MICHAL RONNEN SAFDIE
Born 1951, Jerusalem
Lives and Works in Cambridge, MA

EDUCATION
BA, Anthropology and Sociology, Hebrew University, Israel
MA, Sociology, Brandeis University, MA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012
Sunday Tuesday Thursday, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Vapor Trails, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
Rwanda: After, Darfur: Now, John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, Boston, MA

2007
Charles River Ice, David Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Rwanda: After, Darfur: Now, Nazareth College Arts Center, Rochester, NY

2006
Charles River Ice and Anthropomorphic Trees, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Rwanda: After, Darfur: Now, Salt Lake City Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Rwanda: After, Darfur: Now, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Charles River Ice, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
Rwanda: After, Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University, Boston, MA
Rwanda: After, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA

2004
Rwanda: After, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY

2002
Western Wall, Traveling Exhibition, La Galeria Torre del Reloj, Mexico City, Mexico
Anthropomorphic Trees, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA

2001
Anthropomorphic Trees, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
Anthropomorphic Trees, Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Western Wall, Traveling Exhibition
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Museo de la Universidad de San Carlos, Guatemala

2000
Western Wall, Traveling Exhibition
El Museo Call de Gerona, Spain
Museo D’Antropologie, San Salvador, El Salvador
San Miguel Museo, Lima, Peru

1999
Western Wall, Traveling Exhibition,
Pontifical Gregorian University, The Vatican, Rome, Italy
Alcazar De los Reyes Cristanoes, Cordova, Spain
Albany State House, Albany, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
Summer Solstice, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Darfur/Darfur (Selected Venues),
La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
MIT Stata Center, Cambridge MA

2008
Darfur/Darfur (Selected Venues),
Spertus Institute, Chicago, Illinois
Prince Felipe Science Museum Valencia, Spain
Organisation of the Islamic Conference, Dakar, Senegal
Glenbow Museum Calgary, Canada
City Museum of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jardin du Trocadéro, Paris, France
Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Zagreb, Croatia

2007
Darfur/Darfur (Selected Venues),
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany
Centro Internazionale de Fotografia, Milan, Italy
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
New York Historical Society, New York, NY

2006
Darfur/Darfur (Selected Venues),
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Paris Photo, Paris, France

2001
Western Wall, Vision Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2012
Barbara Pollack, Exhibition Review. ARTnews, June, 2012
Exhibition review. “Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker, April 13, 2012.
Exhibition review, Time Out New York, April 11, 2012.
William Meyers, “Studying with the Masters,” Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2012.
Jonas Cuenin, Exhibition review, La Lettre de la Photographie, March 14, 2012.
Eric Herschthal, “Not Your Typical Beach Days,” The Jewish Week, Feb 21, 2012.

2007
“Efter Folkedrab: En flerfaglig undervisninsbog,” Thomas Brudholm, ed. Copenhagen: The Danish Institute for International Studies, 2007. (Cover)
Barbara Miller, “Cultural Anthropology,” Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2007. (Cover)
Joelle Seligson, “The Beauty and Brutality,” Museum News, March/April 2007.

2006
David Montgomery, “The Darkest Light,” Washington Post, November 21, 2006.
Chang Richard, “Rwanda: After, Darfur: Now,” Reviews, ARTnews, October 2006.
Nichols, David C. “No ‘Static’ in monologues,” Los Angeles Times, August 18, 2006.
Dea, Cynthia. “A common thread of brutality,” Los Angeles Times, June 8, 2006.
Ed Gordon, “Rwanda: After, Darfur: Now—Photos for Change,” radio broadcast and online article, National Public Radio, www.npr.com, May 30, 2006.
Michal Ronnen Safdie, “Stilled Lives,” The New Republic, May 15 2006.
Kristine Kierzek, “Rwanda: After, Darfur: Now,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 9, 2006.
Sarah Hampson, “The accidental photographer,” Toronto Globe and Mail, April 29, 2006.
Leslie Thomas, “Darfur/Darfur,” New York: Melcher Media, 2006.

2005
“The Bahai Refugee Camp,” Guernica Magazine of Art and Politics, June 2005

2004
Lyle Rexer, “My Nightmare, My Neighbor: Documenting Rwanda’s Struggle to Make Sense of the Incomprehensible,” The New York Times, May 23, 2004.
Samantha Power, Homi Bhabha, Luis Moreno. “Rwanda: After.” Boston: 2004.

2003
Cate McQuaid,“Seductiveness of Trees,” The Boston Globe, January 10, 2003.

2001
Joseph Koerner,“Michal Ronnen Safdie: Anthropomorphic Trees,” New York: Salander O’Reilly Galleries, 2001.
Lyle Rexer, “Through the Camera: A Closer Look at Age,” The New York Times, February 25, 2001.
Mordechai Omer, Joseph Koerner, “Michal Ronnen Safdie: Encounters,” Tel Aviv: Genia Schreibner, University Art Gallery, 2001.

1999
Peter Beinart, “Wayward Sons,” The New Republic, Vol. 220, April 19, 1999.

1998
Ruth Bass, “Books,” ARTNews, May 1998.

1997
Michal Ronnen Safdie, “The Western Wall,” Hong Kong: Hugh Lautner Levin Associates Inc., 1997.

COLLECTIONS
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
United States Department of State, Art in Embassies Program
Private Collections

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