Multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, collage painting, digital media and writing.

Lives and works in Regavim and Tel Aviv. Graduated from the Midrasha Faculty of Art, Israel in 1984, M.A. in Semiology of Art, Universite de Paris VIII, 1989. Senior Lecturer at the Academy of Arts and Social Science, ASA.

She has exhibited in 80 solo and group shows in museums and galleries in Israel and abroad.

From 1985 till 2005 she lived and worked in Paris. Selected awards include Wizo prize for young artist 1990, Prize for Excellency in Art Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, Arts Department 2005.

Her works figure in public and private collections in Europe, U.S.A, Canada and Israel. 

Her thematic deals with phenomena of  belonging and alienation, cultural heritage and language, borders and transitions, through images from science and nature combined with quotes from Art history.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Tel Aviv

19862005 Lived and worked in Paris

Since 2005 Lives and works on  Kibbutz Regavim.

Studio on Regavim and Tel Aviv

 

Education

1984 Art Teaching Diploma, Midrasha Faculty of Art, Israel

1989 M.A. in Fine Art,  Universite de Paris VIII

Senior Lecturer at the Arts and Society Academy, Netanya

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 "Research Wall", Grand Art Gallery of Contemporary Art, Haifa

2016 "Favorite works of Art as ready made" (with Dov Or Ner), Artist's House, Tel Aviv

2015 "Mapa", Artist's wall, Artspacetlv, Tel Aviv

2013-2014 "About Forgetting", Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv

2012 "Equal - Different", Givat Haviva Gallery (with Rania Akel)

2011 "In Praise of the line", Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv (installation)

20102011  “Transitory Terrain,” Tel Aviv Museum of Art (catalogue)

2008 “Molding Memory, Book Glue,” Danon Gallery, Tel Aviv

19972005 Ateliers de Père Lachaise, Paris (installations)

2003 “Crossing,” Gallery of the French Institute, Dresden, Germany

2002 “The Scent of Memory,” White Elephant Gallery, Paris

1999 “The Studio I Don't Have in Tel Aviv,” Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv (installation)

         Galerie L'Archipel sur le lac, St. Martin du Lac, France (installation)

1998 “Mac 2000,” Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris

1997 “Reading Lines,“ Galerie Graph, Paris

1996 Espace Karen Gulden, Paris (installation)

1995 “From the Kernel to the Shell,” Third Eye Gallery, Kibbutz Hasolelim (installation)

         “Mac 2000,” Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris

1994 “Between White and White,” Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan (catalogue)

1993 St. Severin Art space, Paris

1992 Centre Culturel Bernard Lazarre, Paris

1992 Weiss Art space, Paris

1989 “1+1", Wrap Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

1987 Centre Culturel I. Jefroykin, Paris

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Art Fairs

2019 Women Create Reality - , Artists House Rishon Lezion. Curators: Dvorah Morag and Anat Mandil

2018 "Landscape Painting", Artists' House, Tel Aviv

        "Work and Workers Rights", Transform Europe, Vienna, Austria. Curator: Shirly Meshulam

"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue ", Kiryat Hamelacha Gallery,     Tel Aviv

          "Tsunduku", University of Haifa Library.

2017 "Art Now - Interior / Exterior - Contemporary Israeli Artists", Danchov House,

Plovdiv,Bulgaria

         "White on White: From Malevich to Contemporary Art",  Mané-Katz Museum, Haifa

2016 "New horizon for New Horizons", Ein Harod Museum of Art

         "Fragile", ZDSLU Gallery, Lubliana, Slovenia

         "Women consciensness", Beit Gavriel gallery, Kineret

         "Artist's wall X9-texts", Artspacetlv, Tel Aviv

2015 "Summertime", Artspacetlv, Tel Aviv

         "Alph-Art", Sara Erman gallery, Tel Aviv

         "Maybe Monday, maybe Tuesday",  Artspacetlv, Tel Aviv

2014 "Trapped?", Artistic event at Kibbutz Gauiot 45, Tel Aviv

         "installations", Tova Osman Gallery at the Ramat Eliahu Gallery

2013-2014 "Visual Scripts", Wilfrid Israeli Museum

2012 "Silent Memories", Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, (catalogue)

