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Guy Ben-Ner

1969 

born in Ramat Gan, Israel

lives and works in Tel Aviv 

Scholarships and Awards:

2008
Sanberg Prize, Israel Museum

2007
1. Prize for "Stealing Beauty“ KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne
D.A.A.D. Residency, Berlin, Germany

2005
1. Prize for "Wild Boy“, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
Israeli Pavilion of the 51. Biennale di Venezia

2003
The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellow

2002
The Dean's Fellowship, Columbia University, New York
The Caroline Newhouse Sculpture Fellowship, New York

2001
The Givon- Tel Aviv museum prize
A grant from the Ministry of Education, Israel-NY
The Dean's Fellowship, Columbia University, New York

1994
The Kiefer-Wolf Prize for a Young Artist

2016
  
Escape Artists, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, 


2015

Guy Ben-Ner: Soundtrack, Cleveland Insitute of Art, Fran and Jules Belkin Media Gallery, Cleveland

2014

Soundtrack, Gimpel Fils, London

At Home, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Richmond

Soundtrack, Postmaster Gallery, New York

2013

Soundtrack, Aspect Ratio, Chicago

Guy Ben-Ner, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Soundtrack, Pinksummer, Genova

2012

12x12 IBB-Videolounge, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

New Works, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin

Stealing Beauty, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto

Second Nature, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

2011

Spies, SITE Gallery, Sheffield

Name Dropping, Gimpels Fils Gallery, London

Stile Der Stadt Videopanel 2011/ Haus 3, Internationales Videokunstfestival Hamburg, Altonaer Museum, Hamburg

2010

Filme, Zeichnungen und Installationen, Kunsthalle Mainz

Flying Lessons, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Second Nature, Postmasters Gallery, New York

2009

Doblar a lo largo de la line, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid

Flying Lessons, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg

Thursday the 12th, Mass MoCA, North Adams

Fold Along the Line, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, San Angel

Second Nature, Pinksummer, Genua

Second Nature, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin

Moby Dick by Guy Ben-Ner, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick

2008

Real Life: Ron Mueck and Guy Ben-Ner, Shawinigan Space, National Gallery of Canada, Shawinigan

Stealing Beauty, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar

Wild Boy, Objectif exhibitions, Antwerp

2007

Stealing Beauty / I'd Give It To You If I Could, But I Borrowed It, Postmasters Gallery, New York

Stealing Beauty, DAAD Gallery, Berlin

Stealing Beauty, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London

video des monats, videolounge, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

Treehouse Kit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal

2006

Guy Ben-Ner, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Guy Ben-Ner, Center of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

Treehouse Kit and Berkeley's Island, Postmasters Gallery, New York

Guy Ben-Ner, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Wild Boy, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

2005

Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

Treehouse Kit, Israeli Pavillion, 2005 Venice Biennale, Venice - traveled to:

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin / Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv / Adelaide Art Festival, Adelaide

Wild Boy, Postmasters Gallery, New York

2004

Guy Ben-Ner, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

2003

Elia - A story of an Ostrich chick, The Herzliya Museum, Herzliya

Moby Dick, Postmasters gallery, New York

2001

The Trilogy, A screening, The Herzliya Museum, Herzliya

1998

20% more for free, Julie M Gallery, Tel Aviv

1995

Wet me, The Hertzeliya Museum, Herzliya

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Jahrhundertzeichen. Tel Aviv Museum of Art visits Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

The Methadone Metronome, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

Uncommon commonalities, Aspect Ratio, Chicago

 

2014

Fremd bin ich Eingezogen, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg

Manifesta 10, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Coming Soon: real imaginary futures, Buro Floor, Maastricht

She Was a Film Star Before She Was My Mother, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City

 

2013

Image Employment, MoMA PS1, New York

WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Besser scheitern, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Porosités, Centre d'Art le LAIT, Albi

