Uri Gershuni

Israel 1970


Uri Gershuni
Uri Gershuni
January 23, 2015
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Uri Gershuni is famous Israeli photographer known to a wider public for his provocative portraits in which he confronts contrasting notions. His work is typified by formalist austerity, on the one hand, and a type of liberated thematic wildness, on the other. It challenges the viewer by juxtaposing artistic, aesthetic, and moral questions, forcing her to confront her own private values. His work frequently explores aspects of interpersonal tension or closeness generated under conditions of strangeness.

Uri Gershuni was born in Tel Aviv in 1970. He obtained his BFA and MFA from the Departments of Photography and Fine Arts at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. He has received the Young Artist Award, the Israeli Ministry of Science,Culture and Sport in 2000, the Young Photographer Award, Haifa Museum of Art in 2005, and a prize on behalf of the Heskia-Hacmun Law Firm in2007. He is also a recipient of the Local Photography Research Grant, awarded by The Shpilman Institute for Photography in 2012. Gershuni has received the grant for the publication of the artist book which accompanied his exhibition” Yesterday’s Sun” which was presented in 2012. In this exhibition Gershuni sought an absent father figure as he searched for the patriarch of photography who is at the same time his own founding father. His voyage to Lacock is an act essentially reminiscent of eschatological pilgrimage. Besides his numerous awards, Gershuni is also involved in academic capacity as he is a teacher at the department as well as at the WIZO Haifa Academy of Design and Education.

Gershuni has had solo exhibitions at the Tel-aviv museum of art, Haifa museum of art, and the chelouche gallery, Tel Aviv, among other venues, and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Israel and abroad. Gershuni published two artist books titled: day and night and yesterday’s sun. He is represented by Chelouche gallery in Israel. Among his better known projects is the Clubbers series created between 2003 and 2005.

