Ben Hagari (b. 1981) is a New York-based artist, who was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. His work dissolves the distinction between theatrical facades and backstage by creating spaces where magic, subterfuge, and poetry collide. His solo and group exhibitions include Afterwards, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2012); Invert, Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv (2011); and The Museum Presents Itself: Israeli, Art from the Museum Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). His residencies and awards include Foundation For Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, NY (2014); The David Berg Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY (2013, 2014); Rolfs Partner Award, KIT Kunsthalle, Germany (2012); The Young Artist Prize, Israel Ministry of Culture, Israel (2010); and The Bronner Residency, Goethe Institut and Kunststiftung NRW, Germany (2009). Hagari received a B.F.A. from Hamidrasha School of Art and an M.F.A. from Columbia University.
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