Artists

Yair Garbuz

Available Work

Yair Garbuz, If Not a Selfish Giant Then at least in his Garden

Yair Garbuz
If Not a Selfish Giant Then at least in his Garden
1979
acrylic, collage, pencil and enamel paint on plywood
100X100 cm

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Yair Garbuz, If Not a Selfish Giant Then at least in his Garden

Yair Garbuz
If Not a Selfish Giant Then at least in his Garden
1979
acrylic, collage, pencils, stamps and enamel paint on plywood
76.5X55.5 cm

Goya collection

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Yair Garbuz, If Not a Selfish Giant Then at least in his Garden

Yair Garbuz
If Not a Selfish Giant Then at least in his Garden
1979
acrylic, collage, pencil and enamel paint on plywood
100X100 cm

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Yair Garbuz, The Goldfish - Pages from a Musical

Yair Garbuz
The Goldfish - Pages from a Musical
1976
acrylic, collage, masking tape and cardboard on plywood
120X120 cm

Private collection

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Yair Garbuz, Buckets Shed Light on Water and Aching Hands Change Their Mind (Homage to Millet)

Yair Garbuz
Buckets Shed Light on Water and Aching Hands Change Their Mind (Homage to Millet)
1995
acrylic, pencils, airbrush and stencil printing on plywood
120X120 cm

Private collection

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Yair Garbuz, It Said: The Danger of Illustration, and Should Have Read: Horror

Yair Garbuz
It Said: The Danger of Illustration, and Should Have Read: Horror
2000
acrylic and pencils on plywood
39.5X39.5 cm

Private collection

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Yair Garbuz, What Does The Painter Care, Homage to Hanoch Levin

Yair Garbuz
What Does The Painter Care, Homage to Hanoch Levin
2004
acrylic and pencils on plywood
120X120 cm

Private collection

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Yair Garbuz, It's Not in Spain Either

Yair Garbuz
It's Not in Spain Either
1994
acrylic, collage, airbrush and stencil printing on plywood
160X200 cm

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Yair Garbuz, Israeli Art Ichud/ Israeli Art Meuchad

Yair Garbuz
Israeli Art Ichud/ Israeli Art Meuchad
2003
acrylic, pencil and spray paint on plywood
160X200 cm

Private collection

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Yair Garbuz, It Said: The Danger of Illustration, and Should Have Read: Horror

Yair Garbuz
It Said: The Danger of Illustration, and Should Have Read: Horror
2000
acrylic, pencils, crayons and spray on plywood
160X200 cm

Private collection

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Yair Garbuz, Israeli Art Ichud/ Israeli Art Meuchad

Yair Garbuz
Israeli Art Ichud/ Israeli Art Meuchad
2002
acrylic, pencils and spray on plywood
80X120 cm

Exhibitions at GG

2018
Painting in Their Own Words
February 16, 2018 - March 3, 2018
2012
Small Works
August 9, 2012 September 1, 2012
2010
Ready Meidale, Before and After
January 2010
2008
I Wrote a New Painting
April 2008

Studio Visit

Biography

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 (cat.)

2018

“Paintings in Their Own Words”, Gordon Gallery, 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 Gallery2, Tel Aviv

“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

2016

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

Art Books

Blocks, artist book, 2017
What a Beautiful Army. Tel Aviv: Ministry of Defense Publishing House, 2004
Biography in Pictures. Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 2000
Paris Tel Aviv / From There to Here and From Here to There. Tel Aviv: Modan, 1996
Polish Forever. Tel Aviv: Zmora Bitan, 1989
Ready Story Art. Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1981
Hebrew Family Manuscripts. Self Published, 1977
The Goldfish: Pages from a Musical, Collected Texts. Self Published, 1976