Orit Raff

Born 1970, Jerusalem, Israel

Education

2002 MFA, Bard Graduate Center, New York, NY

1999/98 The International Studio Program, New York

1999/98 The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York

1996 BFA (cum laude), School of Visual Arts Program, New York

1994/92 Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Priming, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Priming, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
Orit Raff: Priming, Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art

2007
Blink, The New Gallery, Beit Gabriel on the Kinneret

2006
Insatiable, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, New York
Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2005
Insatiable, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Insatiable, NOGA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2004
Hunt-the-Slipper, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Insatiable, Cutting Edge Project at ARCO'03, Madrid, Spain

2002
Dynamic Equilibrium, Site Santa Fe, Albuquerque, NM
Hunt-the-Slipper, Paula Boettcher Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Hunt-the-Slipper, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel
The Pot Calling the Kettle Black, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Keep in a cool and dry place, Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

2001
Hunt-the-Slipper, Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Thirty Times the Length of My Breath, Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mobius Strip, Baumgartner Gallery, New York
Innen Zeichnung, The LISTE ‘00 Young Art Fair Basel with the Paula Bottcher Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Approaching Saturation, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Inside Drawing, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Innen Zeichnung, Paula Bottcher Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1999
Geometry of Echoes, The Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel
Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY

1998 The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel

Group Exhibitions

2016
LUX: The Radiant Sea, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, NY
Fact/Fiction, 9th Annual Jeonju International Photography Festival, South Korea
Vacuum, International Photography Festival, Israel
Art Speaks Out, Istanbul Modern Art Museum, Turkey

2015
FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video, The Modern Art Museum, New York, NY
of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

2011
25 Years/25 Artists, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Windows and Mirrors, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Cool, Summer invitational exhibition, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
True North, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany

2007
Dateline Israel: Recent Photography and Video, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

2006
Making and Finding, The Foundation To-Life, Inc., Mount Kisco, NY
Glasskultur: What became of Transparence?, La Panera, Lerida, Spain
Glasskultur: What became of Transparence?, Koldo Mitxelena Museum, San Sebastian, Spain
Bread, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
White House, Marianne Courville Gallery, Hudson, NY
Body: Present and Absent, Bat-Yam Museum of Art, Bat-Yam, Israel
In relation to the Body, The Photography Gallery at the MIDRASHA Academy for the Arts, Beit Berl, Israel

2005
The Photograph in Question, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
Traces and Omens, The Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands
Word Play, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Staging Reality, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
Time Depot, Petach-Tikva Museum of Art, Petach-Tikva, Israel
Brr…, Gallery W.52nd, New York, NY
In Focus: Themes in Photography, Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Food Clothing Shelter, Onisaburo Gallery, Interfaith Center of New York, NY
Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual arts Gallery, New York, NY
Cleanliness, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Able was I ere I saw Elba - Palindrome, Heimspiel, Frankfurt, Germany
Word / Image, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT

2003
Staging Reality, Rutgers University, New Jersey
Staging Reality, The University of the Arts" Philadelphia, PA
Hot Summer In The City, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
Peripheries Become the Center, Prague Biennale 1 - 2003: Prague
Photo Album, Bradbury Gallery, Jonesboro, AR
Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics, Berkeley Art Museum, CA

2002
SOFT, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Multitude, Artists Space, New York, NY
Recent Acquisitions, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Marshim-Identitasok, National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Gene(sis): Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001
Not Landscape: Fragments and Metaphors, SF CameraWork, San Francisco, CA
Depicting Absence/Implying Presence, ICA San Jose, CA
RE-LOCATION: on moving, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
New Work: Contemporary Figuration, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Size Matters, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Material Abstraction, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
A Shot In the Head, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Fiction/Non-Fiction, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
Architectural Constructs in Contemporary Photography, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
WHITE, Nikolai Fine Art, curator Irena Popiashvili, New York, NY
Looking Ahead - Visions of Israel, ICA San Jose, curator Marie Shek, San Jose, CA
Painting Function: Making It Real, Spaces, curator Saul Ostrow, Cleavland, OH

1999
Open Studios, The International Studio Program, New York, NY
XMAS, Kent Gallery, New York, NY
The Wight Biennial UCLA, The New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mediterranean Encounters 3, The ‘99 Croatia Biennial, Israeli curator Mr. Meir Ahronson, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Thin Air, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Salon VI, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY
New in the Nineties II, The Katonah Museum, curators Rick Wester & Nina del Rio, Katonah, New York, NY
Open Studios, The Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY

1998
The 1st Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, Juror Sandy Skoglund, The Art Student League, Denver, CO
Under Construction, GEN ART New Visions, curated by Debra Singer, Manager of the Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris & Anastasia Aukeman, Director of the Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Visual Arts Gallery, curated by Eve Sonneman, New York

