BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES


Short Biography

Dani Karavan was born in Tel Aviv in 1930, son of Abraham and Zehava Karavan, both pioneers who immigrated to Israel in 1920. Abraham was the chief landscape architect of the city of Tel Aviv from the early ‘40s to the late ‘60s.

Karavan began studying painting in Tel Aviv at the age of 14 at the Streichman-Steimazky studio, continued with Marcel Janco (1946) and later with Mordechai Ardon in Jerusalem (1949). Karavan was a painter at Kibbutz Harel, of which he was a founding member in 1948. In 1956 he traveled to Florence to study Fresco painting at the Accademia delle Belle Arti and later to Paris to study at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.

From the early sixties, Karavan designed stage sets for theatre, dance and opera and worked with the Bat Sheva Dance Company, Martha Graham and Gian Carlo Menotti among others. At the same time, he created a stone bas-relief in the assembly hall of the Knesset in Jerusalem (Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, 1965-1966) and his first site specific environmental sculpture – the Negev Monument (Be’er Sheva, Israel 1963-1968), which became a landmark in Environmental Art.

In 1976 Karavan represented Israel in the Biennale of Venice and a year later he was invited to participate at the Documenta 6 in Kassel. Since then, he has been commissioned to create environmental sculptures in Israel, France, Germany, United States, Korea, Taiwan and Japan to name a few. Some of his most celebrated works include Axe Majeur (1980-ongoing, Cergy Pontoise, France), Passages – Homage to Walter Benjamin (1990-1994, Portbou, Spain), Murou Art Forest (1998-2006, Murou, Japan), Memorial to the Sinti-Roma (1999-2012, Berlin Germany), Square of Culture (2005-2012, Tel Aviv, Israel) and White Square (1977-1988, Tel Aviv, Israel). He has exhibited in numerous museums around the world and is a recipient of prestigious international awards, such as the Israel Prize (1977); Silver Medal for Plastic Arts of the French Academy of Architecture (1992); Goslar Kaiser Ring for Visual Art, Germany (1996); the first Unesco’s Artist of Peace (1996); Praemium Imperiale – the Nobel Prize for the Arts, Japan (1998); the Goethe Medal, Germany (1999); Premio Michelangelo, Carrara, Italy (2005); Knight of the French “Légion d’Honneur” (2014) among others.

Dani Karavan is married to Hava and father to Noa, Tamar and Yael, grandfather to Itamar and Alma. He lives and works in Tel-Aviv and Paris.

 

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Born in Tel Aviv, Israel on December 7th 1930
Married to Hava, father to Noa, Tamar and Yael, grandfather to Itamar and Alma
Lives and works in Tel Aviv, Paris and Florence

1943 1944 Studied painting at Studio Aharon Avni, Tel Aviv, Israel
1945 1948 Studied painting at Studio Avigdor Steimatzky, Yehezkel Streichman and Marcel Janco, Tel Aviv, Israel
1948 1955 Founding member of Kibbutz Harel, Israel
1949 Studied art with the painter Mordechai Ardon, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
1950 Studied set design with Emmanuel Luftglass at Givat Haviva and with Paul Levi at the Theatre School of the Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel
1956 1957 Studied Fresco technique with Prof. Colaccichi at the Academia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy
1957 Studied drawings at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, France
Studied mosaic technique at the Academia di Belle Arti, Ravenna, Italy
1964 Founding member of the Batsheva Dance Company

