Marcus Shahar


1971 Born in Petach Tikva 



1993‐1997   BA Linguistics, University of Tel Aviv 

1999‐2004   MA History of Art, University of Tel Aviv 

Lives and works in Tel Aviv 



2015            The Discovery award, Loop art fair and festival, Barcelona, Spain.

2013            The Israeli Ministry of Culture award for Encouraging Creativity.

2013            Special mention for "seeds" at the 20 min\max film festival, Ingolstadt, Germany. 

2012            Winner of the "press" award, Laguna art prize, Venice, Italy 

2011            Winner of the celeste prize-video award 

2011            ArtMuse video festival, first place for "Freeze", Bocholt, Germany 

2010            Art OMI, New York 

2009            Special mention for “frog test” video art. The Jerusalem International Film festival, Israel. 

                     Jerusalem Film Festival, Experimental Cinema Award 

                     Naoussa Film Festival People's Choice Award 

2008            Beatrice Kolliner award for young artist, Israel Museum of Art 

2006            Young Artist Award, Ministry Of Education And Culture 



2017            Filiation, Paris-Beijing Gallery, Paris, France

2017            System, Paris-Beijing Gallery, Paris, France

2017            Shahar Marcus: Self Print, Hermann Struck Museum, Haifa, Israel 

2016            Artificial Islands, with Nezaket Ekici, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland

2015            Going, Going Gone, Haifa museum of art, Haifa, Israel.

2015            Solid and soft, with Nezaket Ekici ,DNA gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2015            "Fossils", with Nezaket Ekici, Petach Tkiva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel

2014            "In Relation" with Nezaket Ekici, Saarbruken Stadt Galerie, Saarbrucken, Germany

2014            "All is Gold", The Municipal Gallery, Rehovot, Israel

2013            "In Relation" with Nezaket Ekici, Siemens Sanat, Istanbul.Turkey

2013            "In Relation" with Nezaket Ekici, Artisterium VI, Tbilisi, Georgia 

2013            solo project at Threshold Gallery in "India art fair", New Delhi, India 

2012            "In Relation" with Nezaket Ekici at Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv

2012            1,2,3 Herring, MoCA Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan 

2011            The Curator, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel 

2011            The Memorial employee", Dana art Gallery, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, Israel 

2010            Bread & Bunker, Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland 

2009            Bunkerbrot, MARS Gallery, Moscow biennale, Moscow, Russia 

2008            Bread & Bunker, G.D.K Gallery, Berlin 

2007            Salt & Ever, The Heder Gallery, Tel Aviv 

2005            Precise, Blurrr International Biennale, Kalisher, Tel Aviv 

                     To Be An Apprentice, Avni Institute of Art and Design, Jaffa 

2004            The Agency, Hakibbutz gallery, Tel Aviv 



2017            Proyector, Festival de Videiarte , Madrid, Spain

                     Video Portrait Vol.2, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

                     Factor X- The Chromosime of Art, Artist’s Biennial, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

                     APhF:17. Athens photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

                     YICCA 16/17, Final Exhibition, Rooster Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

                     Art in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow, Poland

                     Untitled, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

                     Kunstwerk Leben, Art museum in Solingen, Solingen, Germany 

                     11th Arte Laguna Prize- Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy 

                     A Basement In The Attic- Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, Belgium  

 2016           Exhibition of works from the MOCAK at the MAXXI, Rome, Italy

                     The 9th Tbilisi Annual International Contemporary Art exhibition, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia 

                     VideoMedeja Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia 

                     5th Radial Festival ,I.D. Festival Berlin, Berlin, Germany 

                     The Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow, Poland

                     Urban Touch, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover

                     Fundamental- the 5th Mediations Biennale, National Museum, Poznan, Poland 

                     The Pleasure of Love, The 56th October Salon, Belgrade Culture Center, Belgrade, Serbia 

                     Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa

                     Subspace, International Photography Festival, Tel-Aviv

                     Universum, International Photography Festival, Tel-Aviv

                     Medicine in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland

                     Things to Come, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva

                     Berlin Case, APT Art Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia

                     ARTVIDEOKOELN International Torrence Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA  

2015            Shoot: about performance, DNA gallery, Berlin, Germany.

                     Recurrence, Nimac. Nicosia, Cyprus.