1996
A Strategy Hinted at: New Conceptual Artists, curated by Anastasia Aukeman, Artists Space, New York

Awards, Grants & Residencies

2005
The Jehoshua Rabinovich Tel Aviv Foundation for the Arts
MIFAL HAPAIS, Israel National Lottery Council for the Arts Grant

2002 Milton and Sally Avery Scholarship

2001 The Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant in the field of the Visual Arts

2000-99 The International Studio Program, New York, NY

1999 Special Award for Originality & Innovation, The ‘99 Croatia Biennial, Dubrovnik, Croatia

1997 America Israel Cultural Foundation Fellowship, Tel-Aviv, Israel

1995 Award of Excellence, School of Visual Arts Mentor Program, New York

1994 Student Exchange Scholarship, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

1992 Special Presidential Grant for Excellence, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

Publications & Reviews

“Lux: The Radiant Sea,” The New Yorker, August 2016
Dykstra, Jean, “Orit Raff: Priming,” Photograph Magazine, 2014
Teicholz, Tom, “Israel Artists of the Imagination Orit Raff and Nir Evron,” Huffington Post Arts
& Culture
, August 2014
“Orit Raff: Priming opens at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art,” Art Daily, December 2013
“Orit Raff: Priming,” L’Oeil de la Photographie, December 2013
Krauss, Ora, “Here and There”,* Brochure The Rechovot City Gallery*, February 2007
Govrin, Hili, "Body: Present and Absent", Cat, Bat-Yam Museum of Art, Bat-Yam, Israel, 2006
Aletti, Vince, "The Photograph In Question", The New Yorker, July 11&18, 2005
Kimmelman, Michael, "Art in Review: Orit Raff", The New York Times, May 27, 2005
Krispal, Joseph "Orit Raff: Insatiable at the Noga Gallery", Time Out Tel Aviv, May 19, 2005
Lori, Aviva "The connection between Bread, Salt and War; Orit Raff's exhibition at the Noga Art Gallery", Haaretz- Culture Supplement, May 6, 2005
Firstenberg, Lauri "The Moon Down to Earth: Orit Raff speaks with Lauri Firstenberg", ART PAPERS, May/June 2005 issue
Aiger, Yaniv Yehuda "Time Depot at the Petach-Tikva Museum of Art", Maariv, December 24, 2004
"Heimspiel und Ort-Flops", Plauf, July 2004
"Various Artists Im Dialog, Heimspiel", Journal Frankfurt, July 2004
Diaz, Eva, "Cleanliness at Sara Meltzer",* Time Out*, July 29, 2004
Schwendener, Martha, "Cleanliness",* Artforum.com*, July 2004
Gur-Arie, Drorit "Orit Raff", Cat. Time Depot at the Petach-Tikva Museum of Art, Petach-Tikva 2004
Firstenberg, Lauri, "Space and Subjectivity", Cat. Prague Biennale 1, 2003
Christensen, Les "Photo Album", Cat. Bradbury Gallery, AR, 2003
Held, Robin "Gene(sis)", CD-ROM Cat., Seattle, WA, 2002
"Indepth Art News: Orit Raff's Dynamic Equilibrium", absolutearts.com, NM, 2002
Kabat, Nora "Orit Raff: Dynamic Equilibrium", Brochure SITE Santa Fe satellite exhibition, November 2002
Burton, Johanna "Weasel Words: Orit Raff's Hunt-the-Slipper in Two Acts", Cat. The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, 2002
Ahronson, Meir "The attempt of a young woman parting with her youth to set anchor in her childhood before she becomes a mother herself", Cat. The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, 2002
Cotter, Holland "Art in Review: Multitude", The New York Times, October 11, 2002
Auricchio, Laura "Multitude at Artists Space",* Time Out*, September 26, 2002
"Multitude at Artists Space",* The New York Sun*, September 19, 2002
Firstenberg, Lauri "Space and Subjectivity", Cat. Artists Space - Multitude, New York 2002
Small, Irene "Memory of Form", Cat. Artists Space - Multitude, New York 2002
Helterman, Jolyon "Review of reviews: Art - Orit Raff at Julie Saul Gallery",* The Week*, June 14, 2002
Newhall, Edith "Soap Opera: Orit Raff at Julie Saul Gallery", New York Magazine, June 3, 2002
Johnson, Ken "Art Guide", The New York Times, May 31, 2002
Powell, Gus "Orit Raff at Julie Saul Gallery", The New Yorker, May 27, 2002
"Orit Raff at Julie Saul Gallery", The New York Sun, May 9, 2002
Tzur, Ouzi, "Orit Raff at Bineth Gallery", Ha'aretz, April 27, 2002
Blich, Bilu, "Thoughts on the works of Orit Raff", Cat. Bineth Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2002
Graves, Jen, "Evolving artistry: SOUNDLIFE", The News Tribune, April 19, 2002
Downey, Roger, "Bring Back Bill Nye: Visual Arts Review", Seattle Weekly, April 18, 2002
