אברהם אילת Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Lectured at the Haifa College of Design and at the faculty of architecture, Technion, Haifa.Founder of The First Israeli Photography Biennale. Directed the Open Museum of Photography in Tel Hai, and was curator of photography for the Haifa Museum of Art. Lives in Ein Hod with his spouse Margol Guttman. Works in his studio in Ein Hod(Israel),and In Dusseldorf (Germany)
 
ART STUDIES
 
High School of Painting, Tel Aviv
Atelier 17, Paris
St. Martin's School of Art, London
 
AWARDS AND GRANTS
 
2013 - The ministry of Culture prize
2011 - NRW residency stipend, Germany
2003 - The Ministry of Culture encouraging award, Israel
2000 - Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
1997 - Artist in residence, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, New York
1996 - The Haifa Foundation award, Israel
1989 - "Premio Cervo", Brindisi, Italy
1970 - Sharet travel stipend, Israel
1962 - Davidson award, Israel
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2017 - 3 exhibitions in Yerevan, Armenia. curator: Nazareth Koroyan, 1. The Fear of What is Suddenly Too Late at the Modern Art Museum , 2. Islands of Memory at HayArt cultural center
 3. The Art of Museums at Dalan gallery
 
  - Cycles, works from the sixsties, Hanina gallery, Tel Aviv curator: Ron Bartosh  
2016 - The Art of Museums, Galerie Lausberg, Dusseldorf, Germany (a book)   
  - From Nothing to Maybe. curator: Meira Peri-Lehman, Municipal Gallery, Kfar Saba, Israel (cat.)   
2014 - Accumulations, The Edge Art Center, Nahariya, Israel   
2013 - Happy Schmerzbau, Onomato, Düsseldorf, Germany   
2012 - Deapth of the Surface, Janco-Dada Museum. Curator: Gilad Ophir, Ein Hod, Israel (cat.)   
2010 - Psychophysical Time, G-Art Gallery, Istanbul (cat.)   
  - Fear , Galerie 21, Cologne, Germany   
2008 - "It's Not All Black", Yair art gallery, Tel Aviv   
2007 - "Diary of a Samurai", Artists studios house, Düsseldorf, Germany   
  - histories, lochamei hagetaot gallery, kibbutz Lochamei Hagetaot, Israel   
2006 - Avraham Eilat,"Tmunat Machzor", The Okashi Museum of Arta, Akko (Acre), Israel   
2005 - "Psychophysical Time", Galeria Wschodnia, Lodz, Poland   
2004 - "Suspicious Symptoms", The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (cat.), curator: Shlomit Shaked  
2000 - "112 Portraits Front & Back" , galeria FF, Lodz, Poland (cat.)  
1999 - Avraham Eilat, Galerie Heiko Andreas, Düsseldorf, Germany (with Felix Droese)  
1998 - Accumulations, Galerie ScauRaum, Düsseldorf, Germany   
1996 - Hieroglyphics of Reality, Many H. Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (cat.)  
  - Galeria Krzystofory, Krakow, Poland (cat.)   
1994 - Junk or Wonderful Unities, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel   
1992 - From the Gut - from the Mind, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, curators: Meira Perry-Lehman & Nissan Perez   
1990 - Neglected Gardens, Noga gallery, Herzlia, Israel   
1981 - Structures for a Given Interior, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel (cat.) curator: Yehudith Shen-Dar  
  - Forces and Tensions, Ein Harod Museum of Art, Israel, curator: Galia Bar-Or   
1975 - Avraham Eilat - Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, Haifa ,Israel (cat.) curator: Gavriel Tadmor  
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2017 - Euphoria, 6 days + 50 Years, Museum Ein Harod, Israel,    
2016 - Staring Back at the Sun, New Museum, New York, USA   
  - DADA in Israeli Contemporary Art, Janco-Dada Museum, En Hod, Israel (cat.)   
  - The Sculpture Garden, The Open University, Raanana, Israel (cat.),    
  - Dusseldorf Photo Weekend, Lausberg Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany (a book),    
2015 - Flora Palestina, The New gallery, Musrara, Jerusalem   
  - Drive in - Israeli Photography in the 1980s, Ashdod Art Museum, Ashdod, Israel (cat.)   
  - know Identity, Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf (cat.)  
2014 - Bunkers Walls and Trenches, The Edge Art Center, Nahariya, Israel   
  - Winners of the 2013 ministry of culture art and design awards , Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel (cat.)   
  - Workshop Myth: Four Decades - "Rise Against", Jerusalem Print Workshop, Israel   
2013 - The 5th biennale for Drawing in Israel, Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel (internet cat.)   
  - Ready-Set-Go, Janco-Dada Museum, Ein-Hod, Israel (cat.)   
  - Print Time, The Open Museum, Tefen, Israel (cat.)   
  - Project eXodus - an eye for an eye, kulturzentrum Sudbahnhof, Krefeld, Germany   
2012 - Art Israel Internet Biennial 2, Israel State of Mind , 3DVAS    
  - Land of Promise - screening of Israeli video-Art , Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv   
2011 - Lyrical Correctness, Fifty-Fifty gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany (cat.)   
  - Auf des Spuren Judicher Zeichen, Kultur Bahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany (cat.)  
  - Projecting artists films, Film Museum Black Box, Düsseldorf, Germany   
  - projection of artists films , Kunstverein Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany   
  - Carrier Pigeon 1st Anniversary Exhibition, Blackburn 20/20 gallery, New York   
  - About Paper: New works in the drawings and prints collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel   