Early Works

1975 Stage sets for the Moshe Efrati Dance Company (Kol Udmama) and for Haifa theatre, Israel
“Jerusalem City of Peace”, multiple sculptures, “Euroart”, Vienna, Austria
“Meditations on Peace in Pencil, Gold & Blue” for the book “Shalom” by Arie Eliav, Massada Publishing House, Israel
1974 1976 Stage sets for the Bat Dor Dance Company, Israel
1973 1974 Stage sets for the Israel Chamber Ensemble
1971 1972 Stage set for the Opera “Il Consule” by Giancarlo Menotti, the Israel Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel; Maggio Musicale Festival, Florence, Italy; Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoletto, Italy
1970 1978 Small sculptures and multiples
1976 Stage sets for Batsheva Dance Company, Israel
1975 Stage sets for Bimot Theatre, Israel
1974 Stage sets for Martha Graham Dance Company, New York, USA
1961 Stage set for the Inbal Dance Company and for Rena Gluck Dance Company, Israel
1960 1969 Stage sets for the Cameri Theatre, Israel
1958 1959 Drawings and paintings in egg tempera and oil, Israel
1958 Design of the pavilions of the Ministry of Development at the exhibition celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
1957 1989 Illustrations and covers for books & magazines, Israel
1954 1956 Landscape drawings in the southern suburbs of Tel Aviv, and abandoned Arab houses around Tel Aviv, Israel
1953 1955 Illustrations for the weekly children’s magazine “Mishmar L’Yladim”, Israel
Landscape, Still Life and Portraits – drawings and paintings in the vicinity of Kibbutz Harel, Israel
1950 1969 Stage sets for the Nahal entertainment group, Israel
1946 1955 Illustrations for various publications of Hashomer Hatzair Movement, Israel

