Lior Shvil
New York and Tel Aviv


Artist’s Statement


2010 M.F.A, School of the Arts, Columbia University. New York, N.Y. USA.
2003 - 05 post graduate program, Bezalel academy of arts & design , Tel-Aviv. Israel.
2001 - 02 non graduate studies, Hamidrasha School of Art , Bet Berl, Israel.
2000 B.Arch, Architecture Department , Bezalel academy, Jerusalem, Israel.
1998 Architecture Department, Weissensee, Berlin, Germany.

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Open Session, The Drawing Center, New York, N.Y. USA.
Protocols XII, Art in General, commission for Performa 2015, New York, N.Y. USA.
Protocols XI, HDTS, Joshua Tree, CA. USA.
2014 XI, Cage, New York. N.Y. USA.
We Are the World, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2011 OZ Belev-Yam, Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York. N.Y. USA.
Benni; Recess, Brooklyn, NY.
2010 Benni-engage and Control, Recess, Brooklyn, N.Y. U.S.A
2008 Panoramas, Herzelia Museum of Art, Herzelia, Israel.
2005 Persona, The Heder Gallery, Tel- Aviv, Israel.
2004 Diamond In A Rough, Hamidrasha Gallery, Bet Berl, Israel.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Open Session, The Drawing Center, New York, N.Y. USA
The RFC Museum, Miami, FL, USA
Beat the Devil, Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. USA
Ruffnecks, ICA Museum, Philadelphia, USA.
This Red Door, kunsthalle galapagos, Brooklyn, N.Y. USA.
2013 The Compromised Land, Neuberger Museum, N.Y. USA.
Eth(n)ics, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2012 Drawing, ArtGate Gallery, New York, N.Y. USA.
Sculpture Center, Long Island City, N.Y. USA.
Time and a Half, Rome, Italy.
Machine for living, Yafo 23, Jerusalem, Israel.
2011 In whatever time, WHA Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y. USA.
2010 Painting and Sculpture, The FCA, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York. N.Y. USA.
In Practice Project, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, N.Y. USA.
Neo Barbarism, Rothschild 69, Tel Aviv, Israel.
EAF 10 , Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, N.Y. USA
The Young Israelis, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York. N.Y. USA.
MFA Thesis show, Fisher Landau Art Center, Queens, N.Y. USA.
CPH PIX, Copenhagen film festival, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Brooklyn is Burning, PS1 Museum, Queens, N.Y. USA.
2009 First Year MFA show, Wallach gallery, Columbia University, N.Y. USA.
2007 Boys Craft, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel.
Video Marina, Bat Yam Museum of Art, Bat Yam, Israel.
2006 Simple, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
Normality, The Heder Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Cortitos, Digital Nedia Gallery, New York City, New York, USA.
2005 Lost in Translation, 7th International Istambul Beinnial, Istambul, Turkey.
Power, Omanut Haarets, Reding, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
May, Post-Graduate final exhibition, Bezalel Academy, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2004 The Scream, Kav 16 Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
2003 Wonderyears, NGBK Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Project In House, The Gallery in Um El Fahem, Um El Fahem, Israel.
2002 Graduate final exhibition, Hamidrasha School of Art, Bet Berl, Israel.
The Shadow, The Gallery of the Midrasha, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Video Balagan, Experamental Films, Coolidge, Chicago, USA .

Artist - in - Residency

2013 Acadia Summer Art Program, Maine, USA
2010 Recess, New York, USA.
2007 Hotel Pupik, Schratenberg, Austria.

Scholarships and Awards

2013 Artis, Artis Grant Recipient, New York.
2011 Artis, Artis Grant Recipient, New York.
2010 The Lotos foundation prize for students in the Art and Science, New York City.
20010-09 Merit Scholarship, Columbia University School of the Arts, NYC.
2007 The New Foundation for Cinema & TV, a Grant for a short film, Israel.
2007 Samuel Givon Prize, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv.
2005 - 06 The Israel America Fund for Cultur.

Publications and Press

2014 What I Know About Penises - Onestar Press, 2014
Ruffneck Constructivists ARTBOOK D.A.P, 2014
2013 Modern Painters, N.Y. USA.
The Projected Image - Hamidrasha magazine, Israel.
2012 Frieze - Machine for living, London, England.
2011 Jungle Gim - L Magazine, N.Y. USA.
2010 Sharing a National Identity, The New York times.
2008 Hebrew work, The New York times, review about the Israeli contemporary art scene.
2008 HaMidrasha no.12 Issue, HaMidrasha School of The Arts, Israel.
2005 HaMidrasha no.7 Issue, HaMidrasha School of The Arts, Israel.
2003 Springerin issu no. 2, Mirror-Inverted, Berlin, Germany.
2002 Campus, Center Community Cables television, Israel

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