Artist interview, 7:19 min
DVD 2:32 min.
Michal Shamir was born in 1957 in Tel Aviv.
She lives and works in Israel.
Shamir earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York and holds a BFA, received at HaMidrasha Art Teacher’s Training College, Ramat Hasharon, Israel. She is an art lecturer and she is ahead of Sapir Academic College in Israel.
Shamir has exhibited extensively, and has won a large number of prizes. Among the institutions that presented her work: the Israel museum, Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv museum of art, BASS museum of art, Miami. Her work is also part of a vast number of established private and public collections.
1957 Born in Tel Aviv
1979 – 1983 Art Teachers College, Ramat HaSharon, B.F.A.
1985 – 1987 School of Visual Arts, New York, M.F.A.
2013 “Gone”,The Edge Gallery, Nahariya. Curator: Lee Ramon
2012 “Solo +”, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 “Assif”, Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art
2007 “Handle with Care”, DNA Gallery, Berlin
2007 “Dry Flowers for My Sister”, Beit Tnoat Hahoti, Tel Aviv
2004 “Parallel Bars”, curating collaboration with other artist
2001 Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2000 “Hakibbutz” Gallery, Tel Aviv
1997 Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
1994 Be’eri Gallery, Kibbutz Be’eri
1994 Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
1993 Cabri Gallery, Kibbutz Kabri
1993 Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
1992 Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
1990 Bograshov Gallery, Tel Aviv
1983 Ahad Ha-am 90 Gallery, Tel Aviv
2022 ‘Burrows’, Ha’Cubia, Jerusalem.
2019 Naked Soul: Chaim Soutine and Israeli Art, Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
2017 Protective Edge (Performance), Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2017 The Other Side, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014 The Chicago Triangleת Haifa Museum of Art. Curator: Ruth Direktor
Plastic Art Inspired by Performing Artת the Artists’ House, Tel Aviv. Curators: Irit Levin and Arie Berkowitz
2013 Contact Point, the Israel Musem, Jerusalem. Artistic Director: Renana Raz, Itay Mautner
2012 “Unnatural”, Bass Museum of Art, Miami
“Cabinets of Wonder in Contemporary Art: From Astonishment to
Disenchantment”, Herzelia Museum, Herzelia
2011 “Mosaic Code”, The Gallery on the Cliff, Netanya
“Drawing in Relation”, DNA Gallery, Berlin
2011 “Homemade 4”, Loop Art Fair, Barcelona
2010 “Re-Location”, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010 “Nude”, Tammen Gallery, Berlin
2010 “Shelf Life”, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
2010 “Good Little Thing”, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2010 “Prespectives of Contemporary Drawing”, Isabele Hurley Gallery, Malaga, Spain
2009 “Now Me”, The Gallery on the Cliff, Netanya
2009 “Mercy and Rage”, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 “Home Page”, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 “Scratch”, the Ranch Gallery, Holon
2009 “Schauseiten der Materie”, Tammen Gallery Berlin
2008 “Detail”, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
2007 “New Acquisitions”, Haifa Museum of Art
2007 “Moods and Modes In The Israeli Photography”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2007 “Above and Beyond”, Ha’kibuts Israeli Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
2005 “High Heels in the Send”, Petach- Tikva Museum of Art, Petach- Tikva.
2005 “The New Hebrews”, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
2005 Winners of the 2004 prizes in Art and Design from the Ministry of
Education, Culture and Sports, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
2004 “Flowers” Line 16 Gallery
2004 “parallel bars” Chelouch Gallery, Tel Aviv
2004 “Old-new Land first flowers of Israeli art” Israel Museum Jerusalem.
2004 “Overcraft Obsession, Decoration and Biting Beauty” University of Haifa,
Faculty of Humanities, the Art Gallery
2003 “A Place” Haifa University Gallery.
2002 “Imagine” Artists for Co-Existence, Um-El-Fahem Gallery, Plonit Gallery,
2002 “Paradise” Video Biennial Herzliya Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Cinematec
2002 “A question of taste – Food in Israeli Art” Israel Museumn Jerusalem.
2001 Hakibutz Gallery “Calender Girl” project.
2001 “Portrait of a State” Starr Gallery, Newton MA.
2000 “Havana Nagila” Cuba – Israel: Dialogue.
2000 Hakibutz Gallery “Olpan” project.
1999 “Homage to Raffi” Nophar Gallery, Tel Aviv
1999 Exhibition, Education Ministry Awards, Tel Aviv
1998 Women Artist in Israeli Art 1948-1998, Haifa Museum, Haifa
1996 Art on Billboards, Tel Aviv
1996 American Express Project, the Show, Tel Aviv
1995 Independent Project, “Stuffed Sparrows”, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv
1995 Autumn in the Museum, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
1994 Artist House, Tel Aviv
1994 Meta-sex, Museum of Art, Ein Harod
1994 Along New Lines, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1994 Photography Gallery Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem
1993 Locus, University Gallery, Los Angeles
1992 Yefet 28 Gallery, Tel Aviv
1992 Seeing Through, Arad Museum
1992 Israeli Art Month, Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem
1992 Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
1992 Silent Vision, Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York
1992 Shafir Kalmar Gallery, New York
1991 Leaves, Artist House, Jerusalem
1991 Israel Art Month, Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem
1991 Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
1991 Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv
1991 Image-Writing, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein Hod
1989 Kalisher 5 Gallery, Tel Aviv
1988 Exhibition, Young Artist Award, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan
1987 Visual Arts Gallery, New York
1986 Visual Arts Gallery, New York
1986 Art in general Gallery, New York
1985 Visual Arts Gallery, New York
1984 Ahad Ha’am 90 Gallery, Tel Aviv
2004 The Minister of Education, Culture and Sports Award
1999 Encouragement for Creation Award, Ministry of Education
1988 Young Artist Award, Ministry of Education
1984 – Present Teaching Sculpture, painting, photography and contemporary art at the following institutes: Camera Obscura; Art Teachers College, Ramat HaSharon; Bezalel Academy, Open University
1994 – Present Independent Project “Parasites”, Art magazine “Studio”. Public Spaces, Art Galleries and Musea
2003 Design and building decor for Noa Dar Ballet company as part of the Israel festival
Art Israel: the 80’s, New York, 1986
Young Artist Awards, Ramat Gan, 1988
Leaves, Jerusalem, 1991
Israel Art Month, Jerusalem, 1991
Image Writing, Ein Hod, 1991
Seeing Through, Arad, 1992
Michal Shamir, Installation, Ramat Gan, 1993
Meta-Sex 94, Ein Harod, 1994
Along New Lines, Jerusalem, 1994
American Express, Tel Aviv, 1996
Women Artists in Israeli Art 1948-1998, Haifa, 1998
Studio 100, Special Project, 1999
Ministry Award, Tel Aviv 1999
“Video Zone” – The first International Video-Art Biennial in Israel 2002
“Overcraft” University of Haifa
“Now Me”, the Gallery on the Cliff Netanya
Tel Aviv Museum of art
Israel Museum Jerusalem
Doron Sabag collection
Gil Brandes Collection
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.