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Kunstnere NBeX project

Meydad Eliyahu
Jerusalem Wanderings exhibition in NBeX project 07.10 - 04.11 2018 is the first time that a major body of works from these series of drawings is being exhibited.
The drawings, created always in direct approach in the public space, are both an act of meditative drawing and research of the human nature in the urban landscape. The sites that I chose are mainly central roads that the human movement and different characters that wonder at these spots are fascinate me during the drawing sessions.
Creation of the drawings is intensive and calligraphic in it's nature and only few of the drawings are part of the series in the end of the process. the drawing are very specific from one hand but have their poetic , unconscious presence which is the motivation behind them from the other hand. Even though the observation is dominant as a starting point of each drawing , the movement of the figures in the space brings to the process spontaneous and innovative aspects.

CV:
Meydad Eliyahu born 1983 , Mesilat Zion, Israel | works at the Artists' Studios in Jerusalem | among the
founders of Katamona Gallery and Library in Jerusalem

Education:
2009-2011 Japanese calligraphy and ink painting studies under master Kazuo Ishii,
Israel and Japan
2009 printmaking studies, Jerusalem Print Workshop
2005-2008 Master Class under artist Israel Hershberg, The Jerusalem Studio School
2006 Summer Program, International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Umbria, Italy

Solo & Duo Exhibitions:
2018
Jerusalem Wanderings, NBeX project, galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
Exposed, Imbala center, Jerusalem
2017
Orders , Kiryat Tivon art gallery
2016
The Box of Documents |kadalassuppeti കടലാസുപ്പെട്ടി , as part of the Kochi-
Muziris Biennale, Kashi Gallery, Kochin, India
Teivat Teudot, Liza Gershuni Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015
The Apartment, a duo exhibition with Neta Elkayam, Carousel Cultural Center,
Jerusalem
2013
Artifact, a duo exhibition with Jonathan Ofek, Art Cube Gallery, Jerusalem

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2018
Loose Grip, P8 gallery at Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv
Sambation, JCF, Krakow, Poland
2017
We Hereby Declare, Bat Yam museum of art
2016
Intricate Affinities: Recollections of Western Tradition in Israeli Contemporary Art,
Petach Tikva museum of art
Fauna, Flora, Still, Life, Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv
2015
Drawing Salon, Florentin 45 Contemporary Art Space, Tel Aviv
ANTI PHYSIS, Kreuzberg Pavilion, Berlin, Germany
Not in Heaven, Beita Art Center, Jerusalem
Night Story, Beit Ha'am Library, as part of the Jerusalem Season of Culture Festival,
Jerusalem
(ID)ENTITY, as part of the Days of Jerusalem Festival, DEPO2015, Pilsen, The Czech
Republic
The Viborg International Billboard Painting Festival, Viborg, Denmark
Alloy – Interdisciplinary Performance Event, in collaboration with Uri Agnon, Barbur
Gallery, Jerusalem
Bird Identification Book, The Gallery at the Jerusalem Bird Observatory, Jerusalem
2014
Library at Night, Beit Ha'am Library, Jerusalem
Sale, a contemporary art exhibition in a supermarket, Jerusalem
Body, Place, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem
Cover Version, Koresh 14 Gallery, Jerusalem
Production Line, with Uri Agnon, The Artists’ Studios, Jerusalem
Train Carriage K322, an "Empty House" group project, The First Station Complex,
Jerusalem
Heara 12, an art event by Salamanca Group, Hansen House, Jerusalem
InOut, The Artists' Studios, Jerusalem
2013
Layers of Identity, LA print space, Los Angeles
Nivim, Agripas 12, Jerusalem
No pretense, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv
2012
Patterns of Behavior, Jerusalem Print Workshop
Behind the forest, Florentin 45 Contemporary Art Space, Tel Aviv
Empty House 2, 3 days art show and event at an abandoned building, Machon Hasivim,
Jerusalem
What is Real?, ME CONTEMPORARY Gallery, Copenhagen
2011
Art Preview Berlin, art fair (on behalf of Tavi Gallery), Berlin
Ghosts, Tavi Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
Empty House, a one day art event and art show in an abandoned hotel, Jerusalem
Winners of the Ish Shalom Prize 2010-11, The New Gallery, Teddy, Jerusalem
2010
Soot, group show by KRA Group, May gallery, Jerusalem
Restart, Tavi Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
Secret art 5, Mani House, Tel Aviv
2009
4 Rooms - 4 New Members, The Jerusalem Artists' House
Hanayedet, mobile exhibition by KRA Group, Jerusalem
The City Meets Art, The International Convention Center, Jerusalem
Exhibition and Launch of KRA Magazine #2, The Lab, Jerusalem
Exhibition and Launch of KRA Magazine #1, Hakatze, Jerusalem
2008
Becoming: Visions of Childhood, NYU Bronfman Center Gallery, New York
2007
Home & Away, NYU Bronfman Center Gallery, New York
Giluy Shem Exhibition, Hecht Art Center, Haifa University, Israel

Awards and Scholarships:
2016 Israel ministry of culture award for the young artist
2014 Creating in Space Scholarship, New Spirit Foundation, Jerusalem
2012 Jerusalem Print Workshop Grant
2011 Shoshana Ish Shalom Prize for Art, The Artists' House, Jerusalem
2009 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Canada
2007 Giluy Shem Scholarship, Israel

Publications:
2016
Intricate Affinities: Recollections of Western Tradition in Israeli Contemporary Art,
Petach Tikva museum of art
2015
A Hundred Years of Print Making in Israel, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Gideon Ofrat
(editor)
2014
Artist of the Month, German Edition of Le Monde Diplomatique, Berlin
2014
Accompanying Artist, Cramel Poetry Magazine, Carmel Publishing, Jerusalem