Gaston Zvi Ickowicz was born in Buenos Aires and immigrated to Israel with his family in 1980. Ickowicz's works center upon landscapes, human portraits and the interaction between them in the context of social and political issues. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Israel and abroad, among it at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Haifa Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum on the seam, Jerusalem, and Ashdod Museum of Art, Israel, Bremen municipal Museum, Germany, Silverstein Photography, New York, Jewish Museum, Amsterdam, Habres + Partner Gallery, Vienna, Austria, Nazar, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland, PS122 Gallery, New York, and Noorderlicht Photo Festival, the Netherlands.
1974 Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Works and lives in Tel – Aviv
2006-2008 Advanced studies in Art and photography,Bezalel Academy for Art and
Design, Tel Aviv
1997-2000 Photography Studies, Musrara School of Photography, Jerusalem.
Graduated with honours.
2008 The Pale, Habres + Partner Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2007 The Pale, Tavi Dresdner Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2005 Chapters from Settlement, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
2003 Buenos Aires- Good Air, Hagar Gallery Art, Jaffa, Israel
2000 The Four Homes of Mercy Palestine, Bethlehem Art Gallery
2010 Work in Progress, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Comes with the Territory, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Grandfather Paradox, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
Four Photographers, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 Neue Sehen, Dollinger Gallery, Tel Aviv
Neighbors, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008 Contemporary Israeli Art – Current Generation – Bremen municipal Museum,
Silverstein Photography Annual – curatorial nominees, New York
Art of the state: Israeli photography and video, Joods Historisch Museum,
Real time: Art in Israel 1998 – 2008 The Israel Museum Jerusalem.
2007 Bare Life, Museum on the seam, Jerusalem, Israel
The Other sea, Biet A'amanim, Jerusalem, Israel
Engagement, Israeli Photography Now, the Israel Museum Jerusalem.
2006 The making of a City, Ashdod Museum of Art, Israel
Disengagement, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
The Third Generation-Photography as identity brake, Minshar Leamanut, Israel
Midgam special project, The Heder Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Present now, Omanut Haaretz Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
2005 Other Voices Other Rooms, Catania, Italy
Nazar, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
Puntos Cardinales, PS122 Gallery, New York
Land, Peoples and Identities, Bethlehem Al-Kahf Gallery, Bethlehem
Nazar, Noorderlicht Photo Festival, exhibition tour in the U.S.A
Symptom, Design & Violence in the Public Space, The gallery at the Academic
Technological Institute for design Holon,Israel
Playground, the New Gallery, Jerusalem
2004 Noorderlicht Photo Festival, the Netherland
Field of Depth, Latin collector gallery, New-York
Travelling Collaborative exhibition Photo bridge: St. Petersburg-Israel, The
Moscow house of photography, Russia/ Tel Hai Museum of photography, Israel
2003 The International Meetings of Photography exhibition, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2008 Gerard Levi Prize, Young Photographer's Prize, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem,
America – Israel Cultural Foundation – scholarship
2003 Artist-Teacher Scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Israel
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.