2011  "Fresh Paint 4", Contemporary Art Fair Tel Aviv

2011, 2006 Office in Tel Aviv Gallery

2010 “Fresh Paint 3,” Contemporary Art Fair Tel Aviv, Office in Tel Aviv Gallery , Jaffa Port

2010 “Mirror  Mirror 3,” Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv

         “The Library,” Visual Art Department, Ministry of Education, Tel Aviv

2009 “Not necessarily feminine(?) ” Pyramida Gallery, Haifa (installation: To undo – To do)

         “ Tatoo of an eagle”  Danon Gallery, Tel Aviv

         “Fresh Paint 2,” Contemporary Art Fair Tel Aviv, Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, The Station, Tel Aviv

2008 “Self-Portrait,” Department of Visual Arts, Ministry of Education, Tel Aviv

         Second Biennale of Illustration, Dvory Gallery, Croatia

2008, 2006 Danon Gallery, Tel Aviv

2007 “Desert Generation,“ Ha'kibbutz Israeli Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

2006 Sculpture exhibition along the seaside promenade, Bat Yam

         Vitrina Gallery, Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Israel

2006, 2001 Gallery Office in Tel Aviv

2004 “Outside In,”  B.F.A.M.I fundraising exhibition for Tel Aviv Museum, Sotheby's Gallery, London (catalogue)

          Bundaberg Arts Center, Australia

2003 Galerie Am Tunnel, Luxembourg

         White Elephant Gallery, Paris

2003, 1998, 1997 Contemporary Art Fair, Dammarie-les-lys (Honorable Mention in 2003)

2002, 2000, 1999, 1997  Contemporary Art Fair  Grands et jeunes d'Áujourd'hui, Espace Eiffel-Branly and Espace Auteuil, Paris (catalogues)

2002, 2000 Galerie Claude Kelman, Espace Rachi, Paris

2001 21st Salon d'Automne, Ponteau-Combeau, France

2000 19th Contemporary Art Fair, Marne la vallée, France (installation)

          “Paris par le coeur,” Galerie Haut Pavé, Paris (catalogue)

1998 “Contemporary Israeli Art,“ Kultur Zentrum bei den  Minoriten, Graz, Austria

         Prints, Weiss Art Space, Paris

         Contemporary Art Fair, Marne la vallée, France 

1998, 1995 ,Mac 2000” Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris (catalogues)

1997 Gallery Argenteuil, Waterloo, Belgium

         Cities and Megalopolises: Gazes, Science and Art,” C.N.R.S., Mairie du XVI arrondissement, Paris

         Salon de Mai, Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris (catalogue)

1996 “Artists‘ Wishes 96,“  Espace Axa, Paris

        Third Eye Gallery, Kibbutz Hasolelim

        “Itineraries 96,“ Levallois Perret, France (catalogue)

1996, 1995 Salon de Montrouge, France

1995, 1994 Galerie Riddersweik, Stockholm

1995 Gallery of the Music and Dance Studio, Valley of Jezreel

1993 The 19th Lucie Faure Art Fair, Galerie de l’Assemblée Nationale, Paris

1991 Artists Association, Tel Aviv

         “Peace Border Line,” Givat Haviva Gallery

 

Awards

1990 Wizo prize for young artist

2003 Honorable Mention of the Jury of Contemporary Art Fair, Dammarie-les-lys, France

2005 Prize for Excellency in Art, Israeli Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, Arts and Sports Department

 

Collections

Jose Mograbi Collection, Menashe Kadishman Collection, Bank Leumi le-Israel Collection, Office in Tel Aviv Gallery Collection 

Private collections in France, Great Britain, United States, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Sweden and Israel.   

