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Mosh Kashi

Mosh Kashi

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Mosh Kashi
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Mosh Kashi (born in 1966 in Jerusalem) is an Israeli painter and artist. Senior Lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. In his works, Kashi raises issues that deals with painting in the contemporary era. Kashi's art has been exhibited in Israel and worldwide. He won the Young Artist Award (1994), Artistic Achievement Award (1997) and Ministry of Education (Israel) Culture and Sport Prize (2004).
Kashi is a contemporary pantheist that his painting study field is based on views and imagery from nature. His paintings include fields, trees and entanglement, landscape and wide open space that try to express a place of which time stops, which is timeless and space less. Kashi's paintings are not created as a single painting but are created as a series of paintings. Every painting stands by itself and in every series there's a slow and research like attendance of the chosen subject. This kind of method of work allows Kashi to investigate, analyze and accuracy.


Early life and education

Kashi was born in 1966 in Jerusalem to an eight-person family. His father Efraim Kashi was a construction worker employed by Solel Boneh, and participated for years in building the Israel Museum. At age 13 Kashi was sent to boarding school in the Ben Shemen Youth Village. These years later produced the series of painting "Cronos", and there he painted wide fields, dark and black from one side to the other. The loneliness, the difference and the feeling of a luck of home in his period of studding in the boarding school, sharpen the idea of the "Non Places" that later appeared as an repeating motto in his works that mainly shows fields, night vegetation, thorns and trees floating from grasping in the ground, as well as his three-dimensional balls painted in entanglement till the last detail, and in 2000 also the porcelain gold balls scattered all over the gallery space. Between the years 1984–1987, Kashi studied in the The School of Art – Hamidrasha, Between the years 1998–2000, Kashi completed his studies for his master's degree in art and education at Bretton Hall College of Education in Leeds, UK.


Kashi first exhibited in 1992, that year he won the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize for a young artist. In 1994 he won the young artist prize from the Science and Technology Minister of Israel. In 1996, he received a staying scholarship in Cite Des Arts in Paris, France.In 1997, he received the prize for art encouragement, and in that same year Kashi started to hold a position as a lecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.

In 2003 Kashi exhibited his works in Landscape Art Forum in Berlin. In 2004 he won the Minister of Education (Israel) Prize for Plastic Arts, and in that same year he received a scholarship on behalf of the Israel's state lottery for an artist book that was released for his solo exhibition "Cronos" that took place in 2006 in Noga Art Gallery in Tel Aviv. In 2010 Kashi exhibited an installation in his solo exhibition “There Golden Island” that took place in Bialik house Museum, Tel Aviv. In 2012, Kashi was invited to exhibit a solo exhibition of his works in the Tefen Museum. In honor of the exhibition, an artist book was released that was produced and support by the Tefen Museum and Noga Gallery, Tel Aviv.

The works of Kashi can be found in the collocation of public institutions, museums and private collectors in Israel and worldwide. Kashi exhibited his works in many exhibitions in Israel and around the world, among them is the Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Art Museum, Haifa Museum of Art, the Tefen Open Museum (Israel), and the Magnes Museum in Berkeley, California. He also exhibited in selected art fairs abroad in Berlin, New York, Paris and Miami.

Gold Balls Installation

Crimson Tree
Yellow Field, Oil on canvas, 100x80cm, 2014.jpg
Azure mountain 70x50 cm 2013


  • 2004 Minister of Education and Culture Prize for the Visual Arts
  • 2004 Israel National Lottery Council for the Arts' Scholarship for an artist book
  • 1997 Creation Encouragement Prize, Ministry of Science and Education
  • 1996 Blumenkopf Foundation Scholarship, France
  • 1996 Cite des Arts Scholarship, Paris
  • 1994 Young Artists' Award, Ministry of Science and Education
  • 1992 America-Israel Cultural Foundation Prize

Solo exhibitions

  • 2016 A cappella, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  • 2014 Ash Dreamer, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art
  • 2012 Mosh Kashi, Tefen Museum, Tefen
  • 2012 Nocturno, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  • 2010 Sham Iyey Hazahav, Bialik House, Tel Aviv
  • 2009 Ivory Dawn, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  • 2006 Cronos, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  • 2003 Bois, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  • 1999 Tisat Nadnedot, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  • 1997 Double Vie, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  • 1997 Works, Arts Hall, Tel Aviv
  • 1996 New Paintings, Cite des Arts, Paris

Group exhibitions

  • 2016 Intricate Affinities, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel
  • 2016 One,Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, USA
  • 2016 Talk to me with Flowers, Gallery and art center, Maalot Tarsiha, Israel
  • 2016 Genius Loci, Rothschild Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 2015 Salon Hacubia, Hacubia Gallery, Jerusaelm
  • 2015 One,FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI, Venice, Italy
  • 2015 The Hinder Sea-Israeli Art and The Sea, Ashdod Art Museum, Israel
  • 2013 Man And Landscape, The Open Museum Omer, Omer
  • 2013 Ma Osim Etsim, Haifa Museum, Haifa
  • 2012 Good Night, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • 2011 Jerusalem Beach, The Artists Studios Gallery Jerusalem, Jerusalem
  • 2010 July, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  • 2009 Israeli Art from the Collection of Gaby and Ami Brown, Museum of Art, Ein Harod
  • 2009 Nechama, Inga Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 2008 art.israel.world, Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley
  • 2008 Rakavot Layla, The Autumn Salon, Tel Aviv
  • 2008 Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
  • 2007 The Other Sea, The Jerusalem Artists House, Jerusalem
  • 2007 News 2007: new acquisitions, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
  • 2007 The Armory Show, New York
  • 2007 Pulse, Miami
  • 2006 News: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • 2006 Incorrigible, Young and Restless Romantics, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Curator Jossef Krispel
  • 2005 Lights, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • 2005 The Minister of Education and Culture Prize for the Visual Arts Exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
  • 2005 New Works, Art Forum Berlin, Berlin
  • 2004 Shame, Installation (Rosenwasser), Digital Art Center, Holon
  • 2004 Landscape, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  • 2003 Landscape, The Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, (Noga Gallery)
  • 2003 Unnatural Nature, Yanko Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Ascola Meimad Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 2002 Mother Tongue, Ein Harod Museum, Ein Harod
  • 2002 New Works, Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  • 2001 Venus, Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan
  • 2000 About the Body, The Museums Forum Yanko Dada Museum, Ein Hod,
  • 2000 Arad Museum, Bat Yam Museum, Art Hall, Rehovot
  • 1999 T-shirt, Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan
  • 1997 Winners of the Creation Encouragement Prize Exhibition, Ministry of Arts and Culture, Artists' House, Tel Aviv
  • 1995 Small Size Sculpture, Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 1995 The Critics' Choice, Artists' House, Tel Aviv
  • 1995 Alharizi House, Artists' House, Tel Aviv
  • 1994 Winner of the Young Artists' Award Exhibition, Artists' House, Tel Aviv
  • 1994 Brother Son, Sister Moon, Artists' Studio Gallery,Tel Aviv
  • 1992 America Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, winners' exhibition, Ramat-Gan Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat-Gan
  • 1992 New Faces, Artists House, Tel Aviv

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