about.

Haran Kislev

Born 1985, Kibbutz Be’eri, Israel

In 2016 Haran Kislev became a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Art (B.F.A) magna cum laude from Shenkar College in Israel. During his studies, he also took part in classes at Hakolel Studio of Contemporary Art under Ran Tenenbaum and Guy Avital (2014); and at Hatahana School for Figurative Drawing and Painting with Ran Tenenbaum and David Nipo (2009, 2011). He works predominately with thick layers of oil paint on canvas, in a style that vacillates between the figurative and the abstract, maintaining a tension between raw, muddy materials and intense grotesque colors.

Kislev looks onto the borderlands between Israel and the Gaza strip. It is an artificial boundary in a boiling landscape. He deals with life in the shadow of an armed struggle, concrete roadblocks near the border and the constant presence of armed forces.

During his studies, Haran Kislev was awarded the Irene Kreitman President of Shenkar Certificate of Excellence Award, with the highest honor, and The Azrieli Foundation Award for honor students. Lately, he granted the 'Young artist award,' Ministry of culture and sport (2018). His works can be found in private collections around Israel. Haran took part in various group exhibitions, and also a solo exhibition “BorderLine”,  which was curated by Nir Harmat in Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv (2018), and another solo exhibition, “The Road to El Bureij” by Haran Kislev, which was curated by Dr. Ziva Jalin in Be’eri Gallery (2017).

 

Education:

2012-16- Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Art (B.F.A) magna cum laude, Shenkar College, Ramat Gan

2014- HakolelStudio of Contemporary Art under Ran Tenenbaum and Guy Avital, Tel Aviv

2009, 2011- HatahanaSchool for Figurative Drawing and Painting with Ran Tenenbaum and David Nipo, Tel Aviv

 

Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibition

2018- BorderLine, Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by Nir Harmat

2017- The Road to El Bureij, Be’eri Gallery, Kibbutz Be’eri, curated by Dr.  Ziva Jalin

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 – Summer Show, Be’eri Gallery, Kibbutz Be’eri, curated by Dr.  Ziva Jalin

2019 – Group Show | Summer Show, Zemack Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by Yaron Haramati

2019 – Group Show | French Salon 2, Zemack Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by Yaron Haramati

2019 – Body Color, Dana Gallery, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, curated by Ravit Harari

2018 – The summer of 2018 Was Hot, Be’eri Gallery, Kibbutz Be’eri, curated by Dr.  Ziva Jalin

2018 – Outskirts, Tziurim Art Gallery, Kibbutz Urim

2018 – The Threads, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv

2018 – White Night, The White House, Kibbutz Nir Oz

2018 – Art to get, Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv

2018 – A bad black gorilla..., Artspace Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by Nir Harmat

2018 – #MeToo, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by Sari Golan

2017 – Salon Hacubia, Hacubia Gallery, Jerusalem, curated by Ella Cohen-Vansover and Dan Orimian

2016 – Esprit de Corps, The Gallery, Kibbutz Be’eri, curated by Dr. Ziva Jalin

2016 – Various works in Presler Private Museum, Tel Aviv

2016 – Seniors art show, The Department of Multidisciplinary Art, Shenkar College, curated by prof. Roi Kuper and Gal Weinstein

 

Fairs:

2019 – 'Fresh Paint 11' contemporary art fair, with Zemack Contemporary Art Gallery, Tel Aviv convention center 

2018 – 'Fresh Paint 10' contemporary art fair, Tel Aviv convention center

 

Awards:

2018 – The 'Young artist award', Ministry of culture and sport

2015 – The Irene Kreitman President of Shenkar Certificate of Excellence Award, with the highest honor

2013 – The Azrieli Foundation Award for honor students

2013-2016 – Certificate of academic excellence for all four years

 

Press:

2019 –Portfolio magazine 

2018 –The Window, Smadar Sheffi

2018 –Talking Art, Shani Werner 

2017 –The Window, Smadar Sheffi 

2017 –232 newspaper    

2016 –Ynet, Dana Tal 

2016 –Portfolio magazine, Hagit Peleg Rotem 

2016 –Haaretz, Galia Iahav 

 
 

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