Yair Garbuz
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Yair Garbuz talks about his work - A Tour Guide is Not Without Honor Save in His Own Country

Born in Givatayim, 1945 

Lives and works in Ramat Gan


1962-1967 Studied at the Avni School of Art, Tel Aviv (with artists Raffi Lavie, Moshe Propes and   Yehiel Krize)

Since 1973 Teaches at Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Ramat Hasharon

1997-2011 Head of Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College, Ramat Hasharon


Selected Solo Exhibitions
 
1967 Massada Gallery, Tel Aviv
1968 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1970 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1972 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1974 "Yair Garbuz: Paintings, Drawing", The Tel Aviv Museum
1975 "Didactic Art: New Works", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1977 "New Works", Sara Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem
"Selected Works on Paper", Debel Gallery, Jerusalem
1978 "Hebrew Family Manuscripts", Hamidrasha School of Art, Ramat Hasharon; Gordon Gallery,  Tel Aviv
1979 "If Not a Giant, Then at Least in His Garden", Hakibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv
1980 "Early Works", Tzavta Gallery, Tel Aviv
"If Not a Giant, Then at Least in His Garden", reconstructed exhibition, Dizengoff Center,  Tel Aviv
"The Evenings (Arabs) Pass By Quietly", Shenar Gallery, Tel Aviv
1981 "Exhibition Toward the Publication of the Book Ready Story Art", Sara Levi Gallery, Tel 
Aviv
"They Shut Down the Youth Centers and Went to Make War", Sara Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem
1986 "Yair Garbuz Presents a Jew, Frenchman and Arab: New Works", The Tel Aviv Museum
1988 "Paris – Tiberias", Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
1989 The Gallery in Kibbutz Beeri
1990 "Yair Garbuz: Paintings", The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
1991 Beit Uri and Rami Nehushtan Museum, Kibbutz Ashdot Yaacov Meuchad 
"New Works", The Gallery in Kibbutz Urim
1993 "New Paintings", The Open Museum, Industrial Park, Tefen
"Buckets Shed Light on Streams and Aching Hands Change Their Mind", Givon Art Gallery,  Tel Aviv
Reconstruction of two exhibitions: "If Not a Giant, Then at Least in His Garden" and  "Didactic Art", Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
"In the Forest", The Study Gallery of the Art Department, University of Haifa
1995 "Yair Garbuz", Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1996 "Léger, Gauguin, Jews, and Scraps", The Municipal Gallery, Kfar Saba
1998 "Works on Paper", The Other Gallery, Talpiot College of Education, Tel Aviv
"From the Series: Sad as Songs", The Municipal Gallery, Rehovot
2000 "Laugh Guernica! Laugh!: Erich Kästner and the Third World", Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Yair Garbuz / Yehiel Krize – Two-Person Exhibition", The Art Institute Gallery, Oranim  Academic College
"It Said: Danger of Illustration, and Should Have Read: Horror", The Yavneh Art Workshop
2001 "Europe Will Not Teach Us…", Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Youth and Fire", Florescent Gallery, Tel Aviv
2003 "Carrying the Dead on Our Shoulders: East-European Elements in Yair Garbuz's Work", 
The Artists House, Tel Aviv
2004 "From Afar You Shall See: Selected Paintings", Forty Years of Work, Gordon Gallery,  Tel Aviv
2005 "Restoration" and "What Does the Painter Care", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Garbuz and Dorchin, The Joint Exhibition", The Art Gallery, University of Haifa (cat.)
"Yair Garbuz - Presents Restoration", Beit Gabriel on the see of Galilee (Cat.)
2006 "A Life of Rattle", the Open Museum, Industrial Park, Tefen and Omer
2008 "I Wrote a New Painting", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010 "Before and After Ready Meidale", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2011   "Selected Works from the Gallery Collection" on the occasion of launching the book "Yair  Garbuz: Ready Meidale", Published by Hamidrasha
2012 "Small Works", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
"I Wish I Had a Better Solution", The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
2015         "Best not to be Colored", Art Gallery- Memorial Center, Kiryat Tivon
2016 "I Am Painters", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

 

