Benni Efrat


Born in Beirut, Lebanon 1939
Lived in Israel 1948-1966 | London 1966-1975 | New York 1975-1981 | Paris 1981-1983
Amsterdam 1983-1992 | Belgium 1993-2007 | Israel 2007 and on.


Studies:

1962-65  Avni Institute, Tel Aviv
1966-67  St. Martin's School Of Art, London

 

Solo Exhibitions:
 

1969  Biennale of young artists, ARC, Paris           
          Grabowsky Gallery, London

1970  Mayfair Gallery, London

1972  The Israel museum, Jerusalem
          Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
1973  Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York
          Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv        

1974  Benni Efrat, Adding to Subtract, Artist's Proof,  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1975  Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
          Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York
1976  Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
1977  Documenta 6, Kassel
          Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
          Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York
          Gallerie Schmela, Düsseldorf

1978  Shadows, P.S.1, New York
          Gallerie Oppenheim, Cologne
          Ohio State University Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
          Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut

1979  Journees Interdisciplinares et Performances, Pompidou Center, Paris 

          Bievan de Kritiek, Internationaal Cultureel Centrum ICC, Antwerp
          Tel Aviv Museum of art, Tel Aviv

1980  Under Cover BluesP.S.1, New York

          Gallerie Albert Baronian, Brussels
          Gallerie Schmela, Dusseldorf
          Hudson River Museum, New York

1981  Whitney Museum Biennial, New York
          
Ararat Express, Elac, Lyon, France

          Interaction: Science and Arts, M.I.T Boston

1982  Quest for Light, Galerie de France, Paris
         
Installations 82Museum of Modern Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, U.S.A

          Symposium International FRIGO, Lyon, France

1983  Clock Tower Gallery, New York, "Film as Installation"
          Le Consoryium, Dijon, "A La Limite"

1984  Musee d'Art Modern, Paris, "Electra"

1985  Elisabeth  Franck Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium

1987  MUHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, "Inside Outside"
          Had No One to Ask, Summer 2035, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan

1988  M.I.T Boston, "Interaction: Science and Arts"

1989  Witzenhausen Meijrink Gallery, Amsterdam
          Gallerij Fons Walters, Amsterdam

1990  Elisabeth  Franck Gallery, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
          Aleph Contemporary Arts, Almere, the Netherlands
          Chicago International Art Fair (Elisabeth  Franck Gallery)

1991  Natural Shape of Things, Winter 2040, Aleph Contemporary Arts, Almere,
          the Netherlands MUHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp

1993  Cologne Art Fair (Chelouche Gallery)
          Icon Gallery, Birmingham; Brighton Museum and Art Gallery Cardiff;
          The South bank Center, London,
          "Infusion, New European Art"
          "Trade Routes", the New Museum, New York
          "Lokus",  Fisher Gallery
          Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

1994  Basel Art Fair (Chelouche Gallery)
          Roots Diversion by Push Button, winter 2042, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

1995  First Art Biennale, Johannesburg: "Ararat Express, 2034"
          Gallery Robert Bonneville, Montreal

1996  Internationaal Cultureel, centrum, Antwerp "macht Onmacht, de Zomer van
          de Fotografie"             
          Mark Bogart Fine Art, Chicago

1997  Gallery Robert Bonneville, Montreal
          Hide-and-Seek in a Minefield, Fall 2045, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv

1998  Nature's Factory, Winter 2046 ( Benni Efrat and Ronny Someck),
          The Israel  Museum, Jerusalem,
          at HaMumcheh Alternative Space, Tel Aviv

1999  Fist Full of Candies, Fall 2048, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

2000  M.I.T, Boston, "Interaction II, Science and Art"

          Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

2002  Robert Fulton Fine Art, San Francisco

2004  Where Have the Bee Gone, Spring 2052, The Art Gallery,
          University of Haifa, Israel

2008  Prague International Triennale 2008, Primal Scent, Summer 2056

2009  Ecospheres - International Green festival of art in the environment, Ein Hod,
          We Were Here Before You, Spring  2057

2009  Hertzeliya Biennale Ararat Express.

2010  Haifa Mediterranean Biennale, Until The Last Breath.

 

Prizes & Awards

1969  VI Paris Biennale of young artists, ARC, Paris

1972  The Sandberg prize, Israel museum, Jerusalem

2002  The Haim Gamzu Prize, Tel Aviv museum, Tel Aviv

 

Group Exhibitions

1968    Festival of Sculpture of the city of London

1975    The Israel museum, Jerusalem, "Beyond Drawings"

1976    Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, "Round-A-Round"

1977    Museum of contemporary art, Chicago, "Words of Liberty"

1979    Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio; Midwest Museum of American Art,
            "Pyramidal Influence in Art",
            Elkhart, Indiana; Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania;
            Davidson Art Center,
            Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

1980   University of Hartfford Art School, Connecticut "Beyond Surface",
           Hudson River Museum, New York

1981   The Jewish Museum, New York, "Artist of Israel"
           Alice Meyer Gallery, New York, "Schemes",

1982   The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, "Here and Now"
           Bonlow Gallery, New York, "Light"
           Anderson Gallery, Virginia, "Aspects of Perception"
           Commonwealth University, Virginia; memorial Art Gallery of the University
           of Rochester, New York;
           Metropolitan Museum of Art, Coral Glabes, Florida; Bard College,
           Annandale-Hudson, New York

1986   L'Opera de Lille, France, "Frac Sculptures"
           Production FRIGO, Lyon, France, "Octobre de L'Art"

1989   Fodor Museum, Amsterdam

1992   The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, "Postscripts"

1993   University of Southern California, Los Angeles:  "Black was all the colors,
           summer 2042"

1996   Vancouver Art Center, Vancouver, "Heat"

1997   Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, "The Boundaries of Language"
           Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh

1998   Robin Sandler Gallery, New Mexico, "White Fire"

2002   The Art Gallery, University of Haifa, Israel, "Grid Images in Israeli Art"

2003   Stadt Aachen, Germany, "Exoriente"

2008   Tel Aviv Museum, "The Third Generation"
           International trianalle of Contemporary Art, Prauge
           The Michael Adler Collection, Herzlia Museum

2009   Ecosphere Festival, Ein Hod, Israel 

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