Born 1975, Tel Aviv, Israel
Lives and works in New York City

2002 - 2004 MFA, Hunter College Art School, New York, NY
1997 - 2000 BFA, Magna Cum Laude, Beit-Berel College, School of Art, Israel

Seven Words, live video installation accompanying Lavard Skou Larsen's Salzburg Chamber Soloists, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Five Ghosts Answer Ten Questions, Public art project with More Art, New York, NY
National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

The Sota Project, Fisher Museum of Art at USC, Los Angeles
The Sota Project, Macro Museum, Rome, Italy
Special Effects, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY


Public Notice: An Exhausted Film, BMW GUGGENHEIM LAB, New York, NY
performance by Ofri Cnaani, Cheryl Kaplan and Kathryn Alexander
The Sota Project, Rothschild 96, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Sota Project, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY

Three Acts of Betrayal, lecture –performance by Ofri Cnaani and Hadas Cohen, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

The Vanishing Woman, Live-Cinema Performance at PS1/ MoMA (as a part of the Greater New York performance program), New York
Manja, The Bialik House, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Twister, Network of Lombardy Contemporary Art Museums (10 sites in 10 different museums), Italy
Ofri Cnaani: Works Since 2004, Ugo Ferranti Gallery, Rome, Italy
A Tale of Ends, (Le) Poisson Rouge, New York, NY

Two Dimensional Days, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)
Decreation, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Death Bed, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel, (curator: Ilana Tennbaum) (catalog)

The Blind Scenario, Pack Gallery, Milan, Italy, (curator: Claudia Zanfi) (catalog)
The Colonel and I, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY

WE, MFA Thesis Show, Hunter College / Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
The Sun Still Shines, Pack Gallery, Milan, Italy

The Black & White Theater, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Art Focus 4, Jerusalem, Israel (curators: Yigal Zalmona and Susan Landau)
Patrol, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel (curator: Dalia Levin)

Ofri Cnaani – Dror Daum, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Waiting Room, Peer Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Perchance to Dream, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
Israel Now: Reinventing the Future, Macro Museum, Rome, Italy

ANIMA VISCERA, Marie-Laure Fleisch Gallery, Rome, Italy
Private/Corporate VII, The Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Tel Aviv, IL
The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society, Princeton and Rutgers University New Jersey (curators: Judy Brodsky and Ferris Olin)
Video works from Hamidrasha Art School, Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Universita di Roma La Sapienza (curators: Giorgia Calo, Doron Rabina, and Ben Hagari)
Accelerating Toward Apocalypse, works from Doron Sabag Art Collection, ORS Ltd., Givon Art Forum, Tel Aviv, Israel

Handheld Histories, Queens Museum of Art, New York 

Correspondences, Bezalel Academy Art Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
Longitude & Latitude, Tivon Art Gallery, Israel (curator: Taly Cohen-Garbuz)
Finzioni-Videoracconti Contemporanei, Museo Internazionale delle Marionette Antonio Pasqualinodi (curator: Paola Nicita)
Looking In, Looking Out, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (curator: Hagit Alon)
Rupture and Repair, The Adi Foundation and The Israel Museum, Artists' House, Jerusalem, Israel (curator: Emily Bileski)
Metamorphoses: Error, Ofri Cnaani, Tamar Halpern and Vlatka Horvat, Braverman Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Ecstasy, The Former Convent Of St. Cecilia’s P 21 Monitor Street, Brooklyn, NY

Forum Des Images, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France (curator: Marie Shek)
The Situation, Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (curator: Elizabeth M. Grady)
Wild Exaggeration: The Grotesque Body in Contemporary Art, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (curator: Tami Katz-Frieman)
Fresh Fruits, Ten Haaf Project, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Real Time: Art in Israel 1998-2008, The Israel Museum, Israel
Video Zone, The Fourth International Video-Art Biennial in Israel
A Re-Reading of the Future, International Triennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery Prague (curator: Danna Taggar)
LOOP, Video Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Mexico New York Paris, Estación Indianilla Centro Cultural, Mexico City, Mexico