Permanent Works

2010 2014 “Bdika”, environmental sculpture, Tel Hashomer Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel
2006 2014 “Harel Garden”, environmental sculpture, Harel, Jerusalem, Israel
2005 2013 “Square of Culture”, environmental sculpture, Tel Aviv, Israel
1999 2012 “Sinti and Roma memorial”, environmental sculpture, Berlin, Germany
2011 “La passerelle”, detail of the Axe Majeur, environmental sculpture, Cergy-Pontoise, France
2010 “Olives should be our borders”, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
2007 2009 “Light Wheel”, environmental sculpture, entrance junction, Calenzano, Italy
“Ceiling Sculpture”, Gori Headquarters, Calenzano, Italy
2006 2009 “Back Home” fountain, Villa Pecci, Florence, Italy
2004 2006 “Mifgash”, environmental sculpture, Villa Lemm, Berlin, Germany
2004 2005 “Alma Tower”, environmental sculpture, Rabin Health Center, Petach Tikva, Israel
“Sukkah”, environmental sculpture, Padiglione di Emodilalisi, Ospedale di Pistoia, Pistoia, Italy
2004 “Chair on the Roof”, environmental sculpture, The Chiaopanshan International Sculpture Park, Taoyuan, Taipei, Taiwan
“Hatzer”, environmental sculpture, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Porto Rico
2003 “1933” environmental sculpture, German Federation of Trade Unions, Duisburg, Germany
2002 “Adam & Eve”, sculpture, Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri, Tuscany, Italy
“Tzmicha – Crescita”, sculpture, Biennale de Carrara, Carrara Museum of Art, Carrara, Italy
1999 2001 Environmental project, 6th International Sculpture Symposium, Santo Tirso, Portugal
1999 2000 “Midbar”, environmental sculpture, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
1999 “Te”, indoor environment, Spazi d’Arte, Sala Palazzina, Fattoria di Celle, Santomato, Pistoia, Italy
1998 2006 “Murou Art Forest”, environmental project, Murou village, Nara Prefecture, Japan
1998 2000 “Bereshit”, environmental sculpture, Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
“Bridges”, environmental sculpture, Goslar, Germany
1998 “Homage to Tadashi Tonoshiki”, environmental sculpture, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan
1997 2005 “Mizrach”, environmental sculpture, Neupfarrplatz, Regensburg, Germany
1997 2002 “Grundgesetz 49”, environmental sculpture, Dorotheenblöcke, Parliament Building, Berlin, Germany
1997 “Mima’amakim”, indoor environment in 2 former coal factories, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
“Man Sang”, environmental sculpture, Sculpture Garden, Tong Yong, Korea
1996 2000 “Way of Peace”, 3km environmental border sculpture, Nitzana, Israel (near the border with Egypt)
1996 1999 “Garden of Memories”, environmental sculpture, Altstadtpark, Duisburg, Germany
1996 1997 “Ma’ala”, environmental sculpture, Nagai Olympic Stadium, Osaka, Japan
“Homage to Mercure”, environmental sculpture, Clermont-Ferrand, France
“Homage to the Communards”, environment, Rue de la Roquette, Paris, France
1995 2001 “Gates of Knowledge”, environmental sculpture, Città della Scienza, Naples, Italy
1995 1999 “Migdal Hadmaot”, environmental sculpture, Memorial Space, Latrun, Israel
1995 “Adama, Admati”, indoor environmental sculpture, Bank Hapoalim, Tel Aviv, Israel
1994 1995 “Dorfplatz”, environmental sculpture, Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland
1993 1998 “Square of Tolerance – Homage to Yitzhak Rabin” environmental sculpture, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
1993 1995 “Ma’ayan”, environmental sculpture dedicated to the Hiroshima victims, Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
1993 1994 “Homage to the Prisoners of Gurs”, environmental sculpture, National Monument, Gurs, France
1992 1999 “Way to the Hidden Garden”, environmental sculpture, Sapporo Open Air Sculpture Park, Sapporo, Japan
1990 1998 Gan-Hameyasdim, Yad-Lebanim”, environmental sculpture, Hedera, Israel
1990 1994 “Passages, Homage to Walter Benjamin”, environmental sculpture, Portbou, Spain
“Sulam Ya’acov”, wall relief, New Auditorium of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), Jerusalem, Israel
1990 1991 “Ohel”, environmental sculpture, Shiba Hospital, Tel Hashomer, Israel
1990 “Bait”, environmental sculpture, 4th International Symposium of Contemporary Art, Tel Hai, Israel
Wall Relief, Center West, Los Angeles, USA
1989 2000 “Esplanade Charles de Gaulle”, environmental sculpture, La Défense, Nanterre, France
1989 1999 “Carré Urbain”, environmental sculpture, Le Parc des Sources de la Bièvre, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
1989 1993 “Way of Human Rights”, environmental sculpture, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany
1989 1991 “Tzafon”, environmental sculpture, Landtag, Nordrhein-Westfalen Parliament, Düsseldorf, Germany
1989 “Dialogue”, environmental sculpture, Sculpture Park, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
1987 1988 “Way of Light – Homage to King Sejong”, environmental sculpture, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seoul, South Korea
1987 “East – West”, sculpture, Peace meeting between Palestinians and Israelis, Neve Shalom, Israel
1985 Wall relief, Bank Leumi, Wall Street, New York, USA
1982 2000 “Line 1, 2, 3 + 1 + 1 = 5”, environmental sculpture, Spazi d’Arte, Fattoria di Celle, Pistoia, Italy
1982 “Square”, environmental sculpture, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebaeck, Denmark
1980 1986 “Ma’alot”, environmental sculpture, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
1980 Commissioned to create the “Axe Majeur”, a 3 Km urban environment, Cergy-Pontoise, France
“Joint Square”, environmental sculpture, the Joint Building, Givat Ram, Jerusalem, Israel
1979 1980 “Indoor Environmental”, Hilton Noga Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland
“Line + Space”, indoor environmental sculpture, Entrance Hall, Bank Leumi, Lyn House, Tel Aviv, Israel
