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Dafna Talmon  Curriculum Vitae

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

A multidisciplinary artist, working with installation, participatory performance, text, photography, video and encounter.


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

2000-2003 MA, Geography, Specialization in the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, Hebrew   

                    University, Jerusalem, Israel. Institute’s Excellence Scholarship

1995-1998  BA, Geography, extended degree, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Professional courses

2015-2016      Advanced Photography studies, Gavra School, taught by Sagit-Zluf Namir

2005-2006      Photography studies, Photography School inc. taught by Sagie Shuali 

Solo Exhibitions

2021.    The Gift Project Tokyo, “Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021 SOCIAL DIVE Artist-in-Residence Projects”, Tokyo Biennale 2020/2021

2021     MIC - Made In China, City 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, Tel Aviv, Curator: Noga Davidson

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023     RS Dorm, Zumu Acre. Curators: Milana Gitzin-Adiram, Shahar Ben-Nun, Maayan Shelef

              Democrisis, Museum on the Seam. Curator: Chen Shapira

              Neighborhood. Dream. Hope. White night Hatikvah neighborhood. Curator: Yasha Rozov

2022     Local Testimony, MUZA, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Curator: Leah Abir

              Double Jaffa, Zumu, Jaffa, Curators: Milana Gitzin-Adiram, Avshalom Suliman

              The Amazons from the Gaaton, Water Tower Gallery, Nahariya. Curators: Stav Even-Zahav, Maya Prat, Tarbut Movement

              Lifting the Switch 4,  in collaboration with Noa Gross, Tel Aviv, Curator: Meital Manor

2021     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     There, Zuzu Gallery, Curator: Rotem Ritov

              The Gift Project, Mekudeshet Festival, Jerusalem, Artistic director: Renana Raz

              Lifting the Switch 3, Tel Aviv, Curator: Meital Manor

2019     Release from Digital Junk, Print Screen Festival, Holon, Curator: Lior Zalmanson

              What the Matter Wants?, Givon Art Forum, Tel Aviv, Curator: Nicola Trezzi

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

              Factory #5, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa

2018     NightLight Festival #5, In collaboration with Anton Avramov, Tel Aviv

              Answers Without Words, Paragon Arts Gallery and Columbia River Correctional Institution, Portland, Oregon, Curator: Anke Schüttler

2017     Hypernormalisation, Binyamin Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Curators: Hadassa Cohen and Mor Shmoshkovitz

              Poland ↔ Israel, Video and object, in collaboration with Avner Pinchover, MOCAK Krakow, Poland, Curators: Agnieszka Sachar and Maayan Shelef

2016     Abject Art. Central Gallery, Tel-Aviv. Curator: Dan Furman

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, Tel-Aviv. 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

Group Membership

2020-2022      Member of ״Adash״ group, consisting of: Dafna Talmon, Irit Barel Basan, Sharon Azagi, Edith Kofsky

2014-2016       Member of “The Board” Art Group, consisting of: Dafna Talmon, Sagi Levi, Irit Barel Bassan, Nili Ben Simon, Karen Ben Simon, Maya Landman,                            Rei Dishon

Exhibitions as part of Groups

2022               "I Wish it was a Joke", Adash Group, Benjamin Gallery, Curator Hadassah Cohen

2016                Cotton Candy. The Board group, Abraham hostel, Tel-Aviv. Curators: Irit Barel-Bassan, Dafna Talmon, Sagi Levi. 

2015                Lollipop. Gabirol Gallery, Tel-Aviv. Artistic consultant: Eyal Vexler

2014                DEADLINE. The Board group. Merchav Art Space Gallery                 

                        Tel-Aviv. Curator: Yuval Caspi

                        Secret Art, The Board group, Mani House, Leumi Bank, Tel-Aviv. Curators: Esti Drori, Doron Pollack

2013                Everybody. The Board group, Maaze 9, Tel-Aviv. Curators: Ruth Patir, Ira Shalit


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


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

2019 Pecha Kucha 21, Talk, Charles Bronfman Cultural Center, Tel Aviv, Curators: Anat Safran, Itay Moutner

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



2023 “Zumu Acre - Orhan Zifzif”, p. 57, Zumu The Museum on The Road, Acre

2022 “Local Testimony”, p. 100, MUZA Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv 

2022 “Zumu Jaffa”, p. 35, Zumu The Museum on The Road, Jaffa

2021 “MIC - Made In China”, City Gallery Kfar Saba, Reisel Cultural Center, Kfar Saba

2021 “Tokyo Biennale” p. 79, 290-293, Tokyo Biennale, Tokyo

2019 “Answers Without Words: A photographic research project between prisoners and the rest of the world”, p. 62-63, Anke Schüttler, Portland

2019 “Fresh Paint”, p. 99, Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv

2019 “Zumu Hatzor Haglilit”, p. 5, Zumu The Museum on The Road, Hatzor Haglilit

2018 “Flexibility Exercises”, p.12-13, Postgraduate Fine Art Program, Hamidrasha, Faculty of the arts, Beit Berl

2017 “Poland ↔ Israel”, p. 23-24, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow

2016  “One is Not Born, But Rather Becomes a Woman” p. 46-47, 56, Edited by Riki Cohen, published by Haggai Marom, Tel-Aviv

2012 “In the Name of Protest”, p. 62, Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem

2022 Water Tower, Nahariya

2021 Maamuta, Jerusalem

2019 Arad Contemporary Art Center

2019 Zumu, Hatzor Haglilit


Awards and Scholarships:

2022 Local Testimony, “Urbanism and Culture”, 3rd prize

2020 Recipient of the Israeli Ministry of Culture, Independent Artists Fund Award

2020 Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts Award

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