Shish Khen


Born in 1970

Lives and works in Tel Aviv


Education, Scholarships and Awards

2013    Landau Foundation Prize for Painting‏

2009    The Ministry of Culture and Sport Award

2007    Legacy Heritage Fund Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

             Artist in Residence, Cité des Arts, Paris

2004    Young Artist Award, Ministry of Culture and Sport

             America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant for a stay abroad

2003    Eugen Kolb Foundation Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2000    Camera Obscura School of Art, Tel Aviv

             Studying at the New Seminar for Visual Culture, Theory, and Criticism

1999    MFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

             The Anglo-Israeli Photographic Award (Multi-Exposure): grant to make a project in London

1996 - 1998 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships

1995    BFA, The Art institute, Oranim Academic College, Kiryat Tivon

1994    America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship



Selected Projects and Solo Exhibitions

2017    "Dangerous Art", Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, curated by: Svetlana Reingold

             "La distanza delle ragioni", Anna Marra Contemporanea Gallery, Rome, Italy, curated by: Giorgia Calò (catalogue)

2015    "Tunisian Bride", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

             "De Kooning and Me - Family", The Gallery of Kibbutz Beeri; curator: Ziva Yalin

2014    "Hand Made Bombs", C1 Gallery, Berlin; curator: Doreet LeVitte-Harten‏

2013    "I Didn't Have the Heart to Wake You", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv (catalogue)

2010    "In the Black Distance: Lea Nickel and Khen Shish", Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod; guest curator: Naomi Aviv (catalogue)

2009    "Fire, Smoke, and Scales", Oranim Gallery for Israeli Art, Kiryat Tivon; curators: Students supervised by David Wakstein

             "Ornements et plis", Hagalleria, Paris

2008    "This Damned Heart of Mine", Habers Gallery, Vienna

             "Nerves Sing", Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv (booklet – text: Ktzia Alon)

2006    "Transit", Kodra Visual Arts Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece; curator: Tal Ben-Zvi (catalogue)

             "I was Kidnapped by Indians", The University Art Gallery, University of Haifa; curator: Ruti Direktor (catalogue)

2005    "La Vie en Rose", Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv

2003    "Birthday", Hagar Gallery, Jaffa; curators: Tal Ben-Zvi, Naomi Aviv (catalogue)

2000    "Buongiorno Giotto", Department of Photography Gallery, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

1999    "The Goat and the Sesame", Antea Gellery, Jerusalem

1998    "Part Time Witch", Jerusalem Artists House; curator: Nahum Tevet

1997    "Henna", Beit-Hagefen Gallery, Haifa (with Rana Bishara); curator: Hannah Koppler (booklet)

1995    Installation at the Protestant Church, Wadi Nisnas, Haifa (catalogue)



Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    "The Female Side of God", Jewish Museum Hohenems, Austria, in colaboration with the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and the Museum of the Bible, Washington DC, Curators: Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Michaela Feurstein-Prasser

2016    "Art Camp", The Negev Museum, Be'er Sheva, curator: David Wakstein

             "From Inside and from outside", Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri

             "(Dis)Place", Ashdod Art Museum, Curators: Yuval Beaton and Roni Cohen-Binyamini

             "The Circle of Life", NordArt, Kunstwerk, Büdelsdorf, Germany, Curator of the Israeli Pavilion: Carmit Blumensohn; Chief Curator of NordArt: Wolfgang Gramm

             "Fragile": ZDSLU Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, curator: Olga Butinar Čeh; guest curators: Rachel Sukman and Hana Kofler

2015    "Beuys, Beuys, Beuys", The Artists' House, Tel Aviv, curator: Liav Mizrahi

2014    "Mazal U'Bracha - Myth and Superstition in Contemporary Israeli Art", Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv; curator: Carmit Blumensohn (catalogue)

             "Confron Tation", Galerie Le Minotaure and Galerie Alain Le Gaillard, Paris; curator: Marie Shek

2013    "Print Time, Works from the Jerusalem Print Workshop and Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri", The Open Museum, Tefen Industrial Park

             "Momentum — Paris – Tel Aviv – Paris", Minotaure Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Marie Shek

             "Scar", Petah Tikva Museum of Art; curators: Drorit Gur-Arye, Sigal Kahat-Krinsky and Hila Cohen-Shneidermann

             "Curator: Yona Fischer Beginnings of a Collection", Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod; curator: Yuval Beaton, Roni Cohen-Binyamini (catalogue)

             "Time of Human Experience", Inga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