2010 - Reshamim, Israeli Biennale of drawing, FLOODING - Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem, Israel (cat.)   
  - Wadi Saliv - Layers, Pyramida Center of Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel (cat.)   
  - Brown - Earth, Um-El Fahem art gellery, Israel (cat.)   
  - "Scrolls", Kupferman's House, Lochamei Hagetaot, Israel  
  - "Searching for God", The Ohio State University, Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery, USA   
  - Artists Books, The Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem, Israel (cat.)   
  - Dark Visions In Print, Secred gallery, NYC, New York, USA   
2009 - "On the Spot", exhibition in the olive grove, Ein Hod, Israel   
  - "Fotografie Aus Israel" , Kultur Bahnhof Eller, Düsseldorf, Germany (cat.)  
  - "Confrontation" , Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem, Israel (cat.)  
2008 - "International Triennale of Contemporary Art" (ITCA) , National Gallery, Prague (cat.)  
  - "The Birth of Now, art in the 1960's", Ashdod Art Museum, Monart Center, Israel (cat.)  
  - "Twisted Reality", The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon, Israel (cat.)  
  - "The Art of Persuation", Westchester Community Colleg Art Gallery, New York   
  - "To Know Fire", Florentin 45 art space, Tel Aviv, Israel (cat.)   
  - 10 plus, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel   
2007 - "Traces", The Third Bienalle for Drawing in Israel , Artists House, Jerusalem (cat.)  
  - "The Other Sea" , Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel (cat.)  
  - "4 Young Artists" , Ha'kibbutz gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel   
  - "The Intelligible Non-Violent Art", Kunststation Kleinsassen, Germany (cat.)  
  - "Grosse Kunst Ausstellung", Düsseldorf, Germany (cat.)  
  - "CT Fish" , Ha'kibbutz gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (cat.)  
  - "Ein Jahr - 34 Positionen - 34 Raume", Museum of Modern Art, Hunfeld, Germany   
2006 - "The Divine Image" , The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (cat.)  
  - "The Intelligible Non-violent Art", Atlas Sztuki gallery, Lodz, Poland   
  - "Haifa in the Eye of the Camera" , Haifa City Museum, Israel   
  - "Videostoria Series #3: Live Acts Performing the Body" , Haifa Museum of Art, Israel   
  - "Tracing Shadows" , The Israel Museum, the Youth Ruth Wing, Jerusalem, Israel   
  - "New Territories", De Hallen, Brugge, Belgium (cat.)  
  - "Illness Report" , Ben Gurion University art gallery, Beer-Sheva, Israel (cat.)  
  - "An Issue of Disagreement", Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa   
2004 - "Towards Cinema" - Videostoria series chapter ll , Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (cat.)  
2003 - "Thou Shalt Make..." , Time for Art - Israeli Art Center, Tel Aviv (cat.)  
  - "Video Zero - Communication Interferences", Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (cat.)  
2002 - "Shanghai in the Eyes of World Artists", Municipal Museum, Shanghai, China  (book)  
  - "Mail Art 7 - 40 Years of Mail Art", Sala Cassero, Castel St. Pietro Terme, Italy (cat.)  
2001 - "Jewish Artists on the Edge", Yeshiva University Museum, New York, USA (cat.)  
  - "Markers", International outdoors project, Venice, Italy; Israel   
2000 - "Wish List", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel   
1999 - 1st International Triennale of Installation, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (cat.)  
1998 - "Milestones", Israeli Sculpture 1948-1998 , The Open Museum, Tefen, Israel (cat.)  
  - "The Bridge", Construction in Process VI, International Art Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 1997  
1997 - Humanism 2020, 4th Sculpture Biennale, Ein Hod, Israel (cat.)  
1996 - "In Paradise", Installations, Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel   
  - 3rd Sapporo International Print Biennale, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan (cat.)  
1995 - "Memory and Obsession", Artist's House, Jerusalem (cat.)  
  - "Hermit 4", international art meeting, Plasy, Czech Republic (cat.)  
  - "Artist's Choice", Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (postcatds)  
1994 - "Focus on Industry" , Photograps, Ramat Gan Museum for Israeli Art (cat.)  
1992 - 10th Norwegian International Print Triennale, Frederikstad, Norway (cat.)  
1991 - Prints from the Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem   
  - 19th International Biennale of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (cat.)  
1989 - "Living with a Dream", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (cat.)  
  - "Architecture on Paper", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem   
1988 - "Modern Drawings - New Approaches", Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel (cat.)  
  - "Sky Line", Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (cat.)  
  - "Photographers Against the Occupation", Camera Obscura gallery, Tel Aviv   
1987 - "Down with the Occupation", Tzavta Gallery, Tel Aviv (cat.)  
  - "Vom Landschaftsbild zur Spurensicherung", Ludwig Museum, Cologne (cat.)  
  - Against the Iron Hand, Camera Obscura, Tel Aviv   
1986 - The First Israeli Photography Biennale, Ein Harod Museum, Israel (cat.)  
1980 - "Borders", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (cat.)  
1979 - Highlights from the collection of Israeli photography, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel   
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
 
