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

Avivit Ballas Baranes

Born 1960 Tel Aviv, Israel

Lived and worked in Paris, France, 19852005

Lives and works in Israel

Mail: avivit.ballas@gmail.com   

Site: avivitballasbaranes.com

 

Education

2021-2003   Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

2000-2001   Art Therapy Studies at Art et Thérapie / I.N.E.C.A.T., Paris, France

1986-1989   M.A. in Fine Arts, Universite de Paris VIII, France

1985-1986  Atelier de Lithographie, Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

1984-1985  Art History,Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

1981-1984   Art Teaching Diploma, Midrasha Faculty of Art, Israel

Senior Lecturer at the Academy of Sociology and Art, A.S.A , Kirtat Ono, Israel

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022    "Marginal Zone", Mahaniim Gallery, Kibbutz Mahaniim, Israel

2022   "Strong Fluctuations", Art Space - Frishman 46, Tel Aviv, Israel, Curator: Shirley Meshulam

2020    "Disruptions in Time and Place", as part of the "Central 1 Haifa", Pyramida-Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel

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

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

             "Texts X9", Artspacetlv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (Artist wall)

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

2013   "About Forgetting", Litvak Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

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

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

2010   “Transitory Terrain,” Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (Cat.)

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

19972005 Ateliers de Père Lachaise, Paris, France (installations)

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

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

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

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

1998    “Transit", Mac 2000, Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris, France

1997   “Metamorphosis", Galerie Graph, Paris, France

1996    Espace Karen Gulden, Paris, France (installation)

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

            “Path", Mac 2000, Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris, France

1994   “Between White and White,” Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel (Cat.)

1993   "New Works", St. Severin Art space, Paris, France

1992    "Bridges", Gallery Bernard Lazarre, Paris, France

1992    "Bridge-Home", W.I.C.E Art space, Paris, France

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

1987    "Painting", Gallery I. Jefroykin, Paris, France

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Art Fairs

2023      "Breaking", N.D.  Gallery, Ramat Gan, Israel

               "N.D. Gallery renews itself, first exhibition", N.D. Gallery, Ramat Gan, Israel

               "Here and Now", D.N , Ramat Gan, Israel

2022     "More of the same" Artspacetlv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

              "After the Flood", Workshop Art Gallery Yavne, Yavne, Israel (Cat.)

2020     "Central 1, Haifa", Pyramida-Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel

              "Z / N", Zuzu Gallery, Emek Hefer, Israel

2019     "Work, Workers and Workspaces", Grand Art Gallery, Haifa, Israel
              "Women Make Reality," Artist's House Gallery, Rishon Lezion, Israel
              "Work and Workers Rights", Transform Europe, Vienna, Austria

2018     "Landscape Painting", Artists' House Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (Cat.)

               "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue ", Artspacetlv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

               "Tsunduku", University of Haifa Library, Haifa, Israel

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

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

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

             "Fragile", ZDSLU Gallery, Lubliana, Slovenia

             "Women consciensness", Beit Gavriel gallery, Kineret, Israel

2015    "Summertime", Artspacetlv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

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

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

2014    "Trapped?", Kibbutz Galuiot 45, Tel Aviv, Israel

             "installations", Workshop Art Gallery Yavne, Yavne, Israel

2013    "Visual Scripts", Wilfrid Israeli Museum, Kibbutz Hazorea, Israel

2012    "Silent Memories", Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (Cat.)

2011    "Fresh Paint 4", Contemporary Art Fair Tel Aviv, with Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010    “Fresh Paint 3,” Contemporary Art Fair Tel Aviv, with Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

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

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

2009   “Not necessarily feminine(?) ” Pyramida-Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel

            “Tatoo of an eagle”  Danon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

            “Fresh Paint 2,” Contemporary Art Fair Tel Aviv, with Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

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

            "Second Biennale of Illustration", Dvory Gallery, Croatia

             "Works", Danon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2007    “Desert Generation,“ Ha'kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2006    "Three women and a place", Vitrina Gallery, Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Israel

             Gallery Office in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

2004    “Outside In,”  friends of Tel Aviv Museum, Sotheby's Gallery, London (Cat.)

             "Contemporary Art", Bundaberg Arts Center, Australia

2003    "Contemporary French Artists", Galerie Am Tunnel, Luxembourg

             "A new vision", White Elephant Gallery, Paris

             "Contemporary Art Fair", Dammarie-les-lys, France

2002    "Contemporary Art Fair  Grands et jeunes d'Áujourd'hui", Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris, France (Cat.)

              Galerie Claude Kelman, Espace Rachi, Paris, France

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, France (Cat.)

             Galerie Claude Kelman, Espace Rachi, Paris, France

1999    "Contemporary Art Fair  Grands et jeunes d'Áujourd'hui", Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris, France (Cat.)

