Bio / CV

Yuval Yairi (born in Israel 1961), lives and works in Jerusalem.Studied visual communication at the WIZO College Haifa (1984-1988), director of a design studio in Jerusalem (1988-1999), produced and directed short films and documentaries until 2004.

Since 2004 Yairi devotes his work to research and artistic activity, primarily in mediums of photography and video.
The subjects of Yairi’s work relate to Places, and his gaze – whether it’s a historical place, cultural, personal or political – explores these places in context of memory. A Leper Hospital or a writer’s library, an abandoned Arab village, a cheap hotel-room or a museum undergoing renovations – transform through his personal perspective, of deconstructing and recomposing spaces, times and events.

Yairi’s works are exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals in Israel and abroad, and are in public and private collections.

Exhibitions & Festivals:
2017        Anonym-X: The End of the Privacy Era / Street View, (group), Haifa Museum of Art
2016       Surveyor, solo exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Kansas City
2016        Surveyor, solo exhibition, Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
2016         “Vaccum” @ International Photography Festival 2016, Jaffa Port
2016       Cologne Off (video Art), Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles
2016       ABC – Landscape in 3 parts, Group exhibition, Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016       Time is Love, International Video Art, Plateau gallery, Berlin
2015       Winter Stream (video art and short films), Epsten Gallery, Kansas City
2015       Quest, group exhibition, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv 
2015        The Tel-Aviv Transcripts, with Hadas Ophrat, The Lobby – Art Space, Tel-Aviv
2015        Now & After Videoart Festival Moscow – guests program
2015        Sanctuary, group exhibition, Orlando Museum of Art
2014        “The Benevolent Tree”, Group Exhibition, The Umm el-Fahem Art Gallery
2014        Video art and experimental film festival, Tribeca Cinemas, NY
2014        Festival of Migrant Films, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2014        Aiva, international video art festival, Finspång, Sweden
2014        “Fokus 2014 video art festival”, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen
2013        Collecting Dust, Contemporary Israeli Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2013        LAND, solo exhibition, Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
2013        Regards féminins 2013, Group Exhibition, The first station gallery, Jerusalem
2012        Wonderland, Group exhibition, Chagall Artists House, Haifa
2012        Summer Solstice, Group exhibition, Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY
2012        A visual journey through imagination, Group exhibition, Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FLA
2012        Nomansland: Trilogy of Journeys, Group exhibition, The Petach Tikva Museum
2011        Visit Nomansland, Art Event, Jerusalem
2011        Roundabout – Face to Face, group exhibition, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
2011        Kept in Memory, 2-man exhibition, Dwek Gallery, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem
2011        Venice:Mémoire, group exhibition, Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
2011        Escape, group exhibition, Artists House, Tel-Aviv
2011        WORK (The Israel Museum Renewal), Solo Exhibition, Zemack Contemporary, Tel-Aviv
2011        Life: A user’s Manual, group exhibition, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2011        New in Photography: Recent Acquisitions, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2011        Purity & Danger, group exhibition, Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
2011        The Four Seasons, group exhibition, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2010        Roundabout, group exhibition, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand
2010        Looking in, Looking out, group exhibition, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2010        Now we are six, group exhibition, Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY
2009        Soul Searching, group exhibition, High Touch Gallery, Herzliya
2009        Between the private and the public domain, group exhibition, Agnon House, Jerusalem
2008        Jerusalem, Surface Fractures, group exhibition, The Jerusalem Artist’s House, Jerusalem
2008        Inside Israel, group exhibition, Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing, China
2008        Israel is Real, Contemporary photography, group exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Kansas
2008        Palaces of Memory, solo exhibition, Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY
2008        Living Together, regional group exhibition, (Ireland, England, Bulgaria, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, Greece)
2008, group exhibition, Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California
2008        The homes of others, group exhibition, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2007        Contemporary Israeli Photography, group exhibition, San Diego Natural History Museum
2007        Moods and Modes in Israeli Photography, group exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2007        Palaces of Memory, solo exhibition, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2007        Art for Aid, group exhibition, Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam
2007        Current Visions part 2, group exhibition, Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY
2006        Lanterna Magica, Metaphysical Light in Israeli Photography, Bat-Yam Museum of Art
2006        d.t-minimum time, group exhibition, Qbox Gallery, Athens, Greece
2006        Heara 10, Science Museum, Jerusalem (4 min. video with Anat Barel)
2005        Yuval Yairi: Forevermore, solo exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2005        Forevermore: The Hansen Project, solo exhibition, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
2004        “New Exposures” Recent acquisitions in Photography, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2004        Outside In, Sotheby’s, London (with artist Marc Cohen, NY)
2003        The Valley Train, Gafen, Jerusalem
2002        Group exhibition, Popolus Gallery, Tel-Aviv


2014           Stigmart videofocus special issue (6th edition)
2013            Yael Sovinski, “LAND”, Calcalist, November
2011             Smadar Sheffi, “The Marxist approach”, Haaretz, June
2010            Amir Bogen, “The Savoy”, ynet, December
2010            Alan Griffiths, “The Savoy”, Luminous-Lint, January
2008           Kristina Feliciano, “Some assembly required”, Photo district News, November
TimeOut NY, Art / The best in photography, July
Zoom Magazine, July
Penina Braffman, “Yuval Yairi in NY”, Artinfo, July
2007             Yanai Sapir, review, TimeOut TLV, June
Sari Raz, review, Channel 1 TV, June
2005             Karpel Dalia, “Fractions of reality”, Haaretz
Winston, Helena. review. artUS, November
Robertson, Rebecca. review. ARTnews, October
Irena Gordon, review, TimeOut TLV, August
“Rooms with a View”, The New York Sun, May 20
Peter Marshall, review,, June
Sari Raz, review, Channel 1 TV, August
Yuval Peled,

Selected Collections:
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
Schusterman Center, MA
Sabag, Israel
Lahat, Israel
Livnat, Holland
Kukoff, New York
Berman and Bloch, Los Angeles
Naggar, England
Constantiner, New York

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