Ariel Reichman

Born in South Africa, Ariel Reichman immigrated to Israel in 1991, and has been living in Berlin since 2004. He is a conceptual artist working in the fields of photography, film, performance, drawing, sculpture and installation. In his practice, he examines subjective memories, daily rituals and fantasies, considering the ways in which intimacy can help explain the political. His practice is sometimes referred to as conceptual expressionism.

“I am attracted by the state-of-mind of things; the possibility of encountering victory as well as defeat and total failure -never gazing from a distance, as the other, but rather working from the inside. Surely the intimate is political, and through this agreement one can attempt to understand the politics of one’s self and one’s surroundings, be it truth or fiction, historical reality or fable. The intimate can help explain the political in a profound and deep way.”.

Upcoming solo exhibitions include 2016, Mendes Wood DM Gallery, Sao Paolo (Brazil). Recent solo shows include: The museum presents itself 2, Tel Aviv Museum of Art; 2015, Poetry in Between, South South, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (South Africa); 2015, Conservation, Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv; Frieze NY. PSM (2014); “Who distinguishes light from dark”. Waterside Contemporary, London (2014). Selected Group Exhibitions include: 2015, Menagerie or Art Work not about Love, Elaine L Jacob Gallery, Detroit (USA); 2015, Modes of resistance, Trondhem Academy of Fine Art, Norway; 2015, Welcome to the Jungle, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin. Prizes, residences and lectures include IBB Preis for photography, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft; AIR Centre for Contemporary Art ,Ujazdowski Castle; University of the arts, Murcia, Spain. (Invited by Manifesta 8); Warsaw University of the arts; Bezalel Academy of art and design; Talpiot Academy for art and education.

This residency is supported in part by the ongoing studio partnership with Residency Unlimited. Reichman’s residency is made possible with the support of an anonymous donor.