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

             "Prints", W.I.C.E Art Space, Paris, France

             "Contemporary Art Fair", Marne la vallée, France

              "Contemporary Art Fair", Dammarie-les-lys, France

1997     "New Painting" Gallery Chateau d'Argenteuil, Waterloo, Belgium

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

              "Salon de Mai", Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris, France (Cat.)

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

              "Twilight and festive dust – lipstick", Third Eye Gallery, Kibbutz Hasolelim, Israel

              “Itineraries 96,“ Levallois Perret, France (Cat.)

              "Salon de Montrouge", France

1995     "Contemporary French Artists", Galerie Riddersweik, Stockholm, Sweden

              "Salon de Montrouge", France

1994     "A line and a spot", Galerie Riddersweik, Stockholm, Sweden

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

1991      Artist's House Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

              “Peace Border Line,” Givat Haviva Gallery, Israel

 

Awards & Grants

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

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

1990    Wizzo prize for young artist

 

Collections

Jose Mograbi, U.S.A

Bank Leumi le-Israel, Israel

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

Publications

2022        Siton Gili, in a new exhibition Avivit Ballas Baranes refers to personal and global fluctuations through breaking      conventions - ARToday, 03.22

2018       Meshulam Shirley, "Avivit Ballas Baranes - Research Wall", brochure "The Wall of Exploration", Grand Art Gallery of     Contemporary Art, Haifa, October 2018 - January 2019

              "Research Wall Exhibition", Haifa Culture Magazine, 10.10.2018

              "Ballas Baranes Avivit – "an investigative wall", Erev Rav, 09.10.2018

               "Investigative wall / Avivit Ballas Baranes at the Grand ART gallery in Haifa", Kan Art Magazine, issue 58, Nov-Dec 2018

               "Investigative wall, Avivit Ballas Baranes", exhibition on "Hayom shehaya", Channel 10, 25.10.2018

               "Investigative Wall", Haifa Krayot News, 09/25/2018

                "Research Wall", Haaretz-Gallery, 11.10.2018

                Mark-Reich Yoram, "The Writing on the Wall", Yediot Haifa, 10/5/2018

                 Baruch El Jeni, "Avivit Ballas baranes - 'Investigative Wall', Rinonim Magazine, 07.10.2018

                 Ben David Shlomo, "The investigation in the wall", Maariv 10/21/2018

                 Lahav Shosh, 'Investigative Wall' - Grand ART Contemporary Art Gallery in a new exhibition by Avivit Ballas Baranes, Good Times, 09.10.18

                 Weinstein Israel Shulamit, art in a notebook (shlulit.com)

                 Biderman Ephraim, A moment of important art: a visit to the studio of the artist Avivit Ballass Baranes – YouTube

                 Marcus Ruth, Chinsky-Amitay Ruti, "The Landscapes of Avivit Ballas Baranes", in the exhibition catalog '(from) Landscape Paintings, Tel Aviv Artists' House

2016      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

                Bakalash Rivka, Favorite works of Art as Ready Made", exhibition catalog, Tel Aviv Artists' House, April 2016

                Sukman Rachel, "Fragile - Israel-Slovenia Cultural Exchange", Terminal 21st Century Art Magazine, April 2016

2015      Man Tal, "Local Creation", Channel 2

2013      Talmor Daniela, "About Forgetting", exhibition brochure, Litvak Gallery Tel Aviv, October 2013

                Mahat Kobi, interview with Avivit Ballas Baranes about the exhibition "About Forgetting", Litvak Gallery Tel Aviv, Design Studio, Channel 2, 9.11.2013

                Ballas Baranes Avivit, "Breaking", 2013, from the exhibition " About Forgetting ", Litvak Gallery Tel Aviv, Front page Erev Shabbat, Ma'ariv, issue 36, 22.11.2013

                 Ballas Baranes Avivit - about forgetting", Haaretz Tarbut, 24.10.2013

2012       Tamir Tali, exhibition - Memory relief, Book glue on the works of Avivit Ballas Baranes – T.Tamir 2012

2011      Flek Hagai, "Creating close to home", Moshavot magazine, issue 287 10.28.2011

                Sukman Rachel, "(In Praise of the Line"), exhibition at the office gallery in Tel Aviv February 2011

2010      Almoz Hedva, "Twilight Zone", Binyan Vediyur Magazine No. 130 October - November 2010

              Graves David, " Art in Transitory Terrain”, Transitory Terrain exhibition catalog: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, October 13-16

              Graves David, " Art in Transitory Terrain: On the Paintings of Avivit Ballas Baranes", Israel's News Pulse 22/9/10

             Graves David, " Art in Transitory Terrain: On the Paintings of Avivit Ballas Baranes", The Israeli Arts Portal summer 2010    

             Steinlauf Varda, "Avivit Ballas Baranes - A Path of Skin", Transitory Terrain exhibition catalog, Tel Aviv Museum of Art Passage Area p. 7-12 October 2010

            Steinlauf Varda, "Avivit Ballas Baranes - A Path of Skin", Professional Articles / Art October 2010 ICOM

