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Guy Ben-Ner

born in Ramat Gan, Israel

lives and works in Tel Aviv 

Hamidrasha Art Teachers School, Israel

Columbia University MFA program



Sanberg Prize, Israel Museum

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

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

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellow

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

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

The Kiefer-Wolf Prize for a Young Artist



We’ve Lost, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland


Go Back Where U Came From, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel


Berkeley’s Island (1999), Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK


Escape Artists, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel


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


Soundtrack, Gimpel Fils, London, UK

At Home, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Richmond, USA

Soundtrack, Postmaster Gallery, New York, USA


Soundtrack, Aspect Ratio, Chicago, USA

Guy Ben-Ner, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Soundtrack, Pinksummer, Genova, Italy


12x12 IBB-Videolounge, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

New Works, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin

Stealing Beauty, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada

Second Nature, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel


Spies, SITE Gallery, Sheffield, UK

Name Dropping, Gimpels Fils Gallery, London, UK

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


Filme, Zeichnungen und Installationen, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany

Flying Lessons, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Second Nature, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA


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

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

Thursday the 12th, Mass MoCA, North Adams, USA

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

Second Nature, Pinksummer, Genua, Italy

Second Nature, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin

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


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

Stealing Beauty, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden

Wild Boy, Objectif exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium


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

Stealing Beauty, DAAD Gallery, Berlin

Stealing Beauty, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK

video des monats, videolounge, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Treehouse Kit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada


Guy Ben-Ner, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France

Guy Ben-Ner, Center of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia

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

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

Wild Boy, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf


Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

Treehouse Kit, Israeli Pavillion, 2005 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy - traveled to: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin / Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel / Adelaide Art Festival, Adelaide, Australia

Wild Boy, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA


Guy Ben-Ner, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf


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

Moby Dick, Postmasters gallery, New York, USA


The Trilogy, A screening, The Herzliya Museum, Herzliya, Israel


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


Wet me, The Hertzeliya Museum, Herzliya, Israel



Die Wirklichkeit ist sowieso da, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf 


Global(e) Resistance, Centre Pompidou Paris, France

Study Of Things, Guangdong Times Museum, China


Soundtracks, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

Extra Bodies, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland


Besser Scheitern. Fail Better, Altes Rathaus, Ingelheim, Germany


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

The Methadone Metronome, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

Uncommon commonalities, Aspect Ratio, Chicago, USA


Fremd bin ich Eingezogen, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany

Manifesta 10, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Coming Soon: real imaginary futures, Buro Floor, Maastricht, Netherlands

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


Image Employment, MoMA PS1, New York, USA

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

Besser scheitern, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Porosités, Centre d'Art le LAIT, Albi, France

Le Pont, Museum of Marseille, Marseille, France

Day After Day, University Art Museum, Albany, USA

Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

Zizhiqu (Autonomous Regions), Guangdong Times Museum, China


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

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

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

BEYOND TIME, International Video Art today, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden

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

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

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

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

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

Family Talk, Futura, Prague, Czech Republic

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

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

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


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

Life. A Users Manual, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

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

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

Medi(t)ation, Asian Art Biennial. National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan

SUMMER SHOW, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

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

The Global Contemporary. Kunstwelten nach 1989, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany

I was a male Yvonne de Carlo, MUSAC Leon, Spain

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

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

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

Machine Raum - Choosing another strategy, Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle, Denmark

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

Project 35, Gertrude contemporary art spaces, Melbourne, Australia

Szenenwechsel, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum / Föhr, Germany

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


SCHÖNER WOHNEN, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

1st Ural Industrial Biennial, NCCA Jekatarinburg, Russia

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

Adaptation, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, USA

The Curse of Bigness, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, USA

How to Read a Book, Locust Projects, Miami, USA

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

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

MORALITY ACT III, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands

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

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

International Video, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA

Res Publica, Moscow museum of modern art, Moscow, Russia

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

Real Life, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Canada

Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York, USA

Group Show, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Vienna, Austria

REMOTE VISION, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain


Höhepunkte der Kölner KunstFilmBiennale in Berlin, KW KunstWerke, Berlin

Guy Ber-Ner, PERFORMA 09, New York, USA

Guy Ber-Ner, ART TLV 09, Tel Aviv, Israel

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

Family Ties, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Die ideale Ausstellung, ACC Galerie Weimar, Germany

