Michal Bachi - Biography

Michal Bachi is a painter working mainly on paper. Lives & works in Tel Aviv and lectures at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan, Multidisciplinary Art Department.

Education

 2013 -2017 Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv: Faculty of the Arts, M.A studies at the Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts (M.A)

1988-1989 The Hebrew University, Jerusalem: Italian Literature & Philosophy

1984-1988 Bezalel, Academy of Art &Design, Fine Arts Department, Jerusalem (B.F.A)

1983-1984 Brera, Accademia di Belle arti, Milano, Italia: Fine arts studies

 

Solo & two-person exhibitions

2020 Pickpocket, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator Yair Shulevitz

2016 The Chemists, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator Yair Shulevitz 

2014 The Incubator and the Fan, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator Yair Shulevitz

2011 Fiery Gray, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator Yair Shulevitz

2009 Under the Lamplight and Pits Series, The Artists’ Studios, Tel Aviv. Curator Vered 

         Zafran Gani       

2008 Tigers in Bed, Artists House, Tel Aviv. Curator Irena Gordon

         Intuitive Precision (with Anat Michaelis Levy), Seemann Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator         

         Hagai Segev  

2007 Altered States (with Cynthia Greig), Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson NY, USA. Curator Nicole Fiacco

2006 Paintings 2002-2006, Nachshon Gallery, Kibbutz Nachshon. Curator Yael Keini

2005 Watercolors 2004-2005, Arad Museum, Arad. Curator Tamara Rikman

2004 Works on paper, The Cliff Gallery, Netanya. Curator Monica Lavi

2002 Wonderful Days in the Circus Divine, Office in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv. Curator Rachel  

         Sukman                    

         Paintings, Beit Michal, Rehovot. Curator Chava Katz

2001  Recent Paintings, The Artists’ Studios, Tel Aviv. Curator Nurit David

1997 Tamara Rikman Hosts Michal Bachi, The Pollack Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator Idit Porat

1995 Paintings, The Gallery in Be’eri. Curator Ziva Yalin                   

        Paintings, Ha’Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator Tali Tamir

1992 Michal Bachi - Painting, Daphna Ron – Sculpture, Kalisher 5 Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator 

        Itamar Levy

1990 Works, The Art Workshop, Yavne. Curator Monica Lavi

Selected Special Projects and publications

2021  What’s Happening, Interview. Portfolio magazine, 21.2.20

2019 TRIUMPH OF SLOGGI, exhibition cooperation with Matti Harel and Gilad Ophir. 

        Curators: XOSHEN

2017 participating in Harama online art magazine # 18: No Photography. Editors Rinat Edelstein

        and Tal Yachas

2016 COME video, cooperation with Roy Efrat. Music: Amotz Plessner

          participating in Harama online art magazine # 13: Danger. Editors Rinat Edelstein

          Yael Rochman

2015 100 Years of Printmaking in Israel, Editor: Gideon Ofrat. Co-editors: Arik Kilemnik, Irena

        gordon, Tamar Gispan-Greenberg. Jerusalem Print Workshop (pp. 364-5, 409)

2014 Art Encounters, reproductions of works by Shenkar College of Engineering & Design

        lecturers, bus stations, Tel-Aviv and Ramat-Gan area. by Shenkar and Bank Ha’Poalim 

2013 Print Time: Works from the Jerusalem Print Workshop and the Gottesman Etching Center,

           Kibbutz Cabri. Eds.: Ruthi Ofek, Irena Gordon. The Open Museum, Tefen, Jerusalem

           Print Workshop, Gottesman Etching Center, Cabri ) (pp. 25, 70-1, 168)

2010 Guest artist at the Jerusalem Print Workshop, Creation of a silk screen installation on wall            

2009 Guest artist at the Jerusalem Print Workshop, Creation of Phosphorescent Beetroot, an artist book in silk screen prints with 2 texts by Hanoch Levin   

         Under the Lamplight and Pits Series, exhibition catalog, text by curator Vered Zafran Gani