Playing with Solitude, Ursula Blickle Videolounge at the Kuntshalle Wein, Vienna, (curator: Tal Yahas)
Port-City, Arnolfini foundation Museum, Bristol, UK (curator: Tom Trevor)
Storytellers, Castello Dell’Acciaiolo, Scandicci, Italy (curator: Pietro Gagliano)
The Space Between, Petach Tikva Museum, Israel (curator: Drorit Gur Arie)
Bat Yam Museum, Israel (curator: Neta Gal-Atzmon)
Art and Urban Practices- New City-Territories, Venice, Italy

Disengagement, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Floating Symmetry, Going Public '06- Atlante Mediterraneo, Nicosia, Cyprus
I Can’t Quite Place It, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York, NY (curator: Elizabeth M. Grady)
LOOP, Video Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain

AIM 25, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
ARCO 05, Madrid, Spain

Going Public 04: maps, confines, new geographies, aMAZE cultural lab, Modena, Italy (curator: Claudia Zanfi)
Visionaries, Makor Art Center, New York, NY
Video: 1Min: 1800 Frames, City without Walls, Newark, NJ

Artik 5, American - Israeli "Sharet" Cultural Foundation Winners Exhibition, Ramat-Gan Museum, Ramat-Gan, Israel

The Kiss, Kalisher Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Action Express, Kalisher Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduate Exhibition, Beit Berel-College-School of Art - Midrasha
Artik 3, American - Israeli "Sharett" Cultural Foundation Winners Exhibition, University Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
VideoTrip, Video Art Nightly Project, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

HBI Research Award, Hadassah- Brandeis Institute, MA
Six Points Fellowship, New York, NY

AIM – Artist In the Marketplace fellowship program at the Bronx Museum

2003 - 2004
American - Israeli "Sharett" Cultural Foundation Overseas graduate scholarship

2000 - 2001
American - Israeli "Sharett" Cultural Foundation
Beit Berel Certificates of Honor for artistic excellence and academic achievements

The Germany Foundation Certificate of Honor for academic excellence

Beit Berel Certificate of Honor for academic achievements

Heartney, Eleanor. “Crescent Women,” Art in America, February 2013

Sarah Lehat, “Redeeming Eve: Female Orthodox Jewish Artists Come Out,” Huff Post Religion, huffingtonpost.com, December 19, 2012
Rena Silverman, “Translatable Narratives,” Psychology Tomorrow, November 2012
Jonathan Maseng, “’Sota Project’: Sealed With a Kiss,” Jewish Journal.com, October 17, 2012
Carly Berwick, "Lifting the Veil," ARTnews, October 2012
Rachel Wolff, "A Tale of Two Sisters," Modern Painters, October 2012
Joshua Mitnick, “Tel Aviv’s Art Scene: Edgy, Political and Expanding,” The Wall Street Journal, May 11, 2012
“Tomorrow: A Live Radio Play in Chelsea,” Modern Painters Daily, May 4, 2012

Ezra Glinter, “Forward Fives Mark Best in Arts”, The Forward, December 23
Benjamin Sutton, “Top 10 Exhibitions in Brooklyn in 2011”, The L Magazine, Dec 21
Orit Gat, “Artist Profile: Ofri Cnaani,” Rhizome, December 14, 2011
“Three Acts of Betrayal”, Time Out New York, April 2, 2011
Samuel Jablon, Exhibition Review, Bomblog, March 16, 2011
Herschthal, Eric. “The Art of ‘Sisterhood,’” The Jewish Week, March 1, 2011
Cheryl Kaplan, “Dangerous Liasons,” The Jewish Daily Forward, February 23, 2011
Eszter Margit, “Moving Talmudic Murals,” Jewish Art Now, February 17, 2011

