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Giyora Bergel was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1963. He completed his art studies in 1995, receiving a BFA, cum laude, from the Fine Arts Department of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Giyora taught art at the Avni Institute for Arts and Design in Tel Aviv from 2003-2004, as  well as in several private art institutes. He has also worked extensively on building stage sets. From 2005-2006 Giyora studied philosophy in the faculty of Humanities at Tel Aviv University. In addition to his art career, Giyora is a passionate martial arts and yoga instructor. From an early age, he’s been a student of traditional Shotokan Karate and has achieved the highest ranking of 5th Dan. He participated in continuing education in Japan from 1992-1993 and won several important awards in national and international  Karate competitions. In 2009 Giyora was involved with inventing and developing a special art of movement based on the motion principles of karate and other eastern traditional martial arts. He applied these methods and successfully performed them in site specific performances in various cities around Israel.

Giyora currently lives in Tel Aviv and continues to work and practice daily.


Solo Exhibitions

2018  Turning Point, paintings, sculpture and video. Text: Dudi Brailovski, Nulobaz Cooperative              Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

2011   One Horizon, Paintings, sculpture and video. Curator: Vered Zafran Gani, Tel Aviv Artists                  Studios                                           

2009   Shigoto,  A special site specific project: Performance of light, motion & sound, The                          second Herzliya Art Biennale                                                    

2007   Twilight, Bernard Gallery, Tel Aviv.

2004   Last Remnants, Installation combining paintings and construction, Tmuna Theatre                          Gallery, Tel Aviv

1998   Equalizer, Installation combining paintings, construction and video, Herzliya Museum of               Art,

           Hertseliya, Israel

1996   Installation+Installation, Shelter 690, Jerusalem.

1996   Another Reality, Cobalt, The Sam Spiegel Filming School, Jerusalem


 2-Man Exhibitions


2010   Allah Yustur & Partners, Kayma Gallery & Studio, Jaffa, Israel

2002   Here and There - An Israeli Perspective, Bodzin Fine Arts Gallery, Jewish Community                        Center of Northern Virginia, Fairfax, USA

2000   Courageous New Life, Paintings and drawings, Co-Art Center, Jerusalem

1997   Another Look Over the Look, The Tsipori Center for Community Education, Jerusalem



Selected Group Exhibitions


2016   Oscillation, Curator: Revital Silverman Grun as part of the exhibitions: Post-Post                              Modernism-Utopia, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel

2014   Profile Is Aggression Too, On the politics of portraiture, from the HAARETZ collection,                      MINUS 1, Tel Aviv. Curator: Efrat Livny  

2011   Shigoto #2, A light, sound and motion performance - Display window festival, 'The Shop'                at 23 Ha'aliya st. Tel Aviv         

2010   Ohh My God, Hanina Cooperative Gallery, Tel Aviv 

2008   Night and Day, Gilit Fisher Gallery, Tel Aviv             

2007   The Call of The Scream of The Cicada, The Studio on 41 Hagrah st. Tel Aviv

2006   Playing Hide-and –Seek, Six young artists present their interpretation of childhood,                        Bernard Gallery, Tel Aviv             

2005   LeHaim - A Portrait Exhibition, The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan

2004   A Point of View, Works from the museum’s collection and loans, The Tel Aviv Museum of               Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

           Inner Illustration, Ramath Eliyahoo Art Workshop

2003   Art of The Country, The largest art festival in Israel 

            Wandering Library, an Artist's Books  Event to mark The Venice Biennale 2003, Venice,                    Italy 

2002   Nashakia, Junge Kunst aus Israel, Museum Goch, Goch, Germany

            Salon I / II, Plonit Gallery, Tel Aviv

2001   The Armory, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

            Protest, Traveling exhibition, Beith Ha-am Gallery, Tel Aviv and Um El Fahem, Israel

            Presence, Rogozin School Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1998   Explosive Drawing, Installation of large paintings, Hamumhe Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1997   Occupational Therapy, Large wall painting: The Fighter Rescue Squad, Hamumhe Gallery,              Tel Aviv, Israel

1996   New Format Icons, Tanden - alternative space for art and special events, Tel Aviv, Israel




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