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Belle Shafir

Born in Germany
1972             Emigrated to Israel
1984-88       Studied at the Avni Art College, Tel Aviv
2020-22       Boho/Butoh workshop by Tamar Borer

Solo exhibitions:

2021    The Body is Present, New Artist House Rishon Lezion, Israel
2020    Samsara, Artbox Dresden, Germany
2019    Legenda in MeMoriam, MuMo Museum Montanelli, Prague, Czech Republic
2018    Split Paths of Time, Trumpeldor Gallery-Art Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
2016    Ende.Neu, Delikatessenhaus. Neu Deli Gallery, Leipzig, German
             Whisper of memory, Nha San Art Space, Hanoi, Vietnam
2015    SUBORTUS, The Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2013    Nuchal Translucency, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
             Icastica, Glocal Women, 1st Internaltional Art Exhibition of Arezzo, Italy
             Nuchal Translucency, Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011    Fertility and Vegetativeness, Museum Ein-Harod, Ein-Harod Kibbutz, Israel
2007    Eugenics, Municipality Gallery, Ra'anana, Israel
2006    Insitu, Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2005    Close-up, Artists house, Herzliya, Israel
2003    Venus verspinnt, Gallery im b.i.b., Hannover, Germany
2002    Portraitscriptum, Sarah Erman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
             The Path between a Maze, Sexual lust and Altar, Seamgallery, Megadim, Israel
1998    Lapillus, Many H. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1997    Circle of consciousness, The Constant Sculpture Gallery, Ramat-Gan, Israel
1995    Naturalis, Artists’ House, Jerusalem, Israel
1994    Stadtmuseum Amberg, Amberg, Germany
            For the tree of the Field is Man’s Life, Contemporary Art Museum, Petach-Tikva, Israel
            Galerie Maya Wildewuur, Hochhalen, The Netherlands
1992   Sarah Erman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
            Arkaden Gallery, Regensburg, Germany
            Museum Villa Stahmer, Georgsmarienhütte, Germany

Group exhibitions:

2022    Echo of Memories, Künstlerforum, Bonn, Germany
             Shifting identities a tale of dissolving narratives, Ethnological Museum, Nicosia, Cyprus
             Biennale Arte, Dolomiti, Italy
             Knot Forgotten, TEO Art Center, Herzliya, Israel
2021    Institution, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel
             Ego Land, 51 Gallery, Modeiin, Israel
             Reality check, Psychiatric Hospital of Attica, Dafni, Athens, Greece
2020    Family business, Centrum Judaicum, Berlin, Germany
2019    Print Art Book, Hansen House, Jerusalem, Israel
             Histories, Installation/Performance, Sarah Erman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
             Lines of Action, Azrieli Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
2018    at-texo, Artspace,Tel Aviv, Israel
             SALON,Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden, Germany
             Animal Affinity, The Artists' House, Tel Aviv, Israel
             Festival izraelského filmu, Prague, Czech Republic
             Disconnecting, Kibbutz Gallerie for israeli art, Tel Aviv, Israel
             R-E-VOLUTION, Galerie Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany
             Mighty Minis, Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex, Connecticut, USA, (traveling exhibition)
             Avatar, Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
2017    EigenART, Gallery am Park, Vienna, Austria
           7 minutes of fame, Art Space Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
           Manofim, Mixed Memories, Contemporary Art Festival, Jerusalem, Israel
           at-texo, Dom Museum, Hildesheim, Germany
            Notes on the Beginning of the Short 20th Century: Recent European Art on WWI, Motorenhalle, contemporary  art projects center, Dresden, Germany, National Center For contemporary Art (NCCA), Kaliningrad, Russia, Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel (traveling exhibition).
             AnonimX, Contemporary Art Museum, Haifa, Israel
             Knot Theory, Beit Michal, Rehovot, Israel
             Mimosa Time, Artist's House, Modi'in, Israel
             Abject Art, Central Station Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2016    Ende.Neu, Galerie Neu Deli, Leipzig, Germany
            at-texo, Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden, Germany
            Video scenary, Contemporary Art Museum, Petach Tikva, Israel
            AVI, festival art video international, Jerusalem, Israel
            World Thread Festival 2016, Ontario, Canada
2015    Notes on the Beginning of the Short 20th Century: Recent European Art on WWI, quartier21, Museum Quarter, Vienna, Austria (traveling exhibition)
            I Live In The East But My Heart Is In The West: Israel in München, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany
2014    Trapped?, Art Festival, Kibbutz Galuyot 45, Tel Aviv, Israel
             Along the lines of imagination, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
              Format, Artspace TLV, Tel Aviv, Israel
             Psalm woman, Office Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
             Pins and Needles, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT, USA
             Time Is Love 7, International video art program, The Invisible Line Gallery, London, England, Torrance Art Museum, CA, USA and touring around the world.
             the 5th Biennale for drawing in Israel, Agripas 12 Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
             Visual scripts, the Wilfrid Israel Museum, Kibbutz Hazorea, Israel
2013    Sitespecific 3, Tel Aviv, Israel
             Knitted Registry, CSP Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012    Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bed Fellows, A.I.R.Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
            Cabinets of Wonder in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel
2011    A women’s work is never done, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
            Middle Yeast, Palazzo Sant’ Elia, Palermo, Italy
2009    Not Necessarely Feminine (?), Pyramida Gallery, Haifa, Israel
2008    Memory of the Future, Cite internationale des arts, Paris, France
            2nd Croatian Biennale of Illustration, Klovicevi dvori Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2007    Simanashi, Artist's house, Herzliya, Israel
2005    5th World Calligraphy Biennale of Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