Le Pont, Museum of Marseille, Marseille

Day After Day, University Art Museum, Albany

Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Zizhiqu (Autonomous Regions), Guangdong Times Museum

 

2012

Imaginäre Reisen, Instiut Imaginärer Inseln, ArtPod at Amerikahaus, Berlin

The Kids are Allright, Kohler Art Center, Sheybogan, WI / Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover

Art any way: exploring the wheel, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

BEYOND TIME, International Video Art today, Kulturhuset Stockholm

Project 35, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Centre d'Art, Biel/Bienne

Da zero a cento, le nuove età della vita, Triennale Bovisa, Milan

Künstlerkinder von Runge bis Richter, von Dix bis Picasso, Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden

Stage Presence - Theatricality In Art And Media, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Idea is the Object, D'Amelio Terras, New York

Family Talk, Futura, Prague

Phänomen Wohlstand - Motorenhalle - riesa efau, Kultur Forum Dresden, Dresden

The Weight of Lives I’m Not Living, Artspeak, Vancouver

Here In Your Space, Grand Central Art Center, California State University Fullerton, Santa Ana

 

2011

Blowing on a Hairy Shoulder, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

Life. A Users Manual, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Possession, The Art Foundation, Athens / Gentili Apri, Berlin

Uncanny Valley - Wohnwelten in der Kunst, Architektur Sommer Rhein-Main

Medi(t)ation, Asian Art Biennial. National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art
SUMMER SHOW, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

The Israeli Center for Digital Art - Mobile Archive, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz

The Global Contemporary. Kunstwelten nach 1989, ZKM Karlsruhe

I was a male Yvonne de Carlo, MUSAC Leon

Incongru. Quand l'art fait rire, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne

COLORIFIC! We Make An Art Rainbow, Postmasters Gallery, New York

Common Love, Aesthetics of Becoming, The Wallach Art Gallery, New York

Machine Raum - Choosing another strategy, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle

Blowing on a Hairy Shoulder / Grief Hunters, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Project 35, Gertrude contemporary art spaces, Melbourne

Szenenwechsel, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum / Föhr

Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven, Canzani Center Gallery/Bureau for Open Culture at Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus

 

2010

SCHÖNER WOHNEN, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

1st Ural Industrial Biennial, NCCA Ekatarinburg

Trembling Time. Recent Video from Israel, TATE Modern, London

Adaptation, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa

The Curse of Bigness, Queens Museum of Art, Queens

How to Read a Book, Locust Projects, Miami

Zu(m) Tisch, Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Ludwig, Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen

Bilder in Bewegung: Künstler & Video, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

MORALITY ACT III, Witte de With, Rotterdam

Fold Along The Line, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid

Videozone V, The 5th International Video Art Biennial in Israel, Tel Aviv

International Video, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans

Res Publica, Moscow museum of modern art, Moscow

Overview: Israeli Video 2000-2010, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa

Real Life, Oakville Galleries, Oakville

Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York

Group Show, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna

REMOTE VISION, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona

 

2009

Höhepunkte der Kölner KunstFilmBiennale in Berlin, KW KunstWerke, Berlin

Guy Ber-Ner, PERFORMA 09, New York

Guy Ber-Ner, ART TLV 09, Tel Aviv

Blurrr 7, The Seventh International Biennial of Performance Art, Tel Aviv

Family Ties, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Die ideale Ausstellung, ACC Galerie Weimar

The Puppet Show, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston / Frye Art Museum, Seattle

The View from Elsewhere, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

No sound, Aspen Art Museum, Seattle

Parenthesis, Western Bridge, Seattle

Isolation, Golden Threat Gallery, Belfast

Best of Loop, MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood

TULCA 2009, Galway Arts Centre, Galway

Real Life: Ron Mueck and Guy Ben-Ner, Glenbow Museum, Calgary / Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

TINA B., The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague

Zulu: Hunters and Other Fantasies, Nachum Gutman Art Museum, Tel Aviv

Adaptation: Video Installations by Ben-Ner, Herrera, Sullivan and Sussman & The Rufus Corporation, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis / Smart Museum of Art, Chicago

