biography

Born in Israel, 1975
Lives and works in Tel Aviv
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As if with a fetishistic formula, Amon Yariv creates, in his studio, landscape sights that no-one has ever seen. He directs our gaze to this "placeless place", where we, the spectators, are positioned on a floating raft which has resigned itself to the infinite motion of the waves that are washing away the images, the "cultural treasures" from within. Just as in a religious ritual site of a lost and forgotten community, where deeply secret and maybe obscene ceremonies of faith rituals are held, images appear to have undergone a process of secularization, composed for their own purpose highlighting the tension between knowledge and faith, perhaps even in the denial of faith. This temple, this "placeless place", is a "place within a place". Amon Yariv creates a symbolic pattern of experience that discharges itself from its utopist intention through the grotesque gaze. The materials that Yariv uses are 'his' natural resources with which he strides on the imagined border between the infinite, eternal, apocalyptic passion and, the lifeless impotency of pure possibilities.

selected works

  • Night, 2019, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Kiss, 2015, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Pigeon and Bell, 2015, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Barn Owl, 2015, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Pigeons, 2015, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2015, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2015, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2018, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2015, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Eyes, 2015, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Head, 2015, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2018, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2018, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Child, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2018, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Camera Obscura, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Eclipse, 2019 Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Exercise, 2018, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Frost, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Night Falls, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Oval, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Perlmutter, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Perlmutter, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2018, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2019, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2019, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Untitled, 2019, Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Womb, 2019 Color print, 45x35 cm

  • Wedlock, 2015, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Tamar, 2015, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Exercise in the Line of 8, 2015, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Boat, 2015, color print, 45x35 cm

  • Open Door, 2011, c print, 178x114 cm

  • Untitled , 2011, c print, 178x114 cm

  • Barn Owl, 2011, c print, 178x125 cm

  • Celestial Bodies II, 2011, c print, 178x114 cm

  • Untitled, 2011, c print, 178x114 cm

  • Military Shirt, 2007, lambda print, 110x88 cm

  • Day, 2007, lambda print, 263x215 cm

  • Night, 2007, lambda print, 263x215 cm

  • Well, 2007, lambda print, 112x300 cm

  • Sleeping Man and Hyena, 2007, lambda print, 56x70 cm

  • Day, 2007, photograph, 263x215 cm.

  • Night, 2007, photograph, 263x215 cm.

  • Sewage, 2004, lambda print, 85x300 cm

selected exhibitions

14.05.2021 ― 03.07.2021
Main space

PROJECT ROOTS

group exhibition

04.08.2017 ― 02.09.2017
Main space

Summer 2017

group exhibition

29.12.2016 ― 31.12.2016
Main space

Annual End of Year Exhibition 2016

group exhibition

28.08.2013 ― 28.09.2013
Main space

Summer 2013

group exhibition

26.10.2012 ― 24.11.2012
Main space

Toward the Surface

group exhibition

03.08.2012 ― 01.09.2012
Main space

Summer 2012

group exhibition

22.07.2011 ― 27.08.2011
Main space

Summer 2011

group exhibition

26.05.2011 ― 16.07.2011
Main space

Professionals

group exhibition

30.10.2008 ― 06.12.2015
Main space

Good Kids

group exhibition

26.09.2005 ― 24.10.2005
Main space

Gallery’s Artists

group exhibition

22.07.2005 ― 03.09.2005
Main space

Face to Face

group exhibition

selected publications

Cell

Exhibition curator: Ruthi Ofek/ Book editor: Ruthi Ofek/ Text editing: Helit Yeshurun/ English translation: Daria Kassovsky/ Publisher: Migdal Tefen (Israel) 2002/ Hard cover/ 123 pages/ Hebrew and English

Harpoon

Curator: Adi Goldner/ Text editing: Daphna Raz/ English translation: Richard Flantz/ Publisher: Rosenfeld Gallery Tel Aviv-Yafo 2011/ Soft cover/ 60 pages/ Hebrew and English
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Education
1998—2002: BFA Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

Collections
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Haifa Museum of Art
The SIP Art Collection
Ramat-Gan Museum for Israeli Art
Private Collections in Israel and abroad.

Awards
2006: The Gerard Levy Prize for a Young Photographer 2004-2005, Israel Museum.
2005: Rafael Engel Award for Young Photographer, Haifa Museum.

Solo Exhibitions
2020: Hush, The Open Museum, Tefen
2011: Harpoon, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009: Recent Works, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008: Pigeons on Pigs’ Heads, Artneuland, Berlin, Germany
2007: Well of Genesis, Solo exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2007: The “One Piece” Project, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv

Group Exhibitions
2017: Summer 2017, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2013: The Merry Mummy, Ramat Gan Museum, Curator: Mira Avgar
2012: Accelerating Toward Apocalypse, Works from The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd., Givon Art Forum, Tel Aviv, Curator: Tal Yahas
2012: Toward the Surface, Rosenfeld Gallery,Tel Aviv
2011: Professionals, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2011: Human Landscape, The Artists’ House, Tel Aviv, Curator: Daniella Talmor
2009: Passing Summer, P.O.V, Israeli Photography Festival, Tel Aviv, Curator: Aya Lurie
2008: Good Kids, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008: Depletion, Works from The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd.,
2008: Tel Aviv Museum of Art Stills 07-08, Group exhibition, Oranim Art Institute Gallery
2007: Engagement, Israeli Photography Now, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2006: Haifa in the Eye of the Camera — the First Half of the 20th Century and Today, Haifa City Museum, Curator: Yehudith Metzkel.
2006: Art of Living — Contemporary Photography and Video from the Israel Museum, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Curator: Nissan Perez
2006: Disengagement — Group exhibition of Contemporary Israeli Photography, Tel Aviv Museum, Curator: Nili Gore
2006: In Between Places — New Art from Israel, Vivian Horan fine Art, New York, Curator: Kari Conte
2005: In Days Gone By, At this time, Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv, Curator: Carmella Rubin
2005: Camera Sacra — Capturing the Soul of Nature, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Curator: Nissan Perez
2005: Human scape — Painting, Sculpture and Photography from the Israel Phoenix Collection, Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center, Curators: Yona Fisher, Miri Ben Moshe
2005: Power — Reading Power Station, Tel Aviv, Curator: Doron Rabina
2004: Photographs 2003-2004 — Amon Yariv and Boaz Aharonovitch, Haifa Museum of Art, Curator: Yehudith Metzkel
2004: Still Landscape — New Old, Haifa Museum of Art, Curator: Daniella Talmor
2004: Summer Time, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv

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