B. 1985. Israel. Lives and works in Chicago and Tel Aviv. Golan will receive his MFA  from the School of the Art Institute Chicago in May 2020. Earned his BFA from “Bezalel” Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, graduated with honors in 2015. Participated in solo and group exhibitions and festivals in The Israel Museum-Jerusalem, Defibrillator Gallery-Chicago, Alfred Gallery-Tel Aviv as well as others. Was awarded the 2019 International Sculpture Center Award for student achievement, the SAIC Graduate Dean Professional Development Award, the Special project prize by Rabinovich foundation and Tel Aviv ministry of art and culture and the BFA excellence award in Video Art, By Presser Michel and Lorine Foundation. Golan has collaborated with choreographers (Eran Abukassis, Sally-Anne Fridland and Lihi Vegmister) to create an on stage dialogue between moving body and moving light. His work was published and covered in Sculpture magazine, Haaretz, Telavivian and Erev-Rav.



2020     MFA at the School of the Art institute of Chicago (expected graduation 2020)

2016     Teaching diploma. Hebrew University. Jerusalem

2015     BFA Bezalel academy of Arts & Design Jerusalem

              Student exchange program. SMFA, Boston.

Solo Shows and Two Person Shows:

2019     “Body Doubles”, dou show with Andy Hunt. SITE Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018     "One week", Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator- Smadar Levi.

              "Hawaii", duo show with Irit Hemmo. HaChanut Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator-Tali Kayam.

2015     "Display", Bezalel BFA final show. Curator- Jossef Krispel 

2014     "Ta'aruch"', YMCA hotel, Jerusalem. Curator- Adi Yekutieli

              "Beaching", Sweetys gallery. Boston. Curator- Ximena Alejandra Ugaz

Group Shows:

2020     "Shutters and Stairs", Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Curator-Aya Miron

2019     “A Constellation of intences”, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL. Curators-Shannon Waldman and                 Constanza Mendosa.

              “ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards exhibition”,           

              Littman Gallery, Portland, OR

2018     “An Accident Is Never Over”. Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago. Curator- Tirtza Even.

              "Post Pride". Indie Gallery, Tel Aviv. Curator-Omri Shapira.

2017     “Jerusalem, temporary name”. Collaboration with Sivan Werber. Jerusalem film festival-Biet                     Elians. Curator- Hilla Cohen Schniederman 

              Barbur BNB residency closing show. Jerusalem.       

2015     "Nocturnal Scopus", the Brigham Young University Gallery, Jerusalem. Curator-Joseph Krispel

              "Weeds"-Collaboration with Eran Abukasiss, Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem. Curator-Hadas Amster

2014     "Awesomeblahj" Piano Craft Guild Gallery, Boston. Curator-Megan McMillan 

              "Illusia", Hansen House, Jerusalem. Curator- Tamir Lichtenberg

2011     "Highlight Margins", Fresh Paint 4 art fair, Tel Aviv. Curator-Neomi Aviv

Grants and Awards

2019     International Sculpture Center award for Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary                Sculpture

              The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Graduate Dean Professional Development Award


2018     Incentive Scholarship School of the Art Institute Chicago 

              Special project prize by the Rabinovich foundation and Tel Aviv ministry of art and culture. 

2015     BFA excellence award in Video Art, By Presser Michel and Lorine.  


2019     Residency at Ox-Bow school of art, MI

2017     Residency at Barbur BNB, Jerusalem.

Special Projects


2017     Commissioned video piece for dance show "A-NE-NO-ME" by Sally-Anne Fridland. (Suzanne                  Dellal center Tel-Aviv).      

              "Zohar Dromi" Light Festival Be'er Shave. Curators-Yasha Rozov and Ivry Baumgarten.

              Co-founder of ON-OFF group (with Omer Shizaf and Naama Bar-Or) that held meeting about                light in art.

 © 2020 by Matan Golan