On second reading, Galería Estrany De La Mota, Barcelona

 

2008

Guy Ber-Ner, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai

Joy of Everyday Life, Mito Tower, Mito

Made UP!, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

Worlds on Video. International Video Art, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze

My (public) space, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam

L'Impresa dell'Arte (The Enterprise of Art), Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Palazzo Roccella, Napoli

ONLYCONNECT, Chelsea Art Museum, New York

Distortion Of An Unendurable Reality, Pianissimo, Milano

The Puppet Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

Adaptation, Smart Museum of Art/University of Chicago

Mummy is Nasty, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin

Between the Images, IASPIS, Stockholm

Liverpool Biennial

THE KRAUTCHO CLUB / IN AND OUT OF PLACE, 176 Gallery, London

Mobile Archive, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg

Forgotten Bar Project, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin

SEE history 2008, Kunsthalle Kiel

Drei Farben - Rot, Rohkunstbau, Potsdam

Accwaa to Israel I & II, Jüdisches Museum, Frankfurt am Main

The Enterprise of Art / L'impresa dell'arte, PAN, Naples

Swetlana Heger / Guy Ben-Ner / Daniel Segerberg, Kalmar Konstmuseum

Eventually We'll Die - Young Art in Israel of the 90s, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya

Real Time: Art in Israel 1998-2008, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

History Will Repeat Itself, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw

All-Inclusive. Die Welt des Tourismus, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main

Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London

 

2007

Skulpturprojekte Münster, Münster

Experimental Playground, International Biennial of Media Arts, Melbourne

Birdwatching: Landscape and Leisure, Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop University, Sherbrooke

53rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 3-8 May 2007, Oberhausen

Why Look at Animals, ArtSpace, New Haven

Structure and Stories, David Castillo Gallery, Miami

History will repeat itself, HMKV, Dortmund / KW, Berlin

KunstFilm Biennale, Cologne

The rite of spring/Voci dalla luna: omaggio a Federico Fellini, Museo d`Arte di Nuoro, Nuoro

Voci dalla luna: omaggio a Federico Fellini, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone

Playing with Solitude, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

The Rear, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya

Art Summer University, Tate Modern, London

Pensa Piensa Think, Centre d'Art Santa Monica, Barcelona

 

2006

Guy Ben-Ner and Misaki Kawai, take floor Gallery, Tokyo

Action, FRAC Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Marseille

Inside-Out/Del Reves, MARCO Museum, Vigo

52., Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen

Holy Land: Diaspora and the Desert, Heard Museum, Phoenix

Video Venice, Adelaide Arts Festival, Adelaide

Homesick I, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

Homecooked, The Jewish Museum, New York

Roland Flexner / Guy Ben Ner, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

Hybridity - The Evolution of Species and Spaces in 21st-Century Art, 21c Museum, Louisville

Mini Israel, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

2005

Traum und Trauma, Haus der Kulture der Welt, Berlin

Carneval des animaux, Marc de Puechredon, Basel

Realismusstudio-tainment, NGBK, Berlin

51st Biennale di Venezia, Venice

BROOKLinVIDEO, Futura, Praguewild boy/Premieres, screening series, MoMA PS1, New York

who is the protagonist?, Guild & Greyshkul, New York

 

2004

RealismusStudio - Spielformen der Bewusstseinsindustrie, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin

Moby Dick, MoMA QNS Lobby Projections Video X, Momenta Art, New York

a perfect day for bananafish, Postmasters Gallery, New York

video lounge, Vox Populi, Philadelphia

Becoming father- becoming infant, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

Storytelling, George Eastman House, Rochester

 

2003

Brewster 2003, Site-specific art event, Brewster, York

Hunter University show, Hunter, New York

MFA show, Columbia university, New York

 

