Tal
Shochat

biography

Born in Israel, 1974
Lives and works in Tel Aviv
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Born Netanya, Israel, 1974, lives and works Tel Aviv, Israel
Tal Shochat attended the WIZO France Art High School, Tel Aviv (1988-1992) before studying art at the Hamidrasha Art College, Beit Berl, Kalmaniya, graduating in 1999. She has exhibited extensively in Israel and the US, with solo exhibitions at Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv (2008; 2005; 2003); the National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia (2012); Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel (2007); and Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (1999), among many other exhibitions at leading art spaces over the world.

Shochat works in photography, staging both figures and objects to create symbolically-laden images that often question the boundary between nature and artifice.

Shochat received the Minister of Culture and Sport's Visual Art Award in 2015, and the Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture Prize for a Young Artist in 2005. Her works are included in many international collections, private and public: The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Haifa Museum of Art; The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd., Tel Aviv; The Shpilman Institute of Photography, Tel Aviv; Judah L. Magnes Museum,

selected works

  • Apple Tree with Carpet, 2019, c print, 133x150 cm

  • Beit Jimal Black, 2017, , c print, 118x110 cm

  • Beit Jimal White, 2017, c print, 110x147 cm

  • Olive on an Old Carpet, 2017, c print, 85x100 cm

  • Lessons in Time 3, 2016, c print, 80x90 cm each

  • Ella Rumia, 2017, c print, 110x138 cm

  • Mona in a Black Dress, 2017, c print, 110x160 cm

  • Other Days, 2017, Black and white print, 90x67 each

  • Family Film (detail), 2017, Video, 11:51 minutes

  • Feast (detail), 2017, Video, 7:01 minutes

  • Rimon, 2016, c print, 65x80 cm

  • Elkayam, 2015, color print, 80 cm diam

  • Olive tree, 2014, color print, 100x120 cm

  • License to Survive II , 2013, video, 1 minute

  • Rumia, 2013, color print, 117x100 cm and 13×100

  • License to Survive (detail), 2013, video

  • Kikar Ha’atzmaut, 2012, color print, 140X215 cm

  • Debra, 2012, color print, 100x161 cm and 13×161 cm

  • Untitled, 2012, color print, 75x100 cm

  • Nowruze, 2012, color print, 100x148 cm and 13×148 cm

  • Afarsemon (Persimmon), 2011, color print, 123x127 cm

  • Barosh (Cypress), 2011, color print, 172x85.5 cm

  • Untitled, 2011, color print, 26x40 cm

  • Ester, 2010, color print, 100x127 cm and 127×13 cm

  • Untitled, 2008, color print, 125x220 cm

  • Yohanan, 2008, color print, 125x150 cm

  • Yotam, 2008, color print, 125x130 cm

  • Gabriella, 2008, color print, 125x150 cm

  • Tal, 2008, color print, 60x70 cm

  • Cherry Blossom, 2008, color print, 125x150 cm

  • Untitled, From Flying Ceiling, 2007, color print, 125x125 cm

  • Untitled, From Flying Ceiling, 2007, color print, 125x125 cm

  • Untitled, From Flying Ceiling, 2007, color print, 125x180 cm

  • Untitled, 2006, black and white print, 30x34 cm

  • Untitled, 2005, color print, 126x180 cm

  • Untitled, 2005, color print, 143x126 cm

  • Untitled, 2005, color print, 121x121 cm

  • Untitled, 2005, color print, 165x105 cm

  • Untitled, 2005, color print, 76x76 cm

  • Untitled , 2005, color print, 111x111 cm

  • Untitled, 2005, color print, 123x111 cm

  • Untitled, 2005, color print, 111x111 cm

  • Untitled, 2005, color print, 104x75 cm each

  • Untitled, 2003, color print, 114x110 cm

  • Untitled, 2003, color print, 47x125 cm each

  • Queen of the Night, 2003, color print, 70x87 cm

  • Untitled, 2003, color print, 74x120 cm

  • Almond Tree, 2003, color print, 74x74 cm

  • Untitled, 2003, color print, 87x70 cm

  • Untitled, 2003, color print, 43x125 cm

  • Untitled, 1999, color print, 50x50 cm

  • Untitled, 1997, Photograph, 50x70 cm

  • Untitled, 1995, black and white print, 33x50 cm

selected exhibitions

14.05.2021 ― 03.07.2021
Main space

PROJECT ROOTS

group exhibition

17.07.2020 ― 29.08.2020
Main space

Ground Control

group exhibition

23.08.2019 ― 14.09.2019
Main space

Summer 2019

group exhibition

02.08.2018 ― 08.09.2018
Main space

Voyage

group exhibition

13.04.2017 ― 29.04.2017
Main space

Rosenfeld Gallery

group exhibition

05.08.2016 ― 10.09.2016
Main space

Summer 2016

group exhibition

03.09.2015 ― 10.10.2015
Main space

From the Gallery’s collection

group exhibition

04.09.2014 ― 25.10.2014
Main space

Power Of Attraction

group exhibition

04.07.2014 ― 30.08.2014
Main space

Summer 2014

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

21.02.2008 ― 29.03.2008
Main space

Dead End

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

Tal Shochat

Exhibition curator: Dalia Levin/ Graphic design: Einhar Design/ Texts: Michal Ben-Naftali, Doreet LaVitte Harten/ Editing and translation: Daria Kassovsky/ Soft cover/ 153 pages/ Hebrew and English Catalogue for the exhibition held at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008