2012    "The Happy Mummy", Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan; curator: Mira Hannan Avgar (catalogue)

2011    "The Museum Presents Itself — Israeli Art from the Museum Collection", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; curator: Ellen Ginton (catalogue)

             "New on Paper", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; curators: Ronit Sorek, Nirit Sharon-Debel, and Eva Sznajderman (catalogue)

2010    "Day Light", Nechoshtan Compound, Tel Aviv; curator: Yoav Hirsch

             "Recipients of the Ministry of Culture and Sports Awards", Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; curators: Dalia Levin, Dana Orland (catalogue)

2009    "Osculation Point: A Dialogue Between Image and Word, from the Benno Kalev Collection", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv

             "In Drawers", Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; curator: Guy Morag-Tzepelewitz

             "Selected Artists", Hagalleria, Paris

             "Spring – Summer", The Gottesman Etching Center, Kibbutz Cabri

             "League: 101 Tel Aviv Female Artists", Amiad Center, Jaffa; curator: Galia Yahav

             "Consolation", Inga Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; curator: David Adika

             "Israeli Art Now", Naomi Arin Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada; curator: Omer Shani

2008    "Short Cuts", Habers Gallery, Vienna

             "Near and Apparent: Connections and Contexts from the Benno Kalev Collection", The Open Museum, Tefen industrial Park; curator: Ruth Ofek (catalogue)

             "Rooms of Their Own: Art, Video, and Installation", Ticho House, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; curator: Timna Seligman

             "NOIR", Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv; Curator: Ben Tzur

2007    "Young Israeli Art: Recipients of the Legacy Heritage Fund Prize", Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Olga Cohen (catalogue)

             "Traces 3: The Third Biennale for Drawing in Israel", Jerusalem Artists House; curator: Dalia Manor (catalogue)

             "Manual Labor", Beit-Hagefen Gallery, Haifa; curator: Dalia Markovich (catalogue)

             "Selected Artists", Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv

             "The Other Sea", Jerusalem Artists House; curators: Dalia Markovich, Ktzia Alon (catalogue)

             "Looking at the Trees and Seeing More than the Forest: from Raffi Lavie's House", Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

2006    "Sigalit Landau, Gal Weinstein, Khen Shish", Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv

             "Present Now: Art of the Land 5", Reading Power Station Compound, Tel Aviv; curator: Tel Ben-Zvi

2005    "Recipients of the Ministry of Culture and Sport Awards", Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Ellen Ginton (catalogue)

2004    "Intensive Care", Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Doron Rabina

2003    "Young Israeli Art: The Jacques and Eugenie O'Hana Collection", Tel Aviv Museum of Art; curator: Ellen Ginton (catalogue)

             "The Promise, the Land", OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria; curator: Stella Rolig (catalogue)

             "There are Flowers", Line 16 Gallery, Tel Aviv; curator: Galia Yahav

             "Scar", The New Gallery, Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem; curator: Hedva Shemesh (catalogue)

2002    "BodyCase", RAM Foundation Gallery, Rotterdam

             "Mother Tongue", Museum of Art, Ein-Harod; curator: Tal Ben-Zvi (catalogue)

2000    "Exile: Recipients of the Anglo-Israeli Photographic Award (Multi-Exposure)", Hamumche Gallery, Tel Aviv; Wigmore Fine Art Gallery, London (catalogue)

1999    Biennale degli Artisti Giovani, MACRO, Rome; curator: Alfredo Pirri (catalogue)

             "Hidden, Latent, Unknown", Ami Steinitz Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

             "Look Mamma Look", The Old Bezalel, Jerusalem (in the framework of Art Focus); curator: Yitzhak Livneh

             "Artic: Recipients of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships", Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (catalogue)

             "Here and not from Here", WIZO Design College, Haifa; curators: Students supervised by Anat Gateniu (catalogue)

             "Sister", Jerusalem Artists House; curators: Shula Keshet, Rita Mendes-Flohr (catalogue)

1998    "The House in Musrara 3", Musrara Gallery, Jerusalem; curator: Rachel Sukman

             "Seeing with your Fingertips", the New Art Workshop, Ramat Eliyahu, Rishon-Lezion; curator: Sharon Barak-Bachar

1997    "Artic: Recipients of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships", Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (catalogue)

             "Sixty Horsepower", Installations in Wadi Nisnas, Haifa (catalogue)

1995    "Gathering on the 5th Floor", New Central Bus Station, Tel Aviv

             "Point", Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa

             "Artic: Recipients of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships", The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University (catalogue)

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