 

Publications

  • Moti Aljem, “Painting the landscape of Genesis / Installation on Mt. Sodom 92”, Hamakom, March 2, 1992 [Hebrew]
  • Hedvah Almoz, “Twilight Area”, Binyan veDiyur, No. 130, October-November 2010 [Hebrew]
  • Avivit Ballas Baranes, “The crossing: Artists Writing”, Terminal – Review of 21st Century Art, No. 28, 2006 [Hebrew & English]
  • "Ballas Baranes Avivit - The Investigation Wall," Erev Rav Magasine, 09.10.2018
  • Ben David Shlomo, "The Investigation in the Wall," Ma'ariv, 21 October 2018
  • Moshe Ben-Shaul, “Sodom and Art”, Ma’ariv, February 23, 1992 [Hebrew]
  • Emmanuel Bar-Kadma, “Avivit Ballas – Between White and White”, Yediot Aharonot, December 16, 1999 [Hebrew]
  • Baruch Elgani, "Avivit Ballas Baranes," The Investigation Wall, "Rinunim Magazine, 07.10.2018
  • Orna Brok, “Avivit Ballas: Installation at the Third Eye Gallery”, Arba Al Hamesh Sept 2005 [Hebrew]
  • Dudu Bareket, “What Women Want”, Art Section, Akhbar Ha’ir, October 30, 2009 [Hebrew]
  • Yitzhak Goldberg, “The Legend of the Material”, Between White & White exhibition catalogue, Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art, pp. 6–8, December 1994 [Hebrew& English]
  • David Graves, “Art in Transitory Terrain”, Transitory Terrain exhibition catalogue, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, pp. 13–16, October 2010. [Hebrew& English]
  • (also published in:
  • Israel News Pulse, The Pulse, September 22, 2010 [Hebrew]
  • ArtPortal – Israeli Portal of the Arts, Summer 2010 [Hebrew]
  • Esther Dotan, “This month at the Israeli Art Museum”, Studio, December 11, 1994 [Hebrew]
  • "Investigative Wall," Haifa News, Kariot, 25.09.2018
  • "Investigative Wall / Avivit Ballas Baranes Grand Art Gallery Haifa", Kan Art Magazine, issue 58, November-December 2018
  • Mark-Reich Yoram, "The Writing on the Wall", Yediot Haifa, 5.10.2018
  • Markus Ruth and Chinski-Amitai Ruti, "The Landscapes of Avivit Ballas Baranes," in the catalog of the exhibition (from) Landscape Painters, Artist House, Tel Aviv, July 2017
  • Meshulam Shirley, "Avivit Ballas Baranes - Research Wall", brochure "The Wall of Exploration", Grand Art Gallery of Contemporary Art, Haifa, October 2018 - January 2019
  • Miriam Tuvya Boneh, “The Golden Dunes”, Between White & White exhibition catalogue, Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art, December 1994 [Hebrew& English]
  • Lahav Shosh, "Research Wall" - Grand Art Gallery of Contemporary Art in a New Exhibition by Avivit Ballas Baranes, GOOD TIMES, 09.10.2018
  • Tal Levin, “Recommended Exhibitions: Transitory Terrain – Avivit Ballas Baranes, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art”, Akhbar Ha’ir Online, October 17, 2010 [Hebrew]
  • Haïm Maor, “Boys, Girls”, Al-Hamishmar, May 14, 1989 [Hebrew]
  • Yoram Mark-Reich, “Femininity Questioned”, MyNet, October 22, 2009 [Hebrew]
  • Shosh Maimon, “Women Festival in Holon”, Asimon, March 6, 2006 [Hebrew]
  • Rachel Sukman, “The Studio That I Don’t Have in Tel-Aviv – an installation by Avivit Ballas”, exhibition text, Office in Tel-Aviv Gallery, September 1999 [Hebrew]
  • Naomi Siman-Tov, “Between White & White – Paintings”, Akhbar Ha’ir, December 1994 [Hebrew]
  • Karni Am-Ad, “Artful return”, Yediot HaKibbutz, July 2, 2010 [Hebrew]
  • Eli Armon-Azulai, “Between Two Cities”, Ha’aretz - Galleria section, October 7, 2010 [Hebrew]
  • Michal Pinkas, “Hello Tel-Aviv”, Akhbar Ha’ir, August 27, 1999 [Hebrew]
  • Miri Krimolovsky, “Exhibition of Avivit Ballas Baranes at the Tel-Aviv Museum”, Morning Show with Nativ Robinson, Reshet Bet, Israel radio, October 12, 2010 [Hebrew]
  • Ziva Ron, “Poetics of Material and Spirit”, Itton 77, February 1995 [Hebrew]
  • Tziona Shimshi, “Pedigree of an Artistic Dynasty: Avivit Ballas at the Rap Gallery”, Ha’aretz, May 18, 1989 [Hebrew]
  • Sarit Shapira, “The Boundary between Word and Body Image”, Itton 77, October 1989 [Hebrew]
  • Shapira Yaniv, Ofek Hadash, in the catalog of the exhibition "New Horizon for New Horizons," pp. 42-43, Mishkan Le'Omanut, Ein Harod, February-August 2016
  • Shlomit Shaked, “Between Symbols and Art”, Ma’ariv, May 12, 1989 [Hebrew]

