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Shahar Marcus

Shahar Marcus Performance artist

Performance artist
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Performance artist
Occupations Artist Performance artist
Type Arts
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1971, Petah Tikva
Age: 49 years
The details

Shahar Marcus (born 1971 in Petach Tikva) is an Israeli artist who works primarily in video, performance and installations.


  • 1993‐1997 BA Linguistics, University of Tel Aviv
  • 1999‐2004 MA History of Art, University of Tel Aviv

Awards and Residencies

  • 2015 The Discovery award, Loop art fair and festival,Barcelona,Spain.
  • 2013 The Israeli Ministry of Culture award for Encouraging Creativity.
  • 2013 Special mention for "seeds" at the 20 min\max film festival, Ingolstadt, Germany.
  • 2012 Winner of the "press" award, Laguna art prize, Venice,Italy
  • 2011 Winner of the celeste prize-video award
  • 2011 ArtMuse video festival, first place for "Freeze", Bocholt, Germany
  • 2010 Art OMI, New York City
  • 2009 Special mention for "frog test" video art. The Jerusalem International Film festival, Israel.
    • Jerusalem Film Festival, Experimental Cinema Award
    • Naoussa Film Festival People's Choice Award
  • 2008 Beatrice Kolliner award for young artist, Israel Museum of Art
  • 2006 Young Artist Award, Ministry Of Education And Culture

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Artificial Islands, with Nezaket Ekici, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland
  • 2015 Going, Going Gone, Haifa museum of art, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2015 Solid and soft, with Nezaket Ekici, DNA gallery, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2015 "Fossils", with Nezaket Ekici, Petach Tkiva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel
  • 2014 "In Relation" with Nezaket Ekici, Saarbruken Stadt Galerie, Saarbrucken, Germany
  • 2014 "All is Gold", The Municipal Gallery, Rehovot, Israel
  • 2013 "In Relation" with Nezaket Ekici, Siemens Sanat, Istanbul.Turkey
  • 2013 "In Relation" with Nezaket Ekici, Artisterium VI, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2013 solo project at Threshold Gallery in "India art fair", New Delhi, India
  • 2012 "In Relation" with Nezaket Ekici at Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 2012 1,2,3 Herring, MoCA Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 2011 The Curator, The Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel
  • 2011 The Memorial employee", Dana art Gallery, Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, Israel
  • 2010 Bread & Bunker, Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland
  • 2009 Bunkerbrot, MARS Gallery, Moscow biennale, Moscow, Russia
  • 2008 Bread & Bunker, G.D.K Gallery, Berlin
  • 2007 Salt & Ever, The Heder Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • 2005 Precise, Blurrr International Biennale, Kalisher, Tel Aviv
    • To Be An Apprentice, Avni Institute of Art and Design, Jaffa
  • 2004 The Agency, Hakibbutz gallery, Tel Aviv

Group Exhibitions


  • Exhibition of works from the MOCAK at the MAXXI, Rome, Italy
  • The 9th Tbilisi Annual International Contemporary Art exhibition, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • VideoMedeja Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 5th Radial Festival, I.D. Festival Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • The Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
  • Urban Touch, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover
  • Fundamental- the 5th Mediations Biennale, National Museum, Poznan, Poland
  • The Pleasure of Love, The 56th October Salon, Belgrade Culture Center, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
  • Subspace, International Photography Festival, Tel-Aviv
  • Universum, International Photography Festival, Tel-Aviv
  • Medicine in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland
  • Things to Come, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva
  • Berlin Case, APT Art Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • ARTVIDEOKOELN International Torrence Museum of Art, Los Angeles, United States


  • Shoot: about performance, DNA gallery, Berlin, Germany.
  • Recurrence, Nimac. Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Re:Start – Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • Changing Perspectives - Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
  • DNA Berlin Solid and Soft
  • Hospitalshof Stuttgart, Stuttgart Ich und Du


  • Ekpharsis, Hermitage, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • In creation, Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Taipei, Taiwan
  • The Winners, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
  • Les Rencontres Internationales,Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
  • Beyond, Galerie Maubert, Paris, France
  • Les Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique (Palais de Tokyo), Paris, France


  • WPA's Experimental Media 2013, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., United States.
  • Faust Kunsthalle,"Schwerelos", Hannover, Germany.
  • "The Compromised Land" Neuberger Museum of Art New York, New York, United States.
  • Panorama Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
  • The Wro Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
  • Kino der Kunst, Munich, Germany
  • SAU Affero gallery, NJ, "Awards Images Moving and Art "Global


  • The Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland
  • The 2nd Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Catastrophes and Incidences, DNA gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Afterwards, Total Museum, Seoul, Korea
  • Laguna art prize, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
  • Middle East Europe, Dox Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic


  • Art is Art is Art, Moscow Museum Of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • The Museum, Presents Itself, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Nord Art international exhibition, Büdelsdorf, Germany
  • Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark


  • As I remember, Kunstraum und Ateliers, Dresden, Germany
  • Celeste prize finalists, The Invisible Dog, New York City, United States
  • The Meaning of Windows, Israel Museum youth wing, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Israeli Video, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
  • Trembling Time, TATE Modern, London - Screenings program dedicated to recent video art from Israel, Curators: Stuart Komer and Sergio Edelsztein
  • The Calm Before the Storm, Winzavod, Moscow


  • 3rd Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Curator: Irena Yshkova
  • Nuit Blanch, Paris, France, Curator: Marie Shek
  • Tina b Festival of Art, Prague
  • FUSO International Video Art Annual of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Naoussa International Film Festival, Greece
  • Athens Video Art Festival 2009, Athens, Greece
  • Performance Evening, Israel Museum Sculpture Garden, Jerusalem, curator: Amitai Mendelson


  • Real Thing, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv
  • Wa(h)re Kunst, Concent art e.V. Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • First Show, Contemporary Art from the Israel Museum, Mani House, Tel Aviv
  • EPAF 2008, European Performance Art Festival, Warsaw
  • Freeze, Israel Museum, Real Time Art in Israel 1998-2008, Jerusalem, Israel


  • Homecoming Artist, Magmart I video under volcano, Naples, Italy
  • Homecoming Artist, 700.is, Egilsstadir, Iceland
  • Rites & Rituals, Herzliya Museum of contemporary art, Herzliya
  • A Quest from Sea to Sea, video, Israel Museum youth wing, Jerusalem
  • Homecoming Artist, video, exhibition for awards winners by the Ministry Of Education And Culture, Petach Tkiva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel


  • Cover, Galataperform, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Gefilte tish, Israel Museum youth wing, Jerusalem


  • Precise, Blur 5 International Biennale for Performance Art, Tel Aviv
  • Cover, L.M.P Theatre, C.R.A.N.E Art Tulage, Chateau de Chevigny, France


  • Freeze, Blur 4 International Biennale for Performance Art, Jaffa
  • Soak Art Focus 4, Jerusalem


  • HA'ARETZ - GUIDE, 02.04.2010
  • City Mouse, 27.05.2010
  • "Tel Aviv", TIME OUT - Fresh Paint, 29.04.2010
  • BELLEMODE, 01.09.2010
  • "Tower of Babel", Pnai Plus, 28.09.2010
  • THE JERUSALEM POST - METRO, 15.10.2010
  • Yediot Hanegev, 12.11.2010

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