             Volumi in equilibrio, Centro Srotico di Teglio Omaggio a Pierre Restany, Italy
             Red, Municipality Gallery, Kfar-Saba, Israel
             Hues of colors, Gallery Kampus, Holon, Israel
2004   Hues of colors, Seamgallery, Megadim, Israel

             Moz – Muse II, Gallery ‘526’, Lodz, Poland
2003   Displaced Self, Installations, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay, India

             Carrier Carrying Carriage, Design Gallery, Henkin College, Holon, Israel
2002   imaginaire féminin, OPEN2002, Venice Lido, Italy
            Ambivalenzen, Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany
2002    Flag Art Festival, Seoul, Korea.
2001    The Mudane Muse, Janco Dada Museum, Ein-Hod, Israel
            The Mudane Muse, Municipality Gallery, Rechovot, Israel
           Verfügungsgrün, Hochbunker, Köln, Germany
2000   Storytime, Artist’s House Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
            Storytime, Center Gallery, Nazareth, Israel
            Zur Wand reden, Jüdisches Kulturmuseum, Veitshoechheim, Germany
            When you enter the Land, Shfela Museum, Kfar Menachem, Israel
            Weaving a Connection, Tel Aviv University Gallery, Israel
            Wir borgen uns ein Museum, Das verborgene Museum, Berlin, Germany
            The Mudane Muse, Arad Museum, Arad, Israel
1999    Earth, Um el Fachem Gallery, Galilee, Israel
           Six Set Up a Table, Musrara 10 Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
            Discourse, Static Gallery, Liverpool, UK
            Talking to a Wall, Bad Kissingen, Germany
            A Harvest of Pomegranates, The Corine Maman Ashdod Museum, Israel
1998    The Israeli Woman Portrait 1948-1998, Yad-Lebanim Museum, Ra'anana, Israel
            From Madona and Golda to Mother Theresa, City Hall, Haifa, Israel
            Artists meeting, The Studio Gallery, Ra'anana, Israel
            KunstFormMensch, Rathaus Gerlingen, Germany
            Save the peace, Giv’ataym theatre, Israel
            The Garden-A Metaphor, The University Botanical Gardens, Jerusalem, Israel
            50 Anos Israel, Galeria d’Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain
            Storytime, Candid Gallery, London, and Static Gallery, Liverpool, UK
1997    60 Years of the Blue Square, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
            Miniartura, Centro Arti Visive, Perugia, Italia
1996    Bitter, Sweet, Time, Putrifaction, Lymbus Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
             Healing The Breach II, Yadayim Artists’ Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
             Local code, The Tower Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1995    The Tower Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1993    Sculpture in the Little Forest, Ra'anana, Israel
1992    Yad-Lebanim Museum, Ra'anana, Israel
             The Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
             Tables, Hakikar Gallery, Jaffa, Israel


