Lea Avital, man without qualities, installation view, noga gallery of contemporary art, 2015
Lea Avital, man without qualities, installation view, noga gallery of contemporary art, 2015
Lea Avital, Mustache, ladder, wood and paint, 230x50cm, 2015
Lea Avital, Interior, pencil and ink on paper, 100x70cm, 2015
Lea Avital, Untitled (football), mixed media,120x30x30cm, 2005
Lea Avital, roundabout, Styrofoam and rouberband, variable sizes, 2005
Lea Avital, untitled, neon lamp and rubber, 135x30x20cm, 2004
Lea Avital, Drawing for sculpture, pencil on paper, 20x30cm, 2002
Lea Avital, Untitled, A3 papers, colored rubber band, 135x30x20cm, 2007
Lea Avital, Subtle paranoia, installation view, umm el fahem, 2013
Lea Avital, Offering, Metal net, oil paint, 350X200cm, 2007
Lea Avital, Unseen, Styrofoam, wood stand, 260x40x50cm, 2008
Lea Avital, Distance, C-Print on wooden Box, 100x104x35cm, 2008
Lea Avital, 2 axis of movements, Screen print with paper cups and beer cups, 2011
Lea Avital, daily news, mixed media, 100x120x140cm, 2011
Lea Avital, Accidental Material, Aluminum and Sponge, 250x300cm, 2007
Lea Avital, manhood , Plaster, carkit, formica board, iron table Table: 240x80cm, Chest: 50x45x30cm, 2002
Lea Avital, Manhood detail
Lea Avital, Belts, Leather belts, nails, whitewash, acrylic paint, 120x4cm each, 2002
Lea Avital, Inhalation, C-print, 50x40cm, 2004
Lea Avital, untitled, c-print, 60x50, 2004
Lea Avital, rain man, rubber and umbrule parts, 105x95cm, 2004
Lea Avital, Known Paths, Mixed media, varible sizes, 2015
Lea Avital, Muscles, Plastic tubes, cloth, rubber, acrylic paint, 125x95cm, 2004
Lea Avital, Wheels, c-print, 25x35cm, 2005
Lea Avital, Adjustment, brunch and metal spring, 160x10cm, 2007
Lea Avital, Head, version 2, Plaster and ink, 22x15x5cm, 2007

Lea Avital

 

Lea Avital was born in Israel 1974. She lives and works in Tel Aviv.

 

The primary interest of Lea Avital lies both in sculpture and the use of ready-made objects. Avital attempts to infuse her work with a dimension of vitality and alertness – to ‘open up the material’, to process it, and to search for its intriguing side. Her artistic process involves a delicate act, a minor diversion or lucid twist, while at the same time, her work is bound together by clear logic, as it strives towards a precise and focused other dimension. Acting within a mechanism that can think through the limitations of the ready-made and its outcomes, with a miniscule yet precise motion, the object generates a new connection to the reality within whose boundaries it has been operating. In a sense, the visual outcome does not incorporate our understanding in its entirety. Details disappear from one reality that is “weakened” in order to intensify another, second reality – the reality of the work.

 

Lea Avital’s works forego narrative elements out of a strong desire to distill a given sensation, to do away with unnecessary details, and to produce a unique experience. The finished object is a situation of sorts, which holds the potential for feeling or for movement – an internal, restrained emotional movement.

 

Lea Avital graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, with a BFA Magna Cum Laude; Postgraduate Program, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv; Student Exchange Program, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY. She participated in solo and group exhibitions, including Post Minimalism in the 70s and in Contemporary Art, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. She received numerous prestigious awards, including the Messer Prize for Young Artist, and the Minister of Science, Culture and Sport Young Artist Award.

Lea Avital

Born in Israel, 1974. Lives and works in Tel-Aviv, Israel

 

Education

 

2003 – 2005  Postgraduate Program, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design,Tel-Aviv
2001  Student Exchange Program, The Cooper Union For The Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY, USA
1998-2002 BFA Magna Cum Laude, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem

 

Grants

 

2009 Young Artist Award, Ministry of Culture, Science and Sports of Israel
2002 – 2006 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize, Sharett Scholarship for young Israeli Artists
2006 Oded Messer Prize for Young Artist, Janko-Dada Museum, Ein-Hod
2004 Young Artist Award, Ministry of Culture, Science and Sports of Israel
2004 The Rich Foundation, Prize for Excellency in Studies
2002 Special Achievements Prize & Award, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2015 Man Without Qualities, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, curator: Jossef Krispel
2011 Daily News, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
2008 The Rope, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
2007 My Heart is Awake, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein-Hod, curator: Iris Mendel
2004 Untitled Exhibition, Sadnaot Ha’amanim, Tel Aviv

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Erotic Salon, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2016 The yearning of the myth, Haifa Art Museum, Israel
2016 Repeat and Repeat, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015 Beuys, Beuys, Beuys, How do you explain a picture to a Dead Rabbit? Art Gallery in the Academic college Sapir, Israel
2015 Local Pulse 2, Mix & Match, The Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel
2013 Traces 5 – Beyond Paper, The Biennale for Drawing in Israel, Jerusalem Artist House, Jerusalem, curator: Tal Yahas
2012 RE: visiting Rockefeller, Israeli Contemporary Art at the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, Jerusalem
Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem, curator: Saly Haftels neve & Yanai Segal
2011 One, Two and Three, Selected Israeli artists from the three, Herzliya Biennial exhibitions Mani Hous, Tel-Aviv, curator: Dalia Levin | associate curator: Tal Bechler
2011 Body without body, body images in contemporary Israeli sculpture, Georg Kolbe museum, Berlin, Germany, Curator: Liav Mizrahi
2011 Making the Cut, Young Artist Award 2003-2010, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv, curator: Diana Dallal
2010 Gabriel Orozco Was Here, Bezalel Gallery, Tel-Aviv, curator: Ruti Direktor
2008 Open Plan Living, TLV Project, Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum, curator: Dr. Andrew Renton
2008 D.I.Y* Israeli Post Minimalism in the Seventies and in the Contemporary Art, Herzelia Museom of Contemporary Art, Herzelia, curator: Adi Engelman
2007 In the Time Tunnel, Braverman ByArtProjects, Tel-Aviv
2006 Lego, The Heder art gallery, Tel-Aviv
2006 Incorrigible Young and Restless Romantics, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, curator: Jossef Krispel
2005 May, MFA Graduated exhibition, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
2005 Hunger, Rachel and Israel Pollak Gallery (Kalisher), Tel Aviv, curator: Naomi Aviv
2005 Power, Reading center, Tel Aviv, curator: Doron Rabina
2004 How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, Rachel and Israel Pollak Gallery (Kalisher), Tel Aviv, curator: Naomi Aviv
2004 Winners of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Tel-Aviv Museum

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