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Ariel Reichman

Ariel Reichman. Regarding the Memory of Others, 2014 plants, vitrines, stone, objects, mixed media. dimensions variable

Artist name: Ariel Reichman
Dates of residency: Sept – Nov
Born: 1979
Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Lives and works: Berlin, Germany
Education: MFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, 2012; Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK) 2006

Born in South Africa, Ariel Reichman immigrated to Israel in 1991, and has been living in Berlin since 2004. He is a conceptual artist working in the fields of photography, film, performance, drawing, sculpture and installation. In his practice, he examines subjective memories, daily rituals and fantasies, considering the ways in which intimacy can help explain the political. His practice is sometimes refered to as conceptual expressionism.

“I am attracted by the state-of-mind of things; the possibility of encountering victory as well as defeat and total failure -never gazing from a distance, as the other, but rather working from the inside. Surely the intimate is political, and through this agreement one can attempt to understand the politics of one’s self and one’s surroundings, be it truth or fiction, historical reality or fable. The intimate can help explain the political in a profound and deep way.”.

Upcoming solo exhibitions include 2016, Mendes Wood DM Gallery, Sao Paolo (Brazil). Recent solo shows include: The museum presents itself 2, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 2015, Poetry in Between, South South, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (South Africa); 2015, Conservation, Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv; Frieze NY. PSM (2014); “Who distinguishes light from dark”. Waterside Contemporary, London (2014). Selected Group
Exhibitions include: 2015, Menagerie or Art Work not about Love, Elaine L Jacob Gallery, Detroit (USA); 2015, Modes of resistance, Trondhem Academy of Fine Art, Norway; 2015, Welcome to the Jungle, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin.
Prizes, residences and lectures include IBB Preis for photography, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft; AIR Centre for Contemporary Art ,Ujazdowski Castle; University of the arts, Murcia, Spain. (Invited by Manifesta 8); Warsaw University of the arts; Bezalel Academy of art and design; Talpiot Academy for art and education.

PSM Gallery, Berlin

SUPPORT: Ariel Reichman’s 3 months residency is made possible with support from the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel and the Evergreen Foundation, Berlin.

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