Elham Rokni
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Born 1980 Iran
Lives and works in Tel-Aviv
Studies
2008-10Master of Fine Arts, Bezalel Academy, Tel-Aviv
2003-07Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Department, Bezalel Academy of art & Design, Jerusalem
Residencies
201618th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
Solo Exhibitions
2018The Center for Contemporary Art CCA, Tel-Aviv. curator: Sergio Edelsztein
2016Shulamit Nazarian gallery, Venice, CA
The Wedding, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
Yousef Abad, Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg
2015NADA New-York, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, New-York, NY
2014Yousef-Abad, Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, curator: Anat Danon Sivan
2013No title, The Jerusalem Artists' house, Jerusalem, curator: Hila Cohen-Schneiderman
Green Nights, Fresh paint #6, Contemporary Art Fair, Tel-Aviv, curator: Sarit Shapira
2012Five frames per second, Janco Dada museum, Ein Hod, IL, curator: Elinor Eshet
Group Exhibitions & Screenings
2017Almost Home: Between Staying and Leaving a Phantom Land, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island
Lives Between, Kadist, Francisco
House of Wisdom, Dzialdov, Berlin
2016Jerusalem Film Festival, Special mention for The Wedding at the experimental and video art competition
Until you get out of my voice, Ashdod Art Museum, curators: Yuval Biton & Roni Binyamini
2015Uncommon Terrain, Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, Venice, CA
Curator: Anuradha Vikram
2014Potent wilderness,The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv
Curator: Sarit Sahpira
Until you get out of my voice, Ashdod Art Museum, curators: Yuval Biton & Roni Binyamini
Traces, beyond paper. The Biennale for Drawing in Israel Artists’ house, Jerusalem
Curator: Tal Yahas
2013Curator: Jona Fisher, Ashdod Art Museum
2012Light and Shadows, Fowler museum at UCLA, Los Angeles
Winners 2011, Petach Tikva museum of art, curator: Naomi Aviv
Behind Landscape, The H2 – Centre for Contemporary Art in the Glass Palace, Augsburg
Curator: Thomas Elsen
Search Engine, The Center for Contemporary Art CCA, Tel-Aviv
Curators: Sergio Edelsztein and Hila Cohen Shneiderman
2011Certified Copy, Beit Hageffen gallery, Haifa, curators: Farid Abu Shakra & Yeala Hazut
The secret eight or the enigma of the haunted house, Hissin 27, Tel-Aviv
Curator: Sarit Sahpira
On the road to nowhere, Ashdod Art Museum, curator: aya luria
Indisplace, Gal-On Gallery, Tel Aviv, curator: Ronit Eden
Light and Shadows - The Story of Iran and the Jews, Beit Hatfutsot, Tel-Aviv
Curator: Hagai Segev
2010 Down Under, Petach Tikva museum of art, curator: Drorit Gur-Arie
MFA Final exhibition, Bezalel Academy, Tel-Aviv
In Between, Ashdod Art Museum, Israel, curators: Yuval Biton & Roni Binyamini
GIGUK, Gießen VideoArt Festival, Germany
PAM Festival, Senigallia, Italy
Crosstalk Video Art Festival, Budapest
Urban research on film, Berlin
2009 Wola Festival, Warsaw, Poland, curators: Sarmen Beglarian & Sylwia Szymaniak
ATA Film & Video Festival, San Francisco
Crosstalk Video Art festival, Budapest
2008ShortFilmFestival, Hamburg
International Women's Film Festival, Rehovot
Olimpolice Festival, Greece
Love Art, Video-Art in Chen Blvd. Tel-Aviv, curator: Moran Shoub
Nisuui Kelim #6, Tel-Aviv
2007 Displacements ~ Imigration at a young age, MOBY, curators: Milana Gitzin-adiram & Leah Abir
BFA Final exhibition, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
Awards & Grants
2017Ostrovsky family fund
Yehushua Rabinovich Tel-Aviv Foundation for the Arts, Art
The Family Robert Weil Foundation
2015Israel lottery Foundation, a grant for a video project
Artist Grant
2013Israel lottery Foundation, a grant for a catalogue
The Osnat Moses Prize for young painter
Isracard and Tel Aviv Museum of Art Prize for an Israeli Artist
2012 The Igal Ahouvi Art Collection Promising Artist Award,
Fresh Paint #5, Contemporary Art Fair, Tel Aviv
A grant for Video Project, Yehushua Rabinovich Tel-Aviv Foundation for the Arts
2011 Young Artist Prize, The Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport
Artist-teacher Scholarship, the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport
2010 Young Artist Prize, Ashdod, Israel
A grant for a collaborative Video Project, The Center for Contemporary Art (CCA)
Excellence Award, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel-Aviv
2009Awarded for excellent Achievements, M.F.A program Bezalel Academy, Tel-Aviv
2007 Excellence Award, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
Collections
LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, USA
Kadist Collection
Daimler Art Collection, Berlin, Germany
Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
H2 - Center for Contemporary Art, Augsburg, Germany
Amos schocken Collection
Yona Fischer Collection, Ashdod Art Museum
Rivka Saker Collection
Igal Ahouvi Collection
Private collections
Teaching
2013-BFA – Art Department, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem
2008-11Video Workshops, Arab students Honors Program, Beit-Berl college