Other Days

Exhibition curators: Drorit Gur Arie, Meital Manor/ Catalogue editor: Meital Manor/ Design & production: Tali Liberman | Ayal Zakin/ Text editing: Daphna Raz/ English translation: Daria Kassovsky/ Hard cover/ 40 pages/ Hebrew and English/ Catalogue for the exhibition held at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, September-December 2017
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Education
1995—1999: Graduate of the Art Department, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel
1988—1992: Plastic Art Stream, WIZO-France High School of Arts, Tel Aviv

Selected Collections
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Haifa Museum of Art Collection
The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd., Tel Aviv
Shalom Shpilman Collection
IDB Collection
Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California

Scholarships and Awards
2015: The Minister of Culture and Sport’s Visual Art Award, Israel
2005: Prize for a Young Artist, The Israeli Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport

Solo Exhibitions
2018: The Desert Shall Rejoice and Blossom: Photographs by Oded Balilty and Tal Shochat, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
2017: Lessons in Time, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2017: Other Days, Petach Tikva Museum of Art 2013: License to Survive, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012: In Praise of a Dream, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA
2011: In a Priase of a Dream, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
2008: Sometimes it’s Cold in the Morning, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2007: Flying Ceiling, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel
2005: Awakening, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
2005: Awakening, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2003: Queen of the Night, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
1999: Marshim Series, Haifa Museum of Art

Group Exhibitions
2020: Breating Space, Wilfrid Israel Museum
2020: (Not) Good Time for Love, The Jewish Museum, Moscow
2019: Impersonation Myself/Becoming Myself, Ccreaton Center, Tech University, Shanghai
2019: Jacqueline Kahanoff: The Levant as a Parable, MUSA- Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv
2019: Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art, Towson
2018: The Desert Shall Rejoice and Blossom: Photographs by Oded Balilty and Tal Shochat, Jewish Federation of Cleveland
2018: Voyage, Rosenfeld gallery, Tel Aviv
2018: Flood, Ashdod Art Museum 2018: Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris
2018: Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary: Michal Rovner and Tal Shochat, Nevada Museum of Art
2018: To The End of Land, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
2017: Into the Wood: Trees in Photography, V&A Museum, London
2017: Home—Mother, Afula’s local city gallery
2016: The Winners: Ministry of Culture and Sport Prizes for 2015, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art
2015: Flora Palestina — Photopoetics 5, The New Gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem
2015: Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in contemporary Israeli Art, Stedman Gallery
2015: Rutgers — Camden, N.J (traveling exhibition)
2015: The Wandering Jew: an Artistic Reflection, Mane-Katz Museum, Haifa
2015: In Different Place, Electra Tower, Tel Aviv
2015: Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
2015: SELF: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence, The National Academy. Museum, New York
2014: Neighbors — Photographs from Israel, Tokyo Art Museum, Japan
2014: The Chicago Triangle, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
2013: Leaving the Land of Roses, Shulamit Gallery, Venice, California
2012: Light from the Middle East: New Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2012: Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
2011: Dignity and Gracefulness, Felix-Nussbaum-Haus/ Kulturgeschichtliches Museum, Osnabrück, Germany
2011: Professionals, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010: Family Files, Jewish Museum, Munich, Germany
2010: In Detail: From the Collections of Arnie Druck, Haifa Museum of Art
2009: Passing Summer, P.O.V, The Israeli Photography Festival, Tel Aviv
2009: Four Openings in Israeli Art, Bezalel Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009: Ethics/ Aesthetics, Artists House, Tel Aviv
2009: Fireflies, CSB, The Curatorial Studies Program Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009: League, 100 years—101 women, 101 women artists, Amiad Center, Jaffa
2009: 2009 Tel Aviv Time, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2008: Good Kids, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008: Dead End, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008: Stills 07—08, The Art Institute Gallery, Oranim Academic College
2008: Protected Space, The Art Gallery, Kibbutz Nachshon
2008: Access to Israel: Israeli Contemporary Art, Jüdisches Museum, Frankfurt
2008: Personal Landscapes: Contemporary Art from Israel, American University Museum, Washington
2008: Real Time: Art in Israel 1998-2008, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2007: The Other Sea, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem
2007: Place Photography II, The New Gallery, Bet Gabriel on the Kinneret
2006: Raw and Cooked, The Art Gallery, University of Haifa
2006: Apropos Les Demoiselles, Petach Tikva Museum of Art
2006: Omanut Haaretz, Reading Power Station Compound, Tel Aviv
2006: Making a Scene, Haifa Museum of Art
2006: Art of Living: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Israel Museum, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
2006: Far and Away: The Fantasy of Japan in Contemporary Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2006: Prizes in Art from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, 2005, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2005: Little Red Hood, DotFiftyOne Art Space, Miami
2005: Disrupted Realism, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
2004: Omanut Haaretz, Reading Power Station Compound, Tel Aviv
2004: Love is in the Air: Images of Romantic Love in Contemporary Israeli Art, Time for Art – Israeli Art Center, Tel Aviv
2003: Every Day, Every Year, The Art Gallery, Memorial Center, Kiryat Tivon, Israel
2003: Flowers, Kav 16 Gallery, Tel Aviv
2002: Mother Tongue, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
2001: Sense of Wonder, Herzliya Museum of Art
2001: Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2000: Ladies and Gentlemen, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2000: Arie Aroch, Pe’er Gallery, Tel Aviv
2000: Graduates at Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
1999: Regarding Raffi, Nofar Gallery, Tel Aviv
1999: Graduates’ Exhibition, The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai Industrial Park, Israel

Press

  • Haaretz
    Author: Shaul Setter

    An abandoned site of meaning

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  • The Guardian

    Into the Woods: Trees in Photography

  • Art Source
    Author: Joy Bernard

    Making fun of the mundane: In conversation with photographer Tal Shochat

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