BIOGRAPHY

Born in Israel, 1975.

Lives and works in Netanya.

Solo Exhibitions

2019     

Standing Out, IAILA, Los Angeles, CA. Curator: Sagi Refael.

 

2018     

Neimim, Municipal Art Gallery, Afula. Curator: Oz Zloof.

2013     

Martyrs, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan. Curator: Maya Cohen Levy (Catalogue).

2011     

No Room for Two on a Utility Pole, Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Maya Cohen Levy.

Group Exhibitions

2020

Pride By Your Side, an Online Exhibition, FMB Art Gallery, Rome. Curator: Francesco Maria Boni.

Outside the Box 2, Jaffa Street Gallery. Curators: Yael Rozin and Liav Mizrahi. 

Confined: an Online Exhibition of Representational Art During Quarantine, Museu Europeu d'Art Modern Barcelona site.

Internally: Emotional Landscapes from Israel, USC Hillel Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Curator: Sagi Refael.

 

2019     

Gender Jeans, Dizengoff Center, Tel Aviv. Curators: Orna Levavi and Ora Ben Yoram.

Outside the Box - A Sales / Fundraising Exhibition, Abraham Hostel, Tel Aviv. Curators: Yael Rozin and Liav Mizrahi.

No Rainbows Without Rain, 1of135 Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators: Assaf Hinden and Irit Hayon.

Outside the Box, Jaffa Street Gallery. Curators: Yael Rozin and Liav Mizrahi.

2018     

Being Queer Is Like Being an Archaeologist: 70 Years of Gay History, LGBTQ Center, Tel Aviv.  

Poetry in Color, Beit HaSofer, Tel Aviv. Curator: Yossi Waxman.

Girl Power, Israeli Art in Los Angeles at Artsy website. Curator: Sagi Refael. 

Boys With Toys, Israeli Art in Los Angeles at Artsy website. Curator: Sagi Refael. 

Showcase, New Market Compound, Afula. Curator: Oz Zloof.

In This Together: Embracing Diversity, Castelli Art Space, Los Angeles, CA. Curators: Sagi Refael and Brenda Williams.

70.70.70., Jewish Federation, Santa Barbara, CA. Curators: Sagi Refael and Lynn M. Holley (Catalogue).

2017     

HaCubia Salon of Painting, HaCubia Gallery, Jerusalem. Curators: Ella Cohen Vansover and Dan Orimian.

Artists Creating Artists, Allenby Farms, Netzer Sereni. Curator: Galit Semel.

2016     

The Artists Greenhouse, Fresh Paint 8 Art Fair, Tel Aviv. Curators: Yifat Gurion and Raz Shapira Fainburg (Catalogue).

2015     

HaCubia Salon of Painting, HaCubia Gallery, Jerusalem. Curators: Ella Cohen Vansover and Dan Orimian.

Imagination 2015, Bank Hapoalim, Tel Aviv.

2014     

Pause, Zadik Gallery, Jaffa. Curators: Yaira Yasmin and              Zippi Menashe.

2013     

The First Biennale for Elitist Art in Tel Aviv, Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ziv Tidhar. 

State of Tel Aviv?, Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Neomi Shalev.

From the Museum's Collection - Portraiture, Museum of 

Israeli Art, Ramat Gan. Curator: Meir Aharonson. 

2012     

Expanding the Concept of 'Self-Portraiture', Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv.

Curator: Neomi Shalev.

Is It a Self-Portrait?, The Red House - Art Gallery, Tel Aviv.                          Curators: Shlomo Har-Paz and Itzi Schwartz (Catalogue).

2011     

Men Only, Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators: Neomi Shalev and Ziv Tidhar.

Alfred & Co. 3, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators: Yael Ben Shalom, Efrat Gal and Yael Amit.

The Inner Space, Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Maya Cohen Levy.

Dirty Dancing, Ehrlich Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. Curator: Sarah Ehrlich.

2010     

Two Dunams in the Heart, Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Neomi Shalev.

Fresh Paint 3 Art Fair, Jaffa Port (Ehrlich Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv).

Education

2007 - 2010     

Studied under the artist Maya Cohen Levy, Tel Aviv.

Awards

2020

The Haim Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art.

Exhibition Texts 

Sagi Refael, Standing Out, IAILA, Los Angeles, 2019.

Oz Zloof, Neimim, Afula Municipal Art Gallery, Afula, 2018.

Maya Cohen Levy, Martyrs, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, 2013.

Press

2020

Jessica Steinberg, The Times of Israel, Realistic Portraits of Masculinity Win Major Art Prize for Lawyer-Turned-Artist, August 6, 2020.

Naama Riva, Haaretz, I Am Interested by Masculine Fluidity, August 3, 2020.

Artdaily, Yisrael Dror Hemed is the Winner of the Shiff Prize for Art 2020, August 2, 2020

2018

Shaul Setter, Haaretz, Far Away from the Pride Parades (Excerpt), June 29, 2018

WDG, Neimim, A New Visibility for LGBT Identity in Israeli Art, June 2, 2018.

2014

Haaretz, Outside the Frame, April 23, 2014. 

2013

Nurit Asiag, City Mouse, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem? Weekending at the Museums, April 3, 2013.

2011

Guy Ehrlich, City Mouse, Pride Events This Week, March 2, 2011.

Collections

Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel

Dubi Shiff Art Collection, Tel Aviv

Private collection, Tel Aviv, Israel

Private collection, Jerusalem, Israel

Private collection, Ramat Hasharon, Isarel

Private collection, Los Angeles CA, USA

Private collection, Berlin, Germany

Private collection, Stuttgart, Germany

Private collection, Zurich, Switzerland

Private collection, Milan, Italy

Private collection, Finland

Private collection, Melbourne, Australia

Private collection, South Africa