ABOUT


Jonathan Hirschfeld is an Israeli artist. Born 1979 in Jerusalem. He has a 2004 BFA, from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem and a 2011 MFA, from the Interdisciplinary program  in Arts, Tel Aviv University.

In His paintings and drawings he uses world mythologies to evoke and to express personal, political and artistical ideas. His work maintains a close relationship to early Israeli modernist traditions. His unique approach to modernism places him in the heart of contemporary discourses.


יונתן הירשפלד הוא אמן ישראלי יליד 79.  בוגר תואר ראשון באמנות מבצלאל, ותואר שני מהתכנית הבינתחומית לאמנויות בשיתוף מכון כהן להיסטוריה ופילוסופיה של הרעיונות באוניברסיטת ת"א. ציוריו ורישומיו משתמשים במיתולוגיות השונות, בתנ"ך ובברית החדשה כבסיס לביטוי של תכנים אישיים, פוליטיים וארס פואטיים.

עבודותיו מקיימות קשר עם המסורת של מודרניזם ישראלי בפרט ומסורות מודרניות בכלל. גישתו לחומרים המודרניים שיש בה משום אמונה באפשרות לשקם אחדים מערכי המודרניות אפילו במסגרות המפוכחות של המחשבה העכשיוית, נותנת לציוריו נופך של מעורבות בשיח העכשיוי על פילוסופיה ואמנות.

 

 

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Born 1979, Lives and works in Israel

Education

2011

MFA, Interdisciplinary program in Arts, Tel Aviv University

2004

BFA, Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem

2004

Education studies, Hebrew University

Solo Exhibitions

2016

Skin for Skin, "Artist House", Tel Aviv

2014

Lust, exhibition and book, Zadik Gallry, Tel Aviv

Foramen magnum, RAWart Gallery, Tel Aviv

2013

On the Land, Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem

The Studio is Exploding, Naan Art Gallery, Kibutz Naan

2012

The Tragedy in Ethical Life, RAWart Gallery, Tel Aviv

Backdrop for "Dido and Aeneas" opera, Givatayim Theater, Givatayim

2010

He Who Wanted to be God, Ramat Gan Museum

2009

Afterthought, dual exhibition, Givat Haim Art Gallery

2008

Bloodstain, Hanina Contemporary Art Gallery, Jaffa

2007

Introduction, The alternative space at Soreg st. Jerusalem

2006

Perfume, Jerusalem Artists House

Flags, Zenturm fur Zeitgenussich Israelische Kunst, Munchen

2004

Molech, Bar David Museum, Baram

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

Under Erasure, Tel Aviv museum of art

2013

Tomarkin, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv

Band-Aid, Sail Exhibition, Jaffa Salon for Art, Tel Aviv

Art Camp, Ramla Station for Contemporary Art, Ramla

Ha'Hashmal Compound Sale Exhibition, Ha'hashmal st., Tel Aviv

A Couples Exhibition, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv

2012

Turning Point 5, RAWart Gallery, Tel Aviv

The Specialists, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv

2011

The Last Emperor - Young Artists with Igal Tumarkin, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv

Crescendo, Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv

Room 310, site specific permanent exhibition at Artplus Hotel, Tel Aviv

2010

Ruth Shloss and Young Artists, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv

After the Orgy, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv

2009

The GCC, New York

2008

Dirty White, Florentin 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv

Intimate Places, Konard Adenauer Gallery, Jerusalem

2008

Works of Grief, Hanina Contemporary Art Gallery, Jaffa

2007

Desert Generation: Israeli and Palestinian Artists against the Occupation, "Artist House", Jerusalem; Ha'Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Meneer de Wit Gallery, Amsterdam; Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan Gallery

Sublime Now, Hanina Contemporary Art Gallery, Jaffa

Impressions, Israel's drawing Biennale

2006

Rashumon, Jerusalem's Artists Workshop

2005

Fusion, Jerusalem's Artists Workshop

Curating

2012

Father's Portrait, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa

In Silence, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv

The Specialists, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv (co-curator)

2011

Crescendo, Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv

Unraveling, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv

2010

After the Orgy, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv

2008

Works of Grief, Hanina Contemporary Art Gallery, Jaffa

2007

Sublime Now, Hanina Contemporary Art Gallery, Jaffa

2006

Rashumon, Jerusalem's Artists Workshop (co-curator)

2005

Fusion, Jerusalem's Artists Workshop (co-curator)

Writing and Criticism

2012

Against Groys,"Erev Rav" website

2011

Silence as Art, Odyssey, Journal for Philosophy, 12th edition

Pass of the Charming Maiden, Odyssey, Journal for Philosophy, 11th edition

2010

Balk the Crazy Dog, Odyssey, Journal for Philosophy, 8th edition

The Lizard Bite, Odyssey, Journal for Philosophy, 7th edition

What We Know of the World Odyssey, Journal for Philosophy, 12th edition Kulturaustauch Magazine