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Menashe Kadishman


Menashe Kadishman - Israeli sculptor and painter. From 1947 to 1950 he studied with the Israeli sculptor Moshe Sternschuss at the Avni Institute in Tel Aviv and in 1954 with the Israeli sculptor Rudi Lehmann (1903-77) in Jerusalem. In 1959 he moved to London, studying there until 1962. He remained in London until 1972 and had his first one-man show there in 1965 at the Grosvenor Gallery. His sculptures of the 1960s were Minimalist in style and so designed as to appear to defy gravity. This was achieved either through careful balance and construction, as in Suspense (1966; Jerusalem, Israel Museum.), or by using glass and metal so that the metal appeared unsupported, as in Segments (1968; New York, MOMA), and the glass allowed the environment to be part of the work.


1932 Born in Tel Aviv

1947-50 Studies with the sculptor Moshe Sternschuss

1954 Studies with the sculptor Rudi Lehmann

1959-60 St. Martin's School of Art and Slade School of Art, London. Studies with Anthony Caro, Reg Butler

1972 Returns to Israel. Lives in Tel Aviv

Selected One-Man Exhibitions

1965 Kadishman, Sculptures - Grosvenor Gallery, London. Curator Charles Spencer

Harlow Arts Festival - Harlow, England

1967 Dunkelman Gallery, Toronto

1968 Goldberg Gallery, Edinburgh

1970 Menashe Kadishman / The Forest - Jewish Museum, New York. Cur. Tejas Englesmith, asso.curator Edward Fry

1971 The J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

1972 Menashe Kadishman, Concepts and their realization - Mus. Haus Lange, Krefeld. Cur. Paul Wember

Yellow Square, Valley of the Cross, Jerusalem

1975 Canvas Forest - Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator Yona Fisher

Menashe Kadishman : Glass - Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1976 M. Kadishman : Glass - Rina Gallery, New York

1977 Unicorn Gallery, Copenhagen

1978 The Venice Biennale, The Israeli Pavilion. Curator Amnon Barzel

1979 The Kadishman Connection - Israel Mus., Jerusalem. Curators Stephanie Rachum, Nurit Shilo-Cohen Sara Levi Gallery, Tel Aviv

1981 Argaman Gallery, Tel Aviv

The Yellow Sheep and the Metal Grove 1956-81 - University of Haifa Art Gallery. Cur. Ilana Ortar

Kadishman : Paintings 1979-1981 - Tel Aviv Museum. Curator Sara Breitberg-Semel

1982 Kadishman 1982 - Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

Sara Gilat Gallery, Jerusalem

International Art Fair, Basel (by Goldman Gallery)

1983 Mulenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania

International Art Fair, Chicago (by Goldman Gallery)

1984 Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

Gallery 99, Miami

ICC, Antwerp

Gallerie Fabien Boulakia, Paris

1985 Kadishman - Tatrama Gallery, Tel Aviv

Sacrifice of Isaac - Sculpture and Painting, Jewish Museum, New York. Curator Susan Goodman Sacrifice of Isaac - 18th Biennale of Sao Paulo. Curator Amnon Barzel

P.B.Van Voorst Van Beest Gallery, The Hague, Holland

1986 Sacrifice of Isaac - De Beyerd Centre for Contemporary Art, Breda. Curator Frank Tiesing; The Sculpture Garden, Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem. Curator Liesbeth Brandt-Corstitius; Delta Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland

1987 Nohra Haime Gallery, New York

Myth transformed : Painting and Monumental Sculpture of Menashe Kadishman - Tel Aviv Museum. Curator Edward Fry

Sculpture 'The Sacrifice of Isaac' - Tel Aviv Museum Plaza

1988 Menashe Kadishman Paintings - Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Penn. Cur. Ricardo Viera

Menashe Kadishman, Opferung Isaaks - Kammermusiksaal, Berlin. Curator Julie Mamon

Die Opferung Isaaks Gouachen - Kniestedter Kirche, Stadt Museum, Salzgitter, Germany Menashe Kadishman - Nohra Haime Gallery, New York

1989 Gallery Heyram-Semler, Paris

1990 Menashe Kadishman 1990 - Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

Menashe Kadishman, Small Sculpture - Nohra Haime Gallery, New York

Birth and Other Sculptures, 1988-1990 - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Cur. Yigal Zalmona 1992 Sculpture and Drawings - Annely Juda Fine Art, London

1993 Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf, Germany

1994 Luce De Mattino - Morning Light - Fattoria di Celle, collection Giuliano Gori, Pistoia, Italy Menashe Kdishman Curated by Hilgemannn - Gallery Art Affairs, Amsterdam, Holland

Faret Tachikawa Art Project, Art Front Gallery, Tokyo. Curator Fram Kitagawa

Drawing - Sculpture - Haifa Auditorium, Haifa Municipality. Curator Irit Miller

Floor sculpture - Antin Square, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University Art Focus, Kibbutz Mahanaim, Israel

1995 Menashe Kadishman Drawings and Sculptures - Artists House, Tel Aviv. Curator Irit Miller Menashe Kadishman - Julie M. Gallery

Kadishman in Galilee - The Israeli Art Galleries - Cabri - Lochamei Hagetaot - Metzuba - Rosh Hanikra, Israel. Cur. Noa Melamed, Rivka Sinai, Kerni Am-Ad, Drora Dekel

1996 Menashe Kadishman - Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Curator Fram Kitagawa

1997 Shalechet - Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

Lea Nikel, Paintings / Menashe Kadishman, drawings and Sculptures, Beersheba Visual Art Center

Lea Nikel, Painting / Menashe Kadishman, Sketching & Sculpting - The Gallery on the Cliff, Netanya Curator Iris Kritzman

Abbltterung - Affoliation - Shalechet - Hans Mayer Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

The Herd - National Art Gallery, Beijing, China. Curator Ora Namir

Valley of Sadness - Tal der Traurigkeit - Dominican Cloister, Braunschweig, Germany

1998 Menashe Kadishman-Shalechet - Gallery Art Affairs, Amsterdam

De Beyerd, Breda, Holland. Curator Frank Tiesing

Valley of Sadness-Tal der Traurigkeit - Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim, Germany The Herd - Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

The Herd - Guan Shanyue Museum of Art, Shenzen, China

The Herd - National Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand. Curator Iris Kritzman

Menashe Kadishman - Shalechet - Austellungraum Hans Mayer, Berlin

1999 Sculpture 'Der Kuss' - Strasse der Sculpturen Paris-Moskau, Skulpturenweg Salzgitter-Bad & Braunschwig Cloister, Germany. Curator Gerd Winner Shalechet - Suermondt Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany. Curator Ulrich Schneider

Homage to Bela and Ben Zion Kadishman, Beit Ouri and Rami Nechustan Museum, Kibutz Sdot Yaacov Meouhad, Israel. Curators Aviva Meromi, Ruth Shadmon

The Herd - Menashe Kadishman - Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Painting Peace For 'The Sons of Abraham' - Givatayim Theatre, Tel Aviv. Curator Doron Polak Sculpture 'Scream' - Lola Beer Ebner Sculpture Garden, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2000 De Kudde - The Flock - Vleeshal, Frans Halmuseum, Haarlem, Holland. Curator Mabel Hoogendonk Installation Morning Light - Savonlinna Fortress, Helsinki, Finland

Ahouzat bait Gallery, Raanana, Israel. Curator Bettine Amir

Sculpture 'Bird's, Shiba Hospital, Tel Hashomer, Israel

Avraham Binder / Menashe Kadishman Homage to the artist - Artists House, Tel Aviv. Cur. Hanna Kopler

2001 Menashe Kadishman - Beit Kener, Rishon Lezion, Israel

Sculpture, The Family Plaza, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

Sculpture 'My Brother is Silentג€™, Memorial to Amir Meir, Raanana, Israel

2002 Permanent installation ג€˜Shalechet, - Jewish Museum, Berlin

Selected Group Exhibitions

1958 Ten Years of Sculpture in Israel

1960 Young Contemporaries, London

1961 Symposium of European Sculptors - Kirchheim, Germany

1962 Irish Living Art Exhibition - Dublin

International Exhibition of Small Bronze Sculpture - Paris

1963 Hamilton Painters and Sculptors - Hamilton Gallery, London

1964 Open Air Exhibition - Kenwood House, London

1965 Fifty Years of Sculpture - Grosvenor Gallery, London. Curator Charles S. Spencer

1966 Autumn Salon - Tel Aviv Museum

1967 International Sculpture Symposium - Toronto

5th Paris Biennale - Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris (First Sculpture Prize)

Urban sculpture - London

1968 Documenta 4 - Kassel, Germany

Open Air Sculpture Exhibition - City of London Festival

Leicester University, England

1969 International Sculpture Symposium Montevideo, Uruguay (the Forest)

A Leap of Faith - The Art Gallery, State University of New York

Yellow Square, Valley of the Cross, Jerusalem

1971 Graphics Biennale - Skopje, Yugoslavia

1972 International Graphics Pavilion, Venice Biennale

Landscape - Abstraction - Nature - Israel Museum, Jerusalem (Yellow Tree). Curator Yona Fischer

Affidavit: Six Israeli Artists - Gallery House, London . Curator Zieglaub ?

1974 Beyond Drawing - Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator Meira Perry

1975 Graphotec, Berlin

1976 Own Eyes: Argov, Aricha, Meirovitz, Steimatsky, Feingersh, Kadishman - Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

1977 Kunstnere Fra Israel / Ten Israeli Artists - Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark. Curator Yona Fischer

Documenta 6 - Kassel, Germany

Graphic Art by 30 Israeli Artists - The University Gallery, Tel Aviv University

1979 Schwimmende Plastik - Wilhelm-Lehmbruck, Museum der Stadt, Duisburg (Floating Sculpture). Curator Siegfried Salzmann Tokyo Print Biennale

1980 International Sculpture Symposium Washington DC (Yellow Square)

Tel Hai 80 , Contemporary Art Meeting. Curator Amnon Barzel

Borders - Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator Stephanie Rachum

Jerusalem and the Israeli Printmaker - David's Tower, Jerusalem City Museum

1981 Young Art from Israel - Henie-Onstad Kunstsanter, Hoevikodden, Norway. Curator Stephanie Rachum Landscape: The Printmaker's View - Tate Gallery, London

Here and Now - Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator Yigal Zalmona, Meira Perry

Trends in Israeli Art1970-1980 - International Art Fair, Basel. Curator Michael Levin

1983 Tel Hai'83 : Contemporary Art Meeting. Curator Amnon Barzel

Loan Sculptures and Recent Sculptures - Storm King Centre, New York

1984 Arte em Israel - Mus. of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro; Mus. of Art, Sao Paulo. Curator Amnon Barzel 80 Years of Sculpture in Israel - Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator Yigal Zalmona, Michael Levin Trois Peintres d'Israel - ICC, Antwerpen. Curator Yigal Zalmona

1985 Two Years : Qualities Accumulated - Helena Rubinstein Pavillion, Tel Aviv Museum

Milestones in Israel Art - Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Eilat in Israeli Art - Eilat Museum Nelly Aman Gallery, Tel Aviv

Self-Portait in Print - Tel Aviv Museum Givon Gallery, Tel Aviv

18th Biennale of Sao Paulo. Curator Amnon Barzel

1986 Crossing the Border - Ha Tira Museum, Kibbutz Ga'ash

The Want of Matter-A Quality in Israeli Art - Tel Aviv Museum. Curator Sara Breitberg-Semel Print into Print - Tel Aviv Museum

The concerned Eye: Seven Contemporary Israeli Artists - Port of History Museum, Philadelphia. Curator Amnon Barzel 1987

Photograph Exhibition by Avraham Hay - Janco Museum, Ein Hod

Inaugural Exhibition - Nohra Haime Gallery, New York

Artist-Format, Format -Artist : Israeli Painting in Big Format - The Mus. of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan

1988 Nohra Hayme Gallery, New York

The Art of Sculpture in Israel : in Search of Identity - The Open Air Museum, Tefen

Upon One of The Mountains : Jerusalem in Israeli Art - The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curators Mordechai Omer, Uzi Agassi

1988-9040 Israeli Artists : Contemporary Sculpture and Drawing - Brooklyn Mus. N. Y.; Bass Mus. Miami Beach; Mus. of Modern Art Mexico City; Joods Historisch Mus. Amsterdam;Centro Congressi Stazione Marittima Trieste, Sala Illiria; Casa della Citta Roma. Curators Reviva Regev, Linda Konheim Kramer

1989 Olympic Sculpture Garden Seoul, Korea (Sculpture : Sacrifice of Isaac)

1990 The Sculpture Biennale of Ein Hod

Chagall to Kitaj : Jewish Experience in 20th century Art - Barbican Art Gallery, London. Curator John Hoole

1991 Place and Mainstream : Contemporary Israeli Sculpture - The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

The Presence Of The Absent, The Empty Chair in Israeli Art - The Genia Schreiber University Art Galery, Tel Aviv.

Israeli Art Now - An Extensive Presentation - Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

1992 The Ayala Zacks-Abramov Collection - Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv Museum

Israeli Contemporary Prints - Municipal Mus. of Graphic Art, Machida; The Miyagi Prefecture; The Nogizaka Art Hall, Japan.

1993-95 Arte Contemporaneo Israeli - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires

1994 Tel Hai '94 : Contemporary Art Meeting . Curator Gideon Ofrat

The Sculpture Biennale of Ein Hod 1994

1995 Couplet - Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Humanism and Technology - National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

From The Rita and Arturo Schwartz Collection of Israeli Art - Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Tel Hai 75 years - Tel Hai Museum. Curator Batia Gaye

1996 Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam

7 Artists in 7 Sucot - Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv. Cur. Buki Grinberg

Self Portraits, Tel Aviv Museum

Menashe Kadishman, Dani Karavan, Buky Schwartz - Julie M. Gallery1997

Jan Lievens: The Sacrifice of Isaac - Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Cur.Mordechai Omer, Doron J. Lurie

1997-98 Animal Kingdom, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, USA1998

To the East - Orientalism in the Arts in Israel, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator Yigal Zalmona

Perspectives on Israeli Art of the Seventies, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curator Mordechai Omer

90 Years of Israeli Art, A Selection from the Joseph Hackmey-Israel Phoenix Coll. - Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Tikkun: Aspects in Israeli Art of the Seventies - Genia Schreiber University. Art Gallery, Tel Aviv University.

50/fifty Israeli Art From Bay Area Collections - The Jewish Museum San Francisco. 80 Artistes autour du Mondial - Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris

1998/99 Contemporary Israeli Art: Three generations, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Brunei Gallery, London; the National Gallery, Athens; Galeria Etaj 3/4, Bucarest; Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden. Curator Mordechai Omer, Irit Hadar

1999 90th anniversary of Tel aviv - Yafo : Contemporary Cityscapes - Israeli and American Artists, Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

2000 I have a dream, Center for Art and Science, Holon, Israel Sculpture Project

Wetering Plantsoen, Reflex Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

Milestones for peace, Tel Aviv Performing Art Center. Curator Doron Polak

Avraham Binder - Menashe Kadishman homage to the artist - Artists House Tel Aviv

Green not cement - Artists follow poet H.N. Bialik, Beit Bialik Tel Aviv.

Dorchin, Hecker, Kadishman, Schwarz - works on Paper - Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv

The Vera, Silvia and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Contemporary Art, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Curator Ahuva Israel

2001 Israeli Art-Modern - Messages to the New Millenium, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan. Curators T. Sakai, G. Bar Or

Love at first Sight - The Vera, Sylvia, and Arturo Schwarz Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator Amitai Mendelsohn

Bringing Life to Color, Penguins project, CreoScitex, Israel

Izunim - Art and Justice - Tel Aviv Court of Justice. Curator Orna Yair

Imagine - Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv

Prizes and Awards

1960 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship

1961 Sainsbury Scholarship, London

1967 First Prize For Sculpture, 5th Paris Biennale

1978 Sandberg Prize, The Israeli Museum, Jerusalem

1981 The Eugene Kolb Prize For Israeli Graphic Art, the Tel Aviv Museum

Prize of the Jury, Norwegian International Print Biennale, Fredrikstad

1984 The Mendel Pundik Fund Prize For Israeli Art

1995 The Israel Prize for Plastic Arts

2002 Honorary Fellowship Award, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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