Ido Bar-El


Exhibitions at GG

Good Night, and Good Luck
June 13, 2013 - July 13, 2013
Selected Works 1985-2006
November 2006
March 17,2022 - April 16, 2022

Studio Visit


Born in Israel, 1959
Lives and works in Tel Aviv



Studied at Bezalel Academy of Arts, Jerusalem (BFA)

Since 1996

Teaches at Hamidrasha School of Art, Ramat Hasharon and Beit Berl College, Kalmaniya

Since 1997

Teaches at Bezalel Academy for Arts, Jerusalem

Since 2003

Head of the Art Department and senior lecturer at Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Israeli Art Special Exhibit, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Artists’ House Gallery, Tel Aviv

The Gallery of Bezalel Art & Design Academy, Jerusalem


Tongue in Cheek, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv


Oranim Art Institute Gallery


Kibbutz Cabri Art Gallery

Atelier Asperger Gallery, Berlin, Germany


Ido Bar-El Works, The Contemporary Art Museum, Belgium

The Tel-Aviv Art Museum, Tel Aviv

Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv


Street Signs and Other Works, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv


University of Haifa Art Department Gallery, Haifa


Silvery Works, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Construction Works, The Herzliya Art Museum


Street Signs, Olaf Stuber Gallery, Berlin, Germany


New Paintings, The Artists’ Studios, Tel Aviv


Works never exposed before, Kibbutz Be’eri Art Gallery


Canvases and White Paintings, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Papers, The Artists’ Studios, Tel Aviv


AM PM Paintings, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Ido Bar-El: Painting, The Comtemporary Art Museum, Antwerp, Belgium


Ido Bar-el Paintings, The Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

The Art Gallery at Oranim Training College, Kiriat Tivon


Ido Bar-el Paintings, Derbi Palace, Tukms, Latvia

Ido Bar-el Paintings, Arka Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

Ido Bar-el Paintings, Liepajas Museum, Latvia


Ido Bar-El: Paintings, Historical and Art Museum Daugspghils, Latvia


Selected Works 1985-2006, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv


Sign, Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod


The Pictures Fell off the Wall, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv


Good Night, and Good Luck, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv


Bagatelle, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Selected Group Exhibitions


The Art Department’s Gallery, Bezalel Art and Design Academy


The Artists’ Studios, The Ika Brown Gallery, Jerusalem

6 Young Artists, Ahad Ha’am Gallery, Tel-Aviv


Recent Acquisitions, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

36 Artists, Bugrashov Gallery, Tel-Aviv


Fresh Paint; The young generation in the Israeli Art”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art The Critics’ Choice, Artifact Gallery, Tel Aviv

Down With the Occupation, Rega Gallery, Tel Aviv

The Education & Culture Award Winners, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan

Art in L.A., Givon Gallery, Art Fair in Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Neun Israeliche Maler, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Orangerie Herrenhausen, Hannover


The Israeli Proposal, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan

Other Frequencies, Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York

Israeli Art: Recent Acquisitions, Tel Aviv Museum of Art


More Than Drawing, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Towards the 90’s, Mishkan Le Omanut, Ein Harod, Israel

Five Painters from Israel, Pomeroy Purdy Gallery, London

The Promise – Young Artists Bezalel Art & Design Academy Graduates, The Inauguration of Bezalel Art & Design Academy in Jerusalem


Israeli Art Now – Extensive Presentation, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art Combined Painting, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv


Routes of Wandering, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Positionen Israel, Bethanien Art Center, Berlin


In Extenso, Recent Acquisitions 1998-1993, The Contemporary Art Museum, Ghent, Belgium

Makom, Israeli Contemporary Art, The 20th Century Museum, The Modern Art Museum, Ludwig Collection, Vienna

Ghent Was Invited – Jan Hoet’s Choice”, De Beyerd, Breda, The Netherlands


Halal, Contemporary Art from Israel, Sala 1, Roma

Art… Language, Kunst Werke, Berlin

Tel-Aviv Follows the Bauhaus, The Ha’aretz House, Tel Aviv

Black Holes: The White Locus, The Israeli Presentation at The 22nd Biennial of Sao Paolo, Brazil, (exhibited in Brazil, Argentina and The Haifa Museum)

Homework, The Herzliya Art Museum; The University of Haifa Art Gallery; The Arad Museum; The Ashdod Museum

Hard Emphasizes, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem


The British, Israeli & Argentinian Presentation of the 22nd Biennial of Sao Paolo, Centro Cultural Recolecta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

4X4, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Regretfully I Don’t Agree with My Learned Colleagues, The Artists’ Studios, Tel Aviv

The First Glance, Works of The Rita & Arturo Schwartz Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

And the Verdict Is, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York


Ketav: Flesh and Word in Isreali Art, Contemporary Israeli Art, Auckland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, U.S.A.