Hackett, Regina, "Messing with Mother Nature", Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 6, 2002
Hall, Emily, "Haunted Houses - Art and Science, on Gene(sis) Contemporary Art Explores Human Genomics",* Visual Art*, April 4, 2002
Matzkel, Yehudith, Cat. Budapest National Gallery, Spring 2002
McQuaid, Cate, "Monochrome monopoly: Blue, white take the stage", The Boston Globe, March 22, 2001
Gillett, Marnie, "Portfolio: Not Landscape: Fragments & Metaphors", CAMERAWORK, Fall/Winter 2001
J. Sozanski, Edward, "Orit Raff and Nir Hod: When Zen Meets Baroque at the JCC's Gershman Y", The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 13, 2001
Westbrook, Lindsey "Contemporary Figuration", San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 11, 2001
Katz-Freiman, Tami, "Orit Raff and Nir Hod: When Zen Meets Baroque", Cat. Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2001
Johnson, Ken, "Art Guide", The New York Times, November 17, 2000
Ott, Susanna, "A Cave With A View: The Photographic works by Petrus Schaesberg and Orit Raff, Cat. Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY 2002
Crone, Rainer, "Foreword, Cat. Baumgartner Gallery, New York, NY 2000
Millis, Christopher "Truth or Dare: Howard Yezerski’s Fiction/Non Fiction", The Boston Pheonix, July 21, 2000
Parcellin, Paul "Fiction/ Non Fiction at Howard Yezerski Gallery, RETRO- ROCKET.com, July 21,2000
Popiashvili, Irena "WHITE", NY ARTS, April, 2000
"Orit Raff at Julie Saul", The New Yorker, April 3, 2000
Frimmel, Sandra "BMW and Batman: Orit Raff at Paula Bottcher Gallery", TAZ, March23, 2000
Herbstkeuth, Peter "Background of chalk: Orit Raff at Paula Bottcher Gallery",TAGESSPIEGEL, March 18, 2000
Aletti, Vince"Voice Choices: Orit Raff, Inside Drawing", The Village Voice, March14, 2000
Gabara, Esther, "Orit Raff: Inside Drawing", Brochure for Saul and Boettcher Gallery shows, January 2000
Feliciano, Kristina "30 Under Thirty: Young photographers to watch", PDN, March 2000
Shek, Marie "Looking Ahead- Visions of Israel", Cat. ICA San Jose, San Jose, CA 2000
Burton, Johanna "Approaching Saturation ( On Orit Raff’s Domestic Landscapes ), Cat. Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, 2000
Ostrow, Saul "Painting Function: Making It Real", Cat. Spaces, Clevland, OH, 2000
Matzkel, Yehudit "Geometry of Echoes" Cat. The Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Haifa Israel,1999
Berger, Kenny "1999 New Wight Gallery Biennial", Cat. The ‘99 Wight Biennial, 1999
Matzkel, Yehudit "Interview with Orit Raff", Photography & Digital Media Magazine, Summer 1999
Griffin, Tim"Art Reviews: Thin Air", Time Out New York, August 12, 1999
Johnson, Ken "Art in Review: Thin Air", The New York Times, August 6, 1999
Aletti, Vince"Voice Choices:Thin Air", The Village Voice, August 3, 1999
Aletti, Vince "Voice Choices: Summer Salon 6", The Village Voice, August 3, 1999
Gilerman, Dana "Doodling on the Desk", Ha’aretz, July 9, 1999
Ahronson, Meir "The Stain that Makes History", Cat. The ‘99 Croatia Biennial,1999
Smith, Roberta "Art in Review: Orit Raff",* The New York Times* , February 5, 1999
Aletti, Vince "Photo Short List: Orit Raff", The Village Voice, January 26, 1999
Nachshon, Ilan "Scent of a Woman", Yediot Achronot, October 13, 1999
Goldman, Robert, "Artist's Diary", ART NET Magazine, May 13, 1998
Ahronson, Meir "Her senses sharpened to a fine point and everywhere she found flaws and faults", Cat The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel, 1998
Ahronson, Meir "Who am I , for God’s sake?", BREEZA the Arts & Leisure Magazine of Globes Newspaper, Spring 1998
Goldman, Robert "Artist’s Diary", ARTNET Magazine, May 13, 1998
Aletti, Vince "Voice Choices: Orit Raff", The Village Voice, April 14, 1996
Scarlett, Nora "Check out some of the nation’s top student work and the judges who say so", CMYK Magazine, Fall 1996

Public Collections

Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY
CU Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
The Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Haifa, Israel
The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, Israel
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston, MA
Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

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