Artists

Simcha Shirman

Work

Exhibitions at GG

2013
Waiting for the Crows
October 24, 2013 - November 21, 2013
2009
The Song of the Earth
December 2009

Studio Visit

Biography

Simcha Shirman talks about his work – Krystyna
Born in Germany, 1947
Immigrated to Israel with his parents, 1948
Lives and works in Tel Aviv

Education

1976

BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York

1978

MFA, Pratt Institute, New York

Since 1985

Studied courses in Sociology, Hebrew Literature, Israeli Film and History of Art, Tel Aviv University

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1974

“Objects in Motion and other Photographs”, Dizengoff Gallery, Tel Aviv

1978

“Photographs”, MFA exhibition, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York

1981

“19 Inch Television”, Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

1984

“Photographs from Lebanon”, Pratt Institute, New York

1986

“Simcha Shirman-Photographic Works, 1982-1986”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1988

“Between Reality and Remembrance”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1989

“Holiday Inn The Obligation to Feel a Stranger”, David Tower, Jerusalem

“Photographs”, Art Gallery, Kibbutz Cabri

1994

“From the Wandering of the One – Armed Rider, S.S. 470430-920430”, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan; Camerawork, San Francisco

“Art and Reality”, International Photography Center, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

1995-1996

“The Unseen Borders”, The First Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa;

Art Gallery, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand;

The Unseen Borders, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan;

Academy of Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand;

Waikito Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, New Zealand

1997

“13”, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan

Light Factory, North Carolina

“The 2nd Tokyo International Photo Biennale”, Japan

1999

“The 48th Venice Biennale of International Art”, Italy

2001

“Saturday Morning”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

“Borders and Space-Dialogue”, Sala Mendoza Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

2003

“Bilder des Erinners und Verschwindens”, IFA Galerie, Berlin

“Names, Places”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

2004

“Family”, The Eli Lamberger Israeli Museum of Photography, Tel-Hai Industrial Park

“Living in the Shade”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2007

“Photographs”, Instituto Superiore Di Fotografis e Comunicazione Integrata, Rome, Italy

2009

“Simcha Shirman: The Song of the Earth”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

2012

“Breakwater”, The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai, (cat.)

2013

“Waiting for the Crows”, Gordon Gallery 2, Tel Aviv

Selected Group Exhibitions

1981

“Acquisitions”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

“Political Identity”, Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

1982

“Here and Now”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1984

“A Pear and an Apple”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion

1986

“Contemporary Israeli Photography”, Lieberman and Saul Gallery, New York

“The First Israeli Photography Biennale”, Mishkan Le’Omanut, Ein Harod

1987

“Israel Photography”, Konsthall, Lunds, Sweden

1988

“Israeli Photography”, Moment Galerie fur Photokunst, Hamburg

“Skyline-Israeli Photographers Contemplate and Landscape”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1989

“Photographs”, La Galerie de Photographie de la Bibliotheque National, Paris

Lammin Valo Suomen Valokuvataitten Museo Helsinki

“The Body”, Haifa Museum of Art

1990

Stara Galeria, Warsawa

“Collections”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1991

“Israeli Artist, A Tribute to Joseph Zaritsky”, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art

“The Presence of the Absent, the Empty Chair in Israeli Art”, Tel Aviv University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

1992

“Patterns of Jewish Life”, Gropius-Bau, Berlin Postscripts “end” Representations in Contemporary Israeli Art, Tel Aviv University Art Gallery

1993

“Acquisitions 1991-1993”, Haifa Museum of Art

“Focus on Industry”, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan

1994

“Photographie Contemporaire”, La Matiere, L’Omber, La fiction,Bibliotheque Nationale De France, Paris

“Anxiety”, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan

1995

“The Myth of Daidalos and Icarus”, Yad Lebanim Museum, Petach Tikva

1996

“Photographs D’Israel”, Passage De Retz, Paris

“A Delicate Balance, Six Israeli Photographers”, Light Factory Gallery, Charlotte, N. Carolina

1997

“Landmark”, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan

“Photo Yona”, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan

“Exploring the Diversity”, The 2nd Tokyo International Photo-Biennale

“A Delicate Balance, Six Israeli Photographers”, University Fine Art Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

1998

“Facing the Reality”, Israel Art, a traveling exhibition, Germany

“Capturing Reality, 19 Israeli and Palestinian Photographers”, Tennessee State Museum

“Condition Report, Photography in Israel Today”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

“To the East – Orientalism in the Arts in Israel”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

“After Rabin: New Art from Israel”, The Jewish Museum, New York

“90 Years of Israeli Art: A Selection of the Joseph Hackmey-Israel Phoenix Collection”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1999

“Identity and Environment”, Ludvig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

“90 Years of Tel Aviv Yaffo, Contemporary Sights, Israeli and American Artists”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

“The International Trienniale of Installation”, Haifa Museum of Art

2000

“100 Years of Photography in Israel”, Mane Katz Museum, Haifa

“Exhibition of the winners of the Leon Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2001

“Inside”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

“Exhibition of the winners of the award of the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport, for Art and Design”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2002

“Lebanon – 20 Years”, Hakibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

“Believe the Day will Come, 300 Artists for Co-Existence”, Umm El Fahem Gallery

2003

“Sailing, From the Zionist Ethos to a Personal Quest”, Bat Yam Museum of Art

2004

“Current Visions”, Chelsea, New York

“Self Portrait with Camera”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

2006

“New Works – Raffi Lavie and Simcha Shirman”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

2011

“Personal Photography, Private Poetry”, The Morel Derfler Gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem

2012

“Parallel”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

“After”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

2013

“Summer Exhibition”, Gordon Gallery 2, Tel Aviv

Prizes and Awards

1980

Enrique Kavlin Photography Grant, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1991

Jane and George M. Jaffin Award, America-Israel Cultural Foundation

1995

The Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Grant, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

2000

The Leon Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2001

The Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport Award for Art and Design, Israel

2013

Dizengoff Prize for Painting and Sculpture

Books

Shirman, Simcha, and Yosef Sharon. Saturday Morning. Tel Aviv: Gordon Gallery, 2001.