Michal Rovner

Nata a Tel Aviv, israele, nel 1957
vive e lavora tra New York e Israele

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1957
Lives and works in New York and Israel


Michal Rovner: Frequency, Ivory Press Art and Books Space, Madrid, October 8–December 19, 2009. (Catalogue)
Michal Rovner: Particles of Reality, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada, May 21–September 27, 2009.
Michal Rovner: Borders, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, March 11–June 14, 2009.

Michal Rovner: Makom II, PaceWildenstein, 545 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, February 13–March 15, 2008.
Michal Rovner: Adama, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Michal Rovner: Video, Sculpture, Installation, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York, June 28–September 28, 2008.

Michal Rovner: Fields of Fire, PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York, NY, February 16–March 18, 2006.
Michal Rovner, Fundació Sa Nostra, Centre de Cultura, Palma, Spain, September 21–November 11, 2006.

Michal Rovner: Fields, Festival d’Automne à Paris 2005, Jeu de Paume-site Concorde, Paris, France, October 3, 2005–January 8, 2006. Traveled to: Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, April 6–July 29, 2006. (Catalogue; texts by Régis Durand, Sylvère Lotringer and Mordechai Omer)

Michal Rovner: Artes Mundi Exhibition, National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, February 7–April 18, 2004.
Michal Rovner: in stone, PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York, NY, April 30–June 5 (extended through July 16), 2004.

Michal Rovner: Against Order? Against Disorder? Venice Biennale, The Israeli Pavilion, Venice, Italy, June 15–November 2, 2003. (Catalogue; text by Mordechai Omer)
Arena, MACRO, Museo d’arte contemporanea Roma (Al Mattatoio), Rome, Italy, May 9–August 17, 2003. (Catalogue; texts by Dobrila Denegri and Èva Forgács)
Concurrent with solo exhibition, Coexistence, at Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy.

Michal Rovner: The Space Between, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, July 11–October 13, 2002. (Catalogue; texts by Sylvia Wolf and Michael Rush)

Michael Rovner: Works, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, October 12, 2001–January 6, 2002. (Brochure)

Michal Rovner: Selected Works 1991–1998, The Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, November 6–January 17,1998. (Brochure)

Michal Rovner: Art Now 10, Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom, May 26–August 3, 1997. (Brochure)
Michal Rovner, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

Michal Rovner: Works, 1991–1995, The Bohen Foundation, New York, NY. (Brochure)

Michal Rovner: New Work, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Michal Rovner Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

Michal Rovner: One Person Game Against Nature, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Summer 1994. (Catalogue; text by Nissan N. Perez)

Michal Rovner, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, October 30, 1993–January 16, 1994. (Catalogue; texts by Sylvia Wolf and Steven Henry Madoff)

Michal Rovner, Prague House of Photography, Prague, Czech Republic.

Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal, La Maison de la Culture Mercier, Montreal, Canada. (Catalogue)

Outside: Michal Rovner, Works, 1987–1990, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel. (Catalogue)


Ara Pacis, architect: Richard Meier, MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art Roma) a la Notte Bianca, Rome, Italy.

2006 – 2005
Weave, Chanel Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka, Chanel and Peter Marino Architects.

Living Landscape, Opening of a permanent 12-meter high video wall at Yad
Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, Jerusalem.

Untitled Paris 2003, LVMH Headquarters, Paris, France.

Overhang, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY. Organized by Deitch Projects.
Nighttime outdoor installation projected through 17 windows to the street.

Overhanging, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. New Wing Ground Floor, Day indoor version, 500 sq. meters/ 5382 sq. feet, video installation. Nighttime outdoor version, projection through 9 windows to the street, 40 meters/ 131 feet long.


Shot on the border between Israel and Lebanon. A fictional story made from documentary footage.

Premiere Screenings: Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 1997
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 1997


Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA;
MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Museum of Fine
Arts, Houston, TX; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Tel Aviv
Cinematheque, Tel Aviv; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte
Reina Sofia, Madrid; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Whitney Museum of
American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Tate Gallery,
London; Makor Gallery, New York, NY; Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel;
PaceWildenstein, New York, NY; Davis Museum and Cultural Center: Wellesley
College, Wellesley, MA; DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal,

Collaboration with composer Philip Glass

Premiere screening: Lincoln Center Festival, New York, as part of Shorts 2001
Also: Barbican Theater, London, as part of Shorts, 2003; etc.