2002

Enough about me, Momenta Art, New York

 

2001

Video one, Hifa museum, Hifa

New Israel video art, Tel Aviv cinematech, Tel Aviv

Men at home, Kalisher gallery, Tel Aviv

The 33rd year- Artists against the occupation, Beit h'aam / Om el Phahem

A video room, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

2000

Video marathon, Art In General, New York

Untitled, Alon Segev gallery, Tel Aviv

ZimZum, Heidelberger Kunstverein

 

1999

Israeli Video art, the Tel Aviv cinematech, Tel Aviv

Berkely's island, Hagada hasmalit, Tel Aviv

 

1998

L'art dans le mond, passage de Retz, Paris

Double rivage, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain, Site

Good kids - bad kids, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Spring at the end of summer-Young Israeli art, Tel Aviv museum, Israel

Retail Price, Pyramida Center for Contemporary art, Haifa

 

1997

Hamidrasha, museum for Israeli art, Ramat gan

 

1996

untitled, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

Fictitious reality in Israeli Photography, Yavne

Virtual, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

 

1994

Painting above and beyond, Museum For Israeli art, Ramat Gan

Neither here, nor there, Gordon gallery, Tel Aviv

2011

Oliver Basciano, Guy Ben-Ner. Spies, Art Review

Ossian Ward, Guy Ben-Ner. Name Dropping, TIME OUT New York

2010

Thom Donovan, Guy Ben-Ner, BOMB Magazine 111

Kristina Tieke, Guy Ben-Ner, ARTIST Kunstmagazin 83

Flying Lessons. Guy Ben-Ner, Kat. zur Ausstellung im Edith Ruß Haus für
Medienkunst, Oldenburg

2009

Maurizio Cattelan, Guy Ben-Ner. Feeling Lured, FLASH ART

Karen Rosenberg, Guy Ben-Ner. Performa Hub, New York Times

2008

All Inclusive. A Tourist World, Kat. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main

History Will Repeat Itself, Kat. zur Ausstellung HMKV hartware medienkunst verein, Dortmund; KW Kunstwerke Berlin

2006

Alex McDonald, There is a Whale in My Sink. State of the Arts, Australia

Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Best of 2005 - Biennial/Survey shows, Frieze

2005

Martin Herbert, Best of 2005, Artforum

Guy Ben-Ner. Self-Portrait as a Family Man, Kat. Israeli Pavilion at 51st Venice Biennial

Chiara Lunardelli, On Now, On Soon, Museum and Gallery Shows Around the World, Flash Art

Priya Bhatnagar, Guy Ben-Ner, Contemporary issue # 74, London

Blake Gopnik, Some Disassembly Required, The Washington Post

Carly Berwick, Better Than the Real Thing, Arts&Letters, New York Sun

Dana Gilerman, A Modest Man at MOMA, Haretz, Israel

Martin Herbert, Man About the House: Guy Ben-Ner's home videos, Modern Painters

Blake Gopnik, At PS1, Few Artists are Ready to Graduate, The Washington Post

Karen Rosenberg, Guy Ben-Ner, review, Artforum

Karen Rosenberg, Artists on the Verge of a Breaktrough, New York Magazine

Dean Daderko, It Takes a Video Project, Gay City News

Goings On About Town, Guy Ben-Ner, The New Yorker

2004

Ken Johnson, Guy Ben-Ner, Arts Briefly, The New York Times

Stephen Maine, Dateline Brooklyn, Artnet-Reviews

2003

Howard Halle, Thar he blows, Time Out New York

2001

Yair Garbuz, Don't touch my island, Studio Art magazine

 

 

BERLIN

27. Jan 2012 - 03. Mar 2012

exhibition


DÜSSELDORF

02. Jul 2010 - 31. Jul 2010

exhibition


BERLIN

30. Jan 2009 - 07. Mar 2009

exhibition


DÜSSELDORF

28. Jan 2006 - 04. Mar 2006

exhibition