2022    Non Finito, Community Space Gallery Nolobus, Tel Aviv, Israel
2021    Echoes of Transformation, The Museum of Far East Art, Ramat Gan, Israel
            Echoes of Transformation, reality check, Psychiatric Hospital of Attica, Dafni, Athens, Greece (YouTube)
            SOMA, Butoh performance, alternative space, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2020    Bli / Without, Butoh performance, alternative space, Tel-Aviv, Israel (YouTube)
2019    Limbus, Performance, Orshina Art Center, Tel Aviv, Israel (YouTube)
            Full Moon 1, alternative space, Haifa, Israel.
            Temporary Interface, performance, S.Y.P. Art Space, Tokyo, Japan (YouTube)
            Memory Wall Inhabited, performance, Nakanojo Biennale, Japan (YouTube)
            Moratorium, performance, Orshina Art Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
            Freier Kopf, Nolobus Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


2022    Eye/View in Mexico, Videocity, Oaxaca, Mexico
            Emome' 4th. International Festival, Lomé, Togo
            Eye/View in Basel, Videocity, e-billboard, Congress Center Basel, Switzerland
2019    Artificial Identity, Video Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
2014    Time is Love 7, The invisible line Gallery, London, UK
2009    Installation & Co, Sculpture park, Cipressa, Italy
2004    Art Lectures and workshop, University of Wollongong, Australia
2003    Bildhauer-Symposium, Amberg, Germany
2002    Temple del l'Amore, Site Specific Sculpture, Arte Sella, Borgo Vasulgana, Italy
2001    Cyfuniad 2001, International Workshop with Residence, Liverpool and Plas Caerdeon, Wales, UK
1999    The place where Art and Ecology meet, Britanni Forest, Jerusalem, Israel
            Kescher, International Artists Symposium, Kibbutz Lochamei Hagettaot, Israel
            Naked Venus, Site Specific Sculpture: Akerby Skulpturpark, Sweden
            International Artist Symposium, KHOJ, India
1998    Altar, Women Festival, Haifa, Israel
1997    Zimun, International Artists Symposium, Artist's house, Herzliya, Israel
            Love Temple, International Artists Symposium, Wiesbaden, Germany
            Spiegele Book, Frauenmuseum Bonn, XII. Kunstmesse Bonn, Germany
1996    International Sculpture Project, Görlitz, Germany
1994    The Seer's Well, site-specific Sculpture: The Grizedale Forest, Lake District, UK
             Site-specific Sculpture: The Kfar Tavor Gardens, Israel

             Documentation & Publications:

2021    Studio visit, Can Art Magazine, Interview by Hanna Barak Engel, Tel Aviv, Israel
             XIBT Contemporary Art Magazine, Interview by Dr. Kostas Prapoglou
2019    Memory Wall Inhabited, YouTube, Performance, Nakanojo Biennale, Japan, (YouTube)
2017    Illustrierte neue Welt 2017, Kunst, Wiederbelebte Geschichte, M. Springer, Wien, Austria
2014    Book: Les femmes folles, women in Art by Sally Brown Deskins, New York, USA
2013    Video documentation for Nuchal Translucency exhibition (YouTube)
2011    Video Documentation for Fertility and Vegetativeness exhibition (YouTube)
2006    Video Documentation for Insitu exhibition (YouTube)
2005    Video documentation from PvR videostudios, Kfar-Saba, Israel, film operator: Peretz (Frank) van
     Ralte, for the Gabriel Sherover Information Center for Israeli Art, video No. 446, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Awards and Prizes:

2005    Special prize of the 5th World Calligraphy Biennale of Jallabuk-do, South Korea

Visiting Artist:

2018    Shiro Oni Studio, Gunma, Japan
2017    20th Sommerakademie Risa Efau, Dresden, Germany
2015    quartier21, Museum Quarter, Vienna, Austri
2012    15th Sommerakademie Risa Efau, Dresden, Germany
2010    Fine Art Department, Guest James Monthford, Rhode Island College, Providence, USA
2009    Residence in the Cite des Arts, Paris, France
2004    Visiting Artist, University of Wollongong, Australia
2001    Cyfuniad 2001, international workshop with Residence, Plas Caerdeon, Wales, UK

Selected Collections and Commissions:

2019    MuMo Museum Montanelli, Prague, Czech Republic
2010    Davis Museum, Barcelona, Spain
2004    Modern Art Museum of Portofino, Italy

             Private Collections in Germany, Holland, India, Israel, Thailand, Korea, England, France, Greece etc.

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