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Sharon Balaban, born 1971, lives and works in Jerusalem, Israel.

Head of The Video Unit, at the Screen based arts department, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design.

 

Academic Background

2001-2003

MFA Hunter College, The City University of New York, NY, USA.

1995-1999

BFA (cum laude), Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

 Awards & Scholarships

2008

Gesher Foundation Award for “Jersualem, Wildlife Diary”.

The Encouregment of Creation Award, The Israeli Ministry of Culture.

2004

Young Artist Award – The Israeli Ministry of Culture.

2003

Returning Artist Scholarship (Cum Laude) – The Israeli Ministry of Immigration & Absorption.

1998-2004

The America – Israel  Cultural Foundation (AICF) Scholarship Award for Artistic Achievement.

1999

The Foundation for the Advancement of Interdisciplinary Art Award in Memory of Dan Zakheim.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016

Video Installation, , Israel Pavilion, NordArt, Kuntswerk Carlshutte, Germany Curator: Carmit Blumenson.

2012

Video works, The Tmuna Theater, Tel Aviv, curator: Maayan Amir.

2010

Engine head, Tavi Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, curators: Sagi Refael & Dana Gilerman.

Home made video, Appendix2 gallery, Warsaw, Poland, curator, Pawel Sosnowski.

2005

Video installation, Herzliya Museum of Art, curator: Dalia Levin.

2003

Video screening, inova, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, US, curator: Peter Doroshenko.

2001

Outside, Video trip, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, curator: Diana Dalal.

2000

Video installation, Herzliya Museum of Art, curator: Dalia Levin.

Video installation, Haifa Museum of Art, curator: Yehudit Metzkel.

 

Group Exhibitions

2016

“Behind the wall”, works form the collection, Center for Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland, curator: Natalia Cieślak

2015

“Objectonomy”, Meat Factory, Prague, Curator: Sally Heftel.

“Birds field guide”, the Gail Rubin wildlife art gallery, Jerusalem, curator: Gustavo Sagorsky

“The refrigerator”, Hachashmonaim 80, Tel aviv, Curators Iris pshedezki & Gily Zeidman.

2014

“Operation – contemporary art at the supermarket” curatorial project featuring 22 artists, Shufersal-Deal, Lev Talpiot, Jerusalem

“Heara 12”, Maamuta media center, Jerusalem

“Woven Consciousness”, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Curator Irena Gordon.״

“Go get you Knifes”, Warsaw Arts Academy, Poland, Curator Yazek Sosnowski.

“Fields of Judgment”, Screening, Tmuna Theatre, Curator Maayan Amir.

2013

Stock, 2013, Two person show with Etty Abergel, the new Gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem.

“Dance Variations”, Yavne Art workshop, Curator: Irit Levin.

2012

Mannered Attitude, Soloway Gallery, NYC, curator: LIor Shvil.

Summer show, Dan Gallery, curator: Ravit Harari.

Workin class, Loving Art, Tel Aviv, curator: Ravit Harari.

“What is real?” ME contemporary gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark: curator Malou Erritzoe

“Looking for Nature”, Art Cube Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, curator: Sandra Weil.

2011

Seraphim, The New Gallery in Musrara, Jerusalem, curator, Ilanit Konopny.

“Among others”, Carrefour, Center of Mediterranean Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel, curator: Belu-Simion Fainaru and Avital Bar-Shay.

2010

Neo Barbarism, Rostchild 69 Gallery, Tel Aviv, curators: Naomi Aviv & Noam Segal

Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, curator: Pawel Sosnowski.

The problem with the horizon, Bat yam promenade, curator: Maayan Amir.

Making it work, Art Cube, The Artist Studios Gallery, Jerusalem, curator: Tal Yahas.

Entangled, Art Cube, The Artist Studios Gallery, Jerusalem, curator: Tal Yahas.

Damage control, Video screening, MoBY, Bat Yam, Israel

2009

Talitha, rise! Hamashbir department store windows, Jerusalem, curator: Sharon Balaban.

Body and shadow, Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem, curator: Irena Gordon.

Minister of Culture Award Winners, Ein Harod Art Center, Israel, curator:Galua Bar-or.

2008

Panorama’s, Herzliya Museum of Art, curator: Dalia Levin.

Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, curator: Pawel Sosnowski.

Under the skin. Artist Workshops,Tel Aviv, curator: Ronen Leibman.

On the move, Video Screening, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, curator:Jenifer Wilkey.

2007

Raft of the Medusa, The National Museum in Krakow, Poland, curators: Naomi Aviv & Pawel Sosnowski.

New members, Artist’s House, Jerusalem, Israel, curator: Lena Zidel.

2006

Raft of the Medusa, The National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, curators: Naomi Aviv & Pawel Sosnowski.

New Territories, Gothic Halls of Bruges, Belgium, curator: Michelle De wilde.

Body, missing, present, Bat Yam museum of art, Israel, curator: Heli Guvrin.

2005

Ministry of Culture Award Winners, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, curator: Ellen Ginton.

Hunger, Pollack Gallery, Tel aviv, Israel, curator: Naomi aviv.

Photographed, Hadassah College, Jerusalem.

2004

Territories, Witte De With, Rotterdam, Holland, curator: Anslem Franke.

Good Humor – Video screening, PULLOX, Berlin, Germany.

2003

Territories, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany, curator: Anslem Franke.

 HYPERLINK “mailto:Video-Zone@Lx.pt”Video-Zone@Lx.pt, Centro de Arte Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal.

2002

Paradise, Video Zone 1, Herzliya Museum of Art, curator: Dalia Levin.

MFA Thesis Show, Hunter College, NYC, USA.

Metropolis, Art Chicago, Chicago, USA, curator: Peter Doroshenko.

Israeli Video Show, “Balagan” Screening Room, Boston, USA.

Marshim, National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curator: Yehudit Metzkel.

Peepshow28 –The Lusty Lady Peep-booths, Seattle, San Francisco, USA.

2001

e/motion studies, Queens Museum of Art, NYC, USA, curator: Hitomi Iwasaki.

Spunky Video Lounge, Exit Art, NYC, USA.

Self-Portrait,The Bezalel Academy Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Good Humor – Video screening – ECP’s storefront space, NYC, USA.

Artik3, America – Israel Cultural Foundation award winners exhibition, University Gallery, Tel Aviv.

2000

Three cubed, Artists Space, NYC, USA, curator: Barbara Hunt.

1999

Artik2, The America – Israel Cultural Foundation award winners exhibition,  Ramat Gan Museum, Ramat Gan.

1997

Infernale, International Video Art Festival, Munich, Germany.