Artists

Deganit Berest

Work

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Deganit Berest, from Portraits and Landscapes

Deganit Berest
from Portraits and Landscapes
1983-1985
screenprint, watercolor, gouache and felt-tip pen on paper
66x100 cm

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Deganit Berest, Diver #4 from the “Sea Level” series

Deganit Berest
Diver #4 from the “Sea Level” series
2008
color photograph, pigment print on archival paper
112x141 cm

Exhibitions at GG

2016
The Bathers
October 1, 2016 - October 25, 2016

Studio Visit

Biography

Born in Israel, 1949; lives and works in Tel Aviv

Education

1973

BFA, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Since 1974

Senior lecturer in painting and photography, the Midrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel (formerly Ramat Hasharon)

1978

Received the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship for studies in the USA

1980

MFA, Pratt Institute, New York

1992

Artist-in-residence, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

1998-2001

Head of the Department of Photography, the Midrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1977

Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1980

Pratt Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York

1983

The Discussion, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1985

Portraits and Landscapes, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

Photographs 1978-1985, The Art Gallery, Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv

1986

The Art Gallery, Kibbutz Na'an, Israel

1987

Works from the Loch Ness Investigations, Gallery of the Department of Fine Arts, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

1989

Loch Ness Investigations, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; curator: Yigal Zalmona (cat.)

1991

The Bathers: The Photographs, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1993

Small Bather, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

Blow up: Between Painting and Photography—3 Solo Exhibitions (with Smadar Eliasaf and Danny Tabak), Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel; curator: Galia Bar Or (cat.)

1994

Select Works, The Gallery of the Art Department, University of Haifa

Art 5 III, Inge Herbert Gallery, Berlin

MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis

1995

8 in November: 8 Small Solo Exhibitions, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Ellen Ginton (cat.)

1996

The Art Institute Gallery, Oranim Academic College of Education, Kiryat Tivon, Israel

1997

The Montager or Broken Telephone, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1999

Couples and Threesomes, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2001

Dreams, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel; cutator: Dalia Levin (cat.)

2004

Four Chapters on Water, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa; curator: Daniella Talmor (cat.)

2005

Glasses and Stains, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2006

Sea Level (A), The Art Gallery, Bet Gabriel on the Kinneret, Tzemah, Israel; curator: Gideon Ofrat (cat.)

2009

Sea Level (B): Pigment Prints on Paper 2006-2008, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2010

White on White (guest artist: Dror Daum), Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

Sea Level, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto (cat.)

2011

Paintings from the 80s+, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2012

Heads in Water, The Peres Center for Peace, Jaffa; curator: Diana Dallal

A Poem by Tadeusz Różewicz, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2013

The Conspiracy of Nature: Works, 1973-2013, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Ellen Ginton (cat.)

2015

2014, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

2016

The Making of Poem by Tadeusz Różewicz, Hayarkon 19 Gallery, Tel Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions

1973

Eight Young Artists, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel

1975

Young Artists, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1976

Letters in Art, The Artists' House, Tel Aviv (cat.)

1977

Russ Gallery, Tel Aviv (with Henry Shelesnyak)

1978

Artist and Society in Israeli Art, 1948-1978, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Sarah Breitberg Semel (cat.)

1979

30+30, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Sarah Breitberg Semel

1981

Art from Israel, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (cat.)

1984

Two Years: Israeli Art, Quality Accumulated, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Sara Breitberg Semel (cat.)

1986

The First Israeli Photography Biennial, Museum of Art, Ein Harod; curators: Galia Bar Or, Avraham Eilat, Avi Ganor,  Micha Kirshner, Simcha Shirman (cat.)

1987

Artist-Format, Format-Artist: Israeli Painting in Big Format, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel; curator: Meir Ahronson (cat.)

The Gallery Artists, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1988

Fresh Paint: The Younger Generation in Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curators: Yigal Zalmona, Micha Levin Ellen Ginton (cat.)

It's Possible: 24 Israeli and Palestinian Artists Unite for Peace—An Exhibition of Works on Paper, The Great Hall Gallery, Cooper Union, New York; traveling exhibition in the USA; curators: Kamal Boullata, Yona Fischer (cat.)

Nine Israeli Artists, Kunsthaus, Zurich; Orangerie Herrenhausen, Hannover; curator: Ellen Ginton (cat.)

1990

Towards the 1990s, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel; curators: Miriam Tovia Bonneh, Galia Bar Or, Amnon Barzel, Yona Fischer, Gideon Ofrat, Pinchas Cohen Gan (cat.)

Feminine Presence: Israeli Women Artists in the Seventies and Eighties, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Ellen Ginton (cat.)

Political Signs, 1967-1982, Ami Steinitz Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

1991

Photography and Text, Kalisher 5 Gallery, Tel Aviv

Art in Israel Today, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan (cat.)

Recent Acquisitions to the Photography Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Rona Sela

Imagewriting: The Verbal Component in Israeli Art towards the 90s, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod; curator: Sara Hakkert (cat.)