Shorkend Daniel, "Art review: Avivit Ballas Baranes, Haifa", The Jerusalem Post Magazine December 2018

  • Varda Steinlauf, “Avivit Ballas Baranes – A Path of Leather”, Transitory Terrain exhibition catalogue, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, pp. 7–12, October 2010 [Hebrew& English]
  • also published in:
  • Professional Papers / Art, Icom, October 2010 [Hebrew]
  • Tali Tamir, “Moulding Memory – Book Glue”, exhibition text of Moulding Memory – Book Glue, D.S. Danon Gallery, Tel-Aviv, 2008 [Hebrew]
  • Talmor Daniella, "About Forgetting," in the exhibition brochure, Litvak Gallery Tel Aviv, October 2013
  • Transitory Terrain – Exhibition of Avivit Ballas at the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Archijob – the Israeli Architecture & Design Portal, October 3, 2010 [Hebrew]
  • “Moulding Memory – Book Glue”, Photograph, Binyan veDiur Magazine, No. 120, February-March 2009 [Hebrew]
  • “Not necessarily feminine (?)” – Photograph of installation by Avivit Ballas Baranes, Akhbar Ha’ir, October 2009 [Hebrew]
  • “On the Transitory Terrain art exhibition by Avivit Ballas Baranes”, Israeli Television Channel 1, Tarbut Hayom, October 19, 2010 [Hebrew]
  • Francoise Bougliaud, “Thoughts of paper, between white and white”, Le pays Roannais, July 16, 1999 France [French]
  • Stéphane Calvo, “Interview with Avivit Ballas”, Radio Shalom  20.02.1997 France [French]
  • Véronique Chemla, “Entre deux”, Actualité Juive Hebdo n. 782 12.09.2002  France [French]
  • Itzhak Goldberg, “Pont – construction”, exhibition text at the Gallery of the French Institut, Dresden, Germany  2003 [French]
  • Abraham Hadad, “Ecriture personnelle”, exhibition text at Centre Culturel I. Jefroykin Paris, May 1, 1987 [French]
  • “Ma tasse d'ete”, Interview, Radio R.C.J. August 19, 2002 France, Jean-David Hamou                       [French]
  • Angela Levine, “File that style”, The Jerusalem Post Magazine December 1994
  • Jacqueline Monkowicki, “Two Israeli artists in Paris”, Tribune Juive, October 1992  France [French]
  • Olivier Nataf, “Interview with Avivit”, Radio R.C.J.  August  5, 2002, France [French]
  • “Avivit”, L'Arche, n. 535  September  2002  France, Myriam Ruzniewsky [French]
  • Meir Weintrater, “Avivit Ballas”, L'Arche  n. 471, March 1997, France [French]
  • Heinz Weissflog, “Ohne Grenzen sprechen – Speak without borders”, Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, April 24, 2003  Germany [German]
  • “Fragments of a wall”, illustration, Beaux Arts Magazine, November 1995  France [French]