            Transitory Terrain - Avivit Ballas Baranes' exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art", Archijob The Israeli Portal for Architecture, Design and Planning 3.10.2010

           Transitory Terrain- Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Avivit Ballas Baranes", Kan Magazin, , Issue No. 17//December 2010

           Krymolovsky Miri, "Exhibition of Avivit Ballas Baranes at the Tel Aviv Museum", Nativ Robinson Network B 12.10.2010

            Am - Ad Karni, "Artistic Return", Yedioth Kibbutz 2.7.2010

            Amron Azulay Eli, "Between Two Cities", Haaretz-Gallery 7.10.2010

            About the exhibition Art in the Transitory Terrain by Avivit Ballas Baranes at the Tel Aviv Museum", Israeli TV Channel 1 as part of the program Tarbut Hayom 10.19.2010

2009    "Not necessarily feminine (?)"- photography of the installation by Avivit Ballas Baranes", City Mouse October 2009

              Mark-Reich Yoram, "Femininity in question", MYNET 22.10.2009

              Bareket Dudu, "What Women Want", Art Section - The City Mouse 30.10.2009

              "Memory relief, Book glue ", Photography, Binyan Vediyur Magazine No. 120 February-March 2009

2008     Tamir Tali, "Memory Relief - Book Adhesive", text for the exhibition Memory Relief - Book Glue, Gallery Danon Tel Aviv

2006      Maimon Shosh, "Women's Festival in Holon", token 6.3.2006

                Ballas Baranes Avivit, "Crossing - Artists Write", Terminal 21st Century Art Magazine No. 28 2006

2005      Brok Orna, "Avivit Ballas: an installation at the Third Eye Gallery", four by five 09.2005

1999      Bar Kadama Emanuel, "Avivit Ballas - Between White and White", Yedioth Ahronoth 12/16/1999

                Sukman Rachel, "The studio I don't have in Tel Aviv/an installation by Avivit Ballas", text for the exhibition at the office in Tel Aviv gallery, September 1999

                Pinkas Michal, "Hello Tel Aviv", Mouser Ha'ir 27.8.1999

1995      Ron Ziva Poetics of matter and spirit", Iton 77 Magazine February 1995

1994      Siman Tov Naomi, "Between White and White, Paintings", Achbar Hair newspaper, December 1994

                Tovia Bone Miriam, "The Golden Sands", catalog of the exhibition "Between White and White" Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, December 1994

                Dotan Esther, "This month at the Israeli Art Museum", Studio Magazine 11.12.1994

                Itzhak Goldberg, "The Legend of the Material", catalog of the exhibition "Between White and White", Ramat Gan Museum of Israeli Art, p. 6-8 December 1994

1992      Ben Shaul Moshe, "Sodom and Art", Maariv 2/23/1992

                Aljam Moti, "Painting the Genesis landscape/creation on Mount Sodom 92", the place 2.3.1992

1989      Maor Haim, "Boys, Girls", On the Watch 14.5.1989

                Shimshi Ziona, "A Genealogy of an Artistic Dynasty: Avivit Ballas at the Wrap Art Gallery", Haaretz 5/18/1989

                Shapira Sarit "The limit of the word and the image of the body" newspaper 77 October 1989

                Shaked Shlomit, "Between symbols and art", Maariv 12.5.1989

Publications Abroad

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

2017      Sahad Sarah, " On the intertwining of word and image in the works of Avivit Ballas Baranes", The Times of Israel, 24.2.17

2003      Goldberg Itzhak, "Pont – construction", text  for exhibition at the Gallery of the French Institut, Dresden Germany 

                 Weissflog Heinz,  "Ohne Grenzen sprechen - Speak witout borders",  Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten 24.04.03 Germany

2002      Chemla Veronique, ''Entre deux", Actualite Juive Hebdo n. 782 12.09.2002  France

               Nataf Olivier , "Interview with Avivit",  Radio R.C.J.  05.08.2002  France 

               Hamou Jean David, ''Ma tasse d'été'',  Interview Radio R.C.J. 19.08.2002 France

                Ruzniewsky Myriam "Avivit", L'Arche n. 535  September  2002  France ,              

1999       Bougliaud Francoise, Reflections sur papier, entre blanc et blanc" , Le pays Roannais, 16/7/99, France

1997       Calvo Stephane, "Interview with Avivit Ballas", Radio Shalom  20.02.1997 France

1995       "Fragments de mur ll",  illustration,  Beaux Arts Magazine November 1995  France

1994      Levine Angela, "File that style", The Jerusalem Post Magazine December 1994

1992      Monkowicki Jacqueline , "Deux israeliennes a Paris" , Tribune Juive October 1992  France   

1987       Hadad Abraham, "Ecriture personnelle", text for exhibition at Centre Culturel I. Jefroykin Paris 1.5.1987                

                Weintrater Meir,  "Avivit Ballas",  L'Arche  n. 471  March 1997  France