                     Re:Start – Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv

                     Changing Perspectives - Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa

                     Solid and Soft - DNA, Berlin

                     Ich und Du - Hospitalshof Stuttgart, Stuttgart

2014            Ekpharsis, Hermitage, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

                     In creation, Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Taipei, Taiwan

                     The Winners, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel 

                     Les Rencontres Internationales,Haus der Kulturen der Welt,Berlin,Germany 

                     Beyond, Galerie Maubert, Paris, France

                     Les Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique (Palais de Tokyo), Paris, France

2013            WPA's Experimental Media 2013, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC, USA. 

                     Faust Kunsthalle,"Schwerelos", Hannover, Germany. 

                     "The Compromised Land" Neuberger Museum of Art New York, New York, USA. 

                     Panorama Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany

                     The Wro Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland

                     Kino der Kunst, Munich, Germany

                     SAU Affero gallery, NJ, ,”Awards Images Moving and Art “Global

2012            The Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland 

                     The 2nd Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia 

                     Catastrophes and Incidences, DNA gallery, Berlin, Germany 

                     Afterwards, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea

                     Art Laguna prize, Arsenale, Venice, Italy 

                     Middle East Europe, Dox Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2011            Art is Art is Art, Moscow Museum Of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia 

                     The Museum, Presents Itself, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel 

                     Nord Art international exhibition, Büdelsdorf, Germany 

                     Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark 

2010            As I remember, Kunstraum und Ateliers, Dresden, Germany 

                     Celeste prize finalists, The Invisible Dog, New York, USA

                     The Meaning of Windows, Israel Museum youth wing, Jerusalem, Israel 

                     Israeli Video, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel 

                     Trembling Time, TATE Modern, London - Screenings program dedicated to recent video art from Israel, Curators: Stuart Komer and Sergio Edelsztein 

                     The Calm Before the Storm, Winzavod, Moscow 

2009            3rd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Curator: Irena Yshkova 

                     Nuit Blanch, Paris, France, Curator: Marie Shek 

                     Tina b Festival of Art, Prague 

                     FUSO International Video Art Annual of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal 

                     Naoussa International Film Festival, Greece

                     Athens Video Art Festival 2009, Athens, Greece

                     Performance Evening, Israel Museum Sculpture Garden, Jerusalem, curator: Amitai Mendelson 

2008            Real Thing, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv 

                     Wa(h)re Kunst, Concent art e.V. Gallery, Berlin, Germany

                     First Show, Contemporary Art from the Israel Museum, Mani House, Tel Aviv 

                     EPAF 2008, European Performance Art Festival, Warsaw

                     Freeze, Israel Museum, Real Time Art in Israel 1998-2008, Jerusalem, Israel 

2007            Homecoming Artist, Magmart I video under volcano, Naples, Italy 

                     Homecoming Artist,, Egilsstadir, Iceland 

                     Rites & Rituals, Herzliya Museum, Herzliya 

                     A Quest from Sea to Sea, video, Israel Museum youth wing, Jerusalem 

                     Homecoming Artist, video, exhibition for awards winners by the Ministry Of Education And Culture, Petach Tikva Museum, Petach Tikva, Israel 

2006            Cover, Galataperform, Istanbul, Turkey

                     Gefilte tish, Israel Museum youth wing, Jerusalem 

2005            Precise, Blur 5 International Biennale for Performance Art, Tel Aviv 

                     Cover, L.M.P Theatre, C.R.A.N.E Art Tulage, Chateau de Chevigny, France 

2003            Freeze, Blur 4 International Biennale for Performance Art, Jaffa 

                     Soak Art Focus 4, Jerusalem

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