Rona Yefman  (Israeli, 1972) 

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Rona Yefman Biography
1972   Born Israel
1998   Prize of Distinction, awarded by the Photography Department, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel
1995 - 1999   BFA, Photography & Video, Bezalel Academy,Jerusalem,Israel
2000   Research Year, Photography Department, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem
2000   Dekel, Video Portrait of a 13 years old, 20 min.
2001   The Gerared Levi prize for Young Israeli Photographers, awarded by The Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel
2001   The Anselem Kiefer Scholarship, awarded by The Wolf Foundation
2002   ‘Freeland’, Documentary, 13 min.
2002   Assiment on COLORS magazine no. 48, 49, Italy
2003   The Young Artist Prize, awarded by the Minister of Education & Culture, Israel
2003   Winter catalouge for Comme Il Feut (fashion company)
2004   Photo exhibition, for a feature ‘Joy’ by Julie Shlez
2005   Special images for a feature ‘Jellyfishs’ by Shira Gefen & Etgar Keret
2003 - 2006   Lecturer, Undergraduate (B.F.A) Photography Department, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem, Israel
2004 - 2006   ‘Two Flags’, fiction film, 24 min, funded by the New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & TV
2004 - 2006   Lecturer, Shenkar College, Ramat-Gan, Israel
2006   Artist-in-Residency: Hotel Pupik, Schratenberg, Austria
2006   Album cover and branding for a rock band (Dafna & The Cookies)
2007   The New Creation prize, award by The Minister of Education, Culture & Sport, Israel
2007 - 2009   MFA, School Of The Arts, Columbia University, NY
  Lives in New York
Selected Exhibitions
2012   KUNSTHALLE wien, Vienna, Austria
2012   Annie Wharton, Los Angeles, USA
2008   'Prizes in Art and Design from the Ministry of Science, Cultutre and Sport, 2008', Haifa Museum of Art
2008   Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
2007   'Repeted Histories, Reinvented Resistance', Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
2007   Art Basel, Miami
2006   Inside Out, Contemporary Israeli Photography, Muesum Marco, Vigo, Spain
2006   2 Flags, SommerContemporary, Tel-Aviv, Israel (solo)
2005   The Dash Project, Manier Chocolate Factory Gallery, London, UK
2005   Christian Ehrentraut Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2005   ‘Why Don’t You Say It?’, Experimental film project, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel
2004   Dryphoto, International Contemporary Photography, Prato, Italy
2004   The Armory Show, NY, USA
2003 - 2004   Heiliger Sebastian - A Splendid Readiness for Death, Kunsthalla Wien, Vienna
2003   The 2003 Wight Biennial, UCLA, CA, USA
2003   Affirmative Action, Curator: Ellen Ginton, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
2003   Photographs From the Blue Box, 1903-2003, Archive & Contemporary IsraeliImages, Reading Power Station, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2003   Salame & Abulafya, Post-Graduate Exhibition, Bezalel Academy, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2002   Rubb-it, Chambers, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel
2001   ‘Top Secret: Leaps of Consciousness’, The Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (solo)
2001   Inwards, Gordon Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2000   Preference, Noga Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2000   ‘Bebe: A Family Album’, The Shapiro Gallery, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem (solo)
1999   Bunny on the Roof, Borchov Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel (solo)
Literature
2006   Art Asia Pacific, ‘Two Flags’ at SommerContemporary, reviewed by Jesia Craft
2006   Artist profile, ‘Bad girl/Good girl’, HaAretz Newspaper (The Weekend section), Israel
2005   The Culture Appended, Culture Program (Television program)
2004   Uovo Magazine, Issue no.8, 2004, Italy - France
2004   Heiliger Sebastian, A Splendid Readiness for Death, Catalogue, Kunsthalla Wein, 2003-4, Austria
2002   Od Magazine, Issue no.1, Israel
2002   HaMidrasha, Issue no.5, Hamidrasha school of Art, Beit- Berl, Israel
2002   Intimate Report, Culture Program (Television program)
2001   Making Wind, Culture Program (Television program)
2000   Artattack, Independent Art Program (Television program)