Michal BarOr

5 Shoshana Douer st.

Born 06-03-1984


2011 Royal College of Art, London
M.A. at the Photography department.
Graduated with honors July 2013.
2009 Alma, Home for Hebrew Culture,Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Studying towards a diploma in Hebrew Cultural Studies.
2004-2008 Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem
B.F.A. at the Photography department.
Graduated with honors July 2008.

Solo Exhibition

2018 Nahar (in collaboration with Avshalom Suliman), Cabri, a Jewish Arab Collective Gallery, Kibbutz Cabri.
2017-2018 Looters, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
2017 The Bureau of Authentication (in collaboration with Patrick Hough), Narrative Projects Gallery, London
2016 Abandoned Property, Dana Gallery, Yad Mordechi Kibutz
2015 The Hawks and the Sparrows, Petavh Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva
2010 Introduction, Hamidrasha Gallery, Beit Berl photography department

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2018 Evil Twin Sister, Botanic Garden of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Make-Up, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland
The Museum Present itself III: Remotly Related, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
2016 The Return Of Paper / Reflections On Drawing – Traces VI, Jerusalem Artist House, Jerusalem
Dead Land, NURTUREart Non-Profit, New York
The Disorder Of Things, Musrara, Jerusalem
2015 Terrorist in the Library, Harold Washington College, Chicago
Vanishing Point, Bait Hagefen, Haifa, Israel
Panaccea, Inverness 43 gallery, London
Crystal Palace and the Temple of Doom, Petach-Tikva Museum of Art
Covers, Kupferman Collection Gallery, The Ghetto Fighters’ Kibbutz
Index, Kav 16 Gallery, Tel Aviv
2014 Measure For Measure, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach-Tikva
2013 New Sensations, Saatchi gallery, London
Laboratory Austria, Xhibit , Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Exile (part of “Host and Guest”, Tel Aviv Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.
Splinter Photo Fair, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London.
2012 Promising Photographers, International Photography Festival, Jaffa Port, Jaffa.
Aspect, Tactic – Sample studios, Cork.
Black Box, around town, Jerusalem.
Paradise Milan salon, Milan design week, Milan.
WIP Show,Work In Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London.
The Suspension of History, , Basement Project Space‪,‬ Cork‪.
Behind Illusion, Merhav Le’Omanut, Jaffa.‬
2011 Constance Fairness Foundation Prize, Royal College of Art, London
Fresh paint, art fair, Tel Aviv
Execution, Minshar Gallery, Tel Aviv Beauty, Gallery Florentin 45, Tel Aviv
2010 Briza, Erlich Gallery, Tel Aviv
Tapestry, Rea Printing House,
Tel Aviv Daydreams, Gallery Florentin 45, Tel Aviv
Briza, Erlich Gallery, Tel Aviv
2009 7×4.5, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Centenary, Ze Ze Ze Gallery,
Tel Aviv Nefila (Fall), Panorama House, Tel Aviv
2007 Disclosure of Name, The Arts Center at Haifa University
The Birth of Venus, Hyusang Store, Tel Aviv
Artik 2009, The University Gallery, Tel Aviv University
2006 Holon Now, Digital Art Lab, Holon

Awards And prizes

2015 Young Artist prize, ministry of culture
Research scholarship Petavh Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva
2013 Finalist – New Sensations, Saatchi gallery
Metro Imaging RCA prize
Royal College of Art, Dissertation Distinction
2012 Google photography prize – Israel
Nominated for the European photography award (Leica prize)
2011 Constance Fairness Foundation Prize
2008 Honors at the Department of History and Theory, Bezalel.
2007 Scholarship and exhibition, Haifa University.
2006 Keren Sharet Scholarship.
Honors at the Photography Department, Bezalel.

Artist Residency

2018 MeetFactory, three months studio residency, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 ARTPORT – A year long artist residency, Tel Aviv
2013 “Fontaine, School of”,summer school organized by Lucie Fontaine, ARTPort, Tel Aviv.
2011 Akademie der bildenden künste wien with FWF (Austrian Science Fund)

Conference Presentation

2018 19-20 June, PERVERSE DECOLONIZATION, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon (A project of the Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne, Project heads: Ekaterina Degot, David Riff)
2015 16 Mar: “The Missing Image”, Bezalal Academy of Art and Design, organised by the Department of Photography and the Department of History and Theory
2013 27, Jun: “The trouble with Research”, Stuart Hall Library Symposium, London, organized by: Iniva.
2012 29-30 Nov: “The Jewish Engagement with Photography”, Osnabruuck, organized by: University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld and Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London

Public Collections

Petach Tikva museum of art
Tel Aviv museum of art

Online Publications

2015 Hagonev Mganav Patur, Yair Barak, Toho Magazine
Bomb Magazine, Portfolio by Michal Bar-Or, New works, based on research into historical museums in London, Mar. 3, 2014

2013 Harama Magazin, Issue 3 – “Treasure”
SMBHmag, Issue 13 – “Appropriation”
2010 Laba Journal. “Pardes”,

Printed Publications

2017 The Book of Plunder, Artist book by Michal Baror, CCA publishing, Chen Tamir (Ed.)
2017 The Jewish Engagement With Photography, Aron Bodenheimer, Michael Daxner, Kurt Nemitz, Alfred Paffenholz, Friedrich Wissmann (Ed.)
2016 Granta No 4 – Opportunities, Mira Rashtu (Ed.) Under Dor Guez’s Bed: Scenes from the “Christian Palestinian Archive”, Rotem Rozental, Photographies, 9:1, 3-29
2015 Vanishing Point katalog, publisher: Bait Hagefen, Haifa, Or Tshuva (Ed.)
2014 Hamidrash 17- Religion/Judaism, Hamidrash, Art school, Bail Berl, Gilad Meltzer (Ed.)
2013 Waving Flags, Black Dog publishing, Olivier Richon & Rut Blees Luxemburg (Ed.)
History with Fethers (article), Source Photographic Review, issue 74, Spring 2013
Exile, Published by Tel Aviv Museum, Dora Garcia (Ed.)
2006 Holon Now, Exhibition Catalog, Published by Digital Art Lab, Holon and the Photography Department, Bezalel academy, Yossi Breger (Ed.)

Relevant Work Experience

2017 – Today Tutor for 2th years at Musrara, The Naggar school of Photography, Jerusalem
2015 – Today Lecturer for History of Photography, Basis Art School, Herzliya
Teacher, The Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium High school, Tel Aviv
 2015 Photography teacher, Arison Art School, Tel Aviv
Research assistant for Boris Oicherman
2013 Research assistant for Ariella Azulay
2009-2011 Printer at Rea Printing House, Tel Aviv
2009 Research assistant for curator Dr. Rona Sela
2007-2008 In charge of digitization (scanning and archiving) in the Judaic and Ethnography department at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
2007 photographer, Journey to the Jewish Heritage in Iasi, Romania.

Civil Service

2002-2003 Physicians for Human Rights, Tel Aviv In-charge of attending to the appeals of prisoners arrestees.