Amir
Nave

Amir Nave
To Give What is Due
Exhibition views at Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
10.03-29.04.2018

Amir Nave
To Give What is Due
Exhibition views at Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
10.03-29.04.2018

Amir Nave
To Give What is Due
Exhibition views at Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
10.03-29.04.2018

Amir Nave
To Give What is Due
Exhibition views at Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
10.03-29.04.2018

Amir Nave
To Give What is Due
Exhibition views at Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
10.03-29.04.2018

Amir Nave
To Give What is Due
Exhibition views at Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
10.03-29.04.2018

Amir Nave
To Give What is Due
Exhibition views at Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
10.03-29.04.2018

Amir Nave
To Give What is Due
Exhibition views at Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
10.03-29.04.2018

Amir Nave
To Give What is Due
Exhibition views at Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
10.03-29.04.2018

Amir Nave
To Give What is Due
Exhibition views at Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
10.03-29.04.2018

Amir Nave
To Give What is Due
Exhibition views at Galerie In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris
10.03-29.04.2018

Amir Nave
Delivery, 2017
Oil, graphite and collage on canvas
245 x 245 cm
Unique artwork

Amir Nave
Untitled (Bureaucracy), 2016
Oil on unstretched canvas (framed)
257 x 152 cm
Unique artwork

Amir Nave
Untitled (Shelamim), 2016
Oil and graphite on canvas
182 x 146 cm
Unique artwork

Amir Nave
Marat, 2017
Oil and collage on canvas
171 x 151 cm
Unique artwork

Amir Nave
Asufim - Bound by Fate, 2018
Ink and collage on paper mounted on wooden panel
250 X 250 cm
Unique artwork

Amir Nave
Asufim - Bound by Fate, 2018
Detail

Amir Nave
Asufim - Bound by Fate, 2018
Detail

Amir Nave
Asufim - Bound by Fate, 2018
Detail

Amir Nave
Asufim - Bound by Fate, 2018
Detail

Amir Nave
Stop Fighting, 2013
Graphite, pen and collages on paper
50 x 30 cm
Unique artwork

Amir Nave
Only when emptied we could have known
with what we were filled, 2018
Oil, graphite and collage on unstretched canvas
237 x 197 cm
Unique artwork

Amir Nave
Me and my ego, 2014-2015
Pencil and collage on panneland wooden frame
36 x 44 cm
Unique artwork

Amir Nave
Untitled (White), 2016
Oil and collage on canvas
184 x 222 cm
Unique artwork

Amir Nave
Untitled (Vertigo 2), 2016
Oil on unstretched canvas
210 x 183 cm
Unique artwork

Amir Nave
Dynasty of Nobody , 2018
Oil, photograph, pencyl and collage on wood
47 x 32 cm
Unique artwork

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Born in 1974, Beer Sheva, IL
Works and lives in Tel Aviv, IL

"Claire Luna: Amir, you are Israeli, and live and work between Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva. The first time you exhibited in France was two years ago at the Galleria Continua as part of Sphere 9, and in the FIAC fair with Sommer Contemporary Arts. Today, you are presenting your first solo exhibition To Give What Is Due at In Situ – fabienne leclerc. What reception do you expect from the French public?

Amir Nave: International exposure is a crucial stage in an artist’s life and development. It is a phase where a clash between two cultures can reveal a beautiful and fertile bond, and in my exhibition I suggest an additional perspective. It is an invitation to view my reflections and observations about art, coming from a different soil, culture, and life. [...] Paris has inspired me with great thoughts, and a great emotional confrontation. I have only been here for a couple of months, but I feel a deep sadness in the air, the kind of sadness that is associated with romance, solitude and beauty – a pain that is connected to the history of beauty. Where I come from, the idea of history is entirely different, and so the idea of beauty is too. In Israel I feel no longing. Here, I feel wild. Savage.

CL
: Empty spaces occupy a large part of your works. Also, the exterior is minimally represented (or not at all) perhaps with a horizon that is in fact not always horizontal, and more often evoked symbolically than shown. The outside world is contained in the staging of bodies, in their movement and the material of their flesh. How do you conceive of this surrounding emptiness? You’ve talked extensively about chaos and the abyss: is emptiness or absence a way of evoking them?

AN: In my artistic research destruction tells me more than construction. I’m not afraid when I’m painting. It is something that I can’t really explain. It is to be in another dimension. And the struggle within my painting is connected to the relationship between emptiness and the fullness. There are “full” works and “empty” works. This polarization interests me. For me, emptiness can provoke creativity because it is our way of describing something that we cannot fully conceive of. Emptiness is outside the realm of language."


Amir Nave, Three doors, at the edge of the cliff, interview realized by Claire Luna,
January 2018

Solo Exhibitions

2018
To give what is due, In Situ - fabienne leclerc, Paris, FR

2017
THE BODY IS A BAG OF NEEDS, Art Market Budapest, Booth G003, ST-ART Gallery, HU

2016
Sphéres 9, Galleria Continua, Les Moulins, FR
Introspection, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, IL
Full to Capacity, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, IL

2014
Nowhere, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, IL

2013
Circus of Pain, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, IL
Attendance Call, Yair Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL

2010
Missing, Florentin 45 Contemporary Art Space, Tel Aviv, IL

2009
How Much Place Does A Person Need, Florentin 45 Contemporary Art Space, Tel Aviv, IL

2008
Remove Before Flight, The Museum Of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan, IL

2006
Do You Know How To Fly, Tova Osman Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Be Dalet Amot (Indoors), The Kupferman Collection, IL
Ha-Talush (The Rootless Character), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, IL
Open Sketchbooks, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, IL
Re-Seek, Start Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL

2015
What's Up, Benno Kalev Collection, Tel Aviv, IL

2014
Feels Like Heaven, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, IL
Copper Snake, Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, IL

2013
Yona, Ashdod Museum of Art, Ashdod, IL

2012
Not For Sale, From the Collection of Oded Shatil, Memorial Center Art Gallery | Kiryat Tivon, IL

2011
New Purchases, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL
After Two Years, Ramat Gan Art Museum, Ramat Gan, IL

2010
The Right to Protest, Museum On The Seam, Jerusalem, IL
The Fourth Biennale for Drawing, Jerusalem, IL
Day Dreaming, Space For Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, IL
No Instruction For Life, Space For Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, IL

2009
A Way From No Way, Opera Gallery, New York, US
Collection of Benno Kalev, Goron Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL
Degenerate Art, Dan Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL
Ashdod Museum of Art, Monart Centre| Ashdod, IL

2008
Near And Apparent, The Open Museum, Tefen Industrial Park, IL
Dirty White, Contemporary Art Space Florentine 45, Tel Aviv, IL
In the Spirit of Things, Yair Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL
To Know Fire, Contemporary Art Space Florentine, Tel Aviv, IL

Prizes and Grants

2012
Mifal Hapais Grant for the Exhibition in Janco Dado Museum

2013
Osias Hofstatter Prize Ashdod Museum of Art