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Dafna Talmon  Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1972, Beer-Sheva, lsrael. Lives in Tel-Aviv, lsrael. 

Education

2016-2018 Postgraduate Fine Art Program, Hamidrasha, Faculty of the arts, Beit Berl

2000-2003: Masters in Geography, Specialization in the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Institute’s Excellence Scholarship. 

1995-1998: BA in Geography - extended degree, Tel Aviv University

 

Professional courses

2015-2016: Professional Photography Studies, Gavra school

2008-2009: Photography Studies, Zilum Baam school

Solo Exhibitions

2021 The Gift Project Tokyo, 2021. “Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021 SOCIAL DIVE Artist-in-Residence Projects”. Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021 General Director: Masato Nakamura

2021 MIC - Made In China. Municipal Gallery Kfar-Saba. Curator: Hagar Raban

2021 The Gift Car Tour. Wandering artwork, participatory performance across the country. Curator: Tali Kayam  

2018 Flexibility Exercises. Postgraduate Fine Art Program Graduation Exhibition. HaMidrasha Gallery - HaYarkon 19. Curator: Nogah Davidson

2009 Markivim. Kastiel Gallery. Photography, poster media, multimedia. Curator: Moran Shoub

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021

- "Artist Appointment", Cranes Festival, Jerusalem. Curator: Hadassah Cohen

- Tracing, 'Equalizing Matter' at 'Academic of Contemporary' residency program. Curator: Irit Popper Carmon

- The Dreams Collector. Zumu V, Lod. Curator: Milana Gitzin-Adiram, Shahar Ben-Nun, Bar Yerushalmi

2020

Lifting the plug 2&3, Curator: Meital Manor

There, Zuzu Gallery, Curator: Rotem Ritov

The Gift Project, Mekudeshet Festival, Jerusalem. Art director: Renana Raz​

2019

Release from Digital Junk, performance. Print Screen Festival. Curator: Lior Zalmanson​

What the Matter wants? Givon Art Forum. Curator: Nicola Trezzi

Truth Machine, In cooperation with Adi Kraus. Invitation to present at Postgraduate Fine Art Program Graduation       Exhibition. HaMidrasha Gallery - HaYarkon 19. Curator: Nicola Trezzi​

The Gift Car project, Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel-Aviv. Installation and performance. Curator: Ifat Gurion & Raz Shapira

- Zumu III, Hatzor Haglilit. Community-based art residency. Book and video.  Curator: Milana Gitzin-Adiram, Ruth Oppenheim

Midarom Festival, Ofakim. The Gift Project. Curator:  Lilach Dekel-Avneri

Pecha Kucha 21,  Charles Bronfman Cultural Palace. Curators: Anat Safran, Itay Moutner

Factory #5, Haifa Museum of Art

2018

NightLight Festival #5, Installation and performance.  In cooperation with Anton Avramov

- Animal Affinity, Artist House, Tel Aviv. Curator: Anat Gorel-Rorberger

Answers without words, Paragon Arts Gallery and Columbia River Correctional Institution, Portland, Oregon, USA. Curator: Anke Schüttler

- There is no place more exalted than my present refuge, Mamuta Center for Contemporary Art at the Hansen House. Video, In collaboration with Yoav Ruda

2017

- Hypernormalisation. Binyamin Gallery. Curators: Hadassa Cohen and Mor Shmoshkovitz

Provocative Art-light+. Office in Tel Aviv Gallery. Chief Curator: Rachel Sukman.

Poland ↔ Israel. Video and object. In collaboration with Avner Pinchover. MOCAK Krakow, Poland. Curators: Agnieszka Sachar and Maayan Sheleff

2016

- Abject Art. Central Gallery. Curator: Dan Furman

Cotton Candy. Abraham hostel. Curators: Irit Barel-Bassan, Dafna Talmon, Sagi Levi

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman. Photos. A book that brings together women's artworks on femininity. Edited by Riki Cohen, published by Haggai Marom

2015 Lollipop. Gabirol Gallery. Artistic consultant: Eyal Vexler

2014

- DEADLINE. "The Board" artists group. Merchav Art Space Gallery. Curator: Yuval Caspi

Alfred XL. Alfred Cooperative Institute for Art & Culture. Curators: Gallery members.

Secret Art, Mani House, Leumi Bank. Installation by "The Board" artists group.  Curators: Esti Drori, Doron Pollack.

2013 Everybody. Maaze 9. Curators: Ruth Patir, Ira Shalit.

2012  

- Hurbanism. Riviera Gallery. Bat Yam. Curators: Tali Huldai, Sigal Kaskas.

In the name of the Protest. Avihai house, Jerusalem. Curator: Hagai Segev.

Mirror's life. Binyamin Gallery. Curator: Gilit Fisher.

2011 7 Zoom. Gate to the Negev Gallery, Beer Sheva. Curator: Goel Drori.

2010 Half an Acre in the Heart. Gross Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Naomi Shalev.

Residencies: 

Maamuta, Jerusalem, 2021

Arad contemporary art center, 2019

Zumu III, Hatzor Haglilit, 2019

Member of "The Board" artists group, 2014-2016

 

Awards and Scholarship

2020 Recipient of the Israeli Ministry of Culture ‘independent artists fund’ award

2020 Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts

 

Press

2021  ISRAERU, Dafna Talmon Challenges Consumerism Through Her Art, and Has Brought it to Japan

2021 Portfolio, Hagit Peleg Rotem, Dafna Talmon’s Gift Car Tour (Heb) 

 

2018 Portfolio, Yuval Saar, Dafna Talmon’s Liberation War

2018 Calcalist, Reut Barnea, The most promising graduates 

2018 Portfolio, Hagit Peleg Rotem, Flexibility Exercises - Post graduates Hamidrasha

2018 ynet, Orin Weinberg, ​​"I wanted to burn everything": the artist who gives you her personal belongings as a gifts