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.
Yairi is a recipient of The Ministry of Culture Award for Visual Arts, 2017
Exhibitions & Festivals:
2018        We Are One World, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles
2018        Sambation, Jewish Culture Festival,  Kraków
2018        Tzurah – sguardi dentro Israele (group), Jewish museum of Casale Monferrato
2018        DocTurku ❤ VAFT, Finland
2017        4th Little Cinema International Festival, Kolkata
2017        Dangerous Art, (group), Haifa Museum of Art
2017       Undefined Spaces (group), Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin
2017        Meetings Festival and residence, West Jutland, Denmark
2017        Slipped (my) memory,  (group), Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv
2017        Anonym-X:  / 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), 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), 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), 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, (group), The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2013        LAND, solo exhibition, Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
2013        Regards féminins 2013, (group), The first station gallery, Jerusalem
2012        Wonderland, (group), Chagall Artists House, Haifa
2012        Summer Solstice, (group), Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY
2012        A visual journey through imagination, (group), Holden Luntz, Palm Beach
2012        Nomansland: Trilogy of Journeys, (group), The Petach Tikva Museum
2011        Visit Nomansland, Art Event, Jerusalem
2011        Roundabout – Face to Face, (group), Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
2011        Kept in Memory, 2-man exhibition, Dwek Gallery, Jerusalem
2011        Venice:Mémoire, (group), Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
2011        Escape, (group), Artists House, Tel-Aviv
2011        WORK ( Israel Museum’s Renewal), Solo Exhibition, Zemack , Tel-Aviv
2011        Life: A user’s Manual, (group), The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2011        New in Photography: Recent Acquisitions, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2011        Purity & Danger, (group), Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv
2011        The Four Seasons, (group), The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2010        Roundabout, (group), City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand
2010        Looking in, Looking out, (group), The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2010        Now we are six, (group), Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY
2009        Soul Searching, (group), High Touch Gallery, Herzliya
2009        Between the private and the public domain, (group), Agnon House, Jerusalem
2008        Jerusalem, Surface Fractures, (group), The Jerusalem Artist’s House, Jerusalem
2008        Inside Israel, (group), Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing, China
2008        Israel is Real, Contemporary photography, (group), Epsten Gallery, Kansas
2008        Palaces of Memory, solo exhibition, Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY
2008        Living Together, regional (group), (Ireland, England, Bulgaria, Romania, Armenia, Georgia, Greece)
2008, (group), Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California
2008        The homes of others, (group), The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2007        Contemporary Israeli Photography, (group), San Diego Natural History Museum
2007        Moods and Modes in Israeli Photography (group), Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2007        Palaces of Memory, solo exhibition, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv
2007        Art for Aid, (group), Zuiderkerk, Amsterdam
2007        Current Visions part 2, (group), Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY
2006        Lanterna Magica,  Bat-Yam Museum of Art
2006        d.t-minimum time, (group), 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, solo exhibition, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
2004        “New Exposures” Recent acquisitions (group), The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2004        Outside In, Sotheby’s, London (with artist Marc Cohen, NY)
2003        The Valley Trainsolo exhibition 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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