   The Rabinovich fund support for Hindsight at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary art

2017   Israel National Lottery Council support for “The Continents & Faces” at the Herzliya Artists Residence

2014   Israel National Lottery Council support for the Tel Aviv museum show Catalogue

2013   Israel National Lottery Council Support for “The Whole Truth”, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva

2012   Ministry of Culture and Sport Art Encouragement Award

2009   Artist-Teacher Scholarship, Ministry of Culture and Sport

2002   Sharett Scholarship, America–Israel Cultural Foundation

2001   Sharett Scholarship, America–Israel Cultural Foundation