1979 Wall relief, Maiersdorf House, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
1977 1988 “Kikar Levana”, environmental sculpture, Edith Wolfson Park, Tel Aviv, Israel
1977 “Heichal”, wall painting, King Solomon Room, Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
“Measure”, sculpture, Rome Quadriennale, Italy (currently in the collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art)
1976 “Flags”, Triptych wall relief, Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel (currently in the collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art)
“Jerusalem City of Peace”, sculpture, first shown at the entrance of the Giardini of the 38th Venice Biennale, Italy, currently at “Spazi d’Arte”, Fattoria di Celle, Santomato, Pistoia, Italy
1975 1980 Wall relief, Discount Bank, 5th Avenue, New York, USA
1975 1977 Wall relief, Yediot Aharonot Building, Tel Aviv, Israel (currently in their new offices in Rishon LeZion, Israel)
1974 Indoor environmental sculpture & relief, Hilton Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel
1969 1975 Wall reliefs and sculptures, for El Al Airways Company (El Al Offices, Zurich, Switzerland; El Al Terminal, Kennedy Airport, New York, USA; El Al Offices, Ben Gurion Airport, Israel)
1968 1973 “Denmark School Square”, environmental sculpture, Denmark Junior High School, Jerusalem, Israel
1968 1972 “Memorial to the Holocaust”, environmental sculpture, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
1968 1970 “From Dunes to High Technologies”, wall relief, Bank Leumi, Tel Aviv, Israel
1965 1971 “Old-New City Crossed by a River”, wall relief, Diener & Diener Architects Office, Basel, Switzerland
1965 1966 “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem”, wall relief, Knesset Assembly Hall (Israeli Parliament), Jerusalem, Israel
1963 1968 “Negev Monument”, environmental sculpture, Beer Sheba, Israel
1963 Wall Paintings (total environment), “Peace-Pipe” hall, the flagship “Shalom”, Zim Shipping Company, Israel
1962 1964 “From the Tree of Knowledge to the Tree of Life”, wall relief, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Galerie Jaeger-Bucher, Paris, France (forthcoming)
2016 Muzeum Śląskie, Katowice, Poland (forthcoming)
2015 “Dani Karavan”, Musée d’art Moderne de Céret, Céret, France
“Dani Karavan”, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
“Makom – Essence of Place” International Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland
2014 “50 Years to the Negev Monument / 50 years to Dani Karavan’s Public Art”, Negev Museum of Art, Be’er Sheva, Israel
2011 “Dani Karavan, Gedenkorte und Environment, Lutherkirche, Cologne, Germany
2009 “Dani Karavan – Retrospective”, Nagasaki Prefectoral Museum, Nagasaki, Japan
2008 “Dani Karavan – Retrospektive”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Dani Karavan – Retrospective”, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2007 2008 “Dani Karavan – Retrospective”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2005 “Dani Karavan, Drawings and Sculptures”, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Paris, France
2002 “Pardes”, IVAM – Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
“Dani Karavan Site Specific Works”, Moscow State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia
1999 “21 Years Later”:
“Homage to Arnolfo di Cambio”, Sala dei Armi, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza Signoria, Florence, Italy
“Homage to Frederic II”, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
“Nursery for Peace”, Piazza Duomo, Pistoia, Italy
1997 1998 “Winter 97: Dani Karavan”, Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel
“Passages – Homage to Walter Benjamin”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
1996 “Retrospective”, Mönchehaus-Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar, Germany
“Shamaim”, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
1994 1995 “Time Space Meditation – Dani Karavan”:
Kamakura Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan
Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan
The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki, Japan
Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Kofu, Japan
1994 “Passages”, Installation, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
1993 “Dani Karavan -Way of Human Rights”, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany
“Passages – Walter Benjamin”, installation, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1992 “Dani Karavan”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
1989 “Untitled”, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
1984 “Makom 1”, De Beyerd – Centrum voor Beeldende Kunst, Breda, Netherlands
“3 Accesses”, Museum Kroller Muller, Otterllo / Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague / Boymans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1983 “Way”, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
1982 “Makom”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
“Makom”, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
1978 “Two Environments for Peace”, Forte di Belvedere, Florence and Castello dell’Imperatore, Prato, Italy
1976 “Environment for Peace”, Israeli Pavilion, 38th Venice Biennale, Italy
“Jerusalem City of Peace”, entrance to the gardens of the 38th Venice Biennale, Italy
1975 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1973 Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1971 Bellini Gallery, Florence, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 “UTOPIEdocumenta”, Stadtmuseum, Kassel, Germany
“Beyond the Monument”, Le Commun, Centre d’art contemporain, Genève, Switzerland
“Quint-Essence”, Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Paris, Frane
2013 2014 “André Le Nôtre en perspectives.1613-2013”, Château de Versailles, France
2013 2014 “Matière et mémoire. La demeure du patriarche”, Galerie Jaeger Bucher, Paris, France
