CV

 

 

Born in 1977, Israel. Lives and works in Tel Aviv Tel.

 

 

 

Education

 

2007-2009 Master in Fine Arts (M.F.A) (cum laude), Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv

 

2000-2004 Bachelor of Design (B. Des), Industrial Design department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.

 

January – June 2003 Student exchange at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.

 

 

 

Grants

2018  The Creativity Encouragement Award, the Israeli Ministry of Culture

2017  Asylum Arts Retreat, Warsaw

 

2016  The Pais Council for Culture and Art, catalogue production grant

2015 Outset Israel Grant Recipient

 

2014 –2016 Gabirol residency program, Tel aviv-yafo municipality, Israel

 

2013 Artis grant recipient (apexart, New York for the exhibition The Hidden Passengers curated by Avi Lubin)

 

2012 Young Artist Award by Israeli Ministry of Culture

 

2008 M.F.A Program Excellence Award, Bezalel Academy, Tel Aviv

 

2008 Excellence Award by Photographer's Forum Magazine, The 28th Annual Spring

 

2008 "Global Institute Session 2", international seminar in the occasion of the 7th Gwangju Biennale, Korea

 

2004 Excellence Grant of the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor, Jerusalem 

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions and Large Scale Commissions

 

2019 KIKALON, solo show at Biyalik house, Tel Aviv. Curator: Smadar Sheffi 

2017 Something's Happened to Us, Father, solo show at Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Avi Lubin

2017 BODIES, Collaboration with choreographer Sharon Vazanna, at Open Look International Dance festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia July 2nd and July 3rd

2017 HANOTERETSolo exhibition at Gabirol Gallery, Tel Aviv (opening: March 17th 2017)

 

2016 Seed Library, A large scale commission for SLSC Museum, Saint Louis Science Center

2016 Ministry of Information, Solo exhibition at Beit Hankin Museum. Curator: Neta Haber

2016 Fetal Baby, Commission for Group exhibition Between Synapses: Where Art And Brain Sciences Intersect, collaboration with Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Curator: Michal Mor

2016 Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index (Mother of All Wheat), commission for group exhibition Agropolis, The Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem. Curator: Maayan Sheleff

 

2015-2016 Bodies, collaboration with choreographer Sharon Vazanna, Warehouse 2, Jaffa Port

 

2015 Fluids, a  creation in collaboration with the choreographer Sharon Vazanna at The Jaffa to Agripas Events, Jerusalem

 

2015 Mother of All Wheat, large scale commission for Agro-Art: Contemporary Agriculture in Israeli Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art. Curator: Tali Tamir 

 

2015 Site specific commission for Adam/a, The Jezreel Valley Museum, Kibbutz Yifat. Curator: Neta Haber

 

2013 Site specific commission for Collecting Dust, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator: Tami Manor-Friedman

 

2012 Terra Incognita, solo show in Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Avi Lubin

 

2012 The Visit #2, site specific commissioned for Border Line, Beit Ha'ir (old city hall), Tel Aviv. Curator: Ayelet Bitan Shlonsky  

 

2010 Tomer Sapir: Sculptures and Paper Works, solo show in the occasion of Love Art Do Art, Tel Aviv

 

2010 Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index, large scale commission for Shelf Life, Haifa Museum of Art , Haifa. Curators: Tami Katz-Freiman and Rotem Ruff

 

2009 The Visit, solo show in Industry (old railway station in Menashiya, Tel Aviv), M.F.A graduate show, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design2007 Prostheses, solo show in Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curaor: Sarit Shapira

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018 To the End of Land, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Curators: Drorit Gur-Arie and Or Tshuva 

 

2018 The Twin Paradox, Mom Art Space, Hamburg. Curator: Avi Lubin 

2016 Circular Movements, Kunstverein KunstHaus Potsdam e. V., Potsdam. Curator: Avi Lubin 

2014 Dark Times, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University. Curator: Avi Lubin

 

2014 Concrete, Bulimia, Benyamini Center, Tel Aviv. Curator: Tali Tamir 

 

2014 The Hidden Passengers, Apexart, NYC. Curator: Avi Lubin

 

2014 Partners, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Tal Amitai-Lavi

 

2013 WINNERS 2012 (The Culture and Sport Ministry Awards for Art), Ashdod Art Museum. Curator: Yuval Biton

 

2013 Substance & Stain, Kupferman's House, Kibbutz Lohamei Ha'ghetaot. Curator: Irit Carmon Popper

 

2012 Unnatural, Bass Museum of Art, Miami. Curator: Tami Katz-Freiman

 

2012 Cabinets of Wonder in Contemporary Art – From Astonishment to Disenchantment, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya. Curators: Dalia Levin, Daria Kaufmann and Ghila Limon

 

2012 Intersections: Science in Contemporary Art, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot. Curators: Cathy Wills and Carolyn Drake

 

2012 Varmints, P8 Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Carmela Weiss

 

2012 Ground Work, Sommer Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Avi Lubin

 

2011 The End of History, Künstlerhaus Speckstraße and Kutscherhäuser, Hamburg. Curator: Avi Lubin

 

2011 Today Only, Cca, Tel Aviv. Curator: Gai Silverman

 

2011 Slough, Gallery 121, Tel Aviv. Curator: Carmit Blumenson

 

2010 The Alchemists, Kav 16, Tel Aviv. Curator: Sally Haftel Naveh

 

2010 Re- Location, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

 

2010 Grandfather Paradox, ON-OFF Artprojects, Hamburg. Curator: Avi Lubin

 

