Cnaani Ofri


1975               Born in Israel
Lives and works in New York
2002-2004      MFA, Hunter College Art School, New York
1997-2000      BFA, Beit-Berel College - School of Art, Israel Magna Cum Laude
Solo Exhibitions
2012               The Sota Project, Fisher Museum of art at USC, Los Angeles
                        The Sota Project, Macro Museum, Rome, Italy
                        Special Effects, Andrea Meislin Gallery, NYC
2011               Public Notice, Ofri Cnaani and Cheryl Kaplan, BMW Guggenheim Lab, NYC
                        The Sota Project, Rothschild 96, Tel Aviv
                        The Sota Project, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY
                        Three Acts of Betrayal, lecture- performance by Ofri Cnaani and Hadas Cohen, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NYC
2010               The Vanishing Woman, Live-cinema performance at PS1/ MoMA(as part as 
                        Greater New York performance program), NYC
                        Manja, The Bialik House, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2009               Twister, Network of Lombardy Contemporary Art Museums (10 sites in 10 different museums), Italy
                        Ofri Cnaani, Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rome, Italy
                        Tale of Ends, Le Poisson Rouge, New York
2007               Two Dimensional Days, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
                        Decreation, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2006               Death Bed, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
2005               The Blind Scenario, Pack Gallery, Milan
                        The colonel and I, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
2004               WE, MFA Thesis Show, Hunter College / Times Square Gallery, New York
                        The Sun Still Shines, Pack Galleria, Milan
2003               The Black & White Theater, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel-Aviv
                        Art Focus 4, Jerusalem
                        Patrol, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya
2002               Ofri Cnaani – Dror Daum, Alon Segev gallery, Tel Aviv
2000               Waiting Room, Peer Gallery, Tel Aviv
Selected Group Exhibition
2012               The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society, Princeton University and Rutgers University
                        Marie –Laure Fleisch Gallery, Rome, Italy
                        Video works from Hamidrasha Art School, Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Universita di Roma La Sapienza
                        Accelerating Toward Apocalypse, Works from Doron Sabag Art collection, ORS Ltd., Givon Art Forum, Tel Aviv
2010               Handhald Histories, Queens Museum of Art, NYC
                        Longitude &Latitude, Tivon Art Gallery, Israel
                        Finzioni-videoracconti contemporanei,  Museo internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualinodi
                        Looking In, Looking Out,, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
                        Rupture and Repair, The Adi Foundation and The Israel Museum, Artists' House, Jerusalem
                        Metamorphoses: Error, Ofri Cnaani, Tamar Halpern and Vlatka Horvat, Braverman Gallery, Tel-Aviv
                        Ecstasy, The former convent of St. Cecilia’s P 21 Monitor Street, Brooklyn, NY
                        FORUM DES IMAGES, Nuit Blanche in Paris, Paris
                        The Situation, Moscow Biennial (special project)
                        Wild Exaggeration, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
                        Fresh Fruits, Ten Haaf Project, Amsterdam
2008               Video Zone, The 4th International Video-Art Biennial in Israel
                        A Re-reading of the future, ITCA 2008 – International Triennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery in Prague
                        Real Time: Art in Israel 1998–2008, Israel museum, Jerusalem
                        LOOP, Video Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain
                        Mexico NewYork Paris, Estación Indianilla Centro cultural, Mexico City
2007               Playing with Solitude, Ursula Blickle Videolounge at the Kunsthalle Wein, Viena
                        Port-City, Arnolfini foundation Museum, Bristol, UK
                        Storytellers, Castello Dell’Acciaiolo, Scandicci, Italy
                        The Space Between, Petach Tikva Museum, Israel
                        Bat Yam Museum, Israel
                        Art and Urban Practices- New City-Territories. Venice, Italy 
2006               Disengagement, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
                        Floating Symmetry, Going Public '06- Atlante Mediterraneo, Nicosia, Cyprus
                        I Cant quite Place It, smack Mellon, Brooklyn , NYC
                        LOOP, Video Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2005               AIM 25, Bronx Museum of Art, New York
                        ARCO 05, Madrid, Spain
2004               Going Public 04: maps, confines, new geographies, aMAZE cultural lab, Modena, Italy
                        Visionaries, Makor Art Center, New York
                        Video:1Min:1800 Frames, City without Walls, Newark, NJ
2003               Artik 5, American - Israeli "Sharet" Cultural Foundation Winners Exhibition, Ramat-Gan Museum, Ramat-Gan
2002               The Kiss, Kalisher Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv
2001               Action Express, Kalisher Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv
                        Graduate Exhibition, Beit Berel-College-School of Art - "Midrasha"
                        Artik 3, American - Israeli "Sharett" Cultural Foundation Winners Exhibition, University Gallery, Tel-Aviv
                        VideoTrip, Video Art Nightly Project, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv
Awards and fellowship
2007               HBI Research Award, Hadassah- Brandies institute, MA
                        Six Point Fellowship, NYC
2005               AIM – Artist In the Marketplace fellowship program at the Bronx museum
2003-2004     American  Israeli Cultural Foundation Overseas graduate scholarship
2000- 2001    American Israeli  Cultural Foundation
                        Beit Berel Certificates of Honor for artistic excellence
1999               The Germany Foundation Certificate of Honor for academic excellence
1998               Beit Berel Certificate of Honor for academic achievements.

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