Fields of Fire
Filmed at the oil fields of Kazakhstan, sound created in collaboration with Heiner Goebbels

Premiere screening: Jeu du Paume, Paris, France
Also: PaceWildenstein, New York, NY; Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel


BAROCK: Art, Faith, Science and Technology in the Contemporary Age, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy, December 12, 2009 - April 5, 2010.

Incidental Affairs, Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan

International Triennial of Contemporary Art in Prague 2008, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic, June 22–September 11, 2008.

Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, Jerusalem, April 6, 2007–April 2008. Traveled to: Residenzscholss, Dresden, Germany, March 1–May 26, 2008.
Going Staying, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, November 29, 2007–February 17, 2008.

Makom I, a monumental sculpture/ structure, 40 ton collage of stones from dismantled
Israeli and Palestinian Houses, Beyond Limits, Chatsworth House, Sotheby’s sculpture
exhibition, Derbyshire, England, September 8–November 4, 2007.
Turbulence, 3rd Auckland Triennial, New Zealand, March 9–June 3, 2007.
Offering Reconciliation, Brandeis University Waltham, Massachusetts, March 22–April 1, 2007. Traveled to: The World Bank, Washington, D. C., April 30–May 6, 2007; Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington, June 7–August 19, 2007; United Nations, New York, September 1–28, 2007; Pomegranate Gallery, New York, NY, October 4–8, 2007; Sculpture Objects & Functional Art, Chicago, IL, November 2–4, 2007.
Timer 01: Intimità/Intimacy, Triennale Bovisa, Fondazione Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy, March 30–June 6, 2007.
Light Time and Three Dimensions, PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York, NY, June 28–August 24, 2007.
Architecture of the Night- Luminous Buildings, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Word Into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East, British Museum, London, United Kingdom, May 18–September 3, 2006. Traveled to: Dubai Holding, Dubai International Finance Centre, United Arab Emirates, February 6–April 30, 2008. (Catalogue)

L’Homme Paysage, Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, France, October 14, 2006–January 14, 2007.

Middle Ground: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, January 24–February 11, 2006.
Approaching Reality’s Borders: Art, Science and Technology, ARCOS Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Sannio, Palazzo del Governo Via Stefano Borgia, Italy, May 13–September 10, 2006.
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, CA, June 11–September 10, 2006.
Allegories of Displacement, Westport Arts Center, Connecticut, September 15–October 25, 2006.
18: Beckett, Blackwood Gallery/University of Toronto at Mississauga,
Mississauga, Canada. Traveled to: Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

Swarm, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, December 2, 2005–March 18, 2006. (Catalogue)

1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Schusev State Museum of Architecture and Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia, January 28–February 28, 2005.
Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule Based Art, PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York, NY, February 18–March 26, 2005. (Catalogue; essay by Marc Glimcher)

BIRDSPACE: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, January 10–March 21, 2004. Traveled to: Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, May 29–August 15, 2004; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, October 9, 2004–January 2, 2005; McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, September 9–October 21, 2005. (Catalogue)

Beyond East and West. Seven Transnational Artists. Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, January 23–April 4, 2004. Traveled to: Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, April 16–September 4, 2004; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 9–December 12, 2004; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, February 19–May 15, 2005. (Catalogue)

The Artes Mundi Prize Exhibition (Wales International Visual Art Prize), National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff, February 7–July 2, 2004.
Shanghai 5 Biennale 2004: Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Art Museum, China, September 29–November 27, 2004.

War (What Is It Good For?), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, January 18–May 18, 2003.
Dreams and Conflict: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, 50th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, The Israeli Pavilion, Venice, Italy, June 15–November 2, 2003.

Moving Pictures: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Guggenheim
Museum Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Collection, New York, NY
Traveled to: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.

Photographs: A Decade of Collecting, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.