2010 Met-Al-Morphosa, 5th Hanegev st (in the occasion of Tel Aviv Loveart events)

 

2010 Grandfather Paradox, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Avi Lubin

 

2009 Secret Art 4, Beit Mani, Tel Aviv. Curator: Esti Drori and Doron Polak

 

2009 The Answer is within You, Substitut, Berlin. Curator: Urs Küenzi

 

2009 Harika, Hachava Gallery, Holon. Curator: Irit Carmon Popper 

 

2009 A+4, The GSA, Glasgow

 

2008 Secret Art 3, Beit Mani, Tel Aviv

 

2008 Koresh Operation 2, Koresh Site, Jerusalem. Curators: Tanya Bubnov, Hili Greenfeld and Vered Hadad

 

2008 25 ASA, Hôtel de Ville, Marseille, France

 

2008 Larchmont Art Fair, NY, Curator: Ayelet Danielle Aldouby

 

2007 Dream Makers, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator: Alex Ward

 

2006 In Front of Your Nose, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv. Curator: Meira Yagid-Haimovici

 

2005 Animality, Maison & Objet, Paris

 

2005 Promisedesign, The Triennale, Milan ; DESIGNMAI, Berlin TalentZone, Copenhagen

 

2005 Phenomenology, Salone del Mobile, Milan; New Central Bus Station, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ezri Tarazi

 

2004 Beyond the Functional; Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ezri Tarazi

 

 

 

Selected Publications

 

- 2018 "Tomer Sapir - Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index", an artist book that summarizes my body of work from the past decade, including texts by curators Tami Katz-Freiman, Tali Tamir and Avi Lubin

 

- 2018 Haaretz, Culture & Literature supplement, Uzi Tsur, 12.1.18 / Something's Happened to Us, Father

- 2018 Calalist, Yediot Aharonot, Anat Barzilai 1.1.18 / Something's Happened to Us, Father

- 2017 Portfolio magazine, Hagit Peleg Rotem, 21.12.17 / Something's Happened to Us, Father

- 2016 Interview in Sculpture Magazine (of the ISC), Angela Levine, March 2016

 

- 2015 The Agricultural Exhibition, catalogue, Petach Tikva Museum of Art

 

- 2015 7 Leilot, Yediot Aharonot, Dana Gillerman 1.5.15 / Mother of All Wheat

 

- 2015 Interview for IBA, National TV, 30.5.15 / Mother of All Wheat

 

- 2014 Dark times, catalogue, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University

 

- 2014 JOKOPOST.COM, Hanna Korpel 29.12.14 / Dark Times

 

- 2014 Globs art section, Hagit Peleg Rotem, 17.12.14 / Dark Times

 

- 2014 DailyServing, Amelia Rina, 17.7. 14 / The Hidden Passengers  at apexart 

 

- 2014 Collecting Dust, catalogue, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

- 2013 WINNERS 2012 (The Culture and Sport Ministry Awards for Art), catalogue, Ashdod Art Museum

 

- 2013 Preserved, 15.2.13 / Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index 

 

- 2012 Unnatural, catalogue, Bass Museum of Art, Miami

 

- 2012 Intersections: Science in Contemporary Art, catalogue, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot

 

- 2012 The Jerusalem Post, Art section, Graham Lawson, 26.10.12 / Cabinets Cabinets of Wonder in Contemporary Art exhibition

 

- 2012 Haaretz, Culture & Literature supplement, Uzi Tsur, 11.10.12 / Cabinets of Wonder

 

 - 2012 Midnight East, Angela Levine, 13.9.12 / Cabinets of Wonder in Contemporary Art exhibition

 

- 2012 Guernica Magazine of Art and Politics, Helen Bartley, Aug 2012 / interview

 

- 2012 NY Arts magazine, Avi Lubin, June 2012 / Terra Incognita exhibition

 

- 2010 NY Arts magazine, fall issue 2010 / double spread - Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index, 2010

 

- 2010 NY Arts magazine, fall issue, 2010 (web version) / Crypto-Taxidermical Index, 2010

 

- 2010 City Mouse Tel-Aviv, Art section, Nurit Tal-Tenne, 2.12.2010 / The Alchemists exhibition

 

- 2010 Haaretz, Culture & Literature supplement, Uzi Tsur, 19.11.2010 / Re-Location exhibition

 

- 2010 Time Out, Art section, Galia Yahav, 18.11.2010 / The Alchemists exhibition

 

- 2010 Haaretz, Culture & Literature supplement, Uzi Tsur, 23.7.2010 / Grandfather Paradox exhibition

 

- 2010 Midnight East, 1.3.2010 / Shelf Life, Haifa Museum of Art 

 

- 2010 Shelf Life, Haifa Museum of Art , catalogue, Haifa

 

- 2009 Maarav, June 2009 / The Visit, Industry (old railway station in Menashiya, Tel Aviv), M.F.A graduate show, Bezalel

 

- 2008 Picnic, September 2008

 

- 2008 25 ASA, catalogue, Hôtel de Ville, Marseille, France, 2008

 

- 2008 Comfort, Chinese Magazine, July 2008

 

- 2007 Prostheses, catalogue, Periscope Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2007

 

- 2007 City Mouse Tel-Aviv, March 2007 / Art section / Interview on the occasion of Prostheses exhibition

 

- 2007 Glleria, Haaretz, February 2007 / Prostheses exhibition

 

- 2007 Dream Makers, catalogue, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2007

 

- 2007 Walla, an Israeli Internet magazine, Interview for the art column "Ha'oman 17", January 2007

 

- 2006 IN FRONT OF YOUR NOSE, catalogue, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2006