Selected Group Exhibitions
 
1967 Hakibbutz Layam Gallery, Tel Aviv
        "10+ Group: Nude", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1968 "The Autumn Salon", The Tel Aviv Museum
"10+ Group: For and Against", Gallery 220, Tel Aviv
1969 "The Autumn Salon", The Tel Aviv Museum
"10+ Group: Circle", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1970 "10+ Group: 10+ on Venus", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1973 "Twelve Original Prints by Israeli Artists", Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv
1976 "Four Artists: Deganit Berest, Tamar Getter, Yair Garbuz, Raffi Lavie", Sara Gilat Gallery,    Jerusalem
"Yair Garbuz – Henry Shelesnyak", The Museum of Art, Ramat Gan
"Script in Plastic Art", Artists House, Tel Aviv
"The Letter in Art", traveling exhibition, Omanut La'am
1978 "Artist and Society in Israeli Art 1948-1978", The Tel Aviv Museum
1979 "New Works", Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv
"New Works", Sara Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem
1980 "Exhibition of Jewish and Arab Painters for Peace, Equality and Understanding", Nazareth
"Borders", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1981 "The Camera as a Brush", traveling exhibition, Omanut La'am
"Israeli Prints from Burston Graphic Center", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1982 "A Tribute to Henry Shelesnyak", Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Tel Aviv Artists in Frankfurt", the Painters and Sculptors Association
"An Open Response to the War: Gallery Artists and Guests", Radius Gallery, Tel Aviv
1983 "The First Triennial of Israeli Graphic Art", Haifa Museum of Art
"The Biennial of Graphic Art", Ljublijana, Yugoslavia
"Israeli Prints", The Museum of Fine Art, Chile
1984  "The C. Mayorkas Collection", The Gallery in Kibbutz Eilon; The Gallery in Kibbutz Cabri;
 The Gallery in Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot; Bat Yam Museum of Art
"Art on Art", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
"Two Years, 1983-1984: Israeli Art – Qualities Accumulated", The Tel Aviv Museum
1985 "Palestinian and Israeli Artists: Against the Occupation and For Freedom of Speech", Tel  Aviv, Nazareth and Jerusalem
"Recent Acquisitions 1982-1985", Haifa Museum of Modern Art
"Milestones in Israeli Art", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1986 "The Want of Matter: A Quality in Israeli Art", The Tel Aviv Museum
1987 "Art and Language", The Yavneh Art Workshop
"Seven Artists from Israel", Galerie Palette, Zurich, Switzerland
"Artist-Format, Format-Artist: Israeli Art in Big Format", The Museum of Israeli Art, 
Ramat Gan
1988 "Modern Drawing", Haifa Museum of Modern Art
"Still Life and Breathing", traveling exhibition, Omanut La'am
"Homage to the Family Album", The Gallery of the Photography Department, Bezalel  Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
"A People Builds Its Land: Israeli History as Reflected in Art", Herzliya Museum
1989 "Garbuz / Zinovich", The Gallery in Kibbutz Eilon
"Political Art in Israel", The Jewish Museum, New York
1967 "The Americanization of Israeli Art", Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
1990 "Health and Long Life: Humor in Israeli Art", traveling exhibition, Omanut La'am
"Political Signs, 1967-82", Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
"Drawing: Beyond", Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Ten Years of Acquisitions", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1991 "Israeli Art Now: An Extensive Presentation", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
"Text-Image", Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod; The Municipal Gallery, Rehovot; The 
Municipal Gallery, Kfar Saba
1992 "The Artist's Choice: An Exhibition of Bad Works", The Artists Studios, Tel Aviv
"Concept", Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
1993 "Seamline: Political Art", The Corine Maman Ashdod Museum; The Art Gallery, University 
of Haifa; Yad Labanim Museum, Petach Tikva
"Eye Contact" (with Yaacov Dorchin and Raffi Lavie), Artists Studios, Tel Aviv
"Paintings from the Givon Art Gallery Collection", Galerie Asperger, Strasbourg
"My Heart is in the East", Artists Studios – Pyramid Gallery, Haifa
1994 "Giantdwarf", The Municipal Gallery, Rehovot
"The Raffi Lavie Collection", Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
"Who Can Tell the Mighty Acts of Israel", Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
1995 "4/4: Four Artists, New Paintings", Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
1996 "Henry Shelesnyak, Yair Garbuz: Two Friends, Unknown Works", Nelly Aman Gallery, 
Tel Aviv
1997 "Hamidrasha: The Midrasha School Exhibition", The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
1998 "Perspectives on Israeli Art of the Seventies", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
"90 Years of Israeli Art: A Selection from the Joseph Hackmey – Israel Phoenix Collection",  Tel Aviv Museum of Art
"Hebrew Work: The Disregarded Gaze in the Canon of Israeli Art", Mishkan Le'Omanut,  Museum of Art, Ein Harod; traveling exhibition, the Israeli Forum of Art Museums
"Positive Representations of the Other in Contemporary Israeli Art", Janco-Dada Museum,  Ein Hod; Bat Yam Museum; Ashdod Museum; Municipal Art Gallery, Arad; Wilfrid Israel  Museum, Kibbutz Hazorea
1999 "Not to be Looked At: Unseen Sites in Israel Today", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem 
"About Raffi", Hamidrasha Gallery in Tel Aviv – Nophar Gallery, Tel Aviv
2001 "Storytellers", Peer – Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv
2002  "Focus on Painting", Haifa Museum of Art
"Imagine: Artists for Co-Existence", The Art Gallery, Um el-Fahem; Rosenfeld Gallery,  Tel Aviv
"It Said: Danger of Illustration, and Should Have Read: Horror", Goren Art Gallery, The 
Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel, Jezreel Valley
2003 "The Return to Zion: Beyond the Place Principle", Time for Art – Center for Art, Tel Aviv
"Collectorship", a series of exhibitions from the Benno Kalev Collection, The Art Gallery,  Memorial Center Kiryat Tivon; Bat Yam Museum; The Municipal Gallery, Rehovot
2004 "The Ashkenazim", Hamidrasha Gallery in Tel Aviv
"A Point of View", Tel Aviv Museum of Art
"Homage to Hanoch Levin", Haifa Museum of Art
"Video Zero, Towards Cinema", an exhibition of video-art and artists' films, Haifa Museum 
of Art
2005 "To be Looked at with One Eye, Close To…", Ashdod Art Museum 
2012   "After", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2013         "Summer Exhibition", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015         "Paper-Photography: Works on paper and Photographs from the 1970's", Gordon Gallery            2, Tel Aviv
2015         "Charred. Rusted. Drawings.", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
2017   "Ingathering" 10th Anniversary to The Rappaport Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv 

