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 @60.art.israel.world, 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
Bibliography: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, about.com, June Sari Raz, review, Channel 1 TV, August Yuval Peled, artispo.com
Selected Collections: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem Tel Aviv Museum, Israel Roundabout Schusterman Center, MA Sabag, Israel Lahat, Israel Livnat, Holland Kukoff, New York Berman and Bloch, Los Angeles Naggar, England Constantiner, New York