Israeli Art Now: An Extensive Presentation, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curators: Ellen Ginton, Havatzelet Kolodro (cat.)

The Secret of Minimalistic Palette, traveling exhibition, Omanut La'am; curators: Dalia Levin, Ada Na'amani (cat.)

Summer 1991: Contemporary Israeli Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Ellen Ginton (postcard box)

Grids, Kalisher 5 Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Itamar Levy

1992

Stations to and from the Final Work, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Yona Fischer (video)

The Youth, Mary Faouzi Gallery, Jaffa

Postscripts: 'End'-Representations in Contemporary Israeli Art, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University; curator: Tami Katz-Freiman (cat.)

Works on Paper from the 1970s, Artifact Gallery, Jaffa; curator: Sergio Edelsztein

Locus: Contemporary Art from Israel, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; curator: Shlomit Shakked (cat.)

Subtropical: Between Figuration and Abstraction, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Ellen Ginton (brochure)

The Range of Realism: Contemporary Israeli Photography from the Collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Private Collections, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Rona Sela (brochure)

1993

The Eighties, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

Silent Vision: Six Israeli Artists, Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York

Collectors' Choice II: Geographic Ambivalence, Shafir-Kalmar Gallery, New York

1994

The Valise, Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv

Mary Faouzi Gallery, Jaffa

Three (with Michal Na'aman and Eti Jacobi), Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1995

Memories of/from the Future - Israeli Contemporary Art, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo.

From the Rita and Arturo Schwarz collection of Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

1996

Deganit Berest, Michal Na’aman,Tsibi Geva,Julie M. Gallery, Tel- Aviv.

1997

Desert Cliché- Israel Now, Local Images, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida,

Grey Art Gallery, New York. Curated by Tami Katz-Freiman and Amy Cappellazzo.Cat

Photography from Israel, Galerie Passage De Retz, Paris.

Five Israeli Artists from the print collection of The Tel- Aviv Museum of Art, Shirley Fiterman Gallery New-York.

1998

Condition Report, Photography in Israel Today.The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Perspectives on Israeli Art of the Seventies, the Tel- Aviv Museum of Art      

KADIMA, To the East. The Israel museum. Jerusalem.Curated by Yigal Zalmina. Cat.

FLOATING, Kunst aus Tel Aviv und Hamburg, Kunsthaus, Hamburg. (Cat.)

1999

Stains, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.        

“The Mechanized Sublime “, Ways of Observing in the Works of Deganit Berest, Yitzhak Livneh, Gabriel Klazmer. The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel–Aviv University. Curated by Aya Lurie. Cat.

Tales of the Sands. The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Cat.)

2000

"The world of yesterday" Julie M. gallery. Tel Aviv.

Time Frame A century of Photography in the Land of Israel, Israel museum, Jerusalem.

Israeli Contemporary Art – Print Exhibition, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea. Cat.

2001

Flatland, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv.

Love at First Sight, the Vera, Silvia, and Arthur Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art.The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Cutting Edge, ARCO, Madrid, Spain

Art and Science International Exhibition, the National Museum of Art, Beijing, China.

2002

Handled with care, The Israel Museum.Jerusalem.Cat.

Grid Images in Israeli Art. The Art Gallery, Faculty of Humanities. University of Haifa. Cat.

35 prints - 35 years of occupation. 35 Israeli & Palestinian artists against occupation and for a common tomorrow. Hagar Art Gallery, Tel Aviv – Yafo.

2003

Corpus Christi: Representations of Christ in Photography, 1850-2001, Hotel de Sully, Paris

International House of Photography, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Kulturhuset Stockholm

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Curated by Nissan Perez. (Cat.)

Contemporary Israeli Photography, Three Generations,Provincia di Milano – Palazzo Ilsimbardi, Milano. (Cat.)

Affirmative Action, Tel Aviv museum of Art, Curated by Ellen Ginton.

2004

Current Vision: Inside Israel’, A photographic Exhibition, Andrea Meislin Gallery. New York.

Prints + Artists Books from the Jerusalem Print Workshop. Widener Gallery, Department of fine Art. Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Curated by Arik Kilemnik.

2005

Medusa and Narcissus, Women in Israeli Art and the Monster of Self-Identity, the National Museum in Warsaw (Krolikarnia wing) and Museum Narodowe, Krakow, Poland.Curated by Naomi Aviv.(Cat.)

Camera Sacra, Capturing the Soul of Nature, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Light and Matter, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Jesus Christ Superstar, 140 years of Jesus Christ in Photography, Bruce Silverstein Photography Gallery. New York. N.Y.

2006

Revelation, Representations of Christ in Photography Kunsthalle Krems, Austria and Kulturhuset, Stockholm. Curated by Nissan N. Perez. (Cat.)

Israele Arte e Vite 1906-2006, 100 Years of Israeli Art, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy. Curated by Amnon Barzel. Cat.