Noam Segal, “A Viewer in Search of Meaning,” Programma, September 2009
Carmela Ciu, “Slippery Caberet Art,” The Forward, February 4, 2009
Adam Eisenberg, “Ofri Cnaani: A Tale of Ends,” Flavorpill, February 2009

“1998 - 2008: Real Time,” Eretz Magazine, June/July 2008

Two Dimensional Days, Catalogue, Nuit Baniai, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY
The Space Between, Catalog Petach tikva Museum, Israel
Director, Ruthie, Yedioth Achronot, Israel
Storytellers, Catalog, Catello E Parco dell’Acciaolo, Scandicci, Italy
“Occasional Cities,” Block Magazine #4, Tel Aviv, Israel
Sweet 16, Catalog, Bat Yam Museum, Israel.
Going Public 06: ATLANTE MEDITERRANEO. Zanfi Claudia.
Sheffi Smadar, “Creation From the End to the Beginning,” Haaretz, February 2007.
Tzur Uzi, “Summer in the Winter,” Haaretz, February 2007
Shuepi Dana, “Decreation,” Time Out TLV, January 2007

Ofri Cnaani – Death Bed, Catalog, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel
OFRI CNAANI, Catalog, Gallerie PACK, Milano, Italy
Stephen Maine, "SPACE IS THE PLACE," Artnet Magazine, June 2006
Stephenie Young, Ofri Cnaani, Vellum Magazine, December 2006
“Dungeon,” Block Magazine, June 2006
“Loop Barcelona 2006” Catalog, Spain
Martha Casati, “Ofri Cnaani,” EspoArte 39, February – March 2006
“The Blind Scenario,” ExhibitArt on Paper, January 2006

Deborah Garwood, “A Multi-Media Artist’s Taut Reporting,” April 16, www.artcritical.com
Deborah Garwood, “A Multi-Media Artist’s Taut Reporting,” Gay City News, Vol. 14, Issue 15, April 14
“Colonel Collection,” New York Sun, March 16

“Ofri Cnaani: The Colonel and I," ed. David Cohen, artcritical.com, April 2005
Going Public04, Catalog, October
Deborah Garwood, “Visionaries”, NYArts, August
Anat Litwin, “Visionaries,” Exhibition Essay, July
“Self Portrait,” Tema Celesta, July
Claudia Zanfi, “The Sun Still Shines: One Journey One Hope,” Milan, March
Uzi Tsur, “Ofri Cnaani: The Black & White theater”, Haaretz, January
Smadar Sheffi, “Ofri Cnaani: The Black & White theater” Haaretz, January

Art Focus 4, Catalog, December
Gil Goldfine, “Under the plastic tree”, The Jerusalem Post, May
Gilad Meltzer, “Twilight zone”, Yediot Ahronoth, April
Ruty Director, “The understanding of the ceiling”, Ha-Eir, April
Art In general’s 5th Annual Video-Marathon Catalogue, January

Smadar Sheffi, “A playground full of surprises”, Haaretz, July
Dana Gilerman, “It’s From Home”, Haaretz, July
Aviv Naomi, "The kiss: Yehiel Hemi, Yael Cnaani & Ofri Cnaani," Catalog, Kalisher Gallery, April
Dana Gilerman, “A Game with Secret Rules,” Haaretz, January
Uzi Tsur, “Reverberating Between Spaces and Senses,” Haaretz, January

Uzi Tsur, “The Possible Revolving of the Young Artist,” Haaretz, August
Naomi Sanderson, “Everything is in Order: Ofri Cnaani’s Video-Art Trilogy”, online essay, available at www.comme-il-fault.com, August
Smadar Sheffi, “Directly to the central circle”, Haaretz, July
Dana Gilerman, “Harmony of Negatives,” Haaretz, July

Guy Ben-Ner, “Waiting Room,” Exhibition Essay, Peer gallery, Tel Aviv, June

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