Shai Azoulay portrait
Nationality Israeli
Born b. 1971

Shai Azoulay

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Born in Israel, Azoulay lives and works in Jerusalem. Following his training at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, the artist developed a distinct style that is part Post-Impressionist, part Surrealist and fully, distinctly his own. Recent recipient of the prestigious Landau Prize for Arts and Science, he's shown internationally, including New York, London, Tokyo, Paris and Rome.

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

    2017
    Flesh Heart
    Kers Gallery, Amsterdam

    2016
    Shortcuts
    Meislin Projects, New York

    Pupil Zolla
    Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

    Checkers
    Rosenbach contemporary, Jerusalem

    2015
    Jerusalem Tales
    Art Salon, Vienna

    One Hour a Day
    R.G gallery, Cleveland, OH

    2014
    Guided Imagery
    Inga Gallery, Tel Aviv

    2013
    Good Eye
    Arataniurano Gallery, Tokyo

    2011
    Frame
    Frieze Art Fair, London 2011

    I see darkness
    Yaffo 23 Gallery, Jerusalem

    Superpartners
    Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

    2009
    Woman Becomes Tree
    Inga Gallery, Tel Aviv

    2007
    The Osnat Mozes Prize for Young Artists Exhibition
    The Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem

    2003
    Nidbach 11
    The Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem

     

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2017
    Repositioning
    The Museum of Islamic Art, Jerusalem

    Painting
    Circle 1 Gallery, Berlin

    2016
    Golem
    Jewish Museum, Berlin

    Nord Art
    Israeli Pavilion, Hamburg

    BENE-F-ACTION
    Andrea Meislin, New York

    2015
    Merkaz
    Rosenbach Gallery, Jerusalem

    Akhshav
    Stein Rose Fine Art, New York

    2014
    Luck and a Blessing | Myth and Superstition
    The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv

    2013
    Now Now
    The Jerusalem Biennale For Contemporary Jewish Art, Jerusalem

    2011
    The Ministry of Culture and Sport’s Prizes in Art and Design Winners Exhibition
    Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva

    Formally Speaking (II): And what shall we do with Painting in the 21st Century?
    Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa

    2010
    Rupture and Repair
    The Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem

    Beaujolais Nouveau
    Inga Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Wedding Ceremonies
    The Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv

    Dreaming
    Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Comforting Scapes
    Art Cube Gallery, the Artist Studios, Jerusalem

    2009
    Jerusalem Surface Fractures
    The Jerusalem Artists’ House, Jerusalem

    Constellation
    Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Rome

    Trained Impulse
    Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv

    Cent Ans de Dialogue par l’Art, Bezalel de Jérusalem à Paris
    Orangerie du Sénat, Paris

    2008
    Personal Landscapes: Contemporary Art from Israel
    Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

    Open Plan Living
    Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

    Psychology of a Pawn
    Participant Inc, New York

    2007
    The Other Sea
    The Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem

    Salame 007: Graduate Show
    Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Tel Aviv

    2005
    Lights
    The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

    New Faces
    Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv

    2004
    Traces II
    The Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem

  • 2005-2007
    The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel-Aviv
    MFA

    2004
    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
    BA, Art History studies

    2000
    The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
    BFA

    1999–2000
    Minerva Academy of Fine Art & Design, Netherlands
    Student exchange program

  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
    Ashdod Museum, Israel
    Taguchi art collection, Japan
    Salsali art collection, Dubai
    Brandes art collection, Israel
    The collection of Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker
    The collection of Dubi Shiff 
    The collection of Oli Alter
    The collection of Zila Yaron 
    The collection of Hagit and Ofer Shapira
    The collection of Matthew Bronfman
    Bank Leumi art collection, Israel
    Bank Discount art collection, Israel
    Bank Hapoalim art collection, Israel

  • 2020
    The Israel Lottery ‘Landau Prize’ for Arts and Science, Visual Art Category, Israel
    The Foundation for Independent Creators, Israel

    2018
    Ministry of Culture Award, Israel

    2011
    The Ministry of Education Prize, Israel

    2010
    Artis Grant for Exhibitions and Professional Development, New York

    2008–2010
    The Artist Teacher Prize, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Israel

    2007
    The Legacy Heritage Fund Prize, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
    Osnat Mozes Young Artist Painting Prize, The Jerusalem Artists House

    2006 – 2007
    Extraordinary Artistic Achievement award, The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv