Guy Ben-Ner

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Wild Boy, 2004 Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Wild Boy, 2004 Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Wild Boy, 2004 Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Stealing Beauty , 2007 Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Stealing Beauty, 2007 Screen Capture Single Channel Video, Color With Sound Dvd 17:40 Minutes © Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery
© Courtesy of Mass Moca
Berkeley's Island, 1999 Single Channel Color Video And Sound 15 Minutes © Courtesy of the artist & New Orleans Museum of Art
If Only It Was as Easy to Banish Hunger by Rubbing the Belly as It Is to Masturbate © Courtesy of the Artist and Gimpel Fils Gallery
Stealing Beauty (detail), 2007 Digital Video (Dvd) 17:40min © Courtesy of the artist & The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
Drop the Monkey , 2009 Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Drop the Monkey, 2009 Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Drop the Monkey, 2009 Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Drop the Monkey, 2009 Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Drop the Monkey, 2009 Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Single Channel Video © courtesy of the Artist and Aspect Ratio
Wild Boy, 2004
Video still from Stealing Beauty, 2007 Video © Courtesy of the artist and Aspect Ratio, Chicago; and Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin
© Courtesy of the Artist and Gimpel Fils Gallery
Soundtrack, 2013 Video 11min. © Guy Ben-Ner
Quick Facts
Ramat Gan, Israel
Birth year
Lives in
Tel Aviv
Works in
Tel Aviv

Guy Ben-Ner was born in Ramat Gan, Israel. He studied at Hamidrasha School of Art at Beit Berl College before going on to receive an MFA at New Yorkʼs Columbia University. The 2006 recipient of a DAAD Grant, Ben-Ner has exhibited at the Venice Biennial, Cincinnatiʼs Contemporary Art Center, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv. In 2009, MASS MoCA presented, “Thursday the 12th,” a solo retrospective of Ben-Nerʼs video and installation work. Ben- Nerʼs work has also been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Skulptur Projekte, Münster; the Shanghai Biennale; the Liverpool Biennial; and he was commissioned to produce, Drop the Monkey, for the Performa biennial.


born in Ramat Gan, Israel

lives and works in Tel Aviv

Scholarships and Awards:

Sanberg Prize, Israel Museum

1. Preis der KunstFilmBiennale Köln für "Stealing Beauty"

Hauptpreis der Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen für "Wild Boy"
Israelischer Pavillon auf der 51. Biennale di Venezia

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellow

Newhouse Sculpture Fellowship


12x12 IBB-Videolounge, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
New Works, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin

Spies, SITE Gallery, Sheffield
Name Dropping, Gimpels Fils Gallery, London

Guy Ben-Ner: Filme, Zeichnungen und Installationen, Kunsthalle Mainz
Flying Lessons, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
Second Nature, Postmasters Gallery, New York

Doblar a lo largo de la line, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles
Guy Ben-Ner. Flying Lessons, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg
Thursday the 12th, Mass MoCA, North Adams, USA
Fold Along the Line, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, San Angel, Mexico
Second Nature, pinksummer, Genua
Second Nature, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin
Moby Dick by Guy Ben-Ner, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

Real Life: Ron Mueck and Guy Ben-Ner, Shawinigan Space, National Gallery of Canada, Shawinigan
Stealing Beauty, Kalmar konstmuseum, Kalmar
Wild Boy, Objectif exhibitions, Antwerp

Stealing Beauty / I’d give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Stealing Beauty, DAAD Gallery, Berlin
Stealing Beauty, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London
Kunsthalle Wien, video des monats, videolounge
Treehouse Kit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal

Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Guy Ben Ner, Center of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
Treehouse Kit / Berkeley’s Island, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Guy Ben Ner, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Wild Boy, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Tree house Kit, Israeli Pavillion, 2005 Venice Biennale, Venice / Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin / Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv / Adelaide Art Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Wild Boy, Postmasters Gallery, New York

Elia- a story of an Ostrich chick, the Herzliya Museum, Israel
Moby Dick, Postmasters gallery, New York

The trilogy", a screening at the Herzliya museum of art

20% more for free, Julie M gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Wet me, The Hertzeliya Museum, Herzliya, Israel


Besser scheitern, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Imaginäre Reisen, Instiut Imaginärer Inseln, ArtPod at Amerikahaus, Berlin
The Kids are Allright, Kohler Art Center, Sheybogan, WI / Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, USA
BEYOND TIME – International Video Art today, Kulturhuset Stockholm
Project 35, Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt, Centre d'Art, Biel/Bienne
Da zero a cento, le nuove età della vita, Triennale Bovisa, Milan

Blowing on a Hairy Shoulder, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Life. A Users Manual, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Possession, The Art Foundation, Athens / Gentili Apri, Berlin
Uncanny Valley - Wohnwelten in der Kunst, Architektur Sommer Rhein-Main
Asian Art Biennial. Medi(t)ation, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art
SUMMER SHOW, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
The Israeli Center for Digital Art - Mobile Archive, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz
The Global Contemporary. Kunstwelten nach 1989, ZKM Karlsruhe
I was a male Yvonne de Carlo, MUSAC Leon
Incongru. Quand l'art fait rire, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
COLORIFIC! We Make An Art Rainbow, Postmasters Gallery, New York
Common Love, Aesthetics of Becoming, The Wallach Art Gallery, New York

SCHÖNER WOHNEN, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
1st Ural Industrial Biennial, NCCA Ekatarinburg
Trembling Time. Recent Video from Israel, TATE Modern, London
Adaptation, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
The Curse of Bigness, Queens Museum of Art, Queens
How to Read a Book, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Zu(m) Tisch, Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Ludwig, Ludwig Galerie Schloss Oberhausen
Bilder in Bewegung: Künstler & Video, Museum Ludwig, Köln
MORALITY ACT III, Witte de With, Rotterdam
Fold Along The Line, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Mostoles/Madrid
Videozone V: The 5th International Video Art Biennial in Israel, Tel Aviv
International Video, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
Res Publica, Moscow museum of modern art, Moscow
Overview: Israeli Video 2000-2010, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
Real Life, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON
Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York
Group Show, Kerstin Engholm Galerie, Wien
REMOTE VISION, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona

Höhepunkte der Kölner KunstFilmBiennale in Berlin, KW, Berlin
PERFORMA 09, New York
ART TLV 09, Tel Aviv
Blurrr 7 - The Seventh International Biennial of Performance Art, Tel Aviv
Family Ties, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Puppet Show, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston / Frye Art Museum, Seattle
The View from Elsewhere, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
No sound, Aspen Art Museum, Seattle
Parenthesis, Western Bridge, Seattle
Isolation, Golden Threat Gallery, Belfast
Best of Loop, MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
TULCA 2009, Galway Arts Centre, Galway
Real Life: Ron Mueck and Guy Ben-Ner, Glenbow Museum, Calgary / Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
TINA B., The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague
Zulu: Hunters and Other Fantasies, Nachum Gutman Art Museum, Tel Aviv
Adaptation: Video Installations by Ben-Ner, Herrera, Sullivan and Sussman & The Rufus Corporation,
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis / Smart Museum of Art, Chicago
On second reading, Galería Estrany De La Mota, Barcelona

Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
Joy of Everyday Life, Mito Tower, Mito
Made UP!, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
Worlds on Video. International Video Art, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze
My (public) space, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam
L'Impresa dell'Arte (The Enterprise of Art), Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Palazzo Roccella, Napoli
ONLYCONNECT, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
Distortion Of An Unendurable Reality, Pianissimo, Milano
The Puppet Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Adaptation, Smart Museum of Art/University of Chicago
Mummy is Nasty, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Between the Images, IASPIS, Stockholm
Liverpool Biennial
MOBILE ARCHIVE, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
FORGOTTEN BAR PROJECT, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
SEE history 2008, Kunsthalle Kiel
Drei Farben – Rot, ROHKUNSTBAU, Potsdam
ACCESS TO ISRAEL I & II, Jüdisches Museum, Frankfurt
The Enterprise of Art / L’impresa dell’arte, PAN Neapel
Swetlana Heger / Guy Ben-Ner / Daniel Segerberg, Kalmar Konstmuseum
Eventually We'll Die - Young Art in Israel of the 90s, Herzliya Museum of Art
Real Time: Art in Israel 1998–2008, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
History Will Repeat Itself, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warschau
All-Inclusive. Die Welt des Tourismus, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
Laughing in a Foreign Language, Hayward Gallery, London

Skulpturprojekte Münster, Münster
Experimental Playground, International Biennial of Media Arts, Melbourne, Australia
Birdwatching: Landscape and Leisure, Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop University, Sherbrooke, Canada
53rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 3-8 May 2007, Oberhausen
Why Look at Animals, ArtSpace, New Haven, Connecticut
Structure and Stories, David Castillo Gallery, Miami
History will repeat itself, HMKV, Dortmund / KW, Berlin
KunstFilm Biennale, Köln
The rite of spring/Voci dalla luna: omaggio a Federico Fellini, Museo d`Arte di Nuoro
Voci dalla luna: omaggio a Federico Fellini, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone
Playing with Solitude, Kunsthalle Wien
The Rear, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya
Art Summer University, Tate Modern, London
Pensa Piensa Think, Centre d'Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona
Drôles de je, FRAC, Alsace, Sélestat

Guy Ben-Ner and Misaki Kawai, take floor Gallery, Tokyo
Action, FRAC Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, Marseille
Inside-Out/Del Reves, MARCO Museum, Vigo, Spain
52. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen
Holy Land: Diaspora and the Desert, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Video Venice, Adelaide Arts Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Homesick I, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
Homecooked, The Jewish Museum, New York
Roland Flexner / Guy Ben Ner, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris
Hybridity - The Evolution of Species and Spaces in 21st-Century Art, 21c Museum, Louisville, KY
Mini Israel, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Traum und Trauma, Haus der Kulture der Welt, Berlin
Carneval des animaux, Marc de Puechredon, Basel
Realismusstudio-tainment, NGBK, Berlin
51st Biennale di Venezia
BROOKLinVIDEO, Futura, Prague
wild boy/Premieres, screening series, MoMA PS1, New York
who is the protagonist?, Guild & Greyshkul, New York

RealismusStudio - Spielformen der Bewusstseinsindustrie, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
Moby Dick, MoMA QNS Lobby Projections
Video X, Momenta Art, New York
a perfect day for bananafish, Postmasters Gallery, New York
video lounge, Vox Populi, Philadelphia
Becoming father- becoming infant, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York
Storytelling, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

Brewster 2003, Site-specific art event, Brewster, York
Hunter University show, Hunter, New York
MFA show, Columbia university, New York

Enough about me, Momenta Art, New York

Video one, Hifa museum, Hifa, Israel
New Israel video art, Tel Aviv cinematech, Israel
Untitled, Hifa cinematech, Israel
Men at home, Kalisher gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
The 33rd year- Artists against the occupation, Beit h'aam / Om el Phahem, Israel
A video room, the Israel museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Video marathon, Art In General, New York
Israeli video art, the Tel Aviv cinematech, Israel
Untitled, Alon Segev gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
ZimZum" Heidelberger Kunstverein

Israeli Video art, the Tel Aviv cinematech, Tel Aviv, Israel
Berkely's island, Hagada hasmalit, Tel Aviv, Israel

L'art dans le mond, passage de Retz, Paris
Double rivage, Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain, Sète, France
Good kids – bad kids, the Israel museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Spring at the end of summer-Young Israeli art, Tel Aviv museum, Israel
Retail Price, Pyramida Center for Contemporary art, Haifa

Hamidrasha, museum for Israeli art, Ramat gan, Israel

untitled, Julie M. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Fictitious reality in Israeli Photography, Yavne, Israel
Virtual, Tel Aviv museum of art, Israel

Painting above and beyond, Museum For Israeli art, Ramat Gan, Israel
Neither here, nor there, Gordon gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

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