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Tsibi Geva

ציבי גבע

& there are things / I can say only in the dark

Tsibi Geva, a prominent Israeli artist, showcases a collection of works produced in the last two years, a period shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-democratic developments. These artworks feature vulnerable and often unclothed human figures, unveiling intense themes of raw human sexuality, violence, and vulnerability. 



Tsibi Geva is one of Israel’s most prominent and influential artists. Born on 1951 in Kibbutz Ein Shemer, Israel, Geva lives and works in Tel Aviv and New York.

Since 1979 he has exhibited extensively worldwide. Solo exhibitions include the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (1984); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (1985); Tel Aviv Museum (1988); Haifa Museum, Haifa (2003); Tel Aviv Museum (2008); The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC (2013); MACRO Testaccio, Rome (2014) and Mönchenhaus – Museum of Modern Art, Goslar (2015) and the Israeli Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). 

His works are included at major public and private collections, among them, The MoMA Collection, NY; The Jewish Museum, New York ; Rothfeld Collection, American University Museum, Washington DC; Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; The Phoenix collection; Annina Nosei, NY; Arturo Schwartz, Italy; Donald Rothfeld, NY; The Joshua Gessel & Yoel Kremin Collection; Michael Recanati, NY; Monique and Max Burger, Zurich. 

He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Sandberg Prize from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Mendel and Eva Pundik Foundation Prize from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Israeli Ministry of Culture.

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