Gal Weinstein, born 1970, is one of the leading artists of the younger generation. His works are characterized by sensitivity to material and space, preoccupation with surface via inferior synthetic materials, camouflage and substitutes, and a fundamental ambivalence regarding the potential political content implied by the work.
Weinstein represented Israel at the Sao Paulo Biennial in 2002, participated in The New Hebrews at the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin in 2005, had a solo show at the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2005 and took part in many other international shows. He recently exhibited a solo show at Huarte Contemporary Art Centre, Pamplona, Spain, currently exhibiting at Israel Musem, Jerusalem, Family Traces.
1970 Born in Ramat Gan
Lives and works in Tel Aviv
1993 – 1997 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
1998 3 Artists, 3 Solo Shows, The Artists’ Studios Gallery, Tel Aviv
1999 Close to the Ground, The Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Tali Tamir
4 Men, Art Focus 3, The Teddy Kollek Stadium, Jerusalem. Curator: Tali Tamir
Installation, The University Gallery, Haifa University
2000 Passage 5, collaboration with Pedro Cabrita Reis, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Curators: Dr. Lorand Hegyi, Nira Itzhaki
2001 Drawings, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston.
Installation, San Francisco Art Institute, SF. Curator: Karen Moss
2002 Roof, The Israeli Representative, 25th International Biennial of São Paulo.
Curator: Tali Tamir
Jeezrael valley, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya. Curator: Tami Katz-Freiman
2003 Man/Dog Teams, Artists in Residance, Art in General, New York.
Red Bricks, The Midrasha Gallery in Kalmania, Beit Brel.
2005 Huleh Valley, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Curator: Ellen Ginton
2006 Cross-section, Beit Ana Ticho, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2007 Tremors, Huarte Contemporary Art Center, Pamplona, Spain,
Curator: Octavio Zaya
2008 Site-Seeing, the Art Gallery, University of Haifa, Curator: Ruthi Director
2011 Demonstrating Presence, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
Selected Group Exhibitions
1997 The House in Musrara, Jerusalem .Curator: Rachel Sukman.
1998 Young Artists Fellows’ Exhibition, Tel Aviv. Curator: Vered Mymon.
1999 Hiria in the Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curator: Dr. Martin Weyl.
2000 Gideon Gechtman & Gal Weinstein, Oranim School of Art Gallery, Tivon.
Havana Nagila, Cuba – Israel: Dialogue, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.
Curator: Tami Katz–Freiman.
2001 The Arturo Schwarz Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Curator: Prof. Mordechai Omer.
Men at Home, Kalisher Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Naomi Aviv.
Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2002 LandEscape, Mysteries of the (Holy)Land – Multy-Sites Project,
Moore College of Art Gallery, Philadelphia. Curators: Tami Katz-Freiman and
Transfer, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator: Judith Spitzer.
Arteinmemoria, Scavi di Ostia, Italy. Curator: Adachiara Zevi.
Art-Forum Berlin, Berlin, by the Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2003 Transfer, Kunstmuseum Krefeld, Curator: Dr. Martin Hentschel.
Transfer, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Curator: Dr. Irene Kleinschmidt-Altpeter.
Marked Landscapes – ‘Landscape-Place’ in Contemporary Israeli Art, Ben-
Gurion University of the Negev.
The Return form Zion – Above the Principal of Place, Time for Art Center,
Curator: Gideon Ofrat.
Art-Basel 34, Basel, by the Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.
2004 Selected Work: Gal Weinstein & David Adica, Open house for Art,
Curator: Netta Esehl
Point of View, Tel-Aviv Art Museum, Curator: Ellen Ginton
Terrorvision, Exit Art, New York, Curator: Jeanette Ingberman
Embroidered Action, Herzilya Museum of Art, Herzilya, Curator: Hadas Maor
Rose c’est la vie, Tel Aviv Museum, Curator: Edna Moshenson
2005 The New Hebrews. A Century of Art in Israel, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Curator: Doreet LeVitte Harten
2006 After, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Curator: Drorit Gur-Arie
Mini-Israel, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator: Larry Abramson
Country ways, The Asdod Museum. Curator: Yona Fisher
INSIDE-OUT, Marco, Vigo, Spain. Curator: Octavio Zaya
Fata Morgana, Haifa Museum of Art, Curator: Tami Katz-Freiman
Israele Arte e Vita, Palazzo Reale, Milano, Italy, Curator: Amnon Barzel
2007 The Winners 2006, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Curator: Drorit Gur-Arie
2008 Real Time, Art in Israel 1998-2008, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Curator: Amitai Mendelson
Personal Landscapes: Contemporary Art from Israel, Katzen Arts Center,
American University Museum, Washington DC, curators: Jack Rasmussen,
Dalia Levin, Russell Stone
2009 Portrait: Different Sides, Ashdod Museum of Art
Family Traces, Israel Musem, Jerusalem
Can’t You See I’m Walking on Air?, A year to Gideon Gechtman’s
demise, Chelouche Gallery
2010 Prespectives of Contemporary Drawing, Isabele Hurley Gallery, Malaga, Spain
The Calm before the Storm, Winzavod Art Center, Moscow, Russia
Natura & Destino, Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan. Curator: Gabi Scardi
Permanent Collection – New Acquisitions, Israeli Art Wing, Israel Museum,
The Fourth Biennale for Drawing, The Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem
2011 Beyond Frontiers, the 8ª Mercosul Biennial – Essays in Geopoetics, Brazil
The Mediterranean Approach, 54th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice
The Museum Presents Itself, Israeli Art from the Museum Collection, Tel Aviv
Museum of Art, Curator: Ellen Ginton (catalogue)
2012 Spring 2012, The Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA), NJ
Scholaships and awards
1998 Young Artists’ Award, Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture
1999 Artist Teacher Fellowship, Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture
2000 Artist Teacher Fellowship, Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture
2001 Sharet Foundation Fellowship, Israel-America Fund for Culture
2003 The Hadassah and Rafael Klachkin Grant for Art, America-Israel Cultural
2004 The Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.
Tel Aviv Museum and Isracard’s Israeli Artist Award
2006 The Beatrice S. Kolliner Award for a Young Israeli Artist, Israel Museum,
The Israeli Ministry of Sience, Culture and Sports Prize
Chelouche Gallery is one of the most prominent and leading galleries in Israel. Located in Tel Aviv, Chelouche Gallery maintains its primacy by presenting a large variety of works, ranging from video art to sculpture, painting, installation and photography. Since its inception, the gallery has been promoting an international and local exhibition program, in collaboration with curators and artists from Israel and around the world, placing itself one step ahead in the Israeli contemporary art scene.