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Michal Rovner    (Israeli, 1957)




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Biography
Polaroid Collection material grant
Co-Founded the Camera Obscura School of Art Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv Museum Award
BA, Cinema/Television and Philosophy Tel Aviv University
BFA Bezalel Academy of Art
Artist's Fellowship New York Foundation for the Arts

Exhibitions
2011 Making of Makom, L’Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France (solo)
Michal Rovner: Histoires, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France (solo)
2010 Intramoenia Extra Art: Mirages, Eclettica Cultura dell’Arte, Barletta, Italy
Material / Immaterial, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
50 Years at Pace, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Re-Location, Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2009 - 2010 Michal Rovner: Frequency, Ivorypress Art + Books Space, Madrid, Spain
Hugging and Wrestling: Contemporary Israeli Photography and Video, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH
BAROCK: Art, Science, Faith and Technology in the Contemporary Age, MADRE - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea DonnaREgina, Naples, Italy
2009 Michal Rovner: Borders, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, MA (solo)
Michal Rovner: Particles of Reality, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada (solo)
Incidental Affairs, Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan
2008 Michal Rovner: Makom II, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
Michal Rovner: Adama, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Michal Rovner: Video, Sculpture, Installation, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY (solo)
Depletion: Works from te Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd., Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Imaginary Coordinates, Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL
International Triennial of Contemporary Art in Prague 2008, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic
Art of the State: Contemporary Photography and Video Art from Israel, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, The Neatherlands
Reflections, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 - 2008 Word Into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East, British Museum, London, May 18–September 3, 2006. Traveled to: Dubai Holding, Dubai International Finance Centre, United Arab Emirates, February 6–April 30, 2008. (Catalogue)
2007 Michal Rovner, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Turbulence, 3rd Auckland Triennial, New Zealand
Offering Reconciliation, Brandeis University Waltham, Massachusetts, March 22–April 1, 2007. Traveled to: The World Bank, Washington, D. C., April 30–May 6, 2007; Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington, June 7–August 19, 2007; United Nations, New York, September 1–28, 2007; Pomegranate Gallery, New York, October 4–8, 2007; Sculpture Objects & Functional Art, Chicago, November 2–4, 2007
Timer 01: Intimità/Intimacy, Triennale Bovisa, Fondazione Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
Light Time and Three Dimensions, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
Beyond Limits, Sotheby’s sculpture exhibition, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England, UK
Contemporary, Cool and Collected, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
2006 - 2007 L’Homme Paysage, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, France
18: Beckett, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Canada, November 9–December 21, 2006. Travelled to: Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, March 31–May 27, 2007. (Catalogue)
2006 Michal Rovner: Fields of Fire, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
Michal Rovner, Fundació Sa Nostra, Centre de Cultura, Palma, Spain (solo)
Middle Ground: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Ecce Uomo: (33 + 1) Artisti Conemporanei da Collezioni Private a Milano, Sapzio Oberdan, Milan, Italy (Exhibition catalogue; essays by Gemma De Angelis Testa, Sergio Risaliti, Caroline Corbetta, Edoardo Testori, Pietro Gaglianò)
Approaching Reality’s Borders: Art, Science and Technology, ARCOS Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sannio, Palazzo del Governo Via Stefano Borgia, Italy
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, CA
Allegories of Displacement, Westport Arts Center, CT
2005 - 2006 Michal Rovner: Fields, Festival d’Automne à Paris 2005, Jeu de Paume-site Concorde, Paris, October 3, 2005–January 8, 2006. Traveled to: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, April 6–July 29, 2006. (Catalogue; texts by Régis Durand, Sylvère Lotringer and Mordechai Omer)
Swarm, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Michal Rovner: Recent Work, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA (solo)
Michal Rovner: Recent Works, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
Banquet: Communication in Evolution, Media Lab, Madrid, Spain
1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia
Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule Based Art, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
Summer Group Show, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
Banquet_05 Communication in Evolution, Cultural Center Ciudad Alta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Madrid, Spain
Groundworks: Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art, Regina Miller Gouger Gallery, , Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 - 2005 BIRDSPACE: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, January 10–March 21, 2004. Traveled to: Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, May 29–August 15, 2004; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, October 9, 2004–January 2, 2005; McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Ohio, September 9–October 21, 2005. (Catalogue)
Beyond East and West. Seven Transnational Artists. Krannert Art Museum, Universtiy of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, January 23–April 4, 2004. Traveled to: Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, April 16–September 4, 2004; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 9–December 12, 2004; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, February 19–May 15, 2005. (Catalogue)
2004 Michal Rovner: in stone, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (solo)
Michal Rovner: Recent Work, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA (solo)
Michal Rovner: Recent Works, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
The Artes Mundi Prize Exhibition (Wales International Visual Art Prize), National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff, UK
Shanghai 5 Biennale 2004: Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Dwellan: Exhibition of Contemporary Video Art, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Periplo del Mediterraneo: Maestri e nuove espression tra Genova e Istanbul, Accademia Lingustica de Belle Arti, Genova
