Michal Rovner

(Israeli, born 1957)

notebook 1 by michal rovner

Michal Rovner

Notebook 1, 2004

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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


Making of Makom, L’Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France (solo)
Michal Rovner: Histoires, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France (solo)
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
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
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
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 - 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)
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)
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

Public Collections

AGFA Collection
Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Reader’s Digest Association, Pleasantville, NY
Polaroid Collection, Cambridge, MA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Paris Audiovisuel, France (Collection of the City of Paris)
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX


Michal Rovner, Histoires (exhibition catalogue). Text by David Grossman and interview by Marie-Laure Bernadac. Paris: Louvre Museum Editions, 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Porter, Venetia. Word Into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East (exhibition catalogue). London: British Museum Press, 2006: 91, illustrated.
Beyond East and West. Seven Transnational Artists. Urbana-Champaign: Krannert Art Museum, 2004: 60– 65, illustrated.
Michal Rovner: Against Order? Against Disorder? (exhibition catalogue). Text by Mordechai Omer. Israel: H.S. Halfi, Ltd., 2003.
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.