Karavan Danny


 1930               Born in Tel Aviv, Israel

                        Studied painting with the artists Avni, Steimazky, Streichman, Yanko and Ardon in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
1956               Studied fresco painting at the Academy of Florence, Italy
1960-1975     Designed stage settings for the Kameri Theater, for the dance ensembles Inbal and Bat-Sheva, for Martha Graham in New York and for the opera of Jean Carlo Menotti
1976               Represented Israel in The Biennale of Venice, Italy
1977               Was invited to participate in "Documenta 6" in Kassel, Germany
                        Received the Israel Prize for sculpture
1978               Created two environmental exhibitions in Prato and in Venice, and in their wake was invited to design a three kilometer trail in Sergi Puntuase, a new town near Paris, as well as the central plaza for the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany
Married to Chava and father of Noah, Tamar and Yael
Lives and works in Tel-Aviv
In the early sixties Karavan created wall paintings for the ship "Shalom" of the Zim Line, and for the Sheraton Hotel in Tel Aviv; wall relief at the Weizman Institute for Science in Rehovoth and in the plenum chamber of the Knesset in Jerusalem. He also created his first environmental and site specific sculptures, for the Tel Aviv courthouse and for the Memorial of the Negev Brigade in Beer Sheva.


A Selection of Environmental Sculptures throughout the World

1977-1988     “White City”, Tel Aviv
1982               "Square", Museum Louisiana, Denmark
1988               "The Way of Light", Olympic Garden, Seoul, South Korea
1989-1993     "The Way of Human Rights", National German Museum, Nuremberg, Germany 
1989-2000     "Place Charles de Gaulle", Nantre, France
1990-1994     "Passages - Homage to Walter Benjamin", Spain
1992-1999     "The Way to the Hidden Garden", Sculpture Garden, Saforo, Japan
1993-1998     "Tolerance Plaza - Homage to Itzchak Rabin", Unesco Center, Paris, France     
1994               "Homage to the Prisoners of the Camp", France
1995               "The Village Square". Horgen, Switzerland
1995-2000     "The Founders' Garden - Yad Lebanim", (with the landscape architect Zvi Dekel), Hedera, Israel 
1996-1999     "Memory Garden", Duisburg, Germany
1996-2000     "The Way of Peace", Nitzana, Israel-Egypt border
1997               "From the Depths", abandoned coal factories, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
1998-2006     "Ecology Project", Moro, Nara, Japan
1999-2001     "Portals of Knowledge", Scuence Museum, Naples, Italy
2001-              "In Memory of the Holocaust of the Gypsies", Berlin, Germany (not yet     finished)
2002               "Place of the Spirit", Columbia University, New York, USA
Recent Exhibitions
2007               Retrospective, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2008               Retrospective, Martim Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
                        Retrospective, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan



1958               First prize in the decade exhibition in Jerusalem
1977               Israel Prize in sculpture
1996               Peace Artist Prize of Unesco
1996               Kaiserring Prize in plastic art in Germany
1998               Prize of Emperor of Japan - Nobel Prize in the Arts
2004               Berlin Prize in sculpture
He has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in museums in Israel, Europe, Korea, Japan, Brazil, and the U.S.A.
His works are represented in the collections of the best museums in Israel and in the world.
Danny Karavan has worked for the advancement of peace since the early fifties and participated in the initiative to preserve the Bauhaus in Tel Aviv. 


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