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Roni Hajaj

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

Hajaj earned his BFA from HaMidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl College in 2006. Hajaj is a multidisciplinary artist whose work ranges from painting, costume design and music to fashion and curating. Using different materials, Hajaj works in various media, including sculpture, installation, collage, and printmaking. 

work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in various venues, including Gallery, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, JCC in New York, Centre in New York, and the Herzliya Biennale for Contemporary Art. was awarded several prizes, including the Rabinovich Foundation Grant and an Award of Excellence from HaMidrasha School of Art.

As a curator, Hajaj has worked at MoBY (Museums of Bat Yam), and has independently curated exhibitions in various locations, such as Sommer Gallery in Tel Aviv and the Holon Design Museum.


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 No Preservation No Nothing, RawArt Gallery, Tel Aviv

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Haaretz, 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)


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