2007

Digital Landscapes, the Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery Tel Aviv University.Curated by Irith Levine. (Cat.)

Passing the Batonette: Four Decades of Feminism in Israeli Art Haifa Museum of Art. Curated by Ilana Tenenbaum and Einat Amir.

2008

My Own Body – Art in Israel 1968-1978, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, curated by Mordechai Omer. (Cat.)

Check-Post – Art in Israel in the 1980's, Haifa Museum of Art, Curated By Ilana Tenenbaum.Cat.

Depletion, Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd. Tel Aviv Museum of Art.(Cat.)

2009

The Light Show, Israeli Photography on Photography, CCA Tel Aviv, Curated by Yanai Toister. (Cat.)

Circular, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto

Many Faces: Masks from Many Times and Many Places. The Israel Museum Jerusalem. Curated by Efrat Nathan

2010

Anticipation Time, Museum of Bat Yam for Contemporary Art,curator: Lea Abir, (Cat.)

2011

Hello Grade A!" in Numerator and Denominator, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. Curated by Zali Gurevitch, Tsibi Geva, Dalia Levine and Tal Bechler.

Accrding to Foreign Sources, The Israeli center of Digital Art, Holon. Curator: Gilad Melzer. Cat        

Making Room: Contemporary Israel Photography. Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curator Nili Goren.

Schooling: Wall/ education/ classroom. Bat- Yam Museum of Contemporary Art. Curators: Tali Tamir, Meir Tati. Cat.

Lyrical Correcrness, FiftyFifty Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany. Curator: Katharina Mayer

Infancy of Israeli Avant-Garde, Ashdod Museum of Art - Monart Centre. Curated by Yona Fisher

2012

Through the Looking Glass, Julie M. Gallery Toronto, Canada

2013

Out of Body, Fragmentation in Art. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curated by Tanya Sirakovich. (Cat.)

Adventures of Truth-Painting and Philosophy: A Narrative, Curated by Bernard-Henri Lévy, Fondation Marguerite et Aime maeght, Saint-Paul, France. Cat.

2014

Mazal U'Bracha, Myth and Superstition in Contemporary Israeli Art. Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv. Curated by Carmit  Blumensohn. Cat.

Map, Map on the Wall, Mapping in science and art. Weizmann institute of science. Rehovot. Curated by Yivsam Azgad. Cat.

Beneath The Tranquility, Deganit Berest and Shai Kremer. Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

Home Photographer, Internatinal Photography Festival 2014. Rishon Letzion. Curated by Adi Nes

Horror Movie, Internatinal Photography Festival 2014. Rishon Letzion. Curated by Uri Gershuni.

The Chicago Triangle, Haifa Museun of Art. Curated by Ruti Direktor. Cat

Double Exposure Project, The Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP). Video. (Cat.)

2015

Unprotected Zone, Museum on the seam, Jerusalem Curated by Raphie Etgar.

The Hinder Sea, Ashdod Art Museum, Curated by Roni Cohen- Binyamini. (Cat.)

The Museum Presents Itself 2, Israeli Art from the Museum Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.Curated by Ellen Ginton.

Under Erasure, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, curated by Irith Hadar. (Cat.)

Drive In, Israeli Photography in the Eighties.Ashdod Art Museum.Curated by Yuval Biton.Cat.

2016

The Return of Paper/ Reflectios on Drawing-Traces VI, Jerusalem Artist House, Curated by Haftel Naveh Sally and Moshenson Edna. (Cat.)

2017

Off the Record - Works from the Nava and Ronnie Dissentshik Collection. The Israel Museum. Jerusalem. Curated By Tamara Abramovitch.

Bad taste, The Fiftieth year of the occupation. From the collection of Haaretz. Minus 1 Gallery. Tel Aviv. Curated by Efrat Livny. Cat.

Euphoria Project: 1967 turns 50: Wartime Art. Mishkan Museum of Art. Ein Harod. Curated By Dana Arieli.

Ingathering, 10th Anniversary of the Rappaport Prize for young/Established Israeli Artist. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curated by Anat Danon Sivan and Noa Rosenberg.Cat.

Art School, Hamidrasha at Seventy, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curated by Avi Lubin.

Scholarships and Awards

1987

Israel Discount Bank Prize for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1988

Minister of Education and Culture Prize for Painting and Sculpture

1990

The Histadrut Prize for the Arts

1991

George and Janet Jaffin Scholarship, America-Israel Cultural Foundation

1993

Mid-America Arts Alliance award (MAAA)

The Sandberg Prize for an Israeli Artist, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2000

Isracard and Tel Aviv Museum of Art Prize for an Israeli Artist

2005

Minister of Education and Culture Prize for the Visual Arts

2006

Mendel and Eva Pundik Foundation Prize for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2007

The Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality

2012

The Rappaport Prize for an Established Israeli Painter, Tel Aviv Museum of Art