Zadok Ben-David

Yemen 1949


Zadok Ben-David
Zadok Ben-David
December 17, 2014
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Zadok Ben-David is a London based, award winning Artist. He was born in Bayhan, Yemen in 1949 and immigrated to Israel in the same year. He graduated in advanced sculpture from St. Martin’s School of Art in London and taught at the same institution from 1977-1982.

In 1988, Ben-David represented Israel in the Venice Biennale. Ben-David’s largest solo show to date was at the Guangdong Art Museum in Guangzhou, China in spring 2007.

He is the recipient of numerous awards. Recent awards include Grande Biennial Prémio at the XIV Biennale Internacional de Arte de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal 2007 and the Tel Aviv Museum prize for sculpture 2005. In 2008, he was commissioned to make a sculpture for the Beijing Olympics.

In 2010, Ben-David’s solo show “Human Nature” at the Tel Aviv Museum in Israel, created history as it had achieved record-breaking attendance in the history of the museum when it ended in February 2010.

Ben-David has in the last few years showed in Italy, China and at the Busan Biennale in South Korea. Ben-David’s work can currenlty be seen at his major solo exhibition at the Singapore Botanic Gardens organised by Sotheby’s. His works feature in the collections of important public and private institutions in Europe, East Asia, United States, Israel and Australia.