Films
 
1974 "Notes", 8 mm, no soundtrack, approx. 20 min
1975 "12.5.75", 8 mm, asynchronous soundtrack, approx. 90 min
"Brothers Maestro", 8 mm, asynchronous soundtrack, approx. 90 min
1978 "If Not a Giant, Then at least in His Garden", 8 mm, asynchronous soundtrack, approx. 90  min
1979 "A Painter, Arabic For Instance", 8 mm triptych, asynchronous soundtrack, accompanied 
by slide projection, approx. 25 min
1986 "Forced to be Painting", video, synchronous soundtrack, approx. 3 hrs.

Prizes and Awards 
 
1983  America-Israel Cultural Foundation grant for studies in the US
1989  Grant for an Artist-in-Residence at the Cité, Paris, The Council for Culture and Art
1992  The Mendel and Eva Pundik Prize for Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
1994  Sokolov Prize for Journalism presented to the editors of the satirical supplement 
Davar Acher
2000  Discount Bank Prize for Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Minister of Culture Prize
2004  The Emet Prize for Art, Science and Culture, The A.M.N. Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Art and Culture, The Prime Minister's Office
 
Art Books
 
Garbuz, Yair. Biography in PicturesTel Aviv: Am Oved2000.

Garbuz, Yair. Hebrew Family Manuscripts. Self Published, 1977.

Garbuz, Yair. Paris Tel Aviv / From There to Here and From Here to ThereTel Aviv: Modan1996.

Garbuz, Yair. Polish ForeverTel Aviv: Zmora Bitan, 1989.

Garbuz, Yair. Ready Story ArtTel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1981.

Garbuz, Yair. The Goldfish: Pages from a Musical, Collected Texts. Self Published, 1976.

Garbuz, Yair. What a Beautiful ArmyTel Aviv: Ministry of Defense Publishing House2004 .
 


 
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