NIRIT TAKELE
1985       Born in Ethiopia, made Aliyah to Israel in "Operation Solomon" 1991

               Lives and works in Tel Aviv

EDUCATION
2011-2015  B.F.A Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, School of Multidisciplinary Art, Israel

SOLO EXHIBITION
2019       Three views, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator: Shulamit Nuss, Hagit Peleg Rotem
2018       Flying with Angels, Tafeta, Addis Fine Art Project Space, London, Uk

GROUP EXHIBITION

2020     You Belong Here, c24 Gallery, New York, US. Curator: David C.Terry
2019     Shave Lehakir, Bank of Israel, Curator: Ravit Dekel

             On Money, Forte Gallery, Illustration Week Tel Aviv, Curator: Tamar Lamdan, Carmit Shine 

              Prism, Artspace Tel Aviv Gallery, curator: Nir Harmat, Tel Aviv
              Meztayrim Chaim, Magen David Adom exhibition, bank discount, Tel Aviv
              1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Solo exhibit with Addis Fine Art Gallery, Industria, West Village, N.Y, US

2018      Israeli Fine Art, Africana, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Curators: Eliya Maharat Shlomon, Edom Belete
              70 Years: Individual - State, Trumpeldor Gallery Be'er Sheva. Curator: Cohava Peterman-Lipschutz
              HeArt, The Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan. Curators: Shir Davidi, Dorit Lautman

2017      Tav Teken, Supreme Court, Jerusalem. Curators: Orna Yair
              Dangerous Art, Haifa Museums of Art. Curator: Revital Silverman Grun
              Equals, Fresh Paint Art Fair 9, Tel Aviv. Curators: Shiri Broza, Keren Broza
              Artist's Greenhouse, solo exhibit, Fresh Paint Art Fair 9, Tel Aviv
              Woman to her Sis, The Herzlielinblum Museum of Discount Bank, Tel Aviv. Curators: Shulamit Nuss, Vera Pilpoul

2016      Bread & Roses, Tel Aviv Artist's Studios. Curator: Dani Ben Simhon
              Painting Camp 2016: Activists, The Negev Museum of Art, Be'er Sheva. Curator: David Vakstein, Dalia Manor
              Zoom 2016, Ticho House – The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curators: Gila Limon, Tal Bechler, Timna Seligman

2015      Material identity...cultural identity, The Yavne Art Workshop, Yavne. Curator: Ronnie Reuben
              Survival War, Graduation Exhibition at Shenkar College. Curators: Gal Weinstein and Yonatan Amir
2014      Come To Bat-Yam, Ribak Museum, Bat-Yam. Curators: Larry Abramson, Joshua Simon
2013      Change / Exchange, The African Studies Gallery, Tel Aviv

AWARDS
2019      Ministry Of Culture and Sports Award
- A Young Artist Award for 2019
2017       Sothebys' 'Under The Hammer' prize, Artist's Greenhouse, Fresh Paint Art Fair 9, Tel Aviv

2014       Award for academic excellence, The Talia Sidi prize, Shenkar College

 

RESIDENCY PROGRAM

2018       Residency Program, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Collaboration with 'Africa First' artist Residency Program by Serge Tiroche, Contemporary Art Gallery Addis Fine Art and Eliya Maharat Shlomon 

COLLECTION
Nirit Takele's Paintings have been acquired by public and private collections, amongst them:

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Bank of Israel 
Start Collection
West Collection, Philadelphia, US
Shenkar College

Nirit is a bold colorist, building up faceted figurative bodies through the application of near abstract flat forms. With a sharp understanding of the power adjacent colors impart upon one another, her figures pop from the canvas, with vivid dimensional depth. She explores her Cultural heritage in her works, illustrating the everyday life of the Israeli Ethiopian community and finding inspiration in old Ethiopian sagas and folk tales remembered from her youth.

© By Nirit Takele 2020