2011 “Positif/Négatif”, object, Transgressions Renoma, group exhibition, Bloomingdale’s New-York, San Francisco, USA and Seoul, South Korea
2010 “Sand”, installation, The Haifa Mediterranean Biennale, Haifa, Israel
“Kinneret, Kinneret”, installation, Alterman, Eretz Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009 2010 “Artistes dans la Ville”, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Lô, Saint-Lô, France
2009 “The Song of Concrete”, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
“Kunstfehler – Fehlerkunst”, group exhibition, ACC Galerie, Kulturzentrum, Weimar, Germany
“Die verborgene Spur. Jüdisches Wege durch die Moderne / The Hidden Trace.
Jewish Paths through Modernity”, Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Osnabrück, Germany
2008 “60 Years, The first decade: Hegemony and Plurality”, Ein Harod Museum of Art, Israel
“Art in Israel – The second decade”, Ashdod Art Museum, Israel`
“Salame / Herzl: Views from Tel Aviv South”, Tel Aviv Artist’s Studios, Tel Aviv, Israel
“10+, The Ten Plus Group – Myth and Reality”, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2007 “Jerusalem, City of Peace”, sculpture “Chocolate – Design Sight Exhibition”, Issey Miyake Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
“Il Console”, models and photos, “Musica in Scena, artisti nei 70 anni del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy
2006 Railway track installation, “Israele – Arte e vita 1906-2006”, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
2005 “Negev Monument”, “Die Neuen Hebräer – 100 Jahre Kunst in Israel”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
“Murou Art Forest”, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, FIAC, Paris, France
2001 “Kadish – Requiem for a Tzabar”, installation, “Messages to the New Millennium – Israeli Art Modern”, Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan
“Love at First Sight – The Vera, Silvia and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Israeli Art”, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
“Passages”, installation, “Rèquiem per l’Escala / Requiem por la Escalera”, CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània, Barcelona, Spain
2000 “In Memory of a Tree”, installation, “Heidelberg Outdoor Project”, Heidelberg, Germany
“ZIMZUM – Aktuelle Kunst aus Israel”,Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
1999 “Sukkat Shalom”, environment, “Les Champs de la Sculpture 2000”, Champs Elysées, Paris, France
“Sabar-Sabre”, installation, “Kulturäume. Skulptur seit 1970”, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
1998 “Hebrew Work”, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
“Mashal Yotam”, installation, “Social Realism in the 50’s / Political Art in the 90’s”, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
“Har Homa”, installation, “Kadima – To the East: Orientalism in the Arts in Israel”, The Israeli Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel
“Yonati Behagvei Hasella”, installation, “The Garden – a Metaphor”, Botanic Gardens, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1995 “Dodici Pensieri”, drawings, “Risarcimento – Artisti Contemporanei per gli Uffizi”, Cabinetto dei disegni e stampe, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy
1994 “La Ville – Art et Architecture en Europe 1870-1993”, Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
“Bavua 1 – Reflection of an Olive Tree”, installation, 3rd Sculpture Biennale, Ein Hod, Israel
1992 “Israeli Sculpture”, National Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
“L’Art Renouvelle la Ville – Urbanisme et Art Contemporain”, Musée National des Monuments Français, Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France
1991 “Israeli Sculpture”, Hara Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“La Lumière et la Ville”, Espace Art Défense, La Défense, France
1990 1991 “L’art Renouvelle la Ville – L’Art Contemporain et Urbanisme en France”, travelling exhibition, the Museums of Ibaraki, Osaka, Sendai, Fukuoka, Sapporo, Yamanashi and Yokohama, Japan
1990 “House for an Olive Tree”, installation, “From Chagall to Kitaj – Jewish Experience in 20th Century Art”, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England
1989 “L’Europe des Créateurs – Utopie 89”, Grand Palais, Paris, France
1988 “Axe Majeur Cergy-Pontoise”, French Pavilion, XVII. Triennale – “The cities of the world and the future of the metropolis”, Milan, Italy
1987 “Utopic Design of Koenigstrasse”, installation, Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany
1986 “Two Parallel Lines”, laser installation, Musée de Marseille, France
1985 “Be’er”, sand installation, “From the Bible until our Days – 3000”, Grand Palais, Paris, France
1983 Laser installation between the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Eiffel Tower and La Defense, “Electra”, Paris, France
“Reflexion/Reflection”, installation, 10th anniversary of ARC, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
“Bridge”, installation, 17th Biennale of Sculpture, Middelheim, Belgium
1981 “Sand Drawing”, installation, “Myth and Ritual”, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
“Mizrach”, telescope sculpture, “Westkunst”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
“Autoritratti del Novecento per gli Uffizi”, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy
“A Solution for a situation”, “Trends in Israeli Art 1970-80”, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
1980 “Line of Light”, laser Installation, Contemporary Art Meeting, Tel Hai, Israel
1977 “Environment Made of Nature Materials and Memories”, environmental installation, Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany
“Measure”, “Rome Quadriennale X” a tribute to the Museum of History of Science, Florence, Italy
1965 “10+”, Masada Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1954 “Artists of the Kibbutz Movement”, Mikra Studio, Tel Aviv, Israel

