Ira Eduardovna was born in Uzbekistan. She currently lives and works in NY.
Eduardovna’s work reconstructs narratives of autobiographical nature and examines issues of migration and identity in flux through non-linear story telling.
Awards include: Jerome foundation travel and study grant, New York State Council on the Arts grant for film and electronic media, Israel Lottery Council Grant for Culture and the Arts, The Ostrovsky Family Fund for experimental Film and Artis Exhibition Grant.
Artist residencies include: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council workspace NYC, Smack Mellon Residency Brooklyn NY, Art OMI – Omi International Art Center Ghent NY, FUTURA center for contemporary Art in Prague 2013, Wave Hill workspace studio program NY.
Solo shows include: The Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel) Cuchifritos Gallery NYC, Momenta Art (Brooklyn, NY) Braverman Gallery (Tel Aviv, Israel), FUTURA center for contemporary Art- Karlin Studios, (Prague, Czech Republic), Vox Populi Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) Baruch College New Media Art Department Gallery (NYC), Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University Art Gallery (Hempstead NY), 1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA) .
Her work was shown in group shows at Galleria Arsenal (Bialystok, Poland), Oi Futuro Museum (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), San Diego Art Institute (San Diego, CA), The Israel museum (Jerusalem, Israel), Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art (Bat Yam, Israel)
She holds an MFA from Hunter College, New York since 2012
1980 – Born in Uzbekistan
Lives and works in NY
2011 MFA – Hunter College New York, NY, USA
2004 BA in Education and Art – Tel Aviv University, Holon Academic institute of
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2019 Family portrait: Chelouche Gallery
2018 Loop Barcelona
2018 On foreign made soles: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator: Shua Ben Ari
2017 To Prague with Love: Cuchifritos gallery, NYC, curator: Sanna Almajedi
Diminuendo: Unisex Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2015 A thousand years: 1708 gallery, Richmond, VA, curator: Emily Smith (solo)
2014 Mother – Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University Art Gallery, Hempstead NY,
curator: Daniel Devine
Mother- Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo). Curated by Momenta Art
2013 Ira Eduardovna – Mother – FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art, Karlin Studios,
Prague, Czech Republic (solo) Terminus – Baruch College New Media Art Department Gallery, NYC, curator: Katherine Behar (solo)
2012 That. There. Then. – Momenta Art, Brooklyn NY, curator: Eric Heist (solo) The
Library room – Braverman gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (solo)
Selected two person exhibitions:
2016 The space between: Ira Eduardovna and Nadja Frank – Art in buildings program,
time equities, NY curator: Jennie Lamensdorf
2012 Nothing sound in it and nothing true: Ira Eduardovna, Heesoup Yoon – ArtGate
gallery, NY curator: Sylvia Kim Selected group exhibitions
2016 AMOR– Oi Futuro museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, curators: Denise Carvalho and
2015 Love at the edge – Galeria Arsenal Bialystok, Poland, curator: Monika Szewczyk
Try a little Tenderness: Nine films about being vulnerable – Anthology Film Archives, NY, curator: Sasha Waters Fryer
2014 Beyond Limits – in conjunction with Post Global Biennial in Poland – San Diego
Art Institute, curator: Denise Carvalho
Pardes – Koffler Center for the Arts, Toronto, Canada, curator: Liora Belford
2013 Displaced visions, E?migre? photographers of the 20th century, The Israel Museum,
Jerusalem, Israel, curator: Nisan Perez
2012 Migration, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe Vermont, curator: Rachel Moore
2010 Signals Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel, curator: Danna Heller
Selected Awards and Residencies:
2018 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship Jerome Foundation Travel and Study
2017 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council – workspace program, NY 2016-2017
2016 Israel Lottery Council Grant for Culture and Arts
2015 New York State Council on the Arts – Electronic Media and Film Grant Smack
Mellon Residency, NY 2014-2015
2014 OMI International Arts Center residency, NY
2013 Futura Center for Contemporary Art residency, Prague, Czech Republic Ostrovsky
Family Fund Award 2013
2012 Artis Exhibition Grant Ostrovsky Family Fund Award
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Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art
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.