New Morning Sights, Hambacher Castle, Germany


Tanya Rempff Gallery, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Hussein the Peace King, The RJ Alia Art Gallery, Amman, Jordan

Painting on a Non Regular Surface, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv


The Lesser Light, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Per Video, The Ludwig Museum, Koln, Germany, Nova Gallery Katovich, Poland, Galeria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino, Italy

Summer Collection, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art

After Rabin: Israeli Contemporary Art, The Jewish Museum, New York

Le Fou du Roi, Salles d’Expositions, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Nimes, France

The Dream House, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem


On Paper, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

This Isn’t a Ready Made, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Homage to Rafi Lavi, Givon Gallery, Tel-Aviv Mus’e d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Liege, Belgium

Shimshon Crystal Collection, The Artists’ Pavilion, Tel Aviv


Wall of His Own, The Benno Kalev Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Wish List, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Havana Nagila, Isreali-Cuban dialogue, The Tel Aviv Artists’ Studios, Tel Aviv

Israeli Art, The “M” Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria

The Israeli Phoenix, Selected Art Works, The Sultan’s Stables, Istanbul

Per Video, Dar-El-Kalima Art Center, Bethlehem, The Palestinian Authority


Love at First Sight, Works of The Rita & Arturo Schwartz Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Right to Return, The Nation Home Gallery, Tel Aviv

The Aura in Art, The Art Studies Center, Ramat Eliyahu, Rishon Letsion, Israel

The Sciences, Culture & Sport Award Winners, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Where are the Children: On the Abandoning of Children in Our Era, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Traces, Contemporary Drawing in Israel, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem


Zman Achshav, Works of the International Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Chilufim, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art

Where are the children, The Ein Harod Art Museum, Israel

D.I.Y. Art Collecting – Collecting as an Art, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Homage for Hanoch Levin, Prints’ Series of Israel’s best Artists, The New Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv


Transfer, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany

Transfer, Museum Am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany

Homage for Hanoch Levin, Prints’ Series of Israel’s Best Artists, Traveling show in Israel

Boseretro, Youth works of artists at their onset, The Art Gallery of The State Art Teachers’ Training College, Beth Berl, Israel


How to Explain Art to a Dead Rabbit, The Polack Art Gallery, Kalisher Institute, Tel Aviv

In the Collection, The Contemporary Art Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

The Lesser the Better, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Stockholm Art Fair, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Ido Bar-El, Yanai Toyster, Nahum Tevet, Kobi Levi, Gallery Tal-Ester, Tel Aviv

The 80’s in Israeli Art, Didactic Gallery, Oranim Training College, Israel


Lights, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Drawing-Sketch, The P.K.Hoenich Gallery for Experimental Art & Architecture, The Technion, Haifa

Favorites, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Painting, Charim Gallery, Vienna, Austria


The Suffocation of Painting, The Fine Arts Royal Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Detail, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv


The Rear, The First Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art, Herzliya


After, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv


Summer Exhibition, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

Prizes and Awards


The Ehud Elhanani Award, The Art Departement, Bezalel Academy of Arts, Jerusalem


The Beatrice S. Coliner Young Artist Award, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem


The Young Artist Award, The Minister of Education and Culture


The Hadassah & Raphael Klatchkin Creativity Award, The America-Israel Culture Fund


The Israeli Artist Award, The Minister of Education and Culture


Creativity Encouragement Award, The Minister of Sciences, Culture and Sports


The Rappaport Prize for an Established Israeli Painter, Tel Aviv Museum of ArtShapira, Sarit. “Ido Bar-El at Givon.” Art in America. no. 2: 101.

Selected Collections

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art
The Isreal Museum
The Herzliya Art Museum
The Ghent Contemporary Art Museum, Belgium
The Antwerp ModernArt Museum – Museum van Hedendagsse Kunst
The IBM collection
The Israeli Phoenix collection
The Charles Bronfman collection
The Werner’s family collection

Selected Publications

April/May 1992

Calving, Ulrich. “Ido Bar-El Works.” Artifactus.

October 2004

Funken, Dr. Peter. “New Painting – Ido Bar-El Paintings.” Kunstforum International.

July 3, 1997

Pontius, Kiander. “From the Plywood with Love.” Swesska Dagbladet.


Shapira, Sarit. “Ido Bar-El at Givon.” Art in America. no. 2: 101.