Grants awarded to nine solo and three group exhibitions in Asia, Europe, South America, and the US


June 16, 2016
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Artis is pleased to announce 12 new Exhibition Grants to support the presentation of work by contemporary visual artists from Israel at critical moments in their careers. Among the funded projects are solo exhibitions and presentations at prestigious biennials, renowned museums, and community-focused nonprofits and educational institutions. The 2016 Artis Exhibition Grantees demonstrate a high degree of ambition, critical support for both emerging and established artists, and strong potential for long-term outcomes and impact. Each exhibition will include public programs, publications, and online resources designed to expand the reach to local and global audiences.

Since 2004, Artis has awarded 1.35 million USD for international exhibitions and projects that advance innovative thinking about contemporary visual art from Israel. Applications for 2017 Exhibition Grants will open on November 4, 2016.

2016 Exhibition Grantees:

Mika Rottenberg
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Solo exhibition curated by José Carlos Diaz
November 30, 2016–May 23, 2017

Memory Goes As Far As This Morning
Chengdu MOCA, Chengdu, China
Group exhibition with Gideon Rubin and Shu Qun, curated by Xiaohui Guo
September 23–November 18, 2016 

Nahum Tevet—Works on Glass 1972-1975
Hunter College Art Galleries, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, NY  
Solo exhibition curated by Thierry de Duve
September 22–November 20, 2016

Jan Tichy: Installation no. 29 (Neues Rathaus – New Town Hall)
Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany
Solo exhibition curated by Julia Draganović and Barbara Kaesbohrer
November 18, 2016–January 8, 2017

Manifesta 11: What People Do For Money: Some Joint Ventures
Manifesta, various locations, Zurich, Switzerland 
Solo presentation by Shelly Nadashi, curated by Christian Jankowski
June 9–September 18, 2016

Enough About You
TRIAD (Towards Regional Integration of Artistic Development) and MAXXI (Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo), Rome, Italy
Solo presentation by Einat Amir, curated by TRIAD and MAXXI
October 20–24, 2016

Sharon Ya’ari. Photography
National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
Solo exhibition curated by Ieva Mazūraitė-Novickienė
June 17–September 4, 2016

Conditions of Political Choreography
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin, Germany
Group exhibition with Yochai Avrahami, Yael Bartana, Noam Enbar & Jonathan Levy, Christian Falsnaes, Ohad Fishof, Michal Helfman, Leon Kahane, Adam Linder, Antje Majewski, Markus Meißen, Ohad Meromi, Slavs and Tartars, and Susanne M. Winterling. Curated by Marius Babias, Sergio Edelsztein, Sophie Goltz, and Chen Tamir
June 16–July 16, 2017

Incerteza Viva (Live Uncertainty)
São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil
Solo exhibition by Michal Helfman in the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, curated by Jochen Volz and co-curators Gabi Ngcobo, Júlia Rebouças, Lars Bang Larsen and Sofía Olascoaga
September 6–December 11, 2016

Zvi Goldstein – Distance and Differences
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
Solo exhibition curated by Ory Dessau
June 25–October 30, 2016

The Yellow Who Wants
Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden
Solo exhibition of Tamar Ettun, curated by Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson
May 12–August 21, 2016

Curfew Unlimited: Nothing But Longing (NBL)
Void Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
Group exhibition featuring Ilit Azoulay, Asaf Ben Zvi, Rafram Chaddad, Keren Cytter, Effi & Amir, Guy Goldstein, Talia Keinan, Yonatan Levy, Jonathan Ofek, Eli Petel, Tchelet Ram, Shai Ratner, Netally Schlosser, Naama Tsabar, and Shahar Yahalom. Curated by Sagit Mezamer and Bill Drummond (The Curfew Tower)
December 3, 2016–February 11, 2017

About Artis
Artis is an independent nonprofit organization that broadens international awareness and understanding of contemporary visual art from Israel. We champion innovation, experimentation and artistic excellence, and support freedom of speech and expression for all people. Artis aims to cultivate a global network of resources that advance opportunities for contemporary artists—regardless of religion, race or ethnicity. 

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