The 46th Biennial Exhibition: Media/Metaphor, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., December 9, 2000–March 5, 2001. (Catalogue)

2000 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, March 3–June 4, 2000. (Catalogue)

Exposure: Recent Acquisitions, The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, O.R.S. Ltd., Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel. (Catalogue)

The Perpetual Well: Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Jewish Museum. Traveled to: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, December 12, 1999–April 9, 2000; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, May 13–July 16, 2000; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, September 23–November 12, 2000; Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia, May 5–July 29, 2001.

Lie of the Land: Earth, Body, Material, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Highfield, England, October 19–November 27, 1999. Traveled to: Arnolfini, Bristol, England, April 1–May 29, 2000. (Catalogue)

Zero-G: When Gravity Becomes Form, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, Connecticut, June 4–August 4, 1999. (Catalogue).
Apposite Opposites: Photography from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, March 27–August 1, 1999.

Animal, Anima, Animus, Poori Art Museum, Finland, June 6–August 30, 1998. Traveled to: Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, The Netherlands, November 28, 1998–February 28, 1999; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, June 20–August 29, 1999; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada, 2000. (Catalogue)

Borderline Figuration: Digital Art Forms (organized by Pan American Cultural Exchange). Traveled to: Museo de Arte Moderno, Cuenca, Sucre, Mexico, November 28, 1998–January 29, 1999; Museo Nacional del Banco Central del Ecuador, Quito, February 23–March 19, 1999; Museo Antropológico del Banco Central, Guayaquil, April 7–30, 1999. (Catalogue)
Hindsight: Recent Work from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, December 17, 1998–February 21, 1999.

Contemporary Israeli Art: Three Generations (organized by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel). Traveled to: Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom, June 29–August 15, 1998; National Gallery of Greece, Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens, Greece, September 7–October 31, 1998. (Catalogue)
Light on the New Millennium: Wind from Extreme Orient, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea, November 1–20, 1998. (Catalogue)
PROJECTions, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Korea, 1998.

Another Language, Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Israel, 1997.

From the Collection: Recent Acquisitions of Photography, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Desert: Hanna Collins, Michal Rovner, Thomas Ruff, Bill Viola, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Highfield, England. (Catalogue)

Moholy-Nagy and Present Company, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.
The Photographic Condition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California.

New Photography 10: Shimon Attie, Abelardo Morrell, Jorge Ribalta, Michal Rovner, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. (Catalogue)

Collecting from the Twenty-first Century: Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
In Camera, Santa Fe Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Breakdown!, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, March 21–April 26, 1992. (Catalogue; essay by Susan Stoops)

Selected Art and Design Works By America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship Recipients, Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Israel.

Act Up, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY.
The Museum as Collector: Selected Acquisitions 1979–1989, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Winners of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarships, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel.


2009 The Architectural Symposium, "Tel Aviv-Yafo: Old-New Metropolis," Eretz
Israel Museum

2009 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain
Sciences symposium, Jerusalem

2009 “Incontri con i Protagonisti dell’Arte,” Pontificia Facoltà Teologica Dell’Italia
Meridoionale,dialogue with Padre Giuseppe Manca, Naples, Italy

2009 The ICNC 3rd Brain Circle Meeting, Saturnia, Italy

2008 Weizmann Institute of Science 60th Annual Board of Governors Meeting, Israel

2008 Pecha Kucha #4, Tel Aviv

2008 The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Artis, dialogue with David Grossman, New York, NY

2008 Dor Chadash, New York, NY

2008 Friends of Bezalel at PaceWildenstein, New York, NY

2007 British Friends of the Art Museums in Israel, London, United Kingdom

2006 The Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

2006 iCI New York Studio Events, New York, NY

2001 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1999 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1999 The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1999 Princeton University, School of Architecture, Princeton, NJ

1998 The University of Texas at Dallas, School of Arts and Humanities, Artist Panel,
Blurring the Lines, Dallas, TX

1998 Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

1997 Stedelijk Museum, World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997 Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

1997 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1994 In-studio presentation for Fellows of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art,
New York, NY

1994 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1994 Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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