2008 Tigers in Bed, exhibition catalog, text by curator Irena Gordon Nov.2007 Picnic Magazine,

        second issue (382-383)

2007 Traces III, the 3rd Biennale for Drawing in Israel, exhibition catalog, Text by Irena Gordon                             

2006 Bezalel 100, 3rd vol., David Tartakover and Gideon Ofrat eds., Pais Council for the Arts

       (pp. 212, 230, 393)                 

Summer 2002 Terminal Art Magazine, Artist’s Pages

2001-2002 Guest artist at the Jerusalem Print Workshop, creation of a series of etchings

2001 Artists' Studios exhibition catalog, with text Michal, Come, by curator Nurit David

1990 Studio Art Magazine, 10th issue, 

        Selected Artists from the exhibition "Towards the 90's” create  silkscreen prints, the print           workshop, Givat Haviva

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Blade Memory, CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv. Curators: Naama Arad,

        Eran Nave and Ishai Shapira Kalter

2020 Fluidity Mechanics, Nahum Gutman Museum of Art, Tel Aviv. Curator: Monica Lavi

        As She Transforms, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem. Curator: Irena Gordon        

2019 Mayhem, Kupferman Collection House, Lohamei Hageta’ot. Curator: Iddo Markus

         To Hear Again, Almacen Gallery, Jaffa. Curators Yair Shulevitz and Assaf Rahat               2018 From the Artist’s Diary, Hermann Struck Museum, Haifa, Curator Svetlana Reingold

2017 Eyes, Don’t Haunt Me, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators Yair Shulevitz and Assaf Rahat

        Artport’s Art Book Fair, unique artist books room, Tel Aviv. Curators Vardit Gross and

        Carmit Galil 

2016 Hotel Europa video exhibition, Concordia, Enschede, Holland. Curator Petra Boonstra

        Traces VI, The Return of Paper (COME video, cooperation with Roy Efrat), Barbur

         Gallery, Jerusalem.  Curators Masha Zusman, Sally Haftel Naveh. Chief Curators Edna

         Moshenson and Sally Haftel Naveh  

         Oscillation, in Post- postmodernism ≠ Utopia, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa. Curator 

         Revital Silverman Grun

2015 Michal Bachi / Shuli Bar-Navon / Osias Hofsttater, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator Yair

        Shulevitz                 

        Fluid Colors: Contemporary Israeli Watercolor. City Gallery Kfar Saba. Curator: Meira

        Perry- Lehmann      

2014 Rise Against, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem, Curator Irena Gordon

        Headrest, P8 Gallery, curator Ruth Biger

        Mechilot Laila, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator Yair Shulevitz

2013 Print Time, The Open Museum, Tefen Industrial Park. Curators Ruthi Ofek, Irena Gordon

2012 Show Apartment, Pop-Up exhibition in a Florentine flat, Tel Aviv. Curators Tal Bar- On

        and Meir Sidi                                  

        Talui, Art in Suspense in Zichron Yaakov, Curator Revital Silverman Grun

2011 New on Paper, Recent Acquisitions in the Prints and Drawings Collection, The  Israel

        Museum, Jerusalem, curators Ronit Sorek, Nirit Sharon, Chava Schneiderman

        The Minister of Culture Prize Winners Exhibition, The Ramat Gan Museum, Ramat

        Gan, Curator Meir Aharonson      

        The Exposed Nerve, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator Yair Shulevitz

2010 Flooding (in Impressions IV, the 4th Israeli drawing biennial) Jerusalem Print Workshop,

        Jerusalem,  Curator Irena Gordon        

        Completely not serene, Ha'agaf gallery, Haifa, Curator Yair Shulevitz

        Face to Face, 10 gallery, Beit Michal, Rehovot. Curator Carmit Blumensohn

        10 artist books, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem, Curators Arik Kilemnik and

         Irena Gordon                       

2009  Art in the boulevards, Tel Aviv Centennial Art Month, Curator Adi Yekutieli         

         Works with Paper, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson NY, USA. Curator  Nicole Fiacco

2008 Intimate places, Dwek Gallery, Jerusalem. Curator Irena Gordon

        Waking the Tiger, Florentine 45 Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator Gilat Nadivi

        60.art.israel. world, Contemporary Israeli Art, Magnes museum, Berkeley, CA. 

