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Roni Hajaj

Born 1976 in Israel, lives and works in Tel Aviv.


Roni Hajaj (b. 1976 in Israel) lives and works in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. He earned his BFA from HaMidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College. Hajaj works with a wide spectrum of media and technics, including sculpture, painting, collage, installation, sound, curating, and fashion. His works are characterized by surprising and poetic assemblages, by reusing ready-made materials, and by an intuitive working process that is site-specific and relates to chance.

Hajaj's work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in various venues, including the Tel Aviv Museum's Helena Rubinstein Pavilion, the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, the Herzliya Biennale for Contemporary Art, Beit Uri and Rami Nehoshtan Museum, the gallery of Sapir College, the Tel Aviv Artists' Studios, Hayarkon 19 – Hamisrasha Art Gallery in Tel Aviv, MoBY – Museums of Bat Yam, Bialik House, RawArt Gallery, and P8 Gallery in Tel Aviv.

Hajaj recently released his first music album with the label Confused Machines. 


Education

2009-2011 Fellows Program, Alma College, Tel Aviv

2003-2006 BFA, Ha'Midrasha School of Art, Beit Berl


Solo Exhibitions

2017 A Foot, Tops, RawArt Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by: Leah Abir (Catalog)

2014 Domino Dancing, two person exhibition with Tzachi Buchbut, The Artists Studios, Tel Aviv

2014 No Preservation No Nothing, RawArt Gallery, Tel Aviv


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Drarot, Herzel 16, Tel Aviv, curated by: Roni Hajaj

2018 Mess, the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary art, Tel Aviv Museum, curated by: Dalit Matatyahu

2017 Women Workers’ Movement, Beit Uri and Rami Nehostan Museum, Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov Meuhad, curated by: Smadar Keren

2017 Seven O'clock, Loving Art - Making Art, Tel Aviv, curated by: Roni Hajaj

2017 Cherries, HaMidrasha Gallery-HaYarkon 19, Tel Aviv, curated by: Boaz Arad

2016 Peninsula, Bet Hadar parking lot, Tel Aviv, curated by: Roni Hajaj

2015 Behind the Fence, Bialik House, Tel Aviv, curated by: Smadar Sheffi

2015 Profiling, Sapir Academic College, Sderot, curated by: Maayan Amir

2014 Asonologia, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, curated by: Hila Cohen-Schneiderman

2012 Fine Art Box, P8 Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by: Yoav Shmueli

2011 From Origin to Originality: Contemporary Israeli Art, JCC, New York, curated by: Tzibi Geva

2010 Friday, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv, curated by: Yoav Efrati and Inbal Timor

2009 Group exhibition, Darom Gallery, Tel Aviv

2007 The Rear, The Herzliya Biennale for Contemporary Art, Herzliya, curated by: Joshua Simon


Grants & Awards

2014 The Rabinovich Foundation, Tel Aviv

2006 Award of Excellency, Ha'Midrasha School of Art, Beit Berl

2006 Anonymous Gallery Scholarship, Israel


Selected Press

2019 Ouzi Zur, A review of Roni Hajaj's solo show "Sound Mind", Ha'aretz, 14.05.19, (Heb)

2019 Roi Alter, A review of Roni Hajaj's solo show "Sound Mind", Ha'aretz, 15.05.19, (Heb)

2017 Sharon Brand, Roni Hajaj, Telavivian, 04.06.17

2015 Eitan Buganim, A review of the collaboration with Shoni Rivanai, Haaretz, 16.10.15, (Heb)

2012 Galia Yahav, Review of Masonite, Ha'aretz, 20.4.12, (Heb)


Selected Publications by the Artist

2017 A Foot, Tops, RawArt Gallery Press, Tel Aviv, (Eng, Heb)


Selected Additional Projects

2018 Myomeres, music album, launched with "Confused Machines" label

2016 Peninsula, group exhibition, Tel Aviv (curating)

2015 5050, A collaboration with Shoni Rivanai, independent space
2013 Goods, MOBY-Museums Of Bat Yam, Bat Yam, Co-Curator: Joshua Simon (curating)
2012 Wild Thing, Homage exhibition dedicated to Igor Galman Zak, MOBY, Bat Yam Museum of Art (curating)
2012 Masonite, Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv (curating)

2012 Nine Monkey People (Kofim Tisha Anashim) III, Ohavim Omanut, Tel Aviv (curating)

2012 First Year Graduate Exhibition, The Continuing Education Program, HaMidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl (curating)

2011 Nine Monkey People (Kofim Tisha Anashim) II, pop-up exhibition, 94 Allenby st., Tel Aviv (curating)

2011 Tribute to Israeli Fashion House "Maskit", Fashion Week, The Holon Design Museum, (Costume Design and Production), with Yonatan Zohar
2006 The Sexuality and Gender International Short Film Festival II, (Production and Curating)
2005 The Sexuality and Gender International Short Film Festival, (Production and Curating)


Collections

Private collections