Zadok Ben-David lives and works in London.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013The Other Side of MidnightShoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
2013The Other Side of MidnightAnnandale Galleries, Sydney, AustraliaSolo
2012Zadok Ben-DavidSingapore Botanic Gardens, SingaporeSolo
2012Simple LineMysteski Arsenal, Kiev, UkraineSolo
2012The Story I am About to Tell You…Magic Box, Cerveira, PortugalSolo
2012Do Not DestroyContemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USAGroup
2011BlackfieldArtclub 1563, Seoul, KoreaSolo
2011Roundabout: Face to FaceTel Aviv Museum, Israel.Group
2011Beyond LimitsSotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK.Group
2010BlackfieldVerso Arte Contemporanea, Turin, ItalySolo
2010Untitled1918 Art Space, Shanghai, ChinaSolo
2010BlackfieldGalerie Albrecht, Berlin, GermanySolo
2010RoundaboutCity Gallery Wellington, New ZealandGroup
2010Present and experience of the PastInternational Sculpture in Racconigi, Turin, Italy.Group
2010Living in EvolutionBusan Biennale, Busan, South Korea.Group
2010Ten Monumental British SculpturesBerardo Collection. Shown at Cerro da Vila Museum and Archaeological Site in Vilamoura, PortugalGroup
2010Beyond Limits Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK.Group
2009BlackfieldShoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
2009Human natureTel Aviv Museum, IsraelSolo
2009OK Bienale CuveeLinz, AustriaGroup
2009Vivid FantasyKISS (Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen), Untergröningen, GermanyGroup
2009Animals Contemporary VisionNave Gallery, Parco Culturale Le Serre, Turin, ItalyGroup
2008BlackfieldAnnandale Galleries, Sydney, AustraliaSolo
2008Four SeasonsSotheby’s, Hanover Square, London UK.Solo
2008Of The Outer WorldDuckyong Kim & Zadok Ben-David, I-Myu Projects, LondonGroup
2008DreamsPassage de Retz, Paris, FranceGroup
2008Gathering DreamsBeijing Olympic Games 2008, Beijing, China.Group
2008Beyond Limits Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UKGroup
2008Animal and NatureChateau des Bousval, BelgiumGroup
2008WonderSingapore Biennale 2008, SingaporeGroup
2007Invinsible RealityGuangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, ChinaSolo
2007UntitledOroom Foundation Seoul, KoreaSolo
2007BlackfieldHales Gallery, LondonSolo
2007BlackfieldJanet Oh Gallery, Seoul, KoreaSolo
2007Sequences & RepetitionBrunel Arts Centre, Brunel University, London, UKGroup
2007Rummage: Sculptors’ DrawingsThe Winchester Gallery, University of SouthamptonGroup
2007Animal Kunst im Schloss, Untergroningen, GermanyGroup
2007Sculptuur BiennaleDen Haag, NetherlandsGroup
2007Sequences & RepetitionJerwood Space, LondonGroup
2007Beyond LimitsSotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK.Group
2007XIV International Biennial of Contemporary Art of CerveiraVila nova de Cerveira, PortugalGroup
2006Untitled1918 Artspace, Shanghai, ChinaSolo
2006FatamorganaHaifa Museum of Contemporary Art, Haifa, IsraelGroup
2005TelltaleEwha Art Centre, Seoul, KoreaGroup
2004Magica Realta, InnerscapesAnnandale Galleries, Sydney, AustraliaSolo
2004InnerscapesCass Foundation Gallery, London, UKSolo
2003Magica RealtaGalleria Civica d’arte Moderna e Conteporanea, Saint Vincent, Aosta, ItalySolo
2003InnerscapesEsplanade Culture Centre, SingaporeSolo
2003Evolution and TheoryThe Forum, Villa Nova de Cerveira, PortugalSolo
2003LandscapePump Gallery, Battersea, LondonGroup
2003Science FictionSingapore Museum of Art, SingaporeGroup
2002Blue Place arte ConteporaneaCavagnolo, Torino, ItalyGroup
2002The Train Ride, Video InstallationAmbrosino Gallery, Miami, USAGroup
2002Sculptura Internazionale a La mandriaTorino, ItalyGroup
2002Salto NaturaleKunst im Schloss, Untergroningen, GermanyGroup
2002Paper art BienaleLeopold-hoesch Museum, Duren, GermanyGroup
2002Thinking big, Concept for twenty-first century British sculpturePeggy Guggenheim collection, Venice, ItalyGroup
2002About FaceCroydon clock tower, LondonGroup
2001Magica RealtaPlace Arte Conteporanea, Cavagnolo, Torino, ItalySolo
2001Tempo Kunst im SchlossUntergroningen, GermanyGroup
2001Carnval des AnimauxDen Haag Sculpture 2001, The Hague, HollandGroup
2001The Train Ride, Video InstallationHerzliya Museum of Art, IsraelGroup
2001L’Homme qui MarchePalais Royal, Paris, FranceGroup
2001Narcisse BlessePassage de Retz, Paris, FranceGroup
2001The Walking ManDen Haag Sculpture, Den Haag, HollandGroup
2000Evolution and TheoryNeanderthal Museum, Mettmann, GermanySolo
2000Evolution and TheoryLeuchter & Peltzer, Dusseldorf, GermanySolo
2000Magic RealityRefusalon, San Francisco, USASolo
2000BRONZE - Contemporary British SculptureHolland Park, London, UKGroup
2000Looking ahead-vision of IsraelICA, San Jose, California, USAGroup
1999Evolution and TheoryMercedez Benz Forum, Stuttgart, GermanySolo
1999Evolution and TheoryEarl Lu Gallery, SingaporeSolo
1999The Shape of the Century (100 years of sculpture in Britain)Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury and Canary Wharf, London, UKGroup
1999ANIMALMusee Bourdelle Paris, FranceGroup
1999Artists booksRefusalon San Francisco, California, USAGroup
1998Evolution and TheoryAmbrosino Gallery, Miami, USASolo
1998Evolution and TheorySan Francisco Art Institute, USASolo
1998Evolution and TheoryBeelden aan Zee, Schveningen, HollandSolo
1998Israeli Sculpture 1948-1998Tefen Museum, IsraelGroup
1998British Figurative Art, Part 2 – SculptureFlower East Gallery, LondonGroup
1997Evolution and TheoryHerzliya Museum, IsraelSolo
1997Evolution and TheoryAnnandale Galleries, Sydney, AustraliaSolo
1997FantasiaHerzliya Museum, IsraelGroup
1995UntitledJason & Rhodes Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
19955 Years to 2000Herzliya Museum, IsraelGroup
1995VIII International BienalPortugalGroup
1994UntitledCastlefield Gallery, Manchester, EnglandSolo
1994UntitledIm Heppacher Gallery, Esslingen, GermanySolo
1993UntitledEcke Galerie, Augsburg, GermanySolo
1993AntipathosIsrael Museum, Jerusalem, IsraelGroup
1993LocusFisher Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
1992UntitledBenjamin Rhodes Gallery, LondonSolo
1992Places and MainstreamNational Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, KoreaGroup
1992The new metaphysicsIvan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
1991KunsteuropaKunsthalle, Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
1991Places and MainstreamMuseum Hara, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1990Jewish Art of the 20th CenturyBarbican, LondonGroup
1989Recent AcquisitionsTel Aviv Museum, IsraelGroup
19875 British ArtistsEkymose Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, FranceGroup
1987Metal & MotionTouring from Brighton Museum & Art GalleryGroup
1987Palaces of CultureStoke City Museum & Art GalleryGroup
1987Israeli ArtistsBrooklyn Museum, New YorkGroup
1987Fresh PaintIsrael Museum, JerusalemGroup
1986Art & ProjectAmsterdam HollandSolo
1986From two worldsWhitechapel Art Gallery, London & The Fruitmarket Gallery, EdinburghGroup
1986IV International BienalPortugalGroup
1985Art & ProjectAmsterdam, HollandGroup
1985Who is afraid of RedYellow & Blue? Arnolfini Gallery, BristolGroup
1984Attitudes 84Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK.Group
198480 Years of SculptureIsrael Museum, JerusalemGroup
1984Liverpool Garden FestivalEnglandGroup
1983Tel HaiInternational Art Meeting, IsraelGroup
1983Pegan EchoRiverside Studios, LondonGroup