         Curator Alla Efimova

         In the Spirit of Things, Works on Paper in Black & White, Yair Gallery, Tel Aviv. 

         Curator Yair Shulevitz

2007 Self Portrait: Homage to Ori Reisman, Cabri Gallery, Cabri. Curator Drora Dekel

        Traces III, the 3rd Biennale for Drawing in Israel, Jerusalem Print Workshop,  

        Jerusalem. Curators Dalia Manor & Irena Gordon

        The Desert Generation, Artists House, Jerusalem, Kibbutz Art Gallery, Tel Aviv,   

        Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam. Curator Larry Abramson

        Project # 82, Office in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv. Curator Rachel Sukman

        On a Small Scale, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem. Curator Arik Kilemnik

2005 League,  House at The Port, Tel Aviv. Curator Galia Yahav

2004 Impressions, the 2nd Biennale for Drawing in Israel, Artists House, Jerusalem. Curator

        Dror Burstein      

        The Magic of the Circus, Youth Wing, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv. Curator Sara Reiman

        Schor

        Exhibition 35: New Prints, Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem. Curators Arik Kilemnik

        and Irena Gordon                

        Critically Correct, Givon Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv. Curator Naomi Givon

2003 Contemporary Works from Private Israeli Collections, Boca Raton Museum of 

           Art, Florida, USA

2002 Couples, with Gitai Ashuach. David Yalin College Gallery, Jerusalem. Curator 

        Tamara Rikman

2001 The Ministry of Sceince, Culture & Sports Award Winners Exhibition, The Israel

        Museum, Jerusalem. Curator Yehudith Spitzer              

1998 Young Women Showing, David Yalin College Gallery, Jerusalem. Curator Tamara

        Rikman                           

1997 Blurred Borders, Pyramid Contemporary Art Center, Haifa. Curator Ofer Ze'evi

1996 A Matter of Truth and Terror, The Municipal Art Gallery, Rehovot. Curators Ada 

        Na'amani & Rafi Belbiersky

1993 “A Matchbox Enclosed…”, The Art Workshop, Yavne. Curator Monica Lavi

1991 The Young Artist Award Winners Exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum. Curator Aliza
        Friedman  

        The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship Winners Exhibition, Haifa

        museum  

1990 Towards the 90’s, Ein Harod Art Museum. Curator Pinchas Cohen Gan

        The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship Winners, Tel Aviv Museum. 

        Curator Surin Heller

1989 Paintings, The Art Department Gallery, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem

Awards received

2010 The Minister’s Award, The Ministry of Science, Culture & Sports

2001 Creation Encouragement Award, The Ministry of Science, Culture & Sports

1991 The Young Artist Award, The Public Council of Art & Culture

1990-1991 The America-Israel Cultural Foundation for Young Artists

1989-1990 The America-Israel Cultural Foundation for Young Artist

Selected Teaching Experience

2009-2012 Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, Ramat Gan, external studies: painting course                                              

2008-present Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art, Ramat Gan, the Multidisciplinary Art  Department: drawing courses

2007 Ironi Aleph High School of Arts, Tel Aviv: interdisciplinary art course

2005 Ironi Aleph High School of Arts, Tel Aviv: drawing course

2002-2015 Tel Aviv Museum, the Meyerhoff Art Education Center, Tel Aviv: art courses

2001 Ironi Aleph High School of Arts, Tel Aviv: senior final art project guidance Vital center of design studies, Ramat Gan, the preparatory program: drawing course

1993-2008 Omanuyot School of Art, Tel Aviv: art classes

1992-1993 Bezalel, Academy of Art &Design, Jerusalem. External Studies: drawing course

1989-1994 The Art Workshop, Yavneh: art classes

1988-1990 The Israel Museum, The Youth Wing: art activities for children

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