Awards and Prizes

2016    National Culture Prize of the Government of Catalonia
2015    Honorary Fellow Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2014    Knight of the French “Légion d’Honneur”
2010    La Orden del Mérito Civil, Spain
2008    Doctor Honoris Causa, Doctor of Philosophy, Ben-Gourion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Magshim (“Implementer”) Award, the Council for a Beautiful Israel, for excellence in improving the quality of life and of the environment in Israel
2007    The Commander’s Cross of the Order of the Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (fourth level), awarded by the President of Germany
2005    Premio Michelangelo, Carrara, Italy
2004    Piepenbrock Prize for sculpture, Berlin, Germany
2003    Honorary Fellow of the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design
2002    Doctor Honoris Causa, Doctor of Philosophy, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
2000    Member of the “Academia del Disegno” (founded by Giorgio Vasari,1500), Florence, Italy
1999    Goethe Medal, Germany
Doctor Honoris Causa, Doctor of Philosophy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
1998    Member of the “Orden pour le Mérite” (The Academy of Art & Science founded in 1884), Germany
Praemium Imperiale Award (Nobel Prize for the Arts), Japan
1997    Doctor Honoris Causa, Doctor of Philosophy, Haifa University, Israel
1996    Goslar Kaiser Ring for Art, Germany
UNESCO’s “Artist for Peace”
1995    Crystal Award, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
1993    Commander of the French “Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”
UNESCO’s Picasso Medal
1992    Silver Medal of the French Academy of Architecture
1987    Marble Architectural Award of Western Europe, Carrara, Italy
1984    Officer of the French “Ordre des Arts et des Lettres”
1977    The Israel National Prize for Art and Science (Prass Israel)
1973    Member of the Italian Order of Arts and Letters
1958    First prize for the design of the pavilions of the Ministry of Development at the exhibition celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Major Public and Private Collections

– Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
– Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
– Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
– Tel Hai museum, Tel Hai, Israel
– Be’er Sheba museum, Be’er Sheba, Israel
– Fattoria di Celle, Santamato di Pistoia, Italy
– Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
– Pecci Museum, Prato, Italy
– Daniel Spoerri Garden, Seggiano, Italy
– Carrara Museum of Art, Carrara, Italy
– Ospedale di Pistoia, Pistoia, Italy
– Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, France
– Paris Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France
– National Museum of Modern art – Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, France
– Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Céret, Céret, France
– UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
– Whilhelm-Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
– Germanisches National Museum, Nuremberg, Germany
– Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany
– Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
– Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
– Villa Lemm, Berlin, Germany
– IVAM, Valencia, Spain
– Museu Internacional de Escultura Contemporânea, Santo Tirso, Portugal
– Cricoteka, Cracow, Poland
– MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
– Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland
– Louisiana Museum, Humleback, Denmark
– Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
– Kitakiushu Museum of Art, Kitakiushu, Japan
– Kamakura Museum, Japan
– Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
– Setagaya Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
– Art Museum, Nagasaki, Japan
– Sapporo Open Air Sculpture Park, Sapporo, Japan
– Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
– The Chiaopanshan International Sculpture Park, Taipei, Taiwan
– Olympic Sculpture Park, Seoul, South Korea