2002 - 2004 Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 28, 2002–January 12, 2003. Traveled to: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain, October 8, 2003–May 18, 2004. (Catalogue)
2003 Arena, MACRO, Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma (Al Mattatoio), Rome, Italy (Catalogue; texts by Dobrila Denegri and Èva Forgács) (solo)
Michal Rovner - Coexistence, Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy (solo)
Michal Rovner: Against Order? Against Disorder? 50th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Israeli Pavilion, Venice, Italy (solo)
War (What Is It Good For?), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
One Ground: Four Palestinian and Four Israeli Filmmakers, UCR/California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
Dreams and Conflict: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
The Disembodied Spirit, Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Brunswick, ME
NosOtros: Identidad y Alteridad, PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain
2002 - 2003 Michal Rovner, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2002 Michal Rovner: The Space Between, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
The Endurance of Art, Westport Arts Center, CT
2001 - 2002 Michael Rovner: Works, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO (solo)
2001 Michal Rovner: New Work, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO (solo)
Michal Rovner, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Photographs: A Decade of Collecting, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Harley Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO
2000 - 2001 The 46th Biennial Exhibition: Media/Metaphor, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
2000 Biennial 2000, The Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, DC
The Perpetual Well: Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Jewish Museum, traveling exhibition
2000 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
Looking Ahead: Visions of Israel, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose, CA
The Tel-Aviv Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 Animal. Anima. Animus., P.S. 1 New York, NY
Apposite Opposites, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
Landscapes of Israel, The Jewish Museum New York, NY
Museo de Arte Moderno Cuenca
Museo National del Banco Central del Ecuador, Quito
Museo Anthroplogico del Banco Central Guayaquil
Borderline Figuration: Digital Art Forms, Pan American Cultural Exchange
Hindsight: Recent Work from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1998 Light on the New Millennium - Wind from Extreme Orient, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art Pusan Metropolitan Museum, Pusan, Korea
Rhona Hoffmann Gallery Chicago, IL
Stephen Friedman Gallery London, UK
Selected Works 1991-1998, The Schmidt Center Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy
1997 Pace Wildenstein MacGill, New York, NY
Merging (Mural prints), Tate Gallery London, UK
Shoshana Wayne Gallery Santa Monica, CA
Stephen Wirtz Gallery San Francisco, CA
De la minceur de l'image/The Tenuous Image, Dazibao, centre de photographies acteulles Montréal, Québec
Making Pictures: Women and Photography, 1975- Now, Bernard Toale Gallery (Curator: Nicole Klagsbrun) Boston, MA
Mutual Interest (Video Installation), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mutual Interest (Video Installation), Stedelijk Museum, World Wide Video Festival Amsterdam
1996 A Delicate Balance: Six Israeli Photographers, The Light Factory Charlotte, NC
From the Collection: Recent Acquisitions of Photography, The Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
1995 Photographic Condition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Moholy-Nagy and Present Company, The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
1994 Contemporary Women Photographers, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Little House on the Prairie, Marc Jancou Gallery London, UK
Israel Museum Jerusalem
Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
New Photography, Shimon Attie, Ab, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1993 The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
In-Camera, The Santa Fe Museum of Art, Santa Fe, CA
First Image: Eight Photographers for the '90s, Laura Carpenter Fine Arts, Santa Fe, CA
1992 Ansel Adams Center (Curator: Andy Grundberg) San Francisco, CA
1992 Apocalyptic Thoughts, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Ansel Adams Center (Curator: Andy Grundberg) San Francisco, CA
1991 Le Mois de la Photo à Montreal, La Maison Culture Mercier Montreal, Canada
Grant Winners: American Israeli Culture Fund, Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel
1990 Grant Winners: American Israeli Culture Fund, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Outside, The Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
1987 Dizengof Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
1985 The First Line, Museum of Art, Ein Harod, Israel
1980 Sof Hasdera Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Literature
2011 Michal Rovner, Histoires (exhibition catalogue). Text by David Grossman and interview by Marie-Laure Bernadac. Paris: Louvre Museum Editions, 2011.
2010 50 Years at Pace (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Arne Glimcher et al. New York: The Pace Gallery, 2010: illustrated.
Ronnberg, Ami and Kathleen Martin, eds. The Book of Symbols. Köln: Taschen, 2010: 487, illustrated.
Schreuder, Catrien. Pixels and Places: Video Art in Public Space. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2010: 41, illustrated.
2009 Bouganim, Ami. Tel-Aviv: sans répit. Paris: Éditions Autrement, 2009: 98–115.
Michal Rovner: Frequency (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Laurent Cohen and Robert C. Morgan. London: IvoryPress, 2009.
2008 Heartney, Eleanor. Art & Today. London: Phaidon Press Limited, 2008: 298, 303, illustrated.
Depletion: Works from te Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd. (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Aya Lurie, Ernst van Alphen and Nili Goren. Jerusalem: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2008: 51, illustrated.
2007 Contemporary, Cool and Collected (exhibition catalogue). Text by Robert Hobbs. North Carolina: Mint Museum of Art, 2007:126–127, illustrated.
Chadwick, Whitney. Women, Art, and Society. Thames and Hudson World of Art. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007: 490–91; 315, illustrated.
2006 Porter, Venetia. Word Into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East (exhibition catalogue). London: British Museum Press, 2006: 91, illustrated.
2004 Beyond East and West. Seven Transnational Artists. Urbana-Champaign: Krannert Art Museum, 2004: 60– 65, illustrated.
2003 Michal Rovner: Against Order? Against Disorder? (exhibition catalogue). Text by Mordechai Omer. Israel: H.S. Halfi, Ltd., 2003.
2002 Wolf, Sylvia. Michal Rovner: The Space Between (exhibition catalogue). New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2002.
Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim Museum Collection (exhibition catalogue). New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2002.
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