About

OMER BEN-ZVI
(b. 1984, Ein Harod, Israel)

Ben-Zvi is a multi-disciplinary artist who combines photography, installation, printmaking, ceramics, and other photo-based objects. In recent years, he focuses on the human gaze, the contemporary shifting of the visual perspectives and the influence of image-related technologies on the human experience. His work deals mainly with memory and identity, territorial claims and the concept of invasiveness. Currently lives and works in New York, NY.

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Education:

MFA – New York University – New York, NY – summa cum laude  –  2016-2018

BFA/B.Ed – The Neri Bloomfield School of Design – Haifa, Israel – summa cum laude – 2011-2015

BTK University of Applied SciencesBerlin, Germany – 2013-2014

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Exhibitions:

2019

Disconnect – Group Exhibition – Contact Gallery – New York, NY

Compass – Group Exhibition – Beit Kandinof – Tel Aviv, Israel

On Site – Group Exhibition – Trestle Gallery – New York, NY

Kitchen Curatorial – Group Exhibition – Trestle Gallery – New York, NY

2018

Planes – Solo Exhibition – Morel Derfler Gallery, The NB Haifa School of Design – Haifa, Israel

Constructing a Praxis of Artist/Educator – Group Exhibition – Smith Learning Theater, Columbia University – New York, NY

NYU MFA Thesis Show – 80WSE Gallery – New York, NY

2017

in medias res – Group Exhibition – 80WSE Gallery – New York, NY

PrintFest 2017 – Print Fair –  International Print Center New York – New York, NY

1030 MHz/1090 MHz – Solo Exhibition – 80WSE Gallery – New York, NY

Granta Magazine-Best of Young American Novelists 3 – Group Exhibition – Cuckoo’s Nest  – Tel Aviv, Israel

Holiness – LaCulture / Krakow Jewish Culture Festival – Galeria BB – Krakow, Poland

NYU MFA First Year Show – Group Exhibition – 80WSE Gallery – New York, NY

2016

The Invisible She – Group Exhibition – Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York, NY

40+08 – Art Marathon – Beer Sheva, Israel

Fresh Paint 8 – Contemporary Art Fair – Yarid Hamizrach – Tel Aviv, Israel

Hold? – Dual Exhibition – Grand Art Gallery – Haifa, Israel

And Their Sons – Solo Exhibition – Bezalel 7 Gallery – Jerusalem, Israel

Class Photo – Selective group exhibition of the Photography Academia in Israel – Museum of Photography Tel Hai – Tel-Hai Industrial Park, Israel

2015

In Sight – Off_FestivalBratislava 2015 – Pistori Palace – Bratislava, Slovakia 

Undergraduate ThesisExhibition– The Neri Bloomfield School of Design – Haifa, Israel

AVI – TheInternationalVideoArtFestival – Netanya, Israel

Sham,Sham– Beit Avi Chai – Jerusalem, Israel

Wandering– Hansen House – Jerusalem, Israel

2014

EinBlick– Neurotitan Gallery – Berlin, Germany

GutfürSie– Studio Cherie – Berlin, Germany

2013

PechaKucha– HaSsuka – Binyamina, Israel

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Residencies:

2019  Trestle Artist Residency – New York, NY

2018  Con Artist Collective – New York, NY