In Israel: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, Haifa; Ein Harod Museum of Art; Janco-Dada museum, Ein Hod; The Graphotek, Tel Aviv; Discount Bank collection

In Germany: Ludwig Museum Cologne; Museum of Modern Art, Hunfeld; Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf; Museum Goch, Goch. Others: Biblioteque Nationale, Paris; Tama University Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Institute of Contemporary Arts, Kunsan university, South Korea
 
MONOGRAPHS AND CATALOGUES
 
- So Late So Soon, photographs, texts by Joshua Sobol and Avraham Eilat, 2016
- The Art of Museums, photographs, texts by Katharina Mayer and Joshua Sobol, 2016
- Depth of the Surface, Janco-Dada Museum, En Hod, texts by Gilad Ophir & Jochai Rosen, 2013
- Psychophysical Time, galerie G-art, Istanbul, Turky, Text by Gulsen Capa, 2010
- The Silence of the Sea, photographs and messages, texts by Joshua Sobol and A. Eilat, 2006
- Suspicious Symptoms, catalogue, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Text by Shlomit Shaked, 2004
- The Armchair, artist book, 2002
- 112 Portraits Front & back, catalogue, galeria FF, Lodz, Poland, 2000
- Hieroglyphics of Reality, catalogue, texts by Joshua Sobol, 1996
- אברהם אילת From ths Gut - From the Mind, catalogue, texts by Y. Safran, M. Perry - Lehmann and N. Perez
  The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1992
- אברהם אילת Painter with a Camera, photographs, texts by J. Sobol and N. Perez,
  Hakkibutz Hameuhad Publishers, Tel Aviv, 1986
- Structure for a Given Interior, catalogue, text by J. Shen-Dar, Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, 1981
- Abraham Eilat, monograph by Rudolf Kreuzer, Perlinger Verlag, Vorgl, Austria,1980
- Avraham Eilat, Drawings, catalogue, text by G. Tadmor, Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, 1975
- Avraham Eilat, paintings & drawings, no text, Galerie Eremitage, Scwaz, Austria, 1969
 
CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
 
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