IGAEL SHEMTOV

Born in Israel 1952,

Lives and works in Binyamina

 

EDUCATION

1975-1978       The Neri Bloomfield College School of Design, Haifa

1977-1979       Photography Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

1979-1981       Hamidrasha Art Teachers Training College, Ramat Hasharon

1983-1985       M.F.A, Pratt Institute, New York, NY

 

 

TEACHING

Since 1979      Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

1980,1989,1992-1994 Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv

1980-1982, 1987-1991 Hamidrasha Art Teachers Training College, Ramat Hasharon

1991-1994       The Naggar School of Photography, Media, & New Music, Musrara, Jerusalem

1993-1996       The Neri Bloomfield College School of Design, Haifa

1994-2000       Head of the Photography, Video and Computer Imaging Department, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

1995-2002       Art Department, University of Haifa

1996-2000, 2002-2005 Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, Kfar Saba

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015    The Photo Album 1979-1980, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

            The Photo Album 1979-1980, The Camera Club, New York, NY

2009    Igael Shemtov: Six Early Works and One New, Dolinger Art Project Gallery, Tel Aviv

            Purposeless Functions, The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai Industrial Park

2007    The Way to Heaven, Dollinger Art Project, Tel Aviv

2004    Low Landscape, Low Reality, Loushy Art and Editions, Tel Aviv

1997    Come Clean Yourself, Limbus Gallery, Tel Aviv                      

1995    Tout passé, tout casse, tout lasse, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1985    Pratt Institute, New York          

1979    Photographs in Tel Aviv, The Art Pavillion, Hayarkon Park, Tel Aviv

 

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015    Drive-in: Israeli Photography in the 1980s, Ashdod Art Museum

2013    Concrete Abstract, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv

            Lot’s Wife: The Photographic Gaze, The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai

2010    City Slivers, The Art Cube Gallery, Jerusalem

            Building A Place: The P6 Group and Critical Landscape Photography, The Rubin Museum, Tel Aviv

2009    P6 Photographers, Photography Department Gallery, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Beral, Kfar Saba

            The Light Show, The Center For Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

            Nature Morte, D.D. Danon Gallery, Tel Avi

2008    What You See is What You Get, Dollinger Art Project Gallery, Tel Aviv

            Israeli Landscapes, Open University Capmus, Ra’anana

2007    Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; The Jewish Museum, Berlin

            Through the Object, The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai Industrial Park

            Moods and Modes in Israeli Photography, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

            Stills 07-08, Oranim Gallery, Oranim College Art Institute, Tivon

2006    Spatial Borders and Local Borders: A Photographic Discourse on Israeli Landscapes, The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai Industrial Park

            Dynasty, School of Art, Sapir College, Sderot

            Haifa in the Eye of the Camera The First Half of the 20th Century, Haifa City Museum

            Regarding the Body, Photography Department Gallery, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, Kfar Saba

            Art of Living: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Israel Museum, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Fransisco

2005    The Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

            The Family Trilogy, Photography Department Gallery, Hamidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl Academic College, Kfar Saba

            Etched Voices, Exhibitions Pavillion, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

            Picture Israel, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

            Camera Sacra: Capturing the Soul of Nature, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

2004    Current Visions: Inside Israel, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

            Winners of the Minister of Education and Culture Award, Haifa Museum of Art

            Video Zero, Towards Cinema The First Generation of Projected Images, Haifa Museum of Art

2001    A Week Ago, on Monday, Yesterday, Ami Steinitz Gallery, Tel Aviv

            Artists from Bezalel, Starr Gallery, Newton, MA

2000    Between Mountain and Sea, The Municipal Museum, Haifa

            Time Frame: A Century of Photography in the Land of Israel, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1997    Oh Mama: Representations of the Mother in Contemporary Israeli Art, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan

            Art at the University, 1969-1997, The Art Gallery, University of Haifa

            Recipients of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Creation Prizes, Bezalel Historic Building, Jerusalem

1996    New Art from an Ancient Land, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; Olin Hall Galleries, Roanoke College, Salem, VA

1996    Contemporary Photography from the Israel Museum Collection, Passage de Retz Gallery, Paris

            Touches of Light, Studio Gallery, Ra’anana

            Contemporary Israeli Photography, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1994    Art Focus, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1993    The Range of Realism, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

            Limbus Gallery, Tel Aviv

            Back to Paradise, The Artists’ House, Tel Aviv

1992    Limbus Gallery, Tel Aviv

            Borochov Gallery, Tel Aviv,

1991    Israeli Photography, Biala LDK Gallery, Lublin; Stara Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

            Winners of the Minister if Education and Culture Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1990    Photography from Israel, Burgtheater Gallery, Ratzeburg, Germany

            The Museum as Collector, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1989    Warm Lights: Israeli Photography, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Traveling exhibition in Finland and Poland

            Rap Gallery, Tel Aviv

            Between Image and Object, Art Gallery, Oranim College, Tivon

1988    Moment Gallery, Hamburg

1986    The First Israeli Photography Biennale, Museum of Art, Ein Harod

            Liberman & Saul Gallery, New York

1983    Personal Vision, Jerusalem Theater Gallery, Jerusalem; Photography Gallery, Tel Aviv

1982    Video Art, Ahad Ha’am Gallery, Tel Aviv

            Paintings, Ahad Ha’am Gallery, Tel Aviv

            Here and Now, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

            Color Perceptions, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1981    Video Art, Ahad Ha’am Gallery, Tel Aviv

            Yellow Tape, The Israeli Fringe Theater Festival, Acre

            Winners of the Israel Museum Awards, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1980    Israeli Photography, The Artists’ House, Tel Aviv

1979    New Acquisitions, 1978-1979, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

1978    The White Gallery, Tel Aviv

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2005    The Constantiner Photography Award fir an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2003    Minister of Education and Culture Prize for Artists in the Field of Plastic Arts

1997    George & Janet Jaffin Prize, America-Israel Cultural Foundation

1991    Ministry of Education and Culture Encouragement Prize

1982    Ministry of Education and Culture Grant for Studies Abroad

1981    Enrique Kavlin Photography Prize, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

            America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant for Painting and Sculpture

1980    America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant for Painting and Sculpture

            America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant for Studies in Israel

1979    Agfa Prize, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

            America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant for Photography

            Young Artist Award, Culture and Art Council, Ministry of Education and Culture

1978    The Rami Halperin Prize, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

 

COLLECTIONS

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Haifa Museum of Art

The Open Museum of Photography, Tel Hai Industrial Park

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