Barak Ravitz


Barak Ravitz born 1982, Tel Aviv, Israel, where he lives and works.
Ravitz often utilizes everyday objects, to produce his minimal, highly esthetic works. The artist relies on the sculptural attributes of readymade and found objects, driven by his interest in the industrial and global aspects of commodities: their designation, consumption, distribution, and adaptation to local markets. The works always showcase a universal classic beauty, but upon deeper reflection one realizes how very connected his visual language is to his place of birth. There is a deeply local symbolism in Barak’s body of works, that surprisingly, is immediately understood by international viewers.
Barak Ravitz had numerous solo exhibitions at institutions such as Herzliya Museum for Contemporary Art; The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, Tel Aviv;  Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art, Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen; among many others. His works were part of various group exhibitions, including in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Kunst um Tunnel, Düsseldorf; Haifa Museum of Art; Ashdod Art Museum; CCA – Center of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; Bally Foundation, Switzerland; Madre Museum, Naples; Fondation CAB, Saint -Paul-de-Vence; and many others. During his career, Ravitz has won several awards such as the Young Artist Award (Ministry of Culture and Sport, Israel) and the Ingeborg Bachmann scholarship, donated by Anselm Kiefer.

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