Uri Gershuni lives and works in Tel Aviv.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015 Apollo and the Chimney Sweeper Israel Museum, JerusalemSolo
2015 Nothing but Darkness Chelouche Gallery, Tel AvivSolo
2015 Lost Scapes Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf.Group
2014 Three Chambers Jaffa, Tel Aviv.Group
2014Haifa Museum of Art Collection: Dynasties Haifa Museum of Art.Group
2014 Power of AttractionRosenfled Gallery, Tel Aviv.Group
2014 Journeysthe Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator: Kobi Ben MeirGroup
2014 Ziz Prints Ziz Art Space, Tel Aviv.Group
2014 The Double Exposure Project Shpilman Institute for Photography, Tel Aviv.Group
2014Curators: Aya Lurie Orit Bulgaru, Anat AscherGroup
2013Yesterday's Sun Photography Book #1 Ha'midrasha Photography Gallery, Beit Berl. Curator: Noa Ben-ShalomSolo
2013 Publish Volume gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
2013The first day 100 years gallery, LondonGroup
2013Local Testimony 2013 Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv. Curator: Moran ShoubGroup
2013 Be My Guest New Aggaf gallery, HaifaGroup
2013 The Wilderness My Brother Wanders Social Gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem Curator: Eyal Ben DovGroup
2013 What is to Become Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Etty SchwartzGroup
2013 The Solitary Body: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Photography Mact-Cact Group
2013 Museum and Centre for Contemporary Art Ticino, Switzerland.Group
2013Knitted Registry, CCA, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ruty Chinsky-AmitayGroup
2013Surface Currents Feinberg Projects Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Yham HameiriGroup
2013Young Artist Awards Ashdod Museum of ArtGroup
2013Time After Time Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel AvivGroup
2013Sacred or Sacrilege? the Open University Gallery, Ra'anana, Curator: Alec MishoryGroup
2013 Local Pulse Zaritsky Artists' House, Tel Aviv. Curators: Orly Hoffman, Ari BerkovichGroup
2013Night Stamp Beir Ha'ir, Tel Aviv. Curator: Ayelet Bitan ShlonskyGroup
2013 Statues Hachalalit gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2012Eye Contact Inga Gallery, Tel AvivSolo
2012Yesterday's Sun Solo Exhibition at Chelouche Gallery, Tel AvivSolo
2012Negotiation Art Israel Internet Biennial 2. Curator: Shalom AmiraGroup
2012Objects, Spaceship Tel Aviv. Curator: Daniel TsalGroup
2012Teachers Musrara, Jerusalem, Curators: Avi Sabag, Ayelet Hashahar CohenGroup
2012 Random BAAD Gallery, Tel AvivGroup
2012 Different Place Dana Gallery, Kibutz Yad Mordechai. Curator: Ravit HarariGroup
2012 The Time Defined by Human Beings is But a Dream Musrara, Jerusalem,Curator: Ilanit KonopnyGroup
2012Cabinets of Wonder in Contemporary Art: From Astonishment to Disenchantment Herzelia Museum, Hezrelia,Curators: Dalia Levin, Daria Kaufmann and Ghila LimonGroup
2012 Camera obscura Space Shuttel, Tel Aviv, Curator: Hila Cohen SchneidermanGroup
2012Remembering Boaz Tal Zaritsky Artists House, Tel Aviv, Curator: Sorin HellerGroup
2012 Deep Inside Dissociations CACT - MACT Arte ContemporaneaGroup
2012UntitledTicino, Switzerland, Curator: Mario Casanova Group
2012Culture Club Kfar-Saba's city gallery, Curator: Hadassa Gorohovski Group
2012 Art on Buildings Part of the Tel Aviv Artweekend events. Curator: Sagi RafaelGroup
2012 The End of the World Meyuhas gallery, Curator: Galit SemelGroup
2012Black box photography festival, Tel-avivGroup
2011Selective mutism Tel-aviv museum, Tel-avivSolo
2011Freedom of Expression – True Colors –London 2011 The Gallery Soho, Cube Gallery, ManchesterGroup
2011 Human LandscapeArtists' House, Tel AvivGroup
2011 Casino Ayalon Bezalel Gallery (Salame 60), Tel AvivGroup
2011 Noise Bealey Melacha, Tel AvivGroup
2011A Road to Nowhere Ashdod museum of art, AshdodGroup
2011The Beauty of Mistake the Spaceship at Hayarkon 70, Tel AvivGroup
2011 A Piece of Cake artist's house, Tel-AvivGroup
2010 Day and Night Inga gallery, Tel-avivSolo
2010 Re-location Chelouche art gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2010 Be my Guest Diaghilev, Tel-AvivGroup
2010 Relocation Tavi art gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2010Net Games Baaley hamelacha gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2010Art Couture Bineth gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2010Who is a Predator WhcreationGroup
2010Living room Tel-aviv museum, Tel-AvivGroup
2010 Sex-sin Hachalalit gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2010Calm before the storm Winzavod art centre, Moscow, RussiaGroup
2009 Self service Hachalalit gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2009 Four openings in israeli art Bezalel-Salame gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2009 Men Inga gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2009Ethics- Esthetics artist's house, Tel-AvivGroup
2009 Z-B-A Gal-on gallery, Tel-avivGroup
2009 Industry mfa graduates, Hatachana, Tel-AvivGroup
2008 Eventually we'll die, young israeli art of the 90's,Herzlia museum of art, HerzliaGroup
2008Youth Musrara art gallery, JerusalemGroup
2008 The homes of others Israel museum, JerusalemGroup
2008 Streetwise Mishkenot shaananim gallery, JerusalemGroup
2008 The secret viewer Tmuna gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2008SnapshotRamleh city gallery, RamlehGroup
2008 Click....grrrr...Haifa univercity gallery, HaifaGroup
2008 Mama's boyPort-house gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2008 Flock Bezalel-Salame gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2007 Yad Axel Springer, Berlin, GermanySolo
2007 Sleep Rishon lezion city gallery, Rishon LezionGroup
2007Closer D&A gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2007 Stills Oranim art institute, OranimGroup
2007 Passion Haoman, Tel-AvivGroup
2007Desert generation Hakibutz gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2007 My beloved pornography Artist's house, Tel-AvivGroup
2007 City space Photorio festival, Rio de jeneiro, BrazilGroup
2007Boys craft Haifa museum of art, HaifaGroup
2007 Sweet 16 Bat Yam museum of art, Bat YamGroup
2007 Public garden Artist's house, Tel-AvivGroup
2007 It is not Israeli Art Tmuna gallery, Tel-avivGroup
2007Portraits Artneuland gallery, Berlin, Germany Group
2006Department Hmidrasha art gallery, Beit-BerlSolo
2006 Men Ramat Gan museum, Ramat GanGroup
2006 After Petach tikva museum, Petach TikvaGroup
2005Dark Ages sadnaot haomanim gallery, Tel-avivSolo
2005 Books Israel museum, JerusalemGroup
2005 Omanut Haaretz festival Riding power station, Tel-AvivGroup
2004 Non stop art Sadnaot haomanim, Tel-AvivGroup
2004 Reunion Braverman gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2004 In those days Beit Reuvan, Tel-AvivGroup
2004Rose ce'st la vie Tel-Aviv museum, Tel-AvivGroup
2004 Marshim Marseille art centre, Marseille, FranceGroup
2004Portraits Artspace, Tel-AvivGroup
2003Side effect Hamidrasha gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2003 Mother Oranim art gallery, OranimGroup
2003 HomeHaifa univercity gallery, HaifaGroup
2002 Behind closed doors Herzlia museum of art, HerzliaGroup
2002Fragile line Um el fahem art gallery, Um el FahemGroup
2001Cruciferae FamilyMachanyim art gallery, MachanayimSolo
2001 Utility furniture Line 16 gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2001 Plastic sheet A.A. Silver gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
2001 Minister of culture prize for young artist Ramat Gan museum, Ramat GanGroup
2000 Decent Swinishness line 16 gallery, Tel-AvivSolo
2000The Phantom Menace Hmidrasha art gallery, Beit-BerlSolo
2000 Between the mountain and the sea Haifa city museum, HaifaGroup
1999I Have a Gigantic Electricity Bill Too Hifa museum of art, HaifaSolo
1999 Prologue Hilton hotel, Tel-AvivGroup
1999 Emerging artists Sotheby's, Tel-AvivGroup
1997 Ho mama Ramat Gan museum of art, Ramat GanGroup
1997Winter dreamers Nehama gallery, Tel-AvivGroup
1997Chosen graduates Cooper union, New-York, USAGroup