Photograph of Michal Na'aman, 1978
|Born||November 19, 1951
Kvutzat Kinneret, Israel
|Known for||Conceptual art Painter|
Michal Na'aman (born 1951, Kvutzat Kinneret, Israel) is a painter. Lives and works in Tel Aviv. Michal Na'aman belongs to a group of young artists who emerged in the early 1970s, and who are today at the forefront of Israeli art. From the outset she dealt with language, word play, shifting verbal patterns, and especially with the relationship between the written word and the visual image. Raffi Lavie (collage, photography, writing) and Conceptual art are the influences on her unique, sophisticated style.
- 1972 Graduate of Tel Aviv University, literature and history of art
- Art Teachers' Training College, Ramat Hasharon
- 1978-80 School of Visual Arts, New York
- 1977-2004 Art Teachers' Training College, Ramat Hasharon
- 2005 Beit Berl, the School of Art - Hamidrasha, Professor
Awards and prizes
- American-Israel Cultural Foundation, scholarship for School of Visual Arts, New York, 1978–1980
- Jacques and Genia O'Hana Prize for a Young Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum, 1981
- George and Janette Geffin Prize, America Israel Culture Fund, 1995
- The Minister Of the Arts and Science Prize
- Isracard Prize, Tel Aviv Museum, together with Lillian Klapisch, 1998
- Dizengoff Prize, 2002
- Sandberg Prize, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1998
- Sandberg Prize, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2002
- 1975 Vai Hi Oh, Yodfat Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 1976 Backbiting, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 1977 Fish Bird, Russ Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 1978 Michal Na’aman, New Works, Russ Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 1980 Ducks and Rabbits, Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York.
- 1981 Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 1982 The Venice Biennale.
- 1983 Michael Na’aman 1975-1983, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
- 1984 Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 1985 Betzalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
- 1987 Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 1989 Michal Na’aman, New Works, 1987–1989, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 1991 Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 1998 Legion, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 1999 Legion, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
- 1999 Red and a Trickle of White, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 2001 Yester-Red, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv.
- 2006 Miracles on the Sea, Beit Gabriel, Jordan Valley
- 2006 The eye of the Nation, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
- 2010 A Smile, A Cat, A Cut", Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv (cat.)
- 2011 Fuck The Clock - Fresh Paint Fair - Gordon Gallery
- 2013 Wit/ויץ/Wit, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv
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Killed a Penguin; A Nun was Killed, 1975
Photograph, paper and Letraset on cardboard
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Mixed media and collage on cardboard
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
- Michal Naaman collection at the Israel Museum. Retrieved February 2012
- "Michal Na'aman". Information Center for Israeli Art. Israel Museum. Retrieved February 2012.
- Art of Michal Naaman at Europeana. Retrieved February 2012
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