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

The View from Elsewhere, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

No sound, Aspen Art Museum, Seattle, USA

Parenthesis, Western Bridge, Seattle, USA

Isolation, Golden Threat Gallery, Belfast, UK

Best of Loop, MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, USA

TULCA 2009, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland

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

TINA B., The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

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

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

On second reading, Galería Estrany De La Mota, Barcelona, Spain


Guy Ber-Ner, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China

Joy of Everyday Life, Mito Tower, Mito, Japan

Made UP!, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

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

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

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

ONLYCONNECT, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA

Distortion Of An Unendurable Reality, Pianissimo, Milan, Italy

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

Adaptation, Smart Museum of Art/University of Chicago, USA

Mummy is Nasty, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin

Between the Images, IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden

Liverpool Biennial, UK


Mobile Archive, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany

Forgotten Bar Project, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin

SEE history 2008, Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany

Drei Farben - Rot, Rohkunstbau, Potsdam, Germany

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

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

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

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

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

History Will Repeat Itself, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poalnd

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

Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London, UK


Skulpturprojekte Münster, Münster, Germany

Experimental Playground, International Biennial of Media Arts, Melbourne, Australia

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

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

Why Look at Animals, ArtSpace, New Haven, USA

Structure and Stories, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, USA

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

KunstFilm Biennale, Cologne, Germany

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

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

Playing with Solitude, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

The Rear, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

Art Summer University, Tate Modern, London, UK

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


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

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

Inside-Out/Del Reves, MARCO Museum, Vigo, Spain

52., Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany

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

Video Venice, Adelaide Arts Festival, Adelaide, Australia

Homesick I, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

Homecooked, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA

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

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

Mini Israel, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel


Traum und Trauma, Haus der Kulture der Welt, Berlin

Carneval des animaux, Marc de Puechredon, Basel, Switzerland

Realismusstudio-tainment, NGBK, Berlin

51st Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

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

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


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

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

a perfect day for bananafish, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA

video lounge, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA

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

Storytelling, George Eastman House, Rochester, USA


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

Hunter College exhibition, Hunter College, New York, USA

MFA show, Columbia University, New York, USA


Enough about me, Momenta Art, New York, USA


Video one, Hifa museum, Hifa, Israel

New Israel video art, Tel Aviv cinematech, Tel Aviv, Israel

Men at home, Kalisher gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

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

A video room, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel


Video marathon, Art In General, New York, USA

Untitled, Alon Segev gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

ZimZum, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany


Israeli Video art, the Tel Aviv cinematech, Tel Aviv, Israel

Berkely's island, Hagada hasmalit, Tel Aviv, Israel


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

Double rivage, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain, Site, France

Good kids - bad kids, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

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

Retail Price, Pyramida Center for Contemporary art, Haifa, Israel


Hamidrasha, Ramat Gan Museum for Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel


untitled, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Fictitious reality in Israeli Photography, Yavne, Israel

Virtual, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel


Painting above and beyond, Ramat Gan Museum for Israeli art, Ramat Gan, Israel

Neither here, nor there, Gordon gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel


Guy Ben Ner - We've Lost, Kunstmuseum Luzern 

Guy Ben Ner: Go Back Where U Came From, Tel Aviv Museum of Art


Guy Ben Ner - Flying Lessons, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

Stephen Maine, Dateline Brooklyn, Artnet-Reviews


Howard Halle, Thar he blows, Time Out New York


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

Guy Ben-Ner

27. Jan 2012 - 03. Mar 2012

summer show

01. Jul 2011 - 05. Aug 2011

Guy Ben-Ner

02. Jul 2010 - 31. Jul 2010

Guy Ben-Ner

30. Jan 2009 - 07. Mar 2009

Guy Ben-Ner

28. Jan 2006 - 04. Mar 2006