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

               Lives and works in Tel Aviv

2011-2015  B.F.A, Department of Multidisciplinary Art, Shenkar College, Ramat Gan.


2023       Chromatic, The Negev Museum of Art, Be'er Sheva. Curator: Ron Bartos.

2021       The Space Between Us, Addis Fine Art Gallery, London.
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.


2023       Africa Supernova, Kunsthal Kade Museum, Amersfoot, Nederland.

         2022      'Sync in progress...', Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, Curator: Michela Sena

                         When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration In Painting, ZeitzMOCAA, CapeTown

                          Side by Side, duo exhibition with Ronit Porat, Nassima Landau Art Foundation, Tel Aviv

2020       High Voltage, Nassima Landau Art Foundation, Tel Aviv

              You Belong Here, a duo exhibition with Orit Ben Shitrit, C24 Gallery, New York, US. Curator: David C.Terry
2019       Shave Lehakir, Bank of Israel, Curator: Ravit Dekel

               On Money, Forte Gallery, 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,  Addis Fine Art Gallery, Industria, West Village, New York.

2018      Israeli Fine Art, A duo exhibition with Tigist Ron Yoseph, in collaboration with the Ministry Of Culture, Addis Ababa

               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, Fresh Paint Art Fair and Design 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, Yavne Art Workshop, Yavne. Curator: Ronnie Reuben
               Survival War, Graduation Exhibition, Shenkar College. Curators: Gal Weinstein and Yonatan Amir
2014       Come To Bat-Yam, Ryback House,MoBY: Museums of Art, Bat-Yam. Curators: Larry Abramson, Joshua Simon
2013       Change / Exchange, The African Studies Gallery, Tel Aviv


2022       Honorable mention, Becky Dekel Prize, Association for Women's Art and Gender Research in Israel

2021       Artis Grant for Exceptional Work in Uncertain Times
Young Artist Award by the Ministry Of Culture and Sports

2017      Sotheby's 'Under The Hammer' Prize for Emerging Artist, Fresh Paint 9, Tel Aviv

2014       Talia Sidi Award for Academic Excellence, Shenkar College



2018       Residency Program, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Initiative by Eliya Maharat Shlomon.

                Collaboration with 'Africa First' Artist Residency Program by Serge Tiroche, Contemporary Art Gallery Addis Fine Art.  

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

Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Bank of Israel 
Africa First - Serge Tiroche Collection, Tel Aviv
West Collection, (Al and Paige West), USA
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.

In Her Painting, she deals with issues that arise from the daily life of the Beta Israel Community in contemporary Israel reality,

as well as her private memory, and finds inspiration in the folklore of the Ethiopian culture.

Nirit Takele's works have been a source of inspiration and discussion in many academic studies and publications on

issues of representation, gender, and identity in Israeli society.


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