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Tamar Hirschfeld, b.1984, Jerusalem


An entitled naturalist, spiritual foodie, clueless bombshell, a rude tourist, Tamar Hirschfeld takes on different characters that highlight social power relations. Hirschfeld is a multidisciplinary artist working in film, sculpture, video-performance, sound and painting. In her practice she uses extreme, hackneyed representations of religion, nationality, gender and race from our cultural zeitgeist. Often taking on the guise of the fool or the scapegoat, her grotesquely provocative personas serve as a crude mirror of social stereotypes and injustice. 

Her work has been shown in leading venues such as FIAC Paris, FID Marseille, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, CCA Tel Aviv, Bat-Yam Museum of Art, Herzliya Museum of Art and On the Seem Museum Jerusalem, among others. Her solo show “Neuland” in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art was one of the most visited shows of 2019 in Israel.

She won several grants and prizes, including The Outset Contemporary Art Fund Grant, The Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize for a Young video artist, “CROUS” french embassy grant and CCA Tel Aviv grant for experimental films and video art.

Hirschfeld attended the “Le Fresnoy - studio national”, an audiovisual research center in Lille, France, for a two-year residency program. She is currently showing at Musée des Beaux Arts, Marseille, a series of glass and sound sculptures make at residency at CIRVA, The International Glass and Visual Arts Research Centre, Marseille.

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b.1984, Jerusalem, Palestine

Selected Exhibitions and screenings

2023 - Grillée, Solo Exhibition, Musée des Beaux Arts, Marseille, France

2021 – Orifice of Pits, Two men show with Orr Herz, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2021 – Baked Goods, Performance in collaboration with De Spirit Performing Arts School, Lilach Pnina Livne institute, Tel Aviv, Israel

2020 – Pereh, Set Design for Noa Sador Company, Tel Aviv, Israel

2020 – Parvé, Solo Exhibition, Curated by Meital Avraham, Third Floor on the Left gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2019 – Neuland, Solo Exhibition at The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel

2019 – Screening, Next Generation competition, Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival

2017 – L’institut de Mon Arab, Panorama 17, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France.

2017 – Screening, Official competition, Festival Côté Court, Pantin, France

2017 – Contemporary Art of Israel, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine

2016 – Screening, FIDMarseille — Marseille's International Film Festival, Marseille, France

2016 – Screening, ‘João Pedro Rodrigues: Sélection des films du Fresnoy’, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2016 – Screening, ‘Hors les Murs’, Fiac, Paris, France

2015 – ‘Orient Express’, Amour Gallery, Collectif HAB.B, Paris, France

2014 – ‘Recalculating Route’, 4 Mediations Biennale, Poznan 2014, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel

2014 – ‘For a Free Circulation of Desires’, the 27th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Friche de la belle de Mai, Marseille, France

2013 – ‘The Red South’, solo show at Dana Gallery, Kibbutz Yad-Mordechai, Israel
2013 – ‘Rising Star’, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

2013 – ‘ETH[N]ICS’, Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 

2013 – Screening, ExoticA, CCA: Center of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2013 – Screening, The 10th International Women's Film Festival, Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Israel

2013 – Screening, the Rotterdam VHS festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

2013 – ‘Goods’, Bat Yam Museum, Bat Yam, Israel

2013 – ‘Iconophilia’, Institute Notre Dame, Jerusalem, Israel

2012 – ‘Kongo’, Ha-Midrasha Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2012 – ‘Break & Repair’, Nuzhaa Gallery, Jaffa, Israel

2012 – ‘Sigh of Relief’, Ashdot Yaacov Museum, Israel

2011 – ‘Produits Dérivés’, La Zonmé Gallery, Nice, France.

2010 – ‘SOLD’, ‘La non Maison’ gallery, Aix-en-Provence, France. 

2009 – ‘Feast your Eyes’, Darom Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2008 – ‘Equal and Less Equal’, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

2008 – ‘Overture’, Artists workshops, Tel Aviv, Israel

2006 – Screening, ‘VideoZone 3’, CCA: Center of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Scholarships, prizes and residencies

2020-on going – Residency at CIRVA - International Glass and Visual Arts Research Centre, Marseille, France

2019 – Residency at Outset Studiomakers Mapu Street, Tel Aviv, Israel

2019 – Residency at Camp SoLong, Portland, Maine, USA

2016 – The Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize for a Young Artist in the field of video art

2013 – Funds recipient, the Fund for Video Srt and Experimental Cinema, CCA: Center of Contemporary Art

2013 – ‘Institute of Investigative Living’, a workshop with Andrea Zittel and James Trainor, A-Z west, California, USA

2012 – ‘Home Made Teasers’, as part of the performance group of Spartacus Chatwynd, for Performa festival at The New Museum, NYC

2012 – Excellence scholarship, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

2009 – ‘CROUS’ Scholarship, the French Embassy scholarship for French studies, Besancon, France

2008 – ‘Bank Leumi Prize of Excellence’ for Exceptional Project, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel


2019 – Minshar School of art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2022 – Guest Lecture, Animist cours by Roee Rosen, Online

2021 – Guest lecture at Video Cours, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Isreal

2020 – Video Workshop, Shenkar college of Arts, Tel Aviv, Israel

2020 – Jury, Ha-Midrasha Art School, Kfar Sabah, Israel

2020 – Basis Art School, Herzelia, Israel

2019 – Minshar School of art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2012 – Teacher Assistance, Department of Photography, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel


Haaretz Newspaper collection, Burger Collection; Rosenblatt Family collection; Leumi Bank Collection; Givon Collection; Gordon Gallery Collection; Serge Tirosh Collection; private collections



2011-2013 – MFA, graduated with high honors, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010-2011 – École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts à la Villa Arson, Nice, France

2003-2008 – BFA